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7Sheep

24 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

iContact Pro Select

8 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

I use 7Sheep for marketing as a sales person. This works well for me as a single user. I do not think I could use the software together with my colleagues. Although we could have separated lists the access rights might not fit our use case. It has a strong marketing focus and cannot replace a full CRM system.

iContact Pro Select

If you use PRWeb already and are looking for a tool that integrates well with that program and offers additional functionality with email and social media then Vocus is great. If you don't use PRWeb or prefer an email tool with more functionality and ease of use, Vocus is not the best choice.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
iContact Pro Select
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
iContact Pro Select
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
iContact Pro Select
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
iContact Pro Select
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
iContact Pro Select
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
iContact Pro Select
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
iContact Pro Select
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
iContact Pro Select
List management
7Sheep
7.9
iContact Pro Select
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
iContact Pro Select

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
iContact Pro Select
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
iContact Pro Select
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
iContact Pro Select
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
iContact Pro Select
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
iContact Pro Select

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
iContact Pro Select
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
iContact Pro Select
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
iContact Pro Select

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
iContact Pro Select
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
iContact Pro Select
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
iContact Pro Select

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
iContact Pro Select
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
iContact Pro Select
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
iContact Pro Select
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
iContact Pro Select

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
iContact Pro Select
API
7Sheep
8.5
iContact Pro Select
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
iContact Pro Select
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
iContact Pro Select
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
iContact Pro Select

Pros

  • Sporadic mailings to my clients via the e-mail campaign feature. I create personlised HTML emails with the visual editor and schedule them to be sent during the day when I am on the road.
  • After initial contact with new clients I setup a series of timed emails to stay in contact. Based on flags I have in the system they are automatically adjusted.
  • Existing clients get automated emails after certain events like visits or deliveries.
  • I often get in touch with support to ask for best practice examples and they are always helpful.
  • Ease and speed of getting out a PR release
  • Getting started with creating a new activity is just a few clicks
  • The ability to build a campaign and connect different emails, social media posts and PR releases in to one project with overall metrics.

Cons

  • The personalized tags cannot be accessed from the menu/page you create your emails. I get around this by opening two windows, but in the future this might be an improvement.
  • I needed to create custom reports in order to get the overview on the campaigns that I needed. More generic reporting would be a useful feature.
  • I would like to be able to duplicate e-mail campaigns across different activities/databases. I could set up a mailing template for this but sometimes it would be good to be able to just re-create a particular campaign that we received a good response to for another, entirely different, activity.
  • The email function is not user intuitive. It takes a while to get used to knowing where each of the buttons are hiding in the icons at the top of the screen. It also seems that only in the template function can merge fields be added.
  • Some features of other email programs seem to be missing or not working as well like the "view the email in a browser" function and being able to create an email sign up form for placement on our website.
  • Adding people to the email from options is a long and multi-step process that seems overkill.

Likelihood to Renew

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
Because it's affordable and really useful to me as a freelancer - I don't see that changing anytime soon!
iContact Pro Select6.1
Based on 3 answers
Now that we have had the opportunity to try an enterprise wide marketing solution, I think we should look at other tools and programs that have greater flexibility and ease of use. If the tool does not happen to have PR Web then so be it. We may not see the cost savings with PR announcements but if the other tools have increased email functionality then we can part with more money on the PR side like we have in the past

Usability

7Sheep7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to use and if I do have a problem or question I receive an answer almost immediately.
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
I seem to always talk to the same person and they've been very helpful and given support where needed.
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

A normal email client does not support automation.
I was not the end decision maker so I went along with the marketing direction where we needed to consolidate all of our email into one tool to better understand all of our marketing efforts. I don't know that if I was the end decision maker if I would have chosen Vocus

Return on Investment

  • increasing customer engagement
  • increased ease to deliver multiple step marketing campaigns
  • fewer forgotten emails due to drip campaign automation
  • By condensing all of our email needs in one program we have seen a better snap shot of our activities and overall metrics.
  • Our emails that may have been sent in Outlook in the past or another CRM are now being sent in Vocus and look more branded and we can see who is opening important communications that need to be read. This helps us determine if we need to resend.
  • Learning a new software is never easy but I feel like Vocus could have had more readily accessible tools or done a better job with the on boarding process.

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Pricing Details

7Sheep

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
7Sheep Editions & Modules
7Sheep
Edition
Entrepreneur
$591
Small Team
$2492
Business
$3893
Enterprise
4
1. Single User
2. Per month, up to 5 Users
3. Per month, up to 10 users
4. Above 10 users
Additional Pricing Details

iContact Pro Select

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
iContact Pro Select Editions & Modules
iContact Pro Select
Edition
Basic
$3001
Plus
$6001
Pro
$1,0001
Enterprise
$2,5001
1. per month
Additional Pricing Details