7Sheep vs. Leadfwd

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
7Sheep
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
7Sheep is a marketing automation tool that concentrates on delivering features for what they consider 7 key components of marketing automation software: contact storage, form building, automation triggers, e-mail and text message campaigns, prospect tracking, integration and translation interface.
$0
Above 10 users
Leadfwd
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Leadfwd, from the company of the same name in Staten Island, combines B2B Prospecting, Sales Outreach and Account-Based Marketing. It replaces the former INBOX25.N/A
Pricing
7SheepLeadfwd
Editions & Modules
Entrepreneur
$59
Single User
Small Team
$249
Per month, up to 5 Users
Business
$389
Per month, up to 10 users
Enterprise
Above 10 users
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7SheepLeadfwd
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
7SheepLeadfwd
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.3
21 Ratings
6% below category average
Leadfwd
7.4
2 Ratings
5% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.321 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Dynamic content6.916 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content5.914 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Landing pages6.616 Ratings9.01 Ratings
A/B testing6.35 Ratings3.22 Ratings
Mobile optimization7.820 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.421 Ratings9.62 Ratings
List management7.921 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.617 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.4
21 Ratings
4% below category average
Leadfwd
8.0
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Lead nurturing automation8.016 Ratings8.42 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading6.65 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Data quality management7.820 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks7.116 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
8.6
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Leadfwd
7.0
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Calendaring9.11 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing8.010 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
8.3
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Leadfwd
7.5
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns8.32 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social profile integration8.32 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
6.8
21 Ratings
10% below category average
Leadfwd
6.3
2 Ratings
17% below category average
Dashboards6.420 Ratings6.52 Ratings
Standard reports6.421 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Custom reports7.612 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.6
20 Ratings
0% above category average
Leadfwd
9.1
2 Ratings
18% above category average
API8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals6.813 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Customizability7.818 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.31 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
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User Ratings
7SheepLeadfwd
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(22 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
7SheepLeadfwd
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.
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INBOX25
I think Inbox25 is a great fit for companies outgrowing lower-end, disconnected email marketing applications. Companies with a more formalized marketing organization that send a lot of emails (tens of thousands monthly or more) will be better served with a product like Inbox25 that is less complex, easier to use, and much more affordable (30% lower by our experience) from the larger marketing automation products on the market. Our company has 3 full-time marketing staff with over 100,000 contacts (with valid emails) that we target in various direct and drip email campaigns and Inbox25 fits our needs just fine. I suspect that we may outgrow the product eventually but I think it'll meet our needs just fine for many years to come.
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Pros
7Sheep
  • When preparing an event, 7Sheep takes care of pretty much everything you need to select, inform, and register participants, as well as prepare materials for the events, such as name badges and signature lists.
  • We also use 7Sheep for reporting on communications activities.
  • 7Sheep allows you to build simple or complex forms and questionnaires which we use both for events and independent surveys.
  • The drag and drop HTML editor makes things look good without a lot of extra effort.
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INBOX25
  • SugarCRM integration
  • Ease of building workflows
  • Responsive, helpful support team
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Cons
7Sheep
  • I know that they are working on a simpler way to send a test e-mail to yourself. This will streamline my activities as well and I look forward to that system change (which was suggested by a client. I have also suggested improvements which have been implemented.)
  • I miss an easy unsubscribe feature (like you get in MailChimp). Overall, 7Sheep's system is more flexible (good) but that does make it more complex to split up (not so good).
  • Setting up the SPF record in our DNS system was flexible and easy but for DKIM integration we had to contact the 7Sheep support. They do not check or show the necessary records in the tool. Customer service was great, though, so not a very big problem, just a bit of a nuisance.
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INBOX25
  • Inbox25 is in a growth phase and has transformed their product pretty fast. With that comes an increased need to continually learn how to leverage new features.
  • Tutorials and product documentation exist but it is relatively minimal. They overcome this with personalized, one-on-one training that is recorded for future review using a project management platform.
  • Inbox25 has expanded beyond Sugar CRM to include Salesforce.com integration. I'm not sure if they plan to add integrations to other applications but they are positioned well for growth.
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Likelihood to Renew
7Sheep
The tool serves our needs and we like the user interface. The few times we contacted support they were super helpful and responsive. When we asked for more integrations they confirmed the integrations we need (e.g. Hipchat) for the near future.
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INBOX25
No answers on this topic
Usability
7Sheep
It is easy to use and if I do have a problem or question I receive an answer almost immediately.
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INBOX25
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
7Sheep
With both chat and email support I have always had enough ways to get through to them! Their support is good, honest and most importantly supportive. They helped us set up and start using the tool when we got stuck. Moving from Mailchimp where there were some semantic lessons to learn and they took the time to help us get used to 7Sheep
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INBOX25
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
7Sheep
I've mostly used survey monkey and google forms and doodle for small inexpensive jobs - anything more sophisticated always seemed to cost more than the actual fee I charge. 7sheep does everything they do, but it automates a lot of the processing, for a cost which is affordable and makes me more efficient - as I can use my subscription for different clients.
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INBOX25
Different platforms stack up particularly well for different use cases. INBOX25 is our default choice for SugarCRM users.
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Return on Investment
7Sheep
  • With the translation support we have translated forms into Spanish for our producers and this has been a really positive benefit for them as a partner.
  • I am able to monitor interest in different products very easily and so re-target particular varieties to specific regions.
  • Text message campaigns mean that we can directly engage: especially for physical meetings, tasting reminders and so forth.
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INBOX25
  • We have successfully moved cold suspects to leads and leads to opportunities, and opportunities to customers with Inbox25. We are just now starting to realize more value given that we've only recently started using the more advanced drip marketing and lead scoring features.
  • When we used the pay-as-you-go version we were paying just pennies per email and remained CAN-Spam Act compliant. It was harder to quantify the ROI then but it was apparent that email marketing was working and moving prospects from one sales stage to another. It was also very useful for re-engaging prospects and promoting products and services to customers.
  • Our total investment in the advanced edition is less $30,000 annually and we expect the ROI to be less than one year. It could have been sooner if we'd have been more thoughtful in our initial implementation.
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ScreenShots

7Sheep Screenshots

Screenshot of Welcome pageScreenshot of Consolidated Contact/prospect View with TrackingScreenshot of Drag and drop HTML e-mail editorScreenshot of Create field for formScreenshot of Edit field for formScreenshot of E-mail delivery statistics