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7Sheep

24 Ratings

Leanplum

2 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Leanplum

2 Ratings
Score 5 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.

Leanplum

For sending out a messages to all application users (without having them update) or at least quite a large number of them is one of the best uses for Leanplum. Customers do not update their software quite as often as developers would like them to. While Leanplum does track some data it does not track that metadata quite as well as some of the data systems out there.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Leanplum
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Leanplum
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Leanplum

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Leanplum
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Leanplum
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Leanplum

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Leanplum
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Leanplum
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Leanplum
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Leanplum

Platform & Infrastructure

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

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.
  • The ability to send out a message to all of the users of our application at one time without an update to the store version, is one of the best features of Leanplum.
  • Targeting specific users and being able to tailor a message just for them. No need to send out a message to all users if the message does not apply to all users.
  • The meta data tracking of Leanplum is also very powerful for determining how and where to target the correct users for your upcoming applications or features.

Cons

  • 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.
  • The web based dashboard is very hard to use and without extensive training, most people are not able to use it or could accidentally send out an unintended message to any or all users.
  • If the Leanplum code is implemented in your software without extra care and testing it can break your entire application and effectively destroy your application.
  • Leanplum can be very powerful almost too powerful that if you don't have a dedicated employee that can interface directly with Leanplum Engineers or focus their sole job task on supporting Leanplum; there isn't much use you can get out of Leanplum.

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!
No score
No answers yet
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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
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Support

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
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
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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.
I was not a part of making the decision to use Leanplum over its competitors.

Return on Investment

  • Definitely increased efficiency! In terms of event organisation and contacts management, I'd say around 70% time is saved in the medium/long run (after getting to grips with the system - but definitely worth the initial time investment).
  • Better service and engagement rate - some of the things which I had to remember to do (like respond to emails or send follow up information) can be taken care of automatically. Often a simple acknowledgement will go a long way...
  • We are able to message our customers and let them know of an upcoming event in one of our applications and the data has shown that improves our numbers quite a bit more than just hoping the user will find the specific event that has been released.
  • The ability to taylor messaging to high end purchasers of "In App" content raises the amount of purchases by a user group that has proven in the past they will consistently purchase in game content when notified of it going on sale.
  • Internal Testing of Leanplum is a important part of using Leanplum as we had a situation where our application went out with Leanplum recently added to the software and something was causing the application to crash as soon as it was opened. Effectively stopping anyone from using our application. Leanplum was immediately turned off on this application after it was apparent it was affecting all users.

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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

Leanplum

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Leanplum Editions & Modules
Leanplum
Additional Pricing Details