7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

If you need your own dedicated database then ask. It is possible to set up but it is an additional monthly cost - we chose this option because it is important for the data that we store and our data protection policy. We will do a custom integration to our internal purpose-built software and are also commissioning them to do this at an additional fee. We were very open about our use cases and this generated some good ideas from their support for set-up.
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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

I feel that this is a very good email marking system. You really can accomplish any task needed for your email marketing needs. I think that if a few key features were added, it would really take Lyris HQ over the top. We are very happy with this product and we tell our clients about it when they ask us.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
5.0
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
2.0
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
5.0
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
7.0
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
4.0
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
5.0
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
6.0
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
8.0
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
4.0
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
4.0

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
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Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
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Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
6.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
4.0
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
6.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
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API
7Sheep
8.5
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Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

Pros

  • 7Sheep's support is fantastic and they have been extremely helpful, whenever we have encountered issues or needed assistance, in particular when we first began using the product. They were great in helping us to customize everything for our use.
  • I particularly appreciate how easy it is to create queries and separate our contact lists. This aids us immensely with targeted communications.
  • The tags to personalize mailings are incredibly useful and save a lot of time.
  • I enabled text message campaigns within our account and it is really very simple, a very low additional cost and drives our personalized engagement further.
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  • I like the file import process - quick and efficient.
  • List segmentation is thorough.
  • Campaign monitoring is easily accessible and accurate.
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Cons

  • The terminology used is not always obvious to people who are not marketing automation experts, but it's essentially a personal learning curve - and 7Sheep does take user suggestions onboard and works to improve these things all the time.
  • Design flexibility already outclasses some of the other systems I have used, but even more flexibility/adaptability would obviously make my marcomms job even easier.
  • At the beginning, the wiki was a little too technical for me, when I just wanted answers to a "how do I make it do this" question.
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  • For larger organizations running hundreds of unique email campaigns per month, pulling daily reports of individual reports can become very time-consuming.
  • Sometimes it can take a long time to run very large segments.
  • Overage fees can be a problem as they mount up quickly. However, the company is quite flexible and willing to work with you on a plan that fits your need and budget.
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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!
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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)8.0
Based on 3 answers
Lyris HQ is a simple tool, but it is highly effective and , for smaller organizations, it can save a lot of time and money.
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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.
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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)8.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to use.
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Performance

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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)6.0
Based on 1 answer
Running larger segments can take some time.
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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.
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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)8.0
Based on 1 answer
I found one really good tech support guru and stuck with him forever.
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Implementation

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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)6.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation was one of the most painful parts for us as we had to find and create our own library to interface with Lyris's SOAP API interface which still to this day is one of the top libraries used in its language.
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Alternatives Considered

Better integration in our workflow and in our own application.
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In my eyes and use they are almost identical services. Silverpop makes it much more difficult to manage multiple accounts across multiple departments, something that Lyris did seamlessly. Inversely Silverpop's support has been much more helpful as there where many times we were simply told "I don't know how to help you" by Lyris' support.
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Return on Investment

  • All work in the NPO is voluntary. 7Sheep helped a lot to streamline processes which frees resources.
  • 7Sheep pricing is very affordable and in addition they help NPOs with even better pricing.
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  • Low cost = Higher ROI
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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

Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ) Editions & Modules
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
Additional Pricing Details