7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)

7 Ratings
Score 7.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

I think 7Sheep is especially important for organizations who need flexibility in translating and adapting their communications for an international target group. Being able to send out mailings and set forms up in multiple languages is very useful and in some cases necessary. Also, 7Sheep is great if you want to track how people are responding to your mailings. For example, do they open the mailings? If so, what do they click?

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.

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
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
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
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
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
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
API
7Sheep
8.5
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)
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

  • Affordability: the only solution we found on the market that gave us what we needed at a price we can afford!
  • Flexibility: 7Sheep seems to offer enough flexibility in the advance features that we can customise it as we need.
  • It's easy enough for our whole team to be able to use.
  • Their team is helpful and supportive.
  • Mass Emails
  • Newsletters
  • Subscription Management
  • Segmentation

Cons

  • Would suggest to create the API token on request rather than have it automatically included in the account.
  • Moving templates we created from MailChimp to create templates in 7Sheep needed some care and attention from our side.
  • The flexibility 7Sheep offers can sometimes lead to us having to make decisions that other tools might make for us!
  • I would like the ability to delete more than one segment at a time. It becomes tedious to delete our segments from the previous month, sometimes there are over 100.
  • I think there should be a functionality added specifically forgeographical blasts, maybe with a map to more easily determine geographical radius'.
  • Easier functionality for A/B testing, rather than creating two distribution groups.

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!
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.

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.
Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)8.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to use.

Performance

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No answers yet
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Aurea Campaign Manager (formerly Lyris HQ)6.0
Based on 1 answer
Running larger segments can take some time.

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.
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.

Implementation

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No answers yet
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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.

Alternatives Considered

It offers the email marketing solution we need with addition!
Not enough features at the time, and is why we went with Lyris.

Return on Investment

  • Our newsletter is now more effective.
  • We now know what our contacts are interested in as I see which pages they are visiting on my website. This helps in the sales process.
  • I needed some time to get used to using another tool in sales and marketing. But the additional insight is worth the effort.
  • More defined lists for third party blasts, which turns into more leads for the clients. Which is more money in our pocket.
  • Some segmentation pulls do take a long time, thus leading to multiple requests and a time suck for myself.

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