7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 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)

Lyris is a great application assuming that you are a large enough company to really need something as large as Lyris. Most small businesses to my knowledge are using Mailchimp which will work well for their small needs but as they grow they will quickly learn that the cost of Mailchimp is going to bankrupt them. Thus why I suggest Lyris for large scale email sending.

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

  • It's extremely reliable - I have never lost any data and rely on the automated features to only contact the right people at the right time.
  • It's usable directly by communications/PR people like me - and does not need IT experts to get involved.
  • It's super easy to just "collect" the information which has been gathered. I love the way I can export my contacts to excel (and other formats) whenever I want.
  • Mass Emails
  • Newsletters
  • Subscription Management
  • Segmentation

Cons

  • A/B testing for mailings needs to be done manually.
  • It could be easier to get the tags for personalised emails. Currently you need to copy/paste them into the email instead of using the editor menu.
  • For complete skinning you need to contact support. For embedded forms the design editor is okay.
  • 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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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

Not enough features at the time, and is why we went with Lyris.

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.
  • 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