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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.
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Marketo ABM

If you have the time and resources to utilize it, then it's great. It works well for running drip campaigns to nurture new leads online. I also like that it integrates well with many other programs such as BrightTalk.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Marketo ABM
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Marketo ABM
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Marketo ABM

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Marketo ABM
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Marketo ABM
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Marketo ABM

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Marketo ABM
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Marketo ABM
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Marketo ABM
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Marketo ABM

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Pros

  • 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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  • It is essentially open source, so you can do whatever you want with it. If you have the time and designated resources, you can make it do almost anything you want as far as marketing automation.
  • I like the community of users. It offers a chance to connect with Marketo experts even if you are the lone Marketo wolf in your organization.
  • The ability to utilize existing templates for marketing design helps a lot when you are just getting started --- especially if you don't have an email designer on staff.
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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.
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  • If you don't have an email designer on staff and you don't like to do design research on your own, it can be awfully hard to use the design studio. Templates break all the time, and I've lost many, many, many emails from breaking the html template.
  • If you want an out of the box solution, the isn't for you. It would be nice to have an easier way to get sample programs to pull in when you are pressed for time and just want it done.
  • Need a way to test how your emails will look in various email programs without leaving Marketo
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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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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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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
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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.
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I used HubSpot in a previous position. HubSpot seemed more user friendly, but that was because it limited your functionality. If you aren't willing to learn new tricks, then HubSpot might be easier to use. But if you want to be the cool marketer on the street with all the new tricks, then you should use Marketo.
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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...
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  • Marketo has helped us improve the organization of our events by utilizing the event programs for communications and tracking attendees.
  • Links with SugarCRM to send MQL leads straight to our sales team, increasing our lead gen ten-fold
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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

Marketo ABM

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