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7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Mautic Marketing Automation

2 Ratings
Score 6.7 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.

Mautic Marketing Automation

Mautic is particularly well suited for smaller companies who need a full-featured marketing automation suite at a reasonable cost. Commercial options are prohibitively expensive for small companies and agencies. Mautic takes a little work to get up and running, but once you have it configured, you're good to go.If you need the support or onboarding training that a commercial platform provides, Mautic may not be the best choice.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
7.1
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
7.0
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Mautic Marketing Automation
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Mautic Marketing Automation
7.0
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Mautic Marketing Automation
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Mautic Marketing Automation
5.0
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Mautic Marketing Automation
7.0
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Mautic Marketing Automation
9.0

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.3
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Mautic Marketing Automation
9.0
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Mautic Marketing Automation
9.0
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Mautic Marketing Automation
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Mautic Marketing Automation
7.0

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Mautic Marketing Automation
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Mautic Marketing Automation
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Mautic Marketing Automation

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
6.0
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Mautic Marketing Automation

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
API
7Sheep
8.5
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Mautic Marketing Automation
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Mautic Marketing Automation
8.0

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.
  • Free and open source
  • Full-featured marketing automation
  • Lead scoring and lead nurturing

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.
  • Because it's open source, support is limited to community forums
  • Integrations and features are still being developed
  • Need to install it yourself, which can be a challenge if you don't have a developer on staff

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

Better focus on automation.
Mautic's competitive advantage is cost. Other solutions can be prohibitively expensive, and some other marketing automation solutions I had used required costly up-front investment for onboarding. I chose Mautic because I had grown weary of the aggressive sales tactics and unreasonable pricing of competitors' offerings for small businesses and agencies.

Return on Investment

  • Automated lead nurturing is a huge time saver.
  • Using the same contact list for nurturing and the newsletter is reducing our administration.
  • Segmenting our contacts into the different business segments also makes my life easier.
  • Automated the lead nurturing process
  • Led to more leads and more customers

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Mautic Marketing Automation

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

Mautic Marketing Automation

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Mautic Marketing Automation Editions & Modules
Mautic Marketing Automation
Edition
Mautic Marketing Automation
$0
Additional Pricing Details