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7Sheep

24 Ratings

ONTRAPORT

23 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

ONTRAPORT

23 Ratings
Score 7.8 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.

ONTRAPORT

ONTRAPORT is great if you have a scalable team, and want to keep people accountable for their tasks.It's not so great for agile development. Things can feel like they happen a bit too slow, and it's scary to test out small ideas. I realize this is rather subjective.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
ONTRAPORT
7.8
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
ONTRAPORT
7.7
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
ONTRAPORT
8.6
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
ONTRAPORT
8.3
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
ONTRAPORT
7.1
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
ONTRAPORT
4.9
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
ONTRAPORT
9.0
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
ONTRAPORT
6.9
List management
7Sheep
7.9
ONTRAPORT
8.4
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
ONTRAPORT
9.2

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
ONTRAPORT
8.3
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
ONTRAPORT
8.6
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
ONTRAPORT
7.5
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
ONTRAPORT
8.2
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
ONTRAPORT
8.9

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
ONTRAPORT
6.7
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
ONTRAPORT
6.2
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
ONTRAPORT
7.2

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
ONTRAPORT
7.1
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
ONTRAPORT
7.1
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
ONTRAPORT
7.2

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
ONTRAPORT
7.8
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
ONTRAPORT
7.5
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
ONTRAPORT
8.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
ONTRAPORT
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
ONTRAPORT
7.9
API
7Sheep
8.5
ONTRAPORT
8.3
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
ONTRAPORT
8.4
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
ONTRAPORT
9.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
ONTRAPORT
7.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
ONTRAPORT
7.3
Integration with SugarCRM
7Sheep
ONTRAPORT
7.3

Pros

  • Sporadic mailings to my clients via the e-mail campaign feature. I create personlised HTML emails with the visual editor and schedule them to be sent during the day when I am on the road.
  • After initial contact with new clients I setup a series of timed emails to stay in contact. Based on flags I have in the system they are automatically adjusted.
  • Existing clients get automated emails after certain events like visits or deliveries.
  • I often get in touch with support to ask for best practice examples and they are always helpful.
  • ONTRAPORT is stellar for building campaigns. Their visual editor is somehow completely user-friendly and insanely powerful. The ability to so easily set up a chain of dozens of events, conditions, and outcomes is a huge asset. It's easy to segment users based on things they've bought, sequences they've opted into, etc., and send them down automated funnels.
  • ONTRAPORT's page builder is great for basic-to-intermediate level sales/landing pages. It's certainly not perfect, but it does allow pretty much anyone to build a nice, clean, mobile-responsive landing page.
  • ONTRAPORT's contact management is extremely powerful. If you can think of a way you'd like to tag, organize, manage, segment, or otherwise manipulate contact data, Ontraport almost certainly has it built right in.

Cons

  • The help is not integrated in the software but a separate website.
  • Using the software on the mobile phone could be better.
  • I would love to have some Outlook synchronisation.
  • Once you understand the Sequences and Rules, funnels can be easily created, but it would be SO MUCH EASIER to have a graphical interface for developing funnels
  • The system is sometimes slow to respond
  • The excellent landing pages and email templates could be even more excellent with additional customization options

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!
ONTRAPORT9.1
Based on 8 answers
It meets our every need: email marketing automation, effective tracking and tagging, sales, reports, CRM - ONTRAPORT is #1 for me.

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.
ONTRAPORT7.8
Based on 3 answers
The software is just easy to use. The UI is fairly intuitive. The help system is pretty good. I find it is pretty quick to get my work completed and if I don't document my things well, I can always figure out how I did something when I need to make changes.When I have a problem the tech support is easy to deal with and when things need to get escalated they are resolved quickly.

Performance

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ONTRAPORT7.7
Based on 4 answers
Very responsive system - and if the infrequent delay or mishap occurs, they are quick to respond.

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
ONTRAPORT9.0
Based on 3 answers
6 plus years and going strong

In-Person Training

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No answers yet
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ONTRAPORT9.1
Based on 1 answer
I went to their Ontrapalooza event, and it opened my mind as to how the software can be used.

Implementation

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No answers yet
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ONTRAPORT9.1
Based on 2 answers
If you know your business, ONTRAPORT is easy

Alternatives Considered

It offers the automation that Outlook and Excel do not have.
I have used AWebber, Digital Access pass, MailChimp, and Constant Contact. Ontraport is a more feature-rich product, but I assess that their lack of attention to detail, poor usability, low quality, and missing the underlying purpose of their customer's usage of the product are going to hurt them. I use many other tools that integrate with CRM systems. Office AutoPilot is regrettably NOT one of the CRM's that most of my other tools integrate with.

Scalability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
ONTRAPORT8.2
Based on 1 answer
With the new lower priced options, it's now easier for newer businesses to start with a more basic version and upgrade as they need more features.

Return on Investment

  • 7Sheep has definitely had a positive impact on our organizational objectives. Thanks to the event registration tool, our event preparation and implementation runs a lot more smoothly.
  • By allowing us to share a contact database across several offices, we save a lot of time. No more sending Excel files full of contacts from one office to the other.
  • Being able to see how people respond to our mailings (for example, a periodic newsletter we send out electronically) gives us the opportunity to make changes in order to better engage our audience. Generally, it's a great tool for reporting.
  • By allowing us to export data about participants at our events (for example, based on what country they come from) we can quickly and easily identify which parts of our target group we are reaching and which parts we are missing.
  • It is way more useful than managing things by hand.
  • The more we use it, the more costly it becomes to replace with something more functional
  • Hours of lost productivity. I've reported and documented on average, one bug every 3 weeks for 7 months already.

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
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ONTRAPORT

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
ONTRAPORT Editions & Modules
ONTRAPORT
Edition
Pro
$2971
Team
$5972
Basic
$793
1. per month with 2 users (up to 25,000 contacts)
2. per month with 10 users (up to 100,000 contacts)
3. per month with 1 user (up to 1,000 contacts)
Modules
100,000 extra contacts
$991
Additional user
$472
100,000 extra messages
$993
First-class postcards
$13
1. Other
2. Per User per Month
3. Other
Additional Pricing Details