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7Sheep

24 Ratings

ONTRAPORT

23 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

ONTRAPORT

23 Ratings
Score 7.6 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
7.8
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
7.2
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
ONTRAPORT
5.1
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
7.6
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

  • Their support is fantastic - even helping me think through the logic of my campaigns with their concierge service and offering advice on how to save time. Their new online manual is excellent too. Very clearly written.
  • The flexibility of the 7Sheep form builder allows me not only to automate a lot of outbound marketing but I am also consolidating a lot of my communications activities in one place. This is great when handling a diverse portfolio of campaigns.
  • Being able to integrate our forms within our own website wipes out the need to create standalone landing pages: we save a lot of time and keep an integration and overview with this. Love it. (Our client feedback scores have gone up since we used 7Sheep as well.)
  • Email Marketing. Ontraport is outstanding. The control that we have over the content, the delivery, the experience that we can provide for our prospects and clients is second to none as far as I am concerned.
  • Tracking. Everything is measured, compared, tracked, recorded and stored. The mountain of data that is available allows us to instantly see what is working and what isn't, and this saves us time and money.
  • Customization. I have mentioned the control that we have in email marketing, but that is true in everything.
  • Support. The team are always there for me. True I may have a problem outside hours, but the knowledge base, videos and Users Community are always there with a solution.

Cons

  • The terminology used is not always obvious to people who are not marketing automation experts, but it's essentially a personal learning curve - and 7Sheep does take user suggestions onboard and works to improve these things all the time.
  • Design flexibility already outclasses some of the other systems I have used, but even more flexibility/adaptability would obviously make my marcomms job even easier.
  • At the beginning, the wiki was a little too technical for me, when I just wanted answers to a "how do I make it do this" question.
  • The page builder is... quirky at best, and sometimes outright frustrating. Blocks will often behave unpredictably, and there are a handful of pretty obnoxious bugs you eventually just learn to work around (for instance, after uploading and selecting an image to insert into a block, you need to move your cursor and hit "Save" on that block. In between your current cursor position and the Save button, there are a handful of stock placeholder images. On its route to the Save button, your cursor of course hovers across these images momentarily. This causes them to autofill into the block in the same split second you hit 'Save,' which means you now have a stock image in your block and you're forced to go all the way back to your image library and start again).

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
I'm already on year 2 of using the system... and I love it so much I help other set-up and use it.

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
It's really pretty simple.

Performance

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ONTRAPORT7.7
Based on 4 answers
World class features on a simple to use, customizable platform

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.
ONTRAPORT9.0
Based on 3 answers
The techs are reasonably savvy, highly courteous and want to do right by their customers. Unfortunately, the product they are supporting is so deeply flawed that there's only so much they can do when your legitimate business requirements are simply not supported.

In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

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

Alternatives Considered

Better integration in our workflow and in our own application.
ONTRAPORT's email builder easily outstrips that of GetResponse. Overall, ONTRAPORT's UI, capabilities, editors, and overall user experience are just clearly superior to those of GetResponse. GetResponse appears to be quickly becoming outdated in such a fast-moving market. We have experienced slightly better deliverability on our emails with GetResponse, but not significantly enough to outweigh the wealth of other powerful features offered by ONTRAPORT.

Scalability

No score
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

  • We certainly have experienced a great efficiency for our staff.
  • We spend far less time chasing tasks as they can be divided within 7Sheep.
  • Segmentation of data and lead management is really great and has helped us enormously in terms of efficient use of data.
  • Because I'm connecting more consistently, I am seeing a quick turn in my sales cycle
  • The task management feature ensures that we are delivering consistent service to our customers
  • With lead flow mostly automated, the team in freed up to actually work with clients, rather than trying to just manage relationships

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

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