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7Sheep

24 Ratings

Oracle Eloqua

Top Rated
320 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Oracle Eloqua

Top Rated
320 Ratings
Score 7.7 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?

Oracle Eloqua

For bigger companies or companies with a need to integrate multiple systems with marketing automation, they will find Eloqua best suited. But if the need for marketing automation is smaller then the Eloqua can seem a bit too big for the system.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Oracle Eloqua
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Eloqua
6.2
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Oracle Eloqua
7.5
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Oracle Eloqua
6.9
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Oracle Eloqua
6.7
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Oracle Eloqua
7.1
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Oracle Eloqua
6.6
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Oracle Eloqua
8.5
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Oracle Eloqua
8.0
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Oracle Eloqua
8.6

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Oracle Eloqua
7.6
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Oracle Eloqua
7.8
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Oracle Eloqua
7.8
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Oracle Eloqua
7.4
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Oracle Eloqua
7.2

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Oracle Eloqua
6.9
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Oracle Eloqua
6.8
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Oracle Eloqua
7.1

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Eloqua
6.4
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Eloqua
6.3
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Eloqua
6.5

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Oracle Eloqua
7.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Oracle Eloqua
7.1
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Oracle Eloqua
7.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Oracle Eloqua
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
Oracle Eloqua
7.6
API
7Sheep
8.5
Oracle Eloqua
7.6
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Oracle Eloqua
7.7
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Oracle Eloqua
7.8
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Oracle Eloqua
8.5
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
Oracle Eloqua
6.8
Integration with SugarCRM
7Sheep
Oracle Eloqua
7.4

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.
  • Eloqua can do anything that you can think. It is like a marketing automation's MacGyver. The way it can be integrated to different systems and how you can run automated programs helps with the automation
  • If you run a big company in different countries with their own marketing departments, Eloqua gives all the things that you will need to have a separate but still shareable platform

Cons

  • It would be useful if some standard email templates were available.
  • They could find a way to make the form questions easier/quicker to reorder.
  • I would like to be able to change user roles so that only certain people could see certain contact lists.
  • Analytics has a bit too many views
  • Combining segments within simple campaigns

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!
Oracle Eloqua5.0
Based on 66 answers
Price is always a factor. Switching from one platform for another is almost never a lateral move. If you intend to switch purely for monetary reasons, you may want to reconsider due to the large step backwards to do so. This will cost more than the savings would catch up to in years. If you have legitimate concerns about the platforms performance, I would do a lot of research to make sure the competitor doesn't have the same or worse. Also, another thing to consider is with a newer platform competitor means fewer experts to turn to, either as consultants or new hire employees. A lot of the times customers tend to think the grass is greener on the other side, but really the grass is greener where you water 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.
Oracle Eloqua6.0
Based on 10 answers
Most Eloqua 10 UI is easy to use

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
Oracle Eloqua9.0
Based on 14 answers
availability is great. quick turn around on cases

Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Eloqua7.6
Based on 11 answers
Eloqua University is very intersting, with a thorough programme and very experienced trainers. The Master programme is great!

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Eloqua8.8
Based on 9 answers
The implementation of Eloqua is not a problem if data are correct and if the overall process between Eloqua and the CRM are well taken into account.

Alternatives Considered

I've used MailChimp before and I liked their product as well, however, data protection is key in our organization. As we are working in multiple countries, some of which have very strict data protection laws, and it was important that we kept the data stored on servers in Europe. MailChimp's servers are in the US, as is the case for many other similar companies. That alone was a major reason for us to go with 7Sheep, which is a European company that keeps all data stored on servers in Europe
I use all of these in some measurement for our clients, but Eloqua is in my eyes the better option for corporate and enterprise level businesses. Its many features, flexibility and constant stream of updates make it the futureproof answer to any marketing challenge in my eyes. That said, I think smaller businesses will benefit more from platforms like Act-On or Hubspot. While these platforms may have less flexibility in their options, they are easier to get started with.

Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Oracle Eloqua7.5
Based on 46 answers
This helps me save tons of FTE hours by automating and triggering a lot of our email processes. In the long run that should also aid the data and information we gather to eventually segment our recipients even better. Dynamic emailing in these days simply is a must have for each brand.

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.
  • Optimize frequency
  • Lowers required FTE

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

Oracle Eloqua

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
5,000.00*
1.  per installation
Oracle Eloqua Editions & Modules
Oracle Eloqua
Additional Pricing Details