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7Sheep

24 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Oracle Responsys

62 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

As long as you know what you need 7Sheep for, then you will be impressed at how much it will do for you. If you only have a small list of contacts and only talk to them once a year, then you'll probably not need it - but if you are involved in any kind of communications/PR within multiple clients or multiple stakeholder groups, it will make your life a lot easier once you've understood how to work it yourself
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Oracle Responsys

In my opinion, Oracle Responsys is well suited to companies that send large amounts of email, push, or SMS messages. I personally don't have a ton of experience with other ESPs, but I find this tool to be pretty easy to use and overall efficient. We send a lot of emails so it works for us - at a smaller company or someplace with lower volume, it may not be as helpful.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Oracle Responsys
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Oracle Responsys
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Oracle Responsys

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Responsys
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Responsys
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Oracle Responsys

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Oracle Responsys
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Oracle Responsys
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Oracle Responsys
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Oracle Responsys

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Pros

  • With an embedded form we capture leads on our website. These leads get a drip campaign.
  • After someone has signed up we store relevant details in 7Sheep via the API and start a drip campaign.
  • All users and leads get our newsletter and updates.
  • We have installed the 7Sheep tracking code on our website to get additional information about our leads.
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  • Email Message Designer is easy to use and fairly straightforward.
  • Integrates well with other tools my company utilizes, like stensul and Liveclicker.
  • Our Customer Success Manager is great! Customer service in general is very good.
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Cons

  • 7Sheep is used as a standalone software and not integrated in our intranet.
  • Setup of automated emails could be more visual to better see when which email is sent.
  • A helper library for API access would be useful.
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  • The tool is not intuitive and really requires a dedicated expert with strong HTML/CSS and SQL skills to get the most out of it.
  • Any additional custom work done by the Oracle Responsys team is almost always prohibitively expensive.
  • Most marketers like to get into the data and dig through it to uncover opportunities. This is very difficult in Responsys as the tool is overly technical and disjointed. Again, you will need a dedicated expert resource to run the tool or even reporting.
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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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Oracle Responsys9.0
Based on 2 answers
We believe Responsys offers the largest feature set in the industry. While it took some time for us to ramp up and feel confident using all the features in the beginning, we're now in a good position to take full advantage. Our investment is paying off in terms of regular, targeted interaction with our customers and prospects, driving traffic to our site and generating additional revenue
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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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Oracle Responsys8.2
Based on 1 answer
The system is robust but usable. Just like with any new system, there will be a learning curve.
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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.
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Oracle Responsys4.0
Based on 1 answer
Too often the support team is unable to answer my question or I have to explain the issue over and over.
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Alternatives Considered

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Before transitioning to Oracle Responsys we were on the Yesmail Platform. Out of the box, Oracle Responsys gave us more functionality and flexibility.
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Return on Investment

  • increasing customer engagement
  • increased ease to deliver multiple step marketing campaigns
  • fewer forgotten emails due to drip campaign automation
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  • Oracle Responsys has allowed us to deliver more personalized messages, which in turn has increased engagement, conversion, and overall ROI.
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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

Oracle Responsys

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
16,250.00*
1.  per account
Oracle Responsys Editions & Modules
Oracle Responsys
Additional Pricing Details
Oracle Responsys pricing covers marketing messages sent across Email, SMS, MMS, Push, Social, Display, and Web.