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7Sheep

24 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Oracle Responsys

49 Ratings
Score 7.8 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

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.

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

  • Training: I set up automated emails to regularly send tips and tricks to my users.
  • Newsletter: Updates of my software are announced via the email campaign feature.
  • Forms: I send out questionnaires to my users and gather feedback via forms.
  • Interact Campaign provides a wide variety of capability for creating dynamic message content, tailored to each specific channel.
  • Interact Connect offers straight forward, reliable data integration.
  • Recent enhancements to Interact Program make it flexible and easy to set up and test.

Cons

  • A Wordpress plugin is missing. This could make it easier to install the tracking code and to embed forms.
  • A payment module. If we could get donations directly in the tool we would not need to integrate our payment software.
  • The templates for mail merge need to be integrated via the 7Sheep support. Would love to do this on my own.
  • Easier synchronisation features with other applications.
  • As a SQL developer, I'd like to see enhancements to the SQL View and Join View capability that would make it easier to set up and test, providing more of a developer experience.
  • We're starting to use Responsys for more real-time email scenarios. The regular maintenance windows are something we need to plan for and work around.
  • Response time in the UI and campaign launch can be slow during peak times.

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 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

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 Responsys8.2
Based on 1 answer
The system is robust but usable. Just like with any new system, there will be a learning curve.

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.
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.

Alternatives Considered

We can synchronise our systems and also produce form letters.
Oracle Responsys is much more robust; we can import more data from our database. This isn't even possible on Hubsport and we can create much larger and advanced programs based on filters and triggers which is just not possible with HubSpot. HubSpot is more user friendly and pretty but it just does not have the functionality or capacity with our large number of users.

Return on Investment

  • Spending less time on sending newsletters.
  • Optimised engagement with partners and the press.
  • Getting a full picture of all our donor and contact information.
  • Needed to train our team on using an additional software.
  • Needed to invest time for the integration of the 3 systems.
  • Oracle Responsys has allowed us to deliver more personalized messages, which in turn has increased engagement, conversion, and overall ROI.

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.