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7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Sales Engine International

4 Ratings
Score 3.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

If you need your own dedicated database then ask. It is possible to set up but it is an additional monthly cost - we chose this option because it is important for the data that we store and our data protection policy. We will do a custom integration to our internal purpose-built software and are also commissioning them to do this at an additional fee. We were very open about our use cases and this generated some good ideas from their support for set-up.

Sales Engine International

We used the Manticore Marketing Automation solution for almost/just over 2 years, and initially, it was a great solution. Everything just seemed to work. When Manticore Technology, Inc. and Sales Engine International merged on May 31st of 2012, the overall product quality began to decline.As browsers and other programs (like our CRM environment) went through updates and new releases, Manticore just didn't keep up. Parts of the program became incompatible with certain browsers, forcing us to change where and how we logged into the back-end of the system. It was a silly workaround, but not the end of the world. When we learned that other client-facing portions didn't work with certain browsers, we brought it to their attention, and were told that we needed to find some way to work with it, and that the changes to the system were not possible. We ended up having to change our 200+ landing pages/forms, and could no longer have the State/Province field as a required field for registrations. That is just one example of our experience, and there have been others that are just as troublesome.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
Sales Engine International
2.3
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
Sales Engine International
2.0
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
Sales Engine International
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
Sales Engine International
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
Sales Engine International
4.0
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
Sales Engine International
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
Sales Engine International
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
Sales Engine International
1.0
List management
7Sheep
7.9
Sales Engine International
2.0
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
Sales Engine International

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Sales Engine International
2.3
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Sales Engine International
1.0
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Sales Engine International
2.0
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Sales Engine International
2.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Sales Engine International
4.0

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Sales Engine International
1.0
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Sales Engine International
1.0
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Sales Engine International
1.0

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
Sales Engine International
1.0
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
Sales Engine International
1.0
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
Sales Engine International

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Sales Engine International
1.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Sales Engine International
1.0
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Sales Engine International
1.0
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Sales Engine International
1.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
Sales Engine International
1.5
API
7Sheep
8.5
Sales Engine International
1.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
Sales Engine International
3.0
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
Sales Engine International
1.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
Sales Engine International
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
Sales Engine International
1.0

Pros

  • Affordability: the only solution we found on the market that gave us what we needed at a price we can afford!
  • Flexibility: 7Sheep seems to offer enough flexibility in the advance features that we can customise it as we need.
  • It's easy enough for our whole team to be able to use.
  • Their team is helpful and supportive.
  • Awesome integration with CRM/SFDC.
  • Support is US-based, free with subscription, and very helpful.
  • Best workflow capability (drag and drop) I've seen in any comparable product.
  • Custom templates are available for purchase and are great for branding.
  • Easy to use landing pages.

Cons

  • The personalized tags cannot be accessed from the menu/page you create your emails. I get around this by opening two windows, but in the future this might be an improvement.
  • I needed to create custom reports in order to get the overview on the campaigns that I needed. More generic reporting would be a useful feature.
  • I would like to be able to duplicate e-mail campaigns across different activities/databases. I could set up a mailing template for this but sometimes it would be good to be able to just re-create a particular campaign that we received a good response to for another, entirely different, activity.
  • Some bugs when using on a Mac.
  • Turnover of support team - since acquisition by SalesEngine the Manticore team has changed quite a bit.
  • Daily reports aren't as robust as some solutions - hard to get good company info on anonymous visits.

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!
Sales Engine International10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been incredibly pleased with Manticore/SEI and have selected them at several companies now. It's worked in a variety of different business environments, both big and small, and everyone on both the sales and marketing side have been extremely pleased with the results

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.
Sales Engine International8.0
Based on 1 answer
Some of the actions require you to be in a specific section before actions are available to you, like adding a list. You first have to navigate to that section for options to be available to you

Reliability and Availability

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Sales Engine International10.0
Based on 1 answer
Manticore hardly ever has "product down time" and almost never during a normal work day for our company

Performance

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Sales Engine International10.0
Based on 1 answer
Email campaigns are deployed instantly when you launch, unlike other Marketing Automation tools I've used in the past that queue emails in batches and can take hours to complete a send

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.
Sales Engine International10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Manticore team is very knowledgeable, I haven't had an issue where a ticket was left unanswered or unresolved

Online Training

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Sales Engine International10.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was done online, but was one-on-one, giving me a lot of time to ask very specific product questions. They also walk you through setting up a test campaign, email, and landing page

Implementation

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Sales Engine International10.0
Based on 1 answer
It was the easiest integration and implementation that I've ever experienced. I've implemented other CRM integrated services before that provided the same services as Manticore that were extremely technical and expensive to integrate with Salesforce.com or Microsoft CRM Dynamics, or just plain couldn't integrate

Alternatives Considered

7Sheep is much easier to use.
We migrated to Marketo approximately 6 months
ago, and were extremely happy with the change. Besides the higher sticker
price and the "everything's a sales pitch" communications from
Marketo, we can't find any fault.

Sales
Engine International - Manticore (commonly referred to as Manti-beast
internally) created many problems for us. And while they did integrate
with our Microsoft Dynamics environment, the software quickly ate through our
purchased storage and forced us to constantly purchase more. That alone
cost us many hundreds of dollars in Microsoft Dynamics CRM storage every year.
And, when confronted about it, Manticore support flat out lied about how
much storage their activities were taking up in our system. So, while it
integrates, it's a very poor integration.

Return on Investment

  • All work in the NPO is voluntary. 7Sheep helped a lot to streamline processes which frees resources.
  • 7Sheep pricing is very affordable and in addition they help NPOs with even better pricing.
  • Errors in forms led to a decrease in registrations - found workaround to correct it, but was never informed of certain incompatibilities
  • Reports have been inaccurate and very inflexible, and have not allowed for reliable forecasting/planning

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Sales Engine International

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

Sales Engine International

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Sales Engine International Editions & Modules
Sales Engine International
Additional Pricing Details