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7Sheep

24 Ratings

SharpSpring

128 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

SharpSpring

128 Ratings
Score 7.7 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.

SharpSpring

If you want to create simple flows and are a small business I think there are less expensive tools that get the same things done. SharpSpring is a bit harder to learn but does offer a bit more functionalities. So if you are a bit larger sized company and have long flows with lots of bit's and but's SharpSpring is a good tool for you.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
SharpSpring
8.1
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
6.4
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
SharpSpring
8.2
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
SharpSpring
7.9
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
SharpSpring
8.2
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
SharpSpring
8.2
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
SharpSpring
7.4
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
SharpSpring
8.4
List management
7Sheep
7.9
SharpSpring
9.2
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
SharpSpring
9.1

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
SharpSpring
8.6
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
SharpSpring
8.8
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
SharpSpring
9.1
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
SharpSpring
8.7
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
SharpSpring
7.8

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
SharpSpring
8.0
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
SharpSpring
7.7
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
SharpSpring
8.2

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
7.3
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
7.3
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
SharpSpring
8.1
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
SharpSpring
8.4
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
SharpSpring
8.1
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
SharpSpring
7.9

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
SharpSpring
7.6
API
7Sheep
8.5
SharpSpring
8.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
SharpSpring
8.6
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
SharpSpring
8.4
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
SharpSpring
8.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
SharpSpring
4.6
Integration with SugarCRM
7Sheep
SharpSpring
7.7

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.
  • Easily integrates with your website to give powerful insights on visitor interests and behaviors--and can send automated follow-up messages to return visitors to cultivate the relationship.
  • A powerful CRM platform that shows every step, or "touch point" of the prospect/customer journey with you.
  • A "Visitor ID" feature that can identify business visitors' organizations based upon their IP address--don't think many platforms do that.
  • When I send someone an email, in most cases it can alert me when the recipient opens it. That's powerful.
  • It's constantly improving, based on feedback from users like me.

Cons

  • Would suggest to create the API token on request rather than have it automatically included in the account.
  • Moving templates we created from MailChimp to create templates in 7Sheep needed some care and attention from our side.
  • The flexibility 7Sheep offers can sometimes lead to us having to make decisions that other tools might make for us!
  • Mobile phone offering
  • Not suitable for Enterprise but wouldn't surprise me if they improved that

Likelihood to Renew

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
The tool serves our needs and we like the user interface. The few times we contacted support they were super helpful and responsive. When we asked for more integrations they confirmed the integrations we need (e.g. Hipchat) for the near future.
SharpSpring9.1
Based on 13 answers
It delivers everything it promised and more. SharpSpring is marketing automation transformed. Easy to use, affordable and well supported. Many of our clients will become dependent on the information SharpSpring provides for their marketing initiatives and we are confident they will be there for the long run. When some of the over-funded 'big names' flame out, SharpSpring will be the clear choice for small business users.

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.
SharpSpring8.5
Based on 5 answers
I got up to speed pretty quickly on SharpSpring with no training. I did make occasional use of the online help, but in general, I found it pretty easy to understand, pretty easy to navigate and exceptionally easy to build and manage email campaigns. In particular, I like the way automation consists of easy-to-understand workflows and triggers.

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.
SharpSpring7.8
Based on 4 answers
I give SharpSpring support a 10 because each time I've reached out to them I have received a response within 24 hours, if not less. I've had all of my questions answered and never had to follow up with them for a response. And their responses have always been very helpful, direct and clear. This is a friendly, responsive team who values their customers!

Implementation

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SharpSpring8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our custom application (CASL compliance) was not the typical on-boarding process for SharpSpring and they managed it very well. If we had to do it over, we would have let SharpSpring train us in their standard manner, trusting that the CASL compliance issues would sort themselves out in the process. Due to our own decisions we made our learning curve a little more difficult.

Alternatives Considered

7Sheep is much easier to use.
I have used Hubspot and various CRM/ESPs like Salesforce, Mailchimp, Groupmail, Pipedrive etc but the beauty of Sharpspring compared to Hubspot is obviously the price but also the ease of integration, you can synch whichever CRM you like and you can do it pretty quickly (depending on client requirements obviously). It just makes the decision making for smaller clients that much easier than if they were buying Hubspot

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.
  • After just one year of weaving SharpSpring into our business, we have seen huge growth for ourselves and for our clients who have bought into the platform as well.
  • Before SharpSpring we were a web design and marketing agency that worked on one-off projects and sent our clients on their way once it was complete. After we made the decision to invest in SharpSpring it completely changed our agency. It has helped us establish longer and larger retainers which makes it possible for us to build stronger, closer relationships with the clients who are willing to see the value we provide.

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
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SharpSpring

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
SharpSpring Editions & Modules
SharpSpring
Additional Pricing Details

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