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7Sheep

24 Ratings

SharpSpring

Top Rated
134 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

SharpSpring

Top Rated
134 Ratings
Score 7.8 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

Getting a quick and full overview of your client's data and metrics. The reporting is particularly great as the set up is very easy. I just love the user journey tracker. I can really get into the prospects mindset through tracking where he/she is following my brand. Building landing pages to improve your user journey is a must now and SharpSpring have mastered it

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
SharpSpring
8.1
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
6.1
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
SharpSpring
8.3
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
8.3
List management
7Sheep
7.9
SharpSpring
9.1
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
SharpSpring
9.0

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
SharpSpring
8.5
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
SharpSpring
8.7
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
SharpSpring
9.0
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
SharpSpring
8.7
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
SharpSpring
7.7

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
SharpSpring
8.1
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
SharpSpring
7.9
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
SharpSpring
8.3

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
7.4
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
7.5
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
SharpSpring
7.4

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
8.5
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
SharpSpring
8.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
SharpSpring
8.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
7Sheep
SharpSpring
4.5
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.
  • The Lead Score features are so helpful. We can set custom behavior rules, use them in automation and define how much value attribute to each step of the lead in the storyline in our website.
  • We really put inbound marketing fundamentals in practice using the Personas feature. We can use forms with persona fields, create dynamic landing page content for personas and email content dynamic for personas. It's a game changer.
  • It's possible to track any campaign using the tool to better understand what marketing efforts are generating the highest ROI.

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.
  • Despite the SharpSpring Landing page builder being an excellent feature, it only allows us to use it in one subdomain. Most of the times we need more than one.
  • The "logical" in automation flows is different than other marketing automation platforms, and there's a learning curve to understand the relation between tasks, triggers, and workflows. As you learn it, it goes well.
  • We're having troubles with integrating Typeform forms and SharpSpring via Zapier. We simply can't do it.

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!
SharpSpring9.1
Based on 13 answers
Can't see us without this valuable tool in our digital marketing toolbox! SharpSpring takes care of our email campaigns, CRM, and we're using it for dynamic page content geared to specific personas or lead fields.

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
The surprising thing is SharpSpring is surprisingly fast to learn and easy to use so small business owners and marketing managers can login and see SharpSpring in actions for themselves. The numerous built-in help videos allow client users to become do-it-yourself marketers, which is very important to small businesses. This also means lots of users can figure things out on their own rather than have to schedule training or log support requests.

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
SharpSpring8.0
Based on 5 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

It offers the email marketing solution we need with addition!
At first we were forced to duct tape a lot of tools together for ourselves and our clients to get things done. We were doing this until we could afford the investment of a platform we could latch on to and build our business around. We understand that Sharpspring is a "swiss army knife" of sorts (or it will not do things as good as other apps) but where it lacks in luster and design, the platform makes up for in utility. It also put us directly "in front" of our clients, unlike other platforms that come between the agency and the user - we loved this part of SharpSpring.

Return on Investment

  • We've certainly seen value-for-money - including moving from a free service such as MailChimp.
  • As we are in beta quantifying monetary value is not yet possible with sales.
  • We can nurture data more easily than with tools we were using before
  • Increased efficiency as leads stay up to date
  • We have been on the Sharpspring platform for nearly a year now and it has changed our agency. Since its implementation we have doubled our revenue.
  • Sales cycles tend to be a but longer, but we have been able to increase our pricing so this impact has been minimal.
  • We moved from a project based agency to a retainer based agency and it has made all the difference.

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

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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

SharpSpring More Information