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Score 7 out of 101

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.
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Spokal

For current Wordpress users Spokal is outstanding and highly recommended. For clients who don't already have a Wordpress blog it's a bit tricky as I need to first sell the benefits of using Wordpress in order to get them on board, but in all honestly I would recommend Wordpress anyway, it just slows the process down having to design and install Wordpress before we can get started.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
Spokal
8.2
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
Spokal
8.2
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
Spokal
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
Spokal
8.2
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
Spokal

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
Spokal
9.1
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
Spokal
9.1
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
Spokal

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
Spokal
8.6
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
Spokal
8.2
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
Spokal
9.1
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
Spokal

Platform & Infrastructure

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

Pros

7Sheep

  • Sporadic mailings to my clients via the e-mail campaign feature. I create personlised HTML emails with the visual editor and schedule them to be sent during the day when I am on the road.
  • After initial contact with new clients I setup a series of timed emails to stay in contact. Based on flags I have in the system they are automatically adjusted.
  • Existing clients get automated emails after certain events like visits or deliveries.
  • I often get in touch with support to ask for best practice examples and they are always helpful.
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Spokal

  • Comprehensive set up process with prompts along the way letting me know what I need to do next
  • Excellent SEO guide for blog posts so I know all important areas are covered
  • The twitter builder feature has delivered tons of new followers relevant to my business and target audience
  • Stress free content creation with the confidence that my content will be shared across the major social networks
  • Built in data capture tool
  • Built in image sourcing
  • Automatic publishing
  • The calendar feature allows me to schedule sharing across social media and edit each update on the fly
  • Analytics data showing how my content is performing and growth patterns as a result
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Cons

7Sheep

  • I know that they are working on a simpler way to send a test e-mail to yourself. This will streamline my activities as well and I look forward to that system change (which was suggested by a client. I have also suggested improvements which have been implemented.)
  • I miss an easy unsubscribe feature (like you get in MailChimp). Overall, 7Sheep's system is more flexible (good) but that does make it more complex to split up (not so good).
  • Setting up the SPF record in our DNS system was flexible and easy but for DKIM integration we had to contact the 7Sheep support. They do not check or show the necessary records in the tool. Customer service was great, though, so not a very big problem, just a bit of a nuisance.
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Spokal

  • The ability to download or export the data as a report
  • Integration with other blog platforms other than Wordpress
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Likelihood to Renew

7Sheep

7Sheep 8.2
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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Spokal

Spokal 9.3
Based on 6 answers
It is an excellent, solid product that is improving all the time. Its a no brainer. Customer service to date has been outstanding. Chris has answered all my questions. Its simple to use but brings a lot of intel to you
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Usability

7Sheep

7Sheep 7.0
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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Spokal

Spokal 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Spokal takes away some of the complexity and noise that Wordpress has. Offering a separate login and dashboard to allow a user to create blog posts, check on backlinks, see ranking keywords, social engagement and tracks visitors/ contacts. Spokal provides a lot of functionality that would typically require the purchase of several products e.g. Hootsuite, SEO Moz, SEO pressor, Hubspot. What I really like is the content calendar. I simply drag and drop of my blog posts into my calendar to post to twitter, linkedin and facebook. This is an easy way to repost evergreen content and build my following on twitter. The twitter builder is constantly looking for relevant profiles and conversations based on my defined criteria. The tool automatically likes the twitter user which drives traffic to my sight and actually helps me find followers and potential influencers. This product is ideal for people new to internet marketing or small business owners who don't want to be overwhelmed by the effort to learn, manage and run several tools or wordpress plugins. I have been with Spokal since the start and I continue to be impressed by the support and raft of new functionality being added.
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Support

7Sheep

7Sheep 8.2
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
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Spokal

Spokal 9.3
Based on 3 answers
When we starting using Spokal some WordPress related publish issues occurred. Spokal support did great in solving these issues and was not just pointing to the WordPress version and a bug. WordPress released a new version fixing that bug a day later. All other support requests were handled with high speed and with full satisfaction.
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Alternatives Considered

7Sheep

Better integration in our workflow and in our own application.
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Spokal

Spokal combines the most important and vital functions you need when running a WordPress based website. While the other tools overlap with some functionality they don't do all at once. I love to get hints and new blog content advice by Spokal and the scheduling possibilities combined with the social integration is just amazingly valuable.
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Return on Investment

7Sheep

  • It allows me easier onboarding for my users.
  • I get less support requests.
  • I can manage emails and forms/questionnaires in a single application.
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Spokal

  • Much faster build on our Twitter audience
  • The rest is still too early to say. Just started using the product about 6 weeks ago.
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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

Spokal

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Spokal Editions & Modules

Spokal
Edition
Starter
$491
Essentials
$992
Team
$1693
1. per month (1 user)
2. per month (3 users)
3. per month (5 users)
Additional Pricing Details

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