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7Sheep

24 Ratings

Spokal

10 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Spokal

10 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

I think 7Sheep is especially important for organizations who need flexibility in translating and adapting their communications for an international target group. Being able to send out mailings and set forms up in multiple languages is very useful and in some cases necessary. Also, 7Sheep is great if you want to track how people are responding to your mailings. For example, do they open the mailings? If so, what do they click?

Spokal

If you don't use WordPress, Spokal is not really a good fit. If you're using WordPress I haven't come across a better solution so far. Spokal is offering some mail automation but it's not replacing a full blown marketing automation solution like HubSpot or Pardot. On the other hand it's not possible to replace Spokal with any marketing automation tool I'm aware of.

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

  • 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.
  • Provides an intuitive and logical interface, the likes of which are hard to find
  • Has created a streamlined path from creation or curation to publication and distribution that is both easy to implement and easy to track.
  • Has made it incredibly easy and pain free to get support, discuss requests for possible upgrades, and more.

Cons

  • Initial password for the account is sent by e-mail and then changed when the account has been created. Would be nice to be able to create our own password from the start.
  • Would suggest to create the API token on request rather than have it automatically included in the account.
  • The “save” and “cancel” buttons on the very bottom are an unusual placement that you need to get used to.
  • There really isn't anything I'd improve on right now. It's solid and simple, exactly as it should be.

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!
Spokal9.3
Based on 6 answers
There isn't anything else out there that I feel I can stand behind.

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.
Spokal8.2
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.

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.
Spokal9.3
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.

Alternatives Considered

I didn't evaluate the products.
With all it's strengths engaged, its most valuable asset is that it's just SIMPLE!

Return on Investment

  • Saving time with my event being able to create auto-messages and also all of the badges.
  • Using templates I set up very easily with the template editor has given a more professional look and I have been complimented on it.
  • I get a lot more responses to my messages now that I send them out with the personalisation. We also are able to save a lot of time without using the mail merge in word and Excel.
  • More engaged Twitter following
  • We procured a client because of our blogging & Spokal's platform to marketing the blog posts on social media

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