SharpSpring

Affordable marketing automation for all business sizes

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SharpSpring Overview

What is SharpSpring?

More than 1,400 digital marketing agencies and 6,000+ businesses worldwide have chosen SharpSpring as their marketing automation partner. Since 2014, SharpSpring has helped marketers to automate workflows, drive more leads and convert those leads to sales. With its competitive pricing and robust platform, the company has gained significant market share from industry leaders in the short time since its inception. Its robust feature set includes behavior-based email marketing, native or third-party CRM integration, social media management tools, visual workflow builder, dynamic forms, buyer personas, landing page builder, blog builder, universal CMS compatibility, and integration with hundreds of applications.

SharpSpring is typically a fraction of the cost of other marketing automation alternatives.

SharpSpring Overview

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SharpSpring Features

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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 3 others, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

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SharpSpring - Campaigns
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SharpSpring Reviews

SharpSpring Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
444

Very good
152

Average
34

Poor
6

Terrible
14

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,6
92% recommended this app
Anna F.

SharpSpring user for 4+ years

We really are able to do so much more with our marketing. We can see the interaction of clients with our marketing as a whole, not just off of one campaign. We can trigger emails and actions based on their behaviors which is very beneficial.


Don R.

Functional Middle Market Software

Overall, I'm very happy with my expereince with SharpSpring. I think it is a functional tool that is easy to use and it feels good to have check lists and to do's that are easy to set up.

I like using this software.


Julio A.

The day I went all in on Marketing Automation

I use it daily for my company in prospecting and lead generation - love it


Chris F.

Review

Started out fine until we realized that all the report data within SharpSpring was false. We understand that data accountability is an issue in the marketing automation industry as a whole, but SharpSpring is especially terrible at this. The fact that upper management in IT recognizes that email report data is different between what's in SharpSpring email reports, what's in SharpSpring Life Of The Lead, and what's in the exported email report excel list and subsequently admits that none of it is entirely correct is beyond me. The software is meant to provide genuinely insightful feedback to track user activity and potential conversions, however, the development team.


Max P.

Great Marketing Automation Software Alternative for Agencies

The onboarding experience was easy and helpful. They helped convert our old database into ready to import SharpSpring csv. Once we were onboarded the team helped us implement other features. As previously stated, their live chat and support is so far unmatched by any other CRM tool i've used.


Anna F.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

SharpSpring user for 4+ years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/31
Review Source: Capterra

We really are able to do so much more with our marketing. We can see the interaction of clients with our marketing as a whole, not just off of one campaign. We can trigger emails and actions based on their behaviors which is very beneficial.

Pros

Being a Partner for 4+ years has allowed us to grow with them. When they were a startup, we were able to really see the changes the partners were requesting and the software has come a long way. They really value their Partners (agencies).

Cons

Sometimes SharpSpring likes to release new features, while they need to also work on continually improving their existing features.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Don R.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Functional Middle Market Software

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I'm very happy with my expereince with SharpSpring. I think it is a functional tool that is easy to use and it feels good to have check lists and to do's that are easy to set up.

I like using this software.

Pros

I love using this software on a daily basis and using it to manage my leads. As a salesperson, it is challenging to find a CRM that actually works for you, not where you have to work for it. I like the ease of use with the kanban boards as well as the marketing automation for drip campaigns.

Cons

The mobile app is inoperable and not relevant. Sometimes the search feature is challenging to use- sometimes you need to use the companies name, sometimes you have to use the contacts name. When working in the drip campaigns you have to be really specific about which dates you select.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Julio A.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The day I went all in on Marketing Automation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/08
Review Source: Capterra

I use it daily for my company in prospecting and lead generation - love it

Pros

I got my first taste of marketing automation with Hubspot and Marketo when I worked for someone else. So when I went shopping around for what I could offer my clients, I was pretty careful. You read all the reviews and you still worry. Well when I decided on Sharpspring I couldn't have been more pleased. Ease of use and value for the Bang it has been great. Like in all new things to you, I had my moments in the wilderness, of I am not sure what i am doing moments: Sharpspring was always there with support & training. I recommend you give them a try.

Cons

Like in all software platforms you have engineers that need to do something. So from time to time they would switch around the dashboard. But it was always for a good reason (inhindsight)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Chris F.
Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Review

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/22
Review Source: Capterra

Started out fine until we realized that all the report data within SharpSpring was false. We understand that data accountability is an issue in the marketing automation industry as a whole, but SharpSpring is especially terrible at this. The fact that upper management in IT recognizes that email report data is different between what's in SharpSpring email reports, what's in SharpSpring Life Of The Lead, and what's in the exported email report excel list and subsequently admits that none of it is entirely correct is beyond me. The software is meant to provide genuinely insightful feedback to track user activity and potential conversions, however, the development team.

Pros

Marketing automation features are very helpful.

Cons

- There is no escalation process for customer support requests that are above a customer support reps expertise
- Email report data is BS and one of the heads of IT at SharpSpring admitted it. The report data within SS differs from the data exported; the excel file has duplicate headline titles with different meanings/data; email data is shit - we sent test emails internally and didn't open them and it shows we opened them 3 times in SS and 4 times in the exported report
- Life of the Lead is the most valuable data within SS and yet you cannot automate based on any of it
- Life Of The Lead duplicates email "opens" and "clicks" based on how many people are in the chain, giving a false view of engagement from customers
- Email clicks are a load of BS - it shows that emails were opened and every link clicked within 10 seconds of sending because of spam bots/filters. SharpSpring doesn't filter this data out, so we can't tell the difference between what's real and what's not. "Can't we export the excel sheet and do that filtering ourselves?" Nope - as stated before, one of the head IT guys at SharpSpring validated our concerns that the excel email report is indeed, shit data. None of it is usable
- Rather than creating a backlog of needed updates and releasing them as a batch update on non-business-hours, SharpSpring product development teams push updates during work hours, breaking crucial functionality for 3+ hours/week, leaving our sales staff twiddling thumbs and complaining.

Response from SharpSpring

Chris, we're so sorry to hear about the experience and issues you've had with SharpSpring. We thoroughly appreciate that you have expressed specific concerns and hopefully we have the opportunity to regain your trust. I know the team is actively looking into these issues, but if there's anything additional we can do in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

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Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Max P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Marketing Automation Software Alternative for Agencies

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

The onboarding experience was easy and helpful. They helped convert our old database into ready to import SharpSpring csv. Once we were onboarded the team helped us implement other features. As previously stated, their live chat and support is so far unmatched by any other CRM tool i've used.

Pros

The software is easy to use and is constantly being updated with new features. Within our first year of using the tool, at least 4 new features were rolled out, all of which were useful. Their live support is great. They are thorough and they followup. There have been several instances where the team has followed up after the fact to check in and see if additional support was needed

Cons

I would love more training. The videos are good and useful, but would love more virtual webinars or if being a partner allowed for more 1-on-1 type training. I also wish some of the CRM fields had more customization instead of being default/standard.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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SharpSpring Pricing

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Value for Money
4,6/5
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SharpSpring Features

SharpSpring Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
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Additional information for SharpSpring

Additional information for SharpSpring

Key features of SharpSpring

  • A/B Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anonymous Web Visitor Identification
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automatic Lead Distribution
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Behavior-Based tracking
  • Business Analysis
  • CRM Integration
  • CRM, Database Management
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Chat
  • Click-Through Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Content Library
  • Content Library, Trackable Assets
  • Content Repository
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Custom Lead Scoring
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Analysis
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drag-and-Drop Customizable Pipeline
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Dynamic Content
  • Dynamic Forms
  • Dynamic Lists
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Integration
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Event Triggered Email
  • Forms Management
  • Image Library
  • Landing Page Builder, Landing Page Templates
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Scoring
  • Life of the Lead - Contact Activity Timeline
  • Market Segmentation
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multiple device recognition & tracking
  • Open API
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • ROI Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders & Notifications
  • Robust Reports & Analytics
  • Rules Engine
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Reporting
  • Sales Tracking
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Shopping Cart Integration
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management, Content Calendar
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Tracking Features
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Visitor Targeting
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Workflow Builder
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor, Email Templates
  • Web Forms
  • Workflow Management

Benefits

Utilize SharpSpring’s built-in CRM, or leverage the open API and universal CMS compatibility to integrate with a third-party CRM of your choice.

SharpSpring's all-in-one system has dynamic forms, a landing page builder, blog builder, natively integrated social tools, and behavior-based email marketing.

Go beyond outdated email service providers by sending relevant content to the right lead at the right time. Leverage after-the-click tracking, notifying sales people to take action at the right moment.

SharpSpring forms allow you to build, reorder, and customize fields through a smooth drag-and-drop editor. Most fields are auto-completed for returning visitors, and SharpSpring’s progressive profiling feature allows you to collect more information on your leads as they engage with your forms over time.

Track all sales opportunities starting from creation to close with a high-level view of the entire pipeline. SharpSpring’s pipeline is customizable so you can mold it to fit your sales process.

SharpSpring analytics provide relevant and accurate data for better decision making and a clear understanding of your return on investment. Even better, ROI can be broken down by individual campaigns.

The powerful rules engine eases the process of marketing automation. With visual workflows, it’s easy to engage leads at various points in the buyer’s journey and customize each user experience.

The open API and PieSync and Zapier integrations help to connect hundreds of third-party applications with SharpSpring, along with keeping the user data safe and secure.

SharpSpring FAQs

SharpSpring FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SharpSpring.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SharpSpring offer?

SharpSpring offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact SharpSpring for pricing information

Q. What are the main features of SharpSpring?

SharpSpring offers the following features:

  • A/B Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anonymous Web Visitor Identification
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automatic Lead Distribution
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Behavior-Based tracking
  • Business Analysis
  • CRM Integration
  • CRM, Database Management
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Chat
  • Click-Through Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Content Library
  • Content Library, Trackable Assets
  • Content Repository
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Custom Lead Scoring
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Analysis
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drag-and-Drop Customizable Pipeline
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Dynamic Content
  • Dynamic Forms
  • Dynamic Lists
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Integration
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Event Triggered Email
  • Forms Management
  • Image Library
  • Landing Page Builder, Landing Page Templates
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Scoring
  • Life of the Lead - Contact Activity Timeline
  • Market Segmentation
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multiple device recognition & tracking
  • Open API
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • ROI Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders & Notifications
  • Robust Reports & Analytics
  • Rules Engine
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Reporting
  • Sales Tracking
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Shopping Cart Integration
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management, Content Calendar
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Tracking Features
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Visitor Targeting
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Workflow Builder
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor, Email Templates
  • Web Forms
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of SharpSpring?

SharpSpring has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SharpSpring support?

SharpSpring supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does SharpSpring offer?

SharpSpring has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SharpSpring support mobile devices?

SharpSpring supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does SharpSpring integrate with?

SharpSpring integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, Accelo, LeadsBridge, LiveAgent, OptinMonster, PieSync, Pipedrive, ProjectManager.com, Teamleader, amoCRM

Q. What level of support does SharpSpring offer?

SharpSpring offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base, FAQs