Likelihood to Recommend
Well suited for sessions and events information with the exception of large white space areas when viewed. Depending on how your organization is set up the only "less appropriate" area for us would be the actual accounting side, but that is because our accounting department prefers to maintain invoices, etc out of their own system. However, the invoices provided by A2Z does aid them when the are reconciling to their own system
One thing you need to watch is if your source of content puts out 50 articles a week, it may be too much to automate. You can adjust how many posts get shared per day and there's a limit on the free account. I recommend choosing content sources that publish no more than 5 times a week.
- Very easy for the exhibitors and the attendees to navigate the floor.
- It looks very crisp and is easy to print.
- The online exhibitor search field is awesome - so easy for our attendees to map out who they want to visit.
- The support team is very responsive and the training opportunities are flexible.
- Coming from software where I had a huge amount of access to the "backend", it would be nice to be able to manipulate areas of the Exhibit Floorplan a little easier with regard to items like tables, chairs, stages, etc. Maybe add some icons that could be pasted into the floorplan for faster success?
- The agenda within A2Z does not give you the ability to host on your own conference site.
- The agenda view is sometimes perceived as being too long, there's a lot of extra "white space".
- Support of the product was a bit hit and miss. Some of the functionality I enjoyed that made me sign up in the first place like the ability to repost a tweet by clicking on it was taken away suddenly with no explanation. Although it was sort of replaced with EverQueue.
- The interface was glitchy at times especially around creating categories and timings for bulk post scheduling. Eventually worked around it to make it work for me.
- No phone app was a major disappointment as I find lots of stuff to post from my mobile.
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Problems are quickly worked out with their support. I haven't had any issues except in the initial setup, and their support folks walked me through it.
A2Z is so much better than ExpoCad. It is easy for the exhibit sales team to use and it is easy for the attendees and vendors to use. Pulling the program book is a cinch now. I don't understand how people still use ExpoCad?!
Buffer and Dlvr.it don't compare as apples to apples, but there are areas where one is better than the other. For price and automating social media posts, Dlvr.it is better, but for content curation I've found Buffer to be easier.
Return on Investment
- Positive - it provides one place from which primary players in the conference could pull information. A2Z maintains consistency and lowers the discrepancy issue when everyone tries to keep their own little database.
- Positive - Time Saver.
- No negative that I can recall.
- Just on the amount of time it saves.
- Set up and you're done.
- LinkedIn, however, disconnects itself every 3 months and you need to log in to reconnect it. But that's so with all 3rd party tools. It's a LinkedIn thing.
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Entry-level set up fee?