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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • A2Z Events is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

A2Z Events

95%
2 Ratings
8.5

GiveSmart

85%
95 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

GiveSmart

82%
2 Ratings

Usability

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

GiveSmart

89%
94 Ratings

Availability

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

GiveSmart

91%
1 Rating

Performance

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

GiveSmart

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

GiveSmart

85%
94 Ratings

Online Training

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

GiveSmart

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

GiveSmart

82%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

A2Z Events

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

GiveSmart

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

A2Z Events

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
Becca Sheppeard | TrustRadius Reviewer

GiveSmart

I find GS to be extremely helpful for our large event, managing over 200 guests and their purchases and donations. We have not used it for smaller events, because it hasn’t seemed worth it due to the fact that our people like to register by mail and directly through the website. I have not found a quick and seamless way to correlate that information, so I have not made that leap. We do hope to utilize the platform this year for the first time to do online peer-to-peer fundraising. I know it is something they do, but we have not used it yet.
julie gundlach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

A2Z Events

  • 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.
Susan Clubb | TrustRadius Reviewer

GiveSmart

  • GiveSmart offers supportive training videos that are easy to share with staff.
  • GiveSmart makes the deposit of funds regularly rather than at the end of an event.
  • GiveSmart is easy to use for event participants.
  • The cost vs. benefit ratio is not preventative, and is a competitive product.
  • The customer service has been terrific!
Cindy Paullin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A2Z Events

  • 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".
Becca Sheppeard | TrustRadius Reviewer

GiveSmart

  • I can't always reach someone immediately for service and have had to leave a message and wait for a callback
  • My personal account rep often takes several days to respond to emails
  • The display page has limited design options in format, font, text size, color, etc.
  • An attendee cannot order themselves if they want to pay by check. An organization should be able to decide if they want to take the risk instead of only allowing the administrator to purchase by check. If our users could choose a check option and we could verify receipt of the check, this would be much better for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A2Z Events

General

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

Starting Price

GiveSmart

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

A2Z Events

No score
No answers yet
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 8.2
Based on 2 answers
For us, we have a very dissatisfying donor database solution right now, but we have built the hacks we need in order to manually integrate data we pull out of GiveSmart with the system. None of us are trying to reinvent that particular wheel, so for now, until the organization decides to upgrade the useless database we've been saddled with, we are satisfied to maintain our GiveSmart subscription. Might this change if we acquire a more sophisticated donor solution? Maybe. But we will also be looking for options that will integrate smoothly with GiveSmart. What we like about GiveSmart, we really like.GiveSmart is great at what it does really well, namely event management. Yes, they need to address the inflexibility issues that make customization and some report features particularly frustrating, but for our organization the benefits are outweighing the drawbacks at this time. Their customer service is top-notch, and they have done an admirable job of creating an extensive Help section and responsive Support department that can assist with how-to's for various tasks within the system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

A2Z Events

No score
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 8.9
Based on 94 answers
As mentioned before, easy to use, great training videos, and excellent customer service. The app was very user-friendly as well. Most people had nothing but positive feedback on the end-user side of the platform. Clear instructions on how to bid for items were clearly explained as well. Even if you had to cancel a bid it was quick and efficient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

A2Z Events

No score
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have had GiveSmart for over 2 years now and haven't had any instances where the program wasn't available during working/event hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

A2Z Events

No score
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No answers on this topic

GiveSmart

GiveSmart 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We haven't had any issue regarding performance or reliability with GiveSmart. We don't integrate it with any other software so that issue isn't relevant. The pages load quickly and reports are completed almost as soon as you hit the "run" button. Overall, the system works as designed and is pretty quick when people use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

A2Z Events

No score
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 8.5
Based on 94 answers
I have found that whenever I have had a question or problem I have been able to get support either by phone or online. I appreciate that the support is always very responsive and knowledgeable. They are always patient with my questions and make sure I get the answers I need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

A2Z Events

No score
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 8.2
Based on 1 answer
GiveSmart provides great training videos on their system. Not everything is covered with their videos but their support staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I would have given them a ten but not everything is covered in their videos and sometimes you have to find the right word to search for in able to find the right training video.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

A2Z Events

No score
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We just made the change using the band-aid approach. In other words, we just went for it and taught the users how to do it at our first event and went from there. 90-95% of people haven't used a mobile bidding software so most everyone was on the same stage of knowledge so implementing it was easy as people didn't have to re-learn anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A2Z Events

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?!
Susan Clubb | TrustRadius Reviewer

GiveSmart

We were looking into using OneCause, then realized that GiveSmart is very comparable and we were already using the platform. Current participants would then would not need to set up a new user profile for our upcoming events. We had not been taking advantage of the full potential of GiveSmart, and with our largest event of the year coming up in the Fall as in-person, we will be exploring all that GiveSmart has to offer.
Dawn Larkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

A2Z Events

No score
No answers yet
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GiveSmart

GiveSmart 9.1
Based on 1 answer
For what GiveSmart is designed to do, the software works excellently. We haven't found something GiveSmart cannot do when it is used as designed. However, when GiveSmart is tried to be used as a total CRM, it doesn't do that but that is okay as it wasn't designed to be a total CRM but rather a mobile bidding software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

A2Z Events

  • 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.
Becca Sheppeard | TrustRadius Reviewer

GiveSmart

  • Switching to a virtual auction instead of an in-person event increased our fundraising efforts. We were able to receive bids on items from people throughout the country - not just those at a physical event.
  • Our fundraising revenue increased. Donations increased as people were able to donate with credit card via the event website.
  • As more staff members at our school have learned about the GiveSmart event creation, it has helped improve internal efficiency. We are able to work remotely or in the school building on the same projects via the GiveSmart platform.
Jennifer Florek | TrustRadius Reviewer

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