A2Z Events by Personify vs. Webex Events (formerly Socio)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A2Z Events by Personify
Score 6.8 out of 10
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A2Z Events is an enterprise-level event management solution with a full suite of tools required to manage and market expositions and conferences, including built-in integration with in-house accounting, AMS, CRM and CAD systems. According to the vendor, their clients realize improved productivity in back office processes and increased connectivity with membership, CRM and financial databases. Features include online floor plans, event websites, speaker management, matchmaking tools, and…N/A
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Webex Events (formerly Socio) gives event professionals event tech to power every stage of the event planning & execution process.N/A
Pricing
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Pricing Offerings
A2Z Events by PersonifyWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Mobile Capabilities
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A2Z Events by Personify
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.8
5 Ratings
6% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
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A2Z Events by Personify
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Webex Events (formerly Socio)
9.5
4 Ratings
15% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Event registration00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
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A2Z Events by Personify
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Webex Events (formerly Socio)
9.0
3 Ratings
11% above category average
Live chat00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Online Events Security
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A2Z Events by Personify
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Webex Events (formerly Socio)
9.1
3 Ratings
6% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
A2Z Events by Personify
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Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.7
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Branding options00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Attendee list export00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
A2Z Events by Personify
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
9.1
4 Ratings
11% above category average
Registration, RSVP, and ticketing00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Livestreaming00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Audience engagement00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Event recording00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Virtual booths00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Networking00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Event analytics00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
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User Ratings
A2Z Events by PersonifyWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.2
(56 ratings)
User Testimonials
A2Z Events by PersonifyWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
Personify Corp
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
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Cisco
WebEx Events is a great tool for hosting both an event website and an onsite event app. If you are looking to integrate an on onsite and online event, they have this capability, as well. The staff is always very helpful and I am able to get answers to my questions in a timely manner
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Pros
Personify Corp
  • 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.
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Cisco
  • It has quite a few optional and customizable features that can be utilized.
  • It's easy to integrate your existing tools like Zoom, YouTube, Vimeo, and streaming services.
  • It's flexible in the way that you upload content in that you can enter things one at a time on the website, or use a spreadsheet to upload a larger amount of content.
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Cons
Personify Corp
  • 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".
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Cisco
  • Sometimes I feel like it uses too many resources and makes my computer go slower
  • Chats of the webinar dissappear by default, but sometimes important info is shared and could be nice to have the option to save it
  • The quality of the video gets chosen by webex by default, sometimes maybe it would be nice to get the option to fix manually what's the minimum quality you want. Just to not talk with pixels
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Alternatives Considered
Personify Corp
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?!
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Cisco
We have used multiple virtual event platforms in the past, as well as trialed several. We ultimately decided on Webex due to the aesthetics of the website, the incredibly easy build-out process, the 24/5 support, the user-friendly front-end interface, the multiple ways to monetize sponsorships, and ultimately... the price. The value for what you get is incredible compared to other platforms.
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Return on Investment
Personify Corp
  • 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.
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Cisco
  • WIthout socio, I am not sure we could have put on a successful virtual event the past two years. Their tool and level of customer service literary kept our business alive.
  • We heard from multiple attendees that are simply sick and tired of coming to virtual events, however, that socio was the best platform they had used and set us apart from other virtual events they had joined.
  • In a post event survey, 2/3 of our attendees rated the socio platform 4 or 5 stars (out of 5).
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Webex Events (formerly Socio) Screenshots

Screenshot of Webex Events (formerly Socio) Video Rooms: Attendees can chat, join topically based discussion rooms, set-up 1:1 video meetings, and connect from anywhere.Screenshot of Webex Events (formerly Socio) Data Dashboard: From high-level attendee engagement analytics to drill down sponsor ROI metrics, Socio’s Data Dashboard offers insights to see what’s working (and what’s not) in real-time.Screenshot of Webex Events (formerly Socio)  Lead Retrieval: So sponsors and exhibitors can capture leads with enriched data by scanning attendees’ QR codes and exporting them straight to their CRMs.