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A2Z

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A2Z

2 Ratings
Score 9.5 out of 101

Cvent Event Management

75 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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A2Z

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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Cvent Event Management

Cvent is useful for meetings and events taking place in one location, one set of dates. Several of our internal clients have asked for a registration site that allows invitees to choose between different locations and dates (a series of educational trainings) but this has not been possible. We have found Cvent helpful in managing session registration for some of our larger programs, though the session selection page and reporting options are limited. The system's ability to set session capacity limits, limit session registration to certain registration types, and prevent attendees from selecting the same session in different time slots or overlapping sessions, has been very helpful.
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Pros

  • Tracking from year to year - history provided on the Exhibit side is huge and helps when you have new people working within the platform.
  • Ability to replicate certain areas from year to year which is a huge timesaver.
  • Templates! Templates are huge timesavers, but you still have the ability to brand them and change them if needed.
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  • Great support available - I am able to pick up and call their support, which I do so regularly. They are friendly and they help fix your problems easily.
  • Their survey functions and capabilities are great - it allows you to create surveys, personalised messages, locked/private surveys and certificates.
  • Easy to use dashboard and system on their end. I am able to create webpages and survey designs on HTML to reflect the branding I want.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Their email marketing function needs to be more robust and offer dynamic email marketing that caters to mobile devices. This isn't a drag and drop, unlike MailChimp.
  • Cvent is very functional as a technical platform - you need HTML skills to design better looking surveys and pages; or else things look very basic.
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Although there is always room for improvement, Cvent is used by a great percentage of meeting planners and provides access and exposure that is vital to succeed in our business.
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Cvent event management software really is the best source for us when researching venues for events. The site is current with all of the new venues which makes me confident that I am giving the most up-to-date information to my clients. We may not always use the RFP services, but I am glad to know that it is there should we ever need it.
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Their staff is knowledgeable about the product and at times, take the initiative to go a step further to recommend a better way do certain tasks within the program.
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Alternatives Considered

I've used Map Your Show, as well as ExpoCad. Each has their own redeeming qualities, and the success of A2Z is also based on the support you receive from the provider. Customer Support and being assigned to one support team player from A2Z has been huge and we have greatly appreciated it.
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Cvent is mostly a survey/event program, and their email marketing functions are secondary. Their email system isn't as robust as other email systems such as MailChimp or eDialog. We use Cvent to support our survey functions, so it is good to marry both needs of surveys and email marketing.
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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.
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  • We do not sell tickets to any of our events, so it is difficult to determine to ROI. I will say it has made my job a lot easier!
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A2Z

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Cvent Event Management

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