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Score 8.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Network

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Aventri (formerly etouches)

eTouches seems to be well positioned to serve those needing event registration for small groups up to large conventions. Events with multiple sessions are very well organized and allows the planners to monitor registration and attendance with ease. One issue we have run into is the ability to give a discount to a specific registrant who signs up a group of individuals. We continue to work for a solution to this.
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Pros

ACTIVE Network

  • I like the appearance of the booking confirmations - it is more visually appealing.
  • The booking module is fairly simple and user friendly.
  • It works with our campus financial system and allows the system to take payments for bookings, which we cannot do with EMS currently.
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Aventri (formerly etouches)

  • Manages class size limits very well.
  • Provides information for hotel booking and transfers so that all this information is in one record.
  • Unlimited number of pages for the website is invaluable - we looked at other programs with only 4 pages for the website and that just isn't enough for our clients.
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Cons

ACTIVE Network

  • I really like the look and feel of ActiveNet Reporting, but it isn't extremely customizable. Maybe there is something I am missing, but other employees have shared that same feedback.
  • It would be nice to have the system synchronize with other software we use. (EMS, StarRez, etc.) When planning conferences, we currently have hotel guests and registration that we would like to share information for through each system. Currently it is just double data entry.
  • Would like to be able to add more resources and details to a room booking and have the corresponding departments be notified of the order/track inventory.
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Aventri (formerly etouches)

  • The transition to the new platform has taken some time to get everything functional, but they are working on it and update us regularly.
  • Reporting has vastly improved!
  • eSeating uses Flash which doesn't work on iPads... this can be a problem.
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Alternatives Considered

ACTIVE Network

I would continue using ActiveNet over EMS only because it connects and talks back to Banner, which EMS currently lacks. Otherwise I am not sure I would choose it over anything else as the functionality isn't quite the same as the competition.
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Aventri (formerly etouches)

eTouches was selected for the integrated package, lower cost per registrant, no limitations on web pages, availability of exhibit sales module. It can handle the complexity of our client programs very easily. eTouches tells us we are "power users ;-)".
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Return on Investment

ACTIVE Network

  • Not sure yet.
  • It is newer to me and my department.
  • Double data entry which is just extra man hours.
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Aventri (formerly etouches)

  • Helps us offer online registration immediately for new clients - this has helped us secure new business.
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Pricing Details

ACTIVE Network

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Aventri (formerly etouches)

General

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

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