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ACTIVE Network

8 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

Brown Paper Tickets

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Network

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Brown Paper Tickets

For non-profits running free trainings, Brown Paper Ticket is great because there are no fees for using the service for this, whereas most other event registration software charges a per transaction fee. I wouldn't recommend it if you are hosting a conference or other event where there are breakout sessions that you need to register people for.
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Pros

  • 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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  • Hard copy tickets. They make it very easy to customize and order hard copy tickets for your events.
  • Ease of event setup.
  • Good customer service
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Cons

  • 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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  • Accounting Reports. They are not very concise.
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Alternatives Considered

I've not come across other things like ACTIVE Network. I was first introduced to it when I ran a half marathon that used ACTIVE Network to track participant progress. Since that time, I've used ACTIVE Network to read articles about training and running. It is a great tool for anyone interested in fitness.
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I have used Bloomerang's event management option, which is not very easy to use or pliable when it comes to customization.Evite - not professional enoughRegonline - not very user friendly and the fees are a bit high.Qgiv - Very easy to use and has great reporting. However, there is a fee to use it for free events.
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Return on Investment

  • Great user interface
  • Great features for participants and spectators
  • Great information for training athletes
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  • Brown Paper Tickets has given us a free and easy to use option to register people for free trainings which has helped us cut our costs for these types of events.
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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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Brown Paper Tickets

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