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Cvent Event Management

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Score 8.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Network

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Cvent Event Management

We run our standard conferences through Cvent Event Management, but we also do our sponsorship sales, service award pin sales and legislative day appointment requests through Cvent. We mapped out those “events” to match their items to the sections in Cvent (i.e., A sponsor package is an admission item, the items that make up the package are sessions, etc.).
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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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Cvent Event Management

  • Request for Proposals - our third-party sourcing agent gathers the information that we provide in a Meeting Request Form so they know exactly what we need in a property. We are able to see the top properties based on our criteria in real-time through their portal. No more sending Excel sheets back and forth!
  • The invitation process is streamlined, and in conjunction with dynamic reporting, offers key stakeholders the information they need. The automation of reporting and metrics is more accurate than doing it manually and is also much faster.
  • Integration - we currently use the CrowdCompass mobile app which offers seamless integration with Cvent.
  • Budget - all key stakeholders are able to view our budget categories for each event and at the end of the event, have access to the actual expenses.
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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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Cvent Event Management

  • When setting up registration sites, the navigation is somewhat clunky. Although the new Flex registration site is better than the classic, there are still inefficiencies that need to be placed on the roadmap.
  • Unable to upload documents to the registration site. We would like to post a departmental approval request for potential attendees but this is not possible.
  • Entering agenda items requires manually adding each line; there should be a way to quickly upload and amend agendas.
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Likelihood to Renew

ACTIVE Network

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Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.3
Based on 13 answers
Historically we cannot find another product that offers the flexibility and usability that we need for our staff and our clients.
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Usability

ACTIVE Network

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Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.3
Based on 6 answers
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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Support

ACTIVE Network

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Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 6.7
Based on 4 answers
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

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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Cvent Event Management

Below is a listing of other event management products that I reviewed. There are a LOT of them. What I found was that each had a niche audience or market that they were focused on. While this is helpful and each works very well for that market, Cvent offers a flexibility in event creation, look, and general offerings to be a suitable management tool for a MUCH wider variety of events. All of the products below were also more expensive once all the bells and whistles were added in to the proposals. And while Cvent often seems like the big green monster eating up all the competition, the fact that I can log in to one location and do every part of the event as I need when I need and not remember a host of separate event tool names and log ins is a HUGE help.Products reviewed: -Swoogo-Bizzabo-Eventbrite-Hubilo-EventsAir-Whova-EventBase (just for event apps)
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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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Cvent Event Management

  • Easier training.
  • More organized reporting.
  • Most customization with HTML emails.
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