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ACTIVE Network

8 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

Splash Event Marketing Platform

55 Ratings
Score 8.5 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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Splash Event Marketing Platform

Well suited: Networking events, conferences, one-off events, annual events, really an event of any kind. I'd recommend if you have at least 10 events per year where events is a large part of your strategic engagement initiatives.Not well suited: An event with a complex agenda and concurrent sessions (although I hear this is coming soon). Paid version isn't worth it if you only do a few small events per year.
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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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  • Their support team is very friendly and helpful. They get back to me within a couple of hours and have lots of resources to help remotely.
  • I like being able to check people in on mobile.
  • Their templates make it easy to design something cool. I'm not a trained designer, but using Splash templates lets me create cool invitations that look very well designed.
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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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  • Capability for automated emails
  • Capability to geo-target guests for marketing purposes
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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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The web hosting feature in Splash is by far the best I've encountered.
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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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  • We are not using it for client-facing business, but rather for internal employee-focused events.
  • There has been no effect on ROI, but there's no doubt that it increased employee engagement.
  • Employees love to receive an invite that is custom-made, well-designed, and impressive.
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Pricing Details

ACTIVE Network

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

Splash Event Marketing Platform

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Splash's free product is popular with companies running 1-2 small events that want to try the platform, as well as individuals hosting personal events like birthdays and weddings. Splash for Business is used by companies that view events as an important part of marketing strategy. They typically host, participate in, or sponsor multiple events throughout the year. The Splash team can also develop customized pricing/packaging, depending on an organization's unique needs and goals.