Azur Systems vs. Webex Events (formerly Socio)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azur Systems
Score 7.1 out of 10
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Webex Events (formerly Socio)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Webex Events (formerly Socio) gives event professionals event tech to power every stage of the event planning & execution process.N/A
Pricing
Azur SystemsWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azur SystemsWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azur SystemsWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azur Systems
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.6
10 Ratings
3% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.710 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Azur Systems
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
9.4
9 Ratings
14% above category average
Calendar integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Meeting initiation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integrates with social media00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Event registration00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Azur Systems
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.0
8 Ratings
0% below category average
Live chat00 Ratings7.98 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Q&A00 Ratings7.98 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Azur Systems
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.7
7 Ratings
1% above category average
User authentication00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Confidential attendee list00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Azur Systems
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.6
8 Ratings
3% above category average
Branding options00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Attendee list export00 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
Azur Systems
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Ratings
Webex Events (formerly Socio)
8.2
9 Ratings
2% above category average
Registration, RSVP, and ticketing00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Livestreaming00 Ratings7.98 Ratings
Audience engagement00 Ratings7.99 Ratings
Event recording00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Virtual booths00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Networking00 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Event analytics00 Ratings8.48 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azur SystemsWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(60 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azur SystemsWebex Events (formerly Socio)
Likelihood to Recommend
Azur Systems
I would highly recommend Azure machine learning design for those with less access to high-end computing infrastructure, as using Azure saves a lot of time, money, and effort by providing a hustle-free platform that is easy to use and train your employees on. On the other hand, if you are looking for complete control of the machine learning model you create and would like to add detailed functionalities and try different algorithms, then Azure is less suitable here as it’s very high level.
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Cisco
WebEx Events is a great tool for hosting both an event website and an onsite event app. If you are looking to integrate an on onsite and online event, they have this capability, as well. The staff is always very helpful and I am able to get answers to my questions in a timely manner
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Pros
Azur Systems
  • Leverage machine learning as a service.
  • Accelerate machine learning with best-breed algorithms.
  • Support remote working with cloud-based services.
  • Creation of compliant and secure machine learning applications.
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Cisco
  • It has quite a few optional and customizable features that can be utilized.
  • It's easy to integrate your existing tools like Zoom, YouTube, Vimeo, and streaming services.
  • It's flexible in the way that you upload content in that you can enter things one at a time on the website, or use a spreadsheet to upload a larger amount of content.
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Cons
Azur Systems
  • Limited storage for those using the free version.
  • Limited number of machine learning algorithms.
  • Because of its high-level design, it doesn’t give the developers much control as you don’t write much code in to do what you exactly want.
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Cisco
  • Sometimes I feel like it uses too many resources and makes my computer go slower
  • Chats of the webinar dissappear by default, but sometimes important info is shared and could be nice to have the option to save it
  • The quality of the video gets chosen by webex by default, sometimes maybe it would be nice to get the option to fix manually what's the minimum quality you want. Just to not talk with pixels
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Likelihood to Renew
Azur Systems
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Cisco
Of course something could happen to our orgs ability to put on a conference or Socio could fundamentally change their product or their customer service - but barring any magor shift there is nothing that is even close to competing for our attention here.
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Support Rating
Azur Systems
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Cisco
Socio (now WebexEvents) is one of two products I use that gets customer service right. Not only can you get an answer from an actual person quickly during business hours - but if you are asking after hours, you know the response will be waiting for you in the morning. Not only are they fast, but they are also smart about their products and customers. There is very little back and forth trying to explain the problem I am having, or the new way I am trying to use their product, that may even be novel for them.
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Alternatives Considered
Azur Systems
It’s fierce competition, but Azure as a Microsoft product is more stable and performs better than Amazon AWS since all of our machines are built on Microsoft Operating systems. Azure provides a pay-per-minute service, unlike AWS, which provides a pay-per-hour service. Azure allows direct linking to exist cloud storage that we already use at our institution, such as OneDrive. Azure has a friendly and easy-to-use interface that staff and students are already used to working with other Microsoft products.
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Cisco
We have used multiple virtual event platforms in the past, as well as trialed several. We ultimately decided on Webex due to the aesthetics of the website, the incredibly easy build-out process, the 24/5 support, the user-friendly front-end interface, the multiple ways to monetize sponsorships, and ultimately... the price. The value for what you get is incredible compared to other platforms.
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Return on Investment
Azur Systems
  • Reduce energy consumption caused by GPUs.
  • Saves on recycling and transporting costs and maintenance caused by buying high-end equipment.
  • Improve productivity as building products using Azure is easier than building everything up from scratch (e.g., machine learning and AI applications).
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Cisco
  • User retention has increased by 25% with the help of Webex Events
  • Lead retrieval at events is made very simple, thereby saving a lot of time for us
  • Session tracking gives us a lot of valuable insights, helping us understand our users better
  • Lead location tracking is present which helps us segment our audience better
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ScreenShots

Webex Events (formerly Socio) Screenshots

Screenshot of the Webex Events (formerly Socio) Video Room: Attendees can chat, join topically based discussion rooms, set-up 1:1 video meetings, and connect from anywhere.Screenshot of the Webex Events (formerly Socio) Data Dashboard: From high-level attendee engagement analytics to drill down sponsor ROI metrics, Socio’s Data Dashboard offers insights to see what’s working (and what’s not) in real-time.Screenshot of the Webex Events (formerly Socio)  Lead Retrieval feature: So sponsors and exhibitors can capture leads with enriched data by scanning attendees’ QR codes and exporting them straight to their CRMs.