Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bizzabo
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Bizzabo’s event management platform powers immersive in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences for brands. The Bizzabo Event Experience OS is an open platform for Event Experience Leaders to manage events, engage audiences, and activate communities. Bizzabo was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York and Tel-Aviv.
$14,999
per year
Hopin
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Hopin is an online events platform from the company of the same name in London, that provides tools for virtual events, or hybrid events, like ticketing and registration, limitless event rooms, an expo hall, chat, and networking, as well as event branding and attendee engagement tools. Integrations with online registration tools - such as Cvent, Marketo, Pardot, Eloqua, and Eventbrite add event registrations to Hopin. Hopin also provides a mobile that app that supports video networking, real…
$83.25
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$83.25
per month
Growth
$667.00
per month
Business
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Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBizzabo offers Enterprise and Agency pricing. Its pricing packages are based on the number of events, the number of attendees, selected features, and the level of support requested per event.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Bizzabo
Chose Bizzabo
We chose Bizzabo over Hopin based on some capabilities, but mainly because we had team members who were already familiar with the system.
Chose Bizzabo
We have enjoyed our experience with Bizzabo better than the other platforms we have used. The website capability and easy of setting up a stream is great. The only thing that I thought PheedLoop did better was their integration of Zoom. Outside of that Bizzabo has a better …
Chose Bizzabo
Price model at the time
Chose Bizzabo
Many platforms offer different features but for us it went down to cost, efficiency, and an easy to use for our team.
Chose Bizzabo
Bizzabo is a clear leader and more sophisticated than other event management platforms out in the marketplace right now. Unlike others, they continue to invest in the tool and have pretty good support. They have a decent amount of turnover within their sales and CSM …
Hopin
Chose Hopin
Different use cases really - Hopin was more suited to what we wanted to do
Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
BizzaboHopin
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(39 ratings)
8.8
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BizzaboHopin
Likelihood to Recommend
Bizzabo
Bizzabo is well suited for marketing and event teams that don't have a dedicated web developer to build event sites. The platform is intuitive and easy - it allows my entire team to build and edit our events sites. It also allows us to keep our entire event program hosted on one platform (webinars, virtual, hybrid, and live events).
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Hopin
Hopin is very suitable for large events involving 100+ people where there are only a couple of people speaking. You can have a bunch of features such as networking and all in all, is quite a professional experience to use. For smaller groups, It takes too much effort to set up and isn't worth using over Google Meet or Zoom.
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Pros
Bizzabo
  • Bizzabo makes setting up registration for an event very simple. You can make it more complex if you require that, but if you only need to capture basics and payment, it is easy to set up.
  • Making a custom event website is also very easy. There are a lot of widgets build in with content you might need, such as Speakers. While it takes a little bit of use to figure out how it works, once you know the basics, creating a multi page website with all your event info is super easy.
  • Creating custom ticket types and promo codes is full of options and it’s easy to allow many different options for purchasing tickets. From expiring ticket types to tracking promo codes, you can allow people to buy tickets with unlimited options (early bird, sponsor discounts, etc.)
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Hopin
  • Awesome for managing several sets of panelists
  • Very easy to manage event attendees
  • Love the chat functionality during the events, enabling the audience to connect with each other
  • Hugely simple for anyone with little tech knowledge to design and run an event
  • Cost effective for the volume of events we run, where we need scale and quality
  • Live streaming an event is also very well catered for
  • Branding across the platform is simple to implement
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Cons
Bizzabo
  • Integration with Teams / Teams Webinar.
  • The ability to customer calendar invites. Multi-day events fill the calendar morning till night from start to finish.
  • Easier access to speaker/moderator tools. Access to live sessions as a speaker right from the agenda page.
  • The ability to have multiple agenda items go to a single stream or to automatically push users from one agenda stream to the next for each session.
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Hopin
  • The biggest hangup we've encountered is from guest speakers who need to join us on either tablets or smartphones. Hopin doesn't play well with mobile devices for onscreen guests.
  • I'd like to see the broadcasts in vendor booths be recordable in the way broadcasts in the sessions or on the stage are.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bizzabo
No answers on this topic
Hopin
We most likely will, but with such a high annual renewal rate, we are forced to look at alternative solutions yearly when that license fee comes due
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Usability
Bizzabo
Bizzabo is extremely user friendly. The website builder is very simple to use and can creative some astounding looking websites, with no technical know how. The setup of the account, adding users, managing events and user access to events, as well as creating events from scratch or from existing "templates" (actually just standard events that we set a far off date from and copy as a template) is very simple, but powerful as you can pick and choose exactly what to copy over. It is also a very user friendly platform for the attendees and speakers (both for virtual events and physical events for speakers as the speaker, and partner, portal is very simple to use and can be custom created for the exact specifications you need).
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Hopin
I'm a pretty tech-savvy person but I still feel that Hopin was pretty user-friendly even for those of you who are less tech-savvy. Great thing is, you can play around and test the platform with the free version which allows you to get familiar with it before committing to the paid. I learned most of it on the free version which then made me more confident when deciding to use the paid version. Not only did it help me on the setup side, but it also proved to me that this was what we needed to do what we needed to do.
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Support Rating
Bizzabo
Support is always quick to respond. However, some issues are out of their hand, and in these cases, it is a laborious process to then submit a suggestion for how to improve the product. However, where they can rectify an issue, support has gone above and beyond to deliver and do so efficiently and in a friendly manner.
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Hopin
For the most part you're able to get a response from a support person within a few minutes, but there was a stretch when Hopin was reshuffling its staff that it sometimes took 24-48 hours, which is too long. However, as long as the staff remains stable - which seems likely - then its Support team is usually quite responsive.
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Alternatives Considered
Bizzabo
Our team looked at other potential solutions to our virtual shows but ultimately ended on Bizzabo. The security that Bizzabo offers with its customer support team and reliable platform drew us to them. The features provided have allowed us to put on great shows for our clients. They are also actively updating the software keeping it fresh.
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Hopin
We were with a company before Hopin - we explored elsewhere due to cost. Pros were design and custom look. We moved to Hopin, it was innovative at the time, although the design wasn't strong the features were. The majority now have the same features. So we did leave Hopin for another platform again because we wanted a custom look, and we were preparing for hybrid. Hopin wasn't ready. We soon realised other platforms we came across are complex, difficult to use. We left and came back to Hopin.
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Return on Investment
Bizzabo
  • Since we have only used Bizzabo for a year we are still learning and figuring out the nuances of it but I would say that one thing it has done is impressed our current clients which makes them want to continue to work with us.
  • We hope to use Bizzabo as a tool to recruit more clients i the future
  • It has cut a third party out of the system as we have our own dedicated platform to use and do not have to rely on a separate agency to use a different platform.
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Hopin
  • Without Hopin, it would have been impossible to host an event at the scale and user interface that we did, with the staff limitations we have. Hopin enabled us to execute a very high standard with limited resources. For example, before Hopin, we could only attract about 100-200 attendees. With Hopin, we 3x our registrations and attendees.
  • The data collected from their system on attendees allows us to more accurately speak to our target market based on their tracked habits during the event.
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