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
Kaltura
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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Features
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Video Marketing
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Bizzabo
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Ratings
Kaltura
7.5
5 Ratings
Lead generation00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Video personalization00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings5.92 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
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Bizzabo
-
Ratings
Kaltura
7.3
4 Ratings
Integration to Salesforce.com00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integration to Marketo00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration to LMS00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Video Security
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Bizzabo
-
Ratings
Kaltura
8.4
7 Ratings
Video access controls00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
User management00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Video link sharing00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
External video00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Bizzabo
-
Ratings
Kaltura
8.0
6 Ratings
Player customization00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Embedded videos00 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Mobile compatibility00 Ratings6.26 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bizzabo
-
Ratings
Kaltura
6.7
5 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Streaming quality reports00 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Per viewer tracking00 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Per video tracking00 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
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Bizzabo
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Ratings
Kaltura
8.2
7 Ratings
On-Demand video00 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network00 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Video upload & format support00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Video library / File management00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Video portal00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Bizzabo
-
Ratings
Kaltura
7.3
3 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Video comments00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
User Ratings
BizzaboKaltura
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(39 ratings)
7.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BizzaboKaltura
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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Kaltura
Kaltura is an excellent tool IF you have a large library of content. It can be pretty pricey so if you are early in launching an online program you may be better off waiting a few years until you've amassed a large enough catalog to warrant the investment in such a tool. The tool is best purchased by a University or company-wide vs having a single department try to find the budget for it. The unlimited plan pays for itself in most cases if you go this route. Secondly, you must be willing to invest time and resources into on-going training for your faculty and staff, especially for those who wish to create their own media and use the quizzing features.
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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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Kaltura
  • Very easy to use interface for uploading videos or capturing a screen recording. There are very few clicks required to get the media up and running. The video conversion process that happens on the back-end is fast and provides videos in device agnostic formats.
  • Integrates well with other systems, such as our Moodle LMS. This extends the capabilities of the LMS and also allows us to keep video/multimedia content organized in a central location (the KMC).
  • Kaltura can be connected to various processes within your organization. For example, we have a system in place that allows a video lecture in a classroom to be uploaded to Kaltura in a very easy manner.
  • User/role management is very important as some people on campus have more privileges to publish content than do others. We have Kaltura connected to our Single Sign-On solution for authentication and we can assign roles to specific people within the Kaltura software.
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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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Kaltura
  • As it relates to the LMS integration, we would like to see improved workflow. But that may be just as much a Canvas issue as a Kaltura issue.
  • I would like to see the ability to add inline, anchored comments to the video timeline.
  • We are seeing issues with compatibility with certain browsers - especially Chrome. The faster Kaltura can move away from Flash the better.
  • The capture appliance (CaptureSpace Lite) needs to be reconsidered. It's not intutive enough.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bizzabo
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Kaltura
The choice to renew our subscription does not belong to us, though we are able to provide input. We are aware of competitive products who have matured in the past three years, and we are aware now of alternatives to conventional plugin usage (LTI).
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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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Kaltura
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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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Kaltura
The first line support agents seldom are able to diagnose or troubleshoot any problems that we have. These agents simply open support tickets in their system which are escalated to a foreign level 2 support agent which creates at least a day delay between reporting a problem and getting initial feedback. Any back-and-forth questions add at least another day delay.
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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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Kaltura
Kaltura was the best option given the sheer volume of people we needed to support digitally. Others were better in their own regard, but due to limitations in number of attendees or sessions, Kaltura was the best option
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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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Kaltura
  • Managing video content with the KMC has greatly reduced the amount of hours previously needed to manage.
  • User issues ie: uploading video, viewing video has been greatly reduced.
  • Increased user engagement with using video in LMS courses. We currently have 6,929 videos on our system. Last month , 2/1/14, 17,623 videos were viewed at least 75% of the way through.
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