Brown Paper Tickets vs. Dryfta

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brown Paper Tickets
Score 6.6 out of 10
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Brown Paper Tickets is an event registration solution built to provide customers with a marketplace to sell tickets without fees. Additional features include mobile ticketing, social media integration, and built-in customer relationship management (CRM) capability.N/A
Dryfta
Score 3.0 out of 10
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Dryfta is and event platform that is comprised of a free suite of applications that are designed to collect event data and measure event ROI, sell tickets, build event websites, launch mobile apps, engage and network attendees, retrieve and manage leads for exhibitors with a unified CRM, segment attendees and create email campaigns, create shareable real-time custom reports and more.N/A
Pricing
Brown Paper TicketsDryfta
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Brown Paper TicketsDryfta
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Brown Paper TicketsDryfta
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Brown Paper TicketsDryfta
Likelihood to Recommend
Brown Paper Tickets
For non-profits running free trainings, Brown Paper Ticket is great because there are no fees for using the service for this, whereas most other event registration software charges a per transaction fee. I wouldn't recommend it if you are hosting a conference or other event where there are breakout sessions that you need to register people for.
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LandsharkLabs
I can't provide a scenario where Dryfta could be well suited. I guess it's a matter of delivering what has been promised on time, and without having to invest thousands of hours in extra work, as it was in our case. If it worked properly it could be a good tool for any conference.
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Pros
Brown Paper Tickets
  • Hard copy tickets. They make it very easy to customize and order hard copy tickets for your events.
  • Ease of event setup.
  • Good customer service
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LandsharkLabs
  • It has a lot of functionalities (website and administration) all included in the same platform. If it worked properly, it allows you to organise a conference paper-free.
  • Help desk responds quite quickly
  • They consider making improvements when asked for.
  • It’s not too expensive.
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Cons
Brown Paper Tickets
  • Accounting Reports. They are not very concise.
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LandsharkLabs
  • Multilingual issues. Although it is advertised as multilingual, it didn’t really work as such. The many issues that popped up throughout the conference preparation were fixed little by little at a cost in time, from help desk emails and to struggles with the unfriendly UX.
  • Admin pages reloaded every time you clicked on a button (their developers seem to ignore Ajax technologies). It was time-consuming and required constant page searches.
  • Inflexibility in many of the supposed functionalities it offers.
  • Certificates were not modifiable nor custom when we had to send them (it was solved months after the conference finished when we were surprisingly contacted by the help desk).
  • Problems with the size of images to be displayed on the site, very small fonts and limited options to display content. We had to hire a professional developer in order to get a graphically consistent and presentable website.
  • Very poor mobile version. Too big margins, unreadable text, endless text blocks and lists, distorted pictures, etc.
  • Issues with the ordering of the authors’ names for different proposals (authorship being so important in research).
  • Fixed, inflexible fields in the contact sheets, speakers info, and so on.
  • Special character issues (due to Latin characters and other types used in linguistic research).
  • Not being able to include links in the HTML editor due to Dryfta's inadvertent decisions to block them.
  • Only one Superadmin user allowed to access the full functionalities of the platform, so we had to share it (consequently not knowing who did each action).
  • Problems with the generation of reports and the high complexity of their interface.
  • Some issues on the mandatory anonymity. The double-blind review process not fully respected due to unclear user info and options, with other issues coming up on the go such as unwanted info in automated notifications and messages in the Welcome dashboard.
  • Not being able to use the other payment methods on the platform because they were incompatible with the conference country.
  • Missing information and time wasted when creating events for sessions with info that already existed in the server that randomly failed to be selected. These issues were reported even with video proofs (help desk didn’t believe us), and were never solved. We had to repeat the same processes again and again, never knowing what was going on
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Support Rating
Brown Paper Tickets
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LandsharkLabs
It was quick, that's all we can say. Quite a few times they sorted out the problems and issues. But, sadly, sometimes their answers were useless and irritating (not addressing the problem or simply ignoring it, "passing the buck"). In some cases, they pretended the problem didn't exist and we had to send them videos as proof. No response to that.
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Alternatives Considered
Brown Paper Tickets
I have used Bloomerang's event management option, which is not very easy to use or pliable when it comes to customization. Evite - not professional enough Regonline - not very user friendly and the fees are a bit high. Qgiv - Very easy to use and has great reporting. However, there is a fee to use it for free events.
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LandsharkLabs
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Return on Investment
Brown Paper Tickets
  • Brown Paper Tickets has given us a free and easy to use option to register people for free trainings which has helped us cut our costs for these types of events.
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LandsharkLabs
  • The overall performance was okay in the end, but it was due to our team's commitment and effort. Without that extra work, the results would have been awful.
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ScreenShots

Dryfta Screenshots

Screenshot of This is a screenshot of the CRM. We keep improving our platform so this might become outdated at a later time. Please check Dryfta's website for latest features.Screenshot of This is a screenshot of the Attendee Dashboard. Each attendee gets a dashboard to manage her/his contacts collected at the event, own profile, tickets, abstracts submitted (for academic conferences) etc.