BuzzCast vs. CrowdCompass

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuzzCast
Score 9.1 out of 10
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BuzzCast supports flagship events for clients such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Uber, Fiserv, Carnival, The World Travel and Tourism Council, and AES. Crafted specifically to handle the needs of top tier production companies and their enterprise clients, BuzzCast is focused on three core pillars: Scalability Security Service Built from the ground up on the newest AWS Serverless…N/A
CrowdCompass
Score 7.0 out of 10
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CrowdCompass is an event management software system offered by Cvent.N/A
Pricing
BuzzCastCrowdCompass
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBuzzCast offers an annual subscription based pricing model. Calculations are based on number of attendees, numbers of event and rehearsal days, streaming usage and level of production support you require. Our suite of leading edge features are yours to utilize for the duration of the annual license.
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User Ratings
BuzzCastCrowdCompass
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(9 ratings)
8.0
(103 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(10 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(34 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuzzCastCrowdCompass
Likelihood to Recommend
BuzzCast
BuzzCast is great for large, complex online events - especially during the pandemic when it's been hard or impossible to gather folks in person. If you only need a smaller group of 5 or 10 people, BuzzCast is probably overkill. Once you have lots of people / multiple sessions, or want to capture and save presentations for later, you'll want to start looking at BuzzCast.
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Cvent
CrowdCompass was the best part of Cvent each time I used it, from the ease of use to the customer service and handholding. I would recommend it for anyone using Cvent Event Management for an in-person event. I know Cvent just rolled out their virtual event hub though, so for virtual and hybrid events that are employing the Cvent family of tools, I would probably say CrowdCompass is unnecessary.
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Pros
BuzzCast
  • The BuzzCast platform was excellent in every way.
  • The platform is sleek and easy to use, both the backend and the UX.
  • The entire team at BuzzCast is supportive and works hard to make your event a complete success.
  • Building and deploying the conference was made easy by the expertise and hard-working BuzzCast staff.
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Cvent
  • Provides attendees with their personalized schedules at their fingertips.
  • Facilitates networking through the ability to set appointments and send messages with other attendees, and inspires competition with The Game and Click challenges.
  • Gives attendees the ability to view handouts, take notes and download the information to their personal computers when they get back to their offices.
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Cons
BuzzCast
  • Within the platform it would be great to have direct access to make edits changes (I believe this functionality is in process)
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Cvent
  • Last year, the gamification did not allow much customization, which was a shame. I hope that by the time I am ready to build my 2020 app, this function has been expanded
  • The app to upload/edit push notifications was only available on iPhone so I had to have another team member handle that seems I have an android phone.
  • Emails (invites, etc.) often go to junk.
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Likelihood to Renew
BuzzCast
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Cvent
We have been using CrowdCompass for 3 years and it has all of the capabilities and functionality that we need, it's easy to use, and Cvent is always implementing new features and enhancements to keep up with the latest trends and technology.
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Usability
BuzzCast
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Cvent
It is very easy to use as everything is very intuitive. Configurating an app does not take too much time at the end, especially as soon as you already have done one as you can dupplicate the entire content. This is very practical when you use the app for annual events. Also few elements are not updatable once the app is published. Of course you can't change the entire design and the security settings which is a good thing anyway, but the entire content can be updated which allows you to publish your app quite early in advance to boost the engagement without having to wait to have everything in your hands (for instance the speakers bios or abstracts). Plus by adding more content regularly it encourage your audience to come back also regularly to check what is going on before the event.
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Reliability and Availability
BuzzCast
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Cvent
Have not had any issues with availability
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Performance
BuzzCast
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Cvent
Have had no issues
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Support Rating
BuzzCast
No answers on this topic
Cvent
Once we paid for our apps, I felt like I was left to learn on my own. There are plenty of Help articles available, but no training sessions. I'm a visual learner and having to poke around and use trial and error to build the apps took way too much valuable time away from other parts of my job. It was frustrating and I brought it up with my CrowdCompass contact, but was told that they don't provide any training sessions and if I had questions I should refer to the Help articles or call support.
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Online Training
BuzzCast
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Cvent
Our training team walked us through the first set up which really helped me to learn where everything is located as well as all of the features available
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Implementation Rating
BuzzCast
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Cvent
Don't wait to register with Apple and Google. You can do a lot of prep work prior to setting up CrowdCompass for integration.
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Alternatives Considered
BuzzCast
BuzzCast platform has the most amount of features that our events require (public chat/private chat, breakouts, auto-scrolling agenda). The entire platform is built and designed so that it's intuitive for our viewers and they are shown exactly how to operate the platform in under a minute. The quality of the stream is superior. The BuzzCast team is great to work with and are true partners who are all solution-oriented.
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Cvent
Easier to use interface that directly links with our Cvent registration system. We switched due to this integration, the gamification improvements, the benefits for on-site check-in and session selections, and ease of design/use for our builder team. We have especially enjoyed the New Attendee experience over the look/interface of our previous apps
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Scalability
BuzzCast
No answers on this topic
Cvent
works great no matter what type of program or how many people attending
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Return on Investment
BuzzCast
  • BuzzCast enabled one of my clients to deliver an investors' meeting that resulted in a $10 billion increase in market cap
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Cvent
  • Positive - CrowdCompass has allowed us to eliminate paper programs thus saving thousands of dollars in printing and labor
  • Positive - the ability to send push notifications when there is a change to the schedule is something a paper program could never do
  • Positive - adoption rates have been so high we are looking into using the program for more and more events
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ScreenShots

BuzzCast Screenshots

Screenshot of custom landing page for long time clients The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges eventScreenshot of Adding eCommerce capabilities to your BuzzCast exhibitor booths or being able to accept donations at your annual fundraising gala is just one of many many features we offer.Screenshot of BuzzCast offers a wide range of 3D rendered exhibitor booth options. Booth attendees can do things like join a video meeting or demo, schedule a meeting on the booth owners calendar, fill out check in forms for lead generation, visit websites, check out special offers & more.Screenshot of BuzzCast's Watch Party feature!!  enough said.Screenshot of custom 3D exhibitor hall entrance lobby's are a spectacular addition to any event. BuzzCast's talented in-house designers can create magic virtual environmentsScreenshot of Public chat. Private chat. Emojis. Likes. You'll like it!