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Score 7.5 out of 100

Cvent Event Management

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Caterease is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cvent Event Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Caterease

75%
3 Ratings
8.6

Cvent Event Management

86%
229 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Cvent Event Management

94%
20 Ratings

Usability

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

Cvent Event Management

72%
22 Ratings

Availability

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cvent Event Management

82%
3 Ratings

Performance

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cvent Event Management

73%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Caterease

90%
2 Ratings
8.9

Cvent Event Management

89%
102 Ratings

In-Person Training

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Cvent Event Management

64%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cvent Event Management

82%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5

Cvent Event Management

65%
13 Ratings

Product Scalability

Caterease

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cvent Event Management

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Caterease

Integration with Microsoft Access - We use Access for a lot of different Queries, such as for our bar back to know the specifics of each bar. Caterease allows Access to pull data directly so all we have to do is run the report instead of entering all the information manually. Same with diagramming, having software like Placez that pulls from Caterease allows for such things as table and chair counts to be pulled directly from Caterease instead of having to place each individual table.
Nick Faulkenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cvent Event Management

Well suited:1. Quick or complex Registration pages for any event, conference or webcast for 10+ attendees allowing for details and confirmations to be presented and details sent 2. Allow for notifications to hold dates for upcoming events 3. Allow for a temperature check in the form of a survey of a group for making decisions, checking needs, etc. (open or blind send) Not as suited:1. Trying to make the wrong Cvent tool for the job at hand. (example, using standard flex registration tool for one on one appointments instead of the appointment tool)
Jenifer Provence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Caterease

  • Quick updates to contracts/files
  • Great integrations available
  • Report generation
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cvent Event Management

  • Complex event registrations with multiple attendee types
  • Widget-based event website and email builder makes marketing quick and easy, especially for users without HTML/CSS knowledge; HTML widget allows for customization for those who want to fine-tune
  • Plenty of custom fields allowed in contact records
  • Clean interface
  • Email automation and filtering capabilities
  • Event registration links to contact record
  • Robust reporting, both standard and custom
  • Responsive and helpful customer service/tech support available via chat
Krysten B | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Caterease

  • It’s a great program, but it’s missing some aspects that would be incredibly useful. It has the ability to store venues and locations that you’ve used in the past, but it doesn’t allow you to associate a tax rate with the saved venue. As our company handles events all throughout Southern California and tax rates are constantly changing, it would be nice to be able to assign certain tax rates to certain zip codes and venues.
  • It can be a little finicky sometimes with its equipment conflict algorithm. There will be events In the system that have been marked as cancelled, yet it will insist that an event I am working on has an equipment conflict with it (even though that event is not going through). It will not let you save out of your event and, sometimes, will end up deleting all your changes and progress, which is incredibly frustrating.
  • I wish there was a way to export PDFs of your proposals without re-saving your entire proposal. Sometimes, clients will ask for two versions of the same proposal with just slight changes, and it’s annoying to have to go in and completely re-do and save the proposal and have to adjust it back to the original.
  • It would be nice if there was a way to see a history of all of the changes that had been made in a proposal, that would be great. Because we often have many hands on each event we do, having a comprehensive list of all the changes made to each proposal and the date and times, and users who made these changes would be an incredible asset.
Gigi Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cvent Event Management

  • Feedback Cross-Event Reporting: I would love to see [Cvent Event Management] add event feedback survey reporting to the cross-event reports. I spend a good amount of time collecting this data manually and manipulating it for a full year of events.
  • OnArrival Application Login: If you make an error logging in 3 times in a row, it locks you out for a good chunk of time. Would like a two-dept verification to avoid.
  • Networking: Before covid, we used to have a good amount of in-person networking opportunities for [Cvent Event Management] users that were free- now it is really only [Cvent] connect for face-to-face events it seems?
Hannah Humke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Caterease

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cvent Event Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 9.4
Based on 20 answers
It's the most fully encompassed, end-to-end event management platform we have been able to find. From sourcing to surveys, RFPs and ROI, Cvent really does do it all. Best of all, you get to pick what products you need, so you won't need to pay for anything you won't use
Kimberly Norton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.2
Based on 22 answers
It does take some time to learn the system and the help articles are not always up to date, but it is also fairly intuitive and once you learn the basics, you can do very complex things without having to learn complex procedures.
Amie Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 3 answers
There have been a few times when the system has gone down in the midst of registration. It can be frustrating but know that it does happen at times
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.3
Based on 3 answers
When pulling reports and it can sometimes lag a bit and that can be frustrating when you are trying to get things done on a timeline
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Caterease

Caterease 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not had to use the support in my over 3 years of using Caterease. This is why I gave it a 9 rating because even though I haven't had to interact with support, the fact that I haven't had to use support speaks volumes to how good the software is and how it is user friendly.
Nick Faulkenberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.9
Based on 102 answers
I have very rarely needed support, but when I did, it seemed that there was an underlying push for a webinar, training session, or multiple phone calls. If I have a question or a need, that should be addressed nothing else.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Our on-site trainer was very knowledgeable in the product and gave us very important pointers on best practices and how to perform tasks in the simplest manner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I have used the webinars and cvent community a lot to gain more knowledge. I am usually always able to find the answers I need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 6.5
Based on 13 answers
It would have been nice during implementation if we had received more pointers on how to organize our parked report folders, libraries, etc. to avoid the mess we find ourselves in today. If we had known ahead of time the limitations we could have planned better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Caterease

I haven’t used too many other events programs in the past – at a former company, we used the back end of our website in order to create events, but Caterease is a lot more user-friendly. Our website wasn’t particularly fancy – it didn’t allow us to conflict check or see if there was another event at the same time. It was used for the sole purpose of posting the information to our system – not for creating full proposals. Caterease is much more effective for what we need to use it for in this context.
Gigi Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cvent Event Management

Our existing relationship with [Cvent Event Management] led us to stick with them when it came time to choose a virtual platform, and it certainly delivered and showed that it had the capability to be the polished, yet simple, platform that resonated best with our audience. The new virtual offering was still going through some growing pains when we used it, but it has the potential to be a major competitor in the virtual event space, and they're already well established in the in-person event management space.
John Voegtlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Caterease

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It is a perfect fit no matter how big or small your event is
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Caterease

  • Has made our team more efficient and be able to have a central place to store all info so everyone can access it.
  • Manually printing BEOs has proven to be incredibly inefficient as they get updated quickly and often times just causes confusion and mistakes.
  • It's nice to be able to generate contracts fairly quickly for clients
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cvent Event Management

  • It allows us to be ahead of our competitors who do not use Cvent - we have a lot more capabilities using Cvent Event Management.
  • It allows for a more streamlined internal planning process with little room for variations from planner to planner.
Madison Spears | TrustRadius Reviewer

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