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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Certain Event Automation Software

Certain is very well suited for any type of event or tradeshow that require specific fields from registrants and an automated email sequence to keep them engaged.It's less appropriate for one-off events, since setting up those pages can be quite complex if you're used to the types of Eventbrite/Sympla. If you don't really build event pages regularly, I'd recommend a software that's more simple, which should address what you need.
Marina Aleixo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Eventbrite

We're a nonprofit organization so we have a very lean time, labor, and money so the super easy self-explanatory nature makes it easy for our team to admin an event. The simple UI [of Eventbrite] keeps our focus on the event and avoids any headache-inducing tech hurdles. There're just enough user roles to handle multi-staffer admin.A less appropriate situation is an event that is huge in complexity with a custom workflow and processing which Eventbrite's not built to handle in-house such as multi-step registration, multiple item and category all-select options during registration, multi-event type (not just physical or ticket but virtual goods tracking), more HootSuite-like social media refinery, etc.
Richard Chen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Certain Event Automation Software

  • Easy to use and create
  • Easy to pull reports once event has been sent to attendees
  • Great way to gather a lot of information
Courtney Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Eventbrite

  • Event management--providing a detailed description of the event (date, time, place) plus details of the event (speakers, topic, sponsors, etc.)
  • Registrations--provides enough details about people who register, and tools to manage those registrations (add people manually who didn't pre-register, cancel orders, check-in of attendees)
  • Event promotion--events created using Eventbrite can be found by searching Eventbrite for local events
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Certain Event Automation Software

  • Dashboards: It's quite important for leadership to get a visual of what their event registrants look like (with graphs, for example). Now, Certain does not present a feature to create dashboards, so we have to export their reports and create our dashboards ourselves.
  • UX when setting up an event: Now this can be quite complex, as it's not as easy to use or intuitive. Many different tabs with many different sub-items can present a confusing experience for newcomers when building an event.
Marina Aleixo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Eventbrite

  • I'd like to see Eventbrite add more customization to the event page layout. It would be nice to be able to differentiate our event through more specific design.
  • I've had occasional problems with email formatting in the Eventbrite email builder. It would be nice to have a slightly more trustworthy builder.
  • Other than those two things, I think Eventbrite does exactly what it needs to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Certain Event Automation Software

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Eventbrite

Eventbrite 7.7
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We have for all the aforementioned reasons in the review such widespread satisfaction across all user types with no viable competitor at this value that we continue renewal for the foreseeable future.
Richard Chen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Certain Event Automation Software

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Eventbrite

Eventbrite 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Great platform with so many incredible features. It streamlines workflow, communication, messaging, and analyzing data. I know of no other platform that can do what Eventbrite can do for the price or user-friendliness. They also offer great support for new users and integrate well with other platforms (i.e., social media and Sched).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Certain Event Automation Software

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Eventbrite

Eventbrite 8.1
Based on 29 answers
I haven't yet needed to contact customer support, but the information provided next to the various features has been exceptionally helpful. This info is located just to the right of most options, and it provides answers to frequently asked questions. At this point, that information has been enough to keep me from having to contact anyone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Certain Event Automation Software

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Eventbrite

Eventbrite 10.0
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Just jump in, don't over thinking it, doing it will net the very few basic questions you'll have. There's not much complexity so one doesn't need to plan as if moving a canal. It's as simple as can be.
Richard Chen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Certain Event Automation Software

My company selected Certain and continues to use Certain because it is quick, easy, and efficient. We create up to 20 registration links a year and Certain allows us to create templates to copy and create annual event links very fast. I also love that there is someone there to speak to if I ever need assistance
Courtney Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Eventbrite

My "go to" for event registration has always been Constant Contact because they don't charge additional processing fees above the standard transaction. If it's a more basic event where I just need to capture name, email, and payment, I'll continue to use Constant Contact over Eventbrite. However, if it's more complex and requires marketing, I would choose Eventbrite.
Ashley Correll, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Certain Event Automation Software

  • Certain helps to deliver a great customer experience, since it facilitates automatic email delivery and your company can keep them connected well before or well after an event.
  • Certain presents a wide variety of reports, which perfectly addresses any request for visibility coming from your organization.
  • Certain's configuration settings are quite complex, so our newcomers are not comfortable using the software at first.
  • In case you need a more visual representation of your audience, Certain, unfortunately, does not generate dashboards.
Marina Aleixo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Eventbrite

  • A dedicated URL for each event has been easy to use for tying events to editorial content, promotion and marketing.
  • For ticketed events, it has been an easy -to-use system without requiring a lot of training on a complicated technology. It is also competitively priced for transaction management.
  • Whether we have discovered any Eventbrite users via the Eventbrite site promotion, we appreciate it as a recommendation of our event for like-minded event attendees.
Patrice Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Certain Event Automation Software

Pricing Details

Certain Event Automation Software

General

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

Eventbrite

General

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

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