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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.
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RegPack and the RegPack Customer Service team have just been awesome! We work in a very niche market, and RegPack has assisted us in providing a complete service to our clients in an attractive and user-friendly way. And, where and when we do hit speed bumps, RegPack's team has always been at the ready to hold our hands and walk us through. They are super helpful, super responsive, and proactive at every step.
Read full review Pros Easy to use and create Easy to pull reports once event has been sent to attendees Great way to gather a lot of information Read full review Provides e-signature Provides terms and conditions. Easily add multiple sessions with time, date and required paperwork. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Waitlists - this part of the system doesn’t work like we are used to BUT Regpack is working with us on how to fix it and make it work for us. Payment Method - users can’t change their payment methods on their own. Read full review Usability
It can be time consuming to start a new project, however it's nice that you can duplicate a project and edit from there. I think that while some of the setup takes a while, once it's running smoothly it's definitely worth the cost and time and will pay for itself quickly.
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There is no way to speak to a human representative, and that sucks. E-mail support is effective but takes 24 hours to respond. That can feel like a L O N G time when there is a problem that needs attention.
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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
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We have [switched] to league magic which is built for sports management.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Our ROI has been totally positive with RegPack. While it is not the cheapest option on the market, it's $$ to quality is second to none. We have been particularly impressed with the level of assistance that we receive from their team—any and every question, query, doubt has been addressed, and a solution has been found. Read full review ScreenShots