CrowdCompass vs. Cvent Onsite Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CrowdCompass
Score 8.4 out of 10
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CrowdCompass is an event management software system offered by Cvent.N/A
Cvent Onsite Solutions
Score 9.4 out of 10
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AllianceTech is now Cvent Onsite Solutions. The product promises to help you deliver efficient, engaging, and measurable onsite experiences, regardless of the size or complexity of your meeting or event. Featuring check-in and badging, attendee tracking, lead capture, reporting and analytics, mobile event apps, and social amplification display.N/A
Pricing
CrowdCompassCvent Onsite Solutions
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrowdCompassCvent Onsite Solutions
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CrowdCompassCvent Onsite Solutions
Considered Both Products
CrowdCompass
Chose CrowdCompass
We currently use both. Both products are similar in the way we need to use them. The reason for using both is for the two different registration platforms they each are connected with.
Chose CrowdCompass
We primarily utilize Crowd Compass due to Cvent integration. We are a robust user of Cvent, which makes Crowd Compass very easy to build out and have all the registration information for attendees.
Chose CrowdCompass
There were 2 apps that got an "A" grade, CrowdCompass and Follow Me. CrowdCompass's finance model was more tolerable as a vendor fee than the revenue-share model for Follow Me. All of the others had significant deficiencies by comparison.
At the time, CrowdCompass was one of …
Chose CrowdCompass
CrowdCompass works together with them in a seamless fashion.
Cvent Onsite Solutions

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Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
CrowdCompassCvent Onsite Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(103 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.4
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(54 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CrowdCompassCvent Onsite Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Cvent
I am highly likely to always recommend Cvent Onsite Solutions based on the positive experience I have had with them. I have had an amazing experience overall with the entire Cvent platform and all of their offerings. The support team is awesome and extremely knowledgeable. This is the type of software that offers customers the cutting edge to excel
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Pros
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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Cvent
  • Allows a smoother process for attendees
  • Allows our staff more time to focus on other onsite tasks during the conference
  • Shifts to more of a digital process rather than relying on paper/by hand check ins
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Cons
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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Cvent
  • Pricing. If we can get lower pricing, we can use for more events.
  • Buying our own on-site kits vs having Cvent team needing to be onsite.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Cvent
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Usability
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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Cvent
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Reliability and Availability
Cvent
Have not had any issues with availability
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Cvent
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Performance
Cvent
Have had no issues
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Cvent
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Support Rating
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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Cvent
The person onsite can be hit or miss. We have had a few really wonderful support technicians that came prepared, were helpful, and jumped in where needed. We have had others that sat back, didn't offer advice or best practices tips, and were not pleasant to work with. It's very hit or miss.
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Online Training
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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Cvent
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Implementation Rating
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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Cvent
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Alternatives Considered
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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Cvent
My organization also uses the Cvent Event Management platform. We did try using another platform called "STAR" which had very limited offerings compared to the Cvent Onsite Solutions. STAR did not have a user-friendly layout nor was it easy to digitally manage our events. Maybe the STAR platform works better on a smaller scale, but we are a large organization so it simply wasn't efficient for us
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Scalability
Cvent
works great no matter what type of program or how many people attending
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Cvent
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Return on Investment
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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Cvent
  • It allows our organization to lower overtime pay to employees who needed to stay at the registration area
  • Allows us to allocate our resources to other functions that bring in revenue
  • Pre-conference time usually wasted on pre-packing is now freed up to focus on more important functions within our organization
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