Likelihood to Recommend
CrowdCompass was the best part of
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
just rolled out their virtual event hub though, so for virtual and hybrid events that are employing the
family of tools, I would probably say CrowdCompass is unnecessary.
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It's perfect for hosting any kind of event like a conference, expo, webinar etc. But for our tradition, we always had the parties after the official part of the offline event, of course, it is not possible virtually.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review There was no opportunity to rebroadcast the session from Streamyard, but we mentioned it to the support team and this function was added Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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.
Read full review Usability
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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Have not had any issues with availability
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Have had no issues
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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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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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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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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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works great no matter what type of program or how many people attending
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Read full review We reduced the cost price of the event due to making it virtual and also because there was no sense in printed materials, the program and catalog were perfectly arranged inside the platform We had more attendees because nobody needed to go out of the house to be a part of the event We avoided the chaos in meetings between clients and exhibitors/speakers. We never used a scheduling system before, but we realized how important and comfortable it is Read full review