Cvent Event Management vs. Eventzilla

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cvent Event Management
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Cvent is a cloud-based enterprise event management company with nearly 4,000 employees and over 300,000 users worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, email marketing, and attendee engagement. Cvent's suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling…N/A
Eventzilla
Score 8.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Eventzilla provides a free management and registration solution targeted for organizers of any size. This solution allows users to host free events at no charge. However, for paid events, there is a $1 flat fee per attendee. The solution can be used for conferences, fundraisers, classes, festivals, parties, concerts sporting events, networking events and more.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree forever to register and set up events Free forever for free events $1 flat fee per attendee for paid events No margin on credit card processing fees which are payable directly to the payment gateway.
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Features
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Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.2
41 Ratings
1% below category average
Eventzilla
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Responsive Design for Web Access8.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application8.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.137 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.2
38 Ratings
0% above category average
Eventzilla
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Calendar integration7.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media7.826 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.820 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows8.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Event registration8.738 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.4
33 Ratings
5% above category average
Eventzilla
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Live chat8.427 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling8.232 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A8.432 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.0
40 Ratings
7% below category average
Eventzilla
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User authentication7.938 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list8.234 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.4
44 Ratings
1% above category average
Eventzilla
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Branding options8.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation8.327 Ratings00 Ratings
Attendee list export8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
7.9
47 Ratings
2% below category average
Eventzilla
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Registration, RSVP, and ticketing8.643 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing7.945 Ratings00 Ratings
Livestreaming8.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience engagement7.836 Ratings00 Ratings
Event recording8.425 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtual booths7.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Networking7.529 Ratings00 Ratings
Event analytics8.244 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent Event ManagementEventzilla
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(290 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(29 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(29 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
5.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(75 ratings)
5.9
(2 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
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Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Cvent
Cvent Event Management has streamlined our processes, allowing a
small staff to manage our events effortlessly. From event set-up through
feedback, the software integrates all elements, reducing duplication of effort.
Our contact database tracks our membership, allowing us to charge the
appropriate registration cost and send event emails based on registration type.
Using the Attendee Hub App, we have eliminated the paper program and
communicate instantaneously with our attendees. Printing the badges onsite has
allowed us to keep registration open longer and gain more attendees.
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Eventzilla
If you are an organization who is hosting a ticketed event such as a concert, a block party, a 5k fun run, or anything that may require a pre event registration / ticket purchase, this product could potentially be very useful for you! My Fraternity used Eventzilla's product for our last four events including a concert, a 5k run, and 2 golfing tournaments! Using this tool, we were able to raise significantly more money than we had from previous events. Additionally, this product was exceptionally useful for the 5k because of the amount of information we needed to collect through the registration form prior to the event. Using the Eventzilla forms, we were able to discover participants' age, gender, t -shirt size, # of registrations, phone #, email, name, etc. and provide them each with an excellent, personalized experience.
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Pros
Cvent
  • Registration platform can handle nearly any need.
  • Event websites are easy to build and support customization.
  • Support is available in multiple formats should you run into issues.
  • There is a large user community where you can reach out for ideas and help.
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Eventzilla
  • Managing registration and attendees.
  • Creating landing pages, registration pages and promoting them.
  • Automates waitlisting and approvals.
  • Live streaming and polling.
  • Internal in-built payment processor.
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Cons
Cvent
  • Allowing more in depth paths for registration questions (i.e. drill-down questions as needed)
  • Hotel widget does not model in a user-friendly way, allowing for customer confusion and cumbersome work-arounds
  • Flex Email customization widgets need to integrate into the emails more smoothly and be able to customize to have the same look, feel, font of the written text. At this time it does not allow for the same level of customization.
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Eventzilla
  • Customization features for emails could be improved since most are automated reminders.
  • Sometimes too difficult to create a simple event with loads of choices available. Many times we simply want to create a normal event without much hassle.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cvent
We are very pleased with the features that Cvent gives us. The ease of use and the immediate support when something does stump us. Cvent provides us with everything that we need to run a successful event. The only reason I did not Rate Cvent as a 10 is the cost
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Eventzilla
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Usability
Cvent
Overall, Cvent Event Management is a highly usable platform, with a user-friendly interface and a wide range of features and tools to help plan, promote, and manage events. The platform is designed to be intuitive, allowing users to easily navigate and access the various features and functionalities. One of the key benefits of Cvent Event Management's usability is its high level of customization. The platform offers a range of customization options, allowing users to tailor the platform to their specific needs and branding. This can include custom registration forms, event websites, email communications, and more. Additionally, Cvent Event Management provides robust data analytics and reporting, enabling users to gain insights into attendee behavior, event performance, and ROI. The platform also offers real-time reporting, which can be particularly useful during an event, allowing organizers to monitor attendance and event progress. While there may be a learning curve for some of the more advanced features, overall, the platform is highly usable and intuitive and we have had positive experiences with the platform's usability, citing its ease of use, customization options, and comprehensive feature set as key benefits.
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Eventzilla
As, stated before, the only thing that I found to be difficult when using this software was pointing an existing domain to the Eventzilla Registration landing page. I followed all of the steps as illustrated and I continued to experience errors when trying to navigate via the domain. I could not get in contact with support and so we chose to use the extremely long Eventzilla domain. This was not a big deal, but it would have been nice to use our own domain that we purchased
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Reliability and Availability
Cvent
Cvent does go down pretty frequently. And while it often doesn't impact day to day use usually, if it does go down at the wrong time, you may not be able to access very important event information when you need it. Usually outages do not last very long, but it could still be a very bad situation if this happens at the wrong moment
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Eventzilla
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Performance
Cvent
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
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Eventzilla
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Cvent
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.
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Eventzilla
Support is adequate, but sometimes has difficulty grasping all of the pieces of a question. Once, I asked for help with a relatively technical integration that we were using to track event effectiveness, and their answer left me wondering if they even understood that the feature I was asking about even existed in their system.
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In-Person Training
Cvent
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
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Eventzilla
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Online Training
Cvent
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
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Eventzilla
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Implementation Rating
Cvent
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.
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Eventzilla
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Alternatives Considered
Cvent
Eventbrite is not able to handle the complex registration forms that Cvent can. It does not collect as much information, cannot produce the save level of reports, and does not allow for multi-leveled and/or multiple registration types within one form. Being able to offer, and compare, those is vital to determining our ROI and event planning efforts. Additionally, Eventbrite does not provide as many customizable options or branding opportunities.
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Eventzilla
Eventzilla is a budget-friendly tool and has a very dynamic pricing model. You only pay for the features you use.
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Scalability
Cvent
We use Cvent for many different clients and events. It's very easy to customize the experience for the event that you need
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Eventzilla
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Return on Investment
Cvent
  • Positive ROI: See which registrants [participated]
  • Positive ROI: See survey results from the feedback survey pushed at or after an event
  • Positive: Helps us lessen time spent setting up an event, emailing, or capturing data for event staff-- which in turn means MORE events!
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Eventzilla
  • We use it for internal events, so mostly our ownemployees join the events. These are usually fun events, so ROI is not expected.
  • Most of the times, we are simply organizing recreational events for our employees, so it boosts the morale of the participants to have a proper organized setup for the events they attend.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Simple online event registration solutionScreenshot of Events DirectoryScreenshot of Our clientsScreenshot of Intuitive and user friendly event dashboard