Cvent Event Management vs. Microsoft Teams

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
Microsoft Teams
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.
$5
per month
Pricing
Cvent Event ManagementMicrosoft Teams
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
per user/per month
Office 365 E3
$20.00
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cvent Event ManagementMicrosoft Teams
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for non profit organizations.
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Community Pulse
Cvent Event ManagementMicrosoft Teams
Considered Both Products
Cvent Event Management
Chose Cvent Event Management
I feel Cvent Event Management provides a more robust platform for keeping all of your event planning tools and content within one centralized platform. My experience of having to bounce from platform to platform only creates more room for error and usually leads to items …
Chose Cvent Event Management
Cvent Event Management is more customisable and has a lot more features than other suppliers. I am able to fully customise the delegates experience, such as emails, website and registration form. The surveys also allow for sub questions which can be very handy if you want …
Chose Cvent Event Management
Since I started in the industry we went from Starcite to Cvent and have not looked back. The benefits and features are unmatched and our company has built a great partner in Cvent. They are the innovators in the industry and we look to them as our partners for our events I do …
Chose Cvent Event Management
We used to use RegOnline. I do not have a lot of experience but we utilized the survey option in that for free registrations. It would be nice if there is a package we could pay for "free" events vs $3.99/registrant.
Chose Cvent Event Management
We evaluated ON24, and while their solution had a lot of good features, it did not encompass enough of the features Cvent Event Management offer to make it comparable. Cvent's support is also top in its league. Over the years, I have seen real growth in Cvent Event Management's …
Chose Cvent Event Management
The comprehensive solutions offered by Cvent Event Management were superior to the other solutions we evaluated. While some of them might have offered a few aspects of what we were looking for, Cvent offered enough to help us keep all aspects of the event with one vendor which …
Chose Cvent Event Management
My first year, we used Google Forms to collect attendee information, which was a painful process. Cvent Event Management took the entire process to the 21st century. The automation features and ease of end-user use played a large factor in our using their product. Plus, our …
Chose Cvent Event Management
CrowdCompass is a feature of Cvent Event Management and they work amazingly together!
Microsoft Teams

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cvent Event ManagementMicrosoft Teams
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.2
41 Ratings
1% below category average
Microsoft Teams
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Ratings
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
Microsoft Teams
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Ratings
Calendar integration7.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media7.826 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.820 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows8.120 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
Microsoft Teams
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Ratings
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
Microsoft Teams
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Ratings
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
Microsoft Teams
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Ratings
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
Microsoft Teams
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Ratings
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
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.1
182 Ratings
10% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.4137 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings6.270 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.8153 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings6.695 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.9174 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.3160 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings6.5111 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.6
191 Ratings
5% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.8190 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.0189 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.4177 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.2104 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings6.9117 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings6.947 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.143 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.8156 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
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Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.3
177 Ratings
11% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.0122 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.4150 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.5152 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.1164 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.5148 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings6.9110 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.153 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings7.9124 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent Event ManagementMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(290 ratings)
8.0
(269 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(29 ratings)
5.4
(9 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(29 ratings)
6.9
(52 ratings)
Availability
5.5
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(75 ratings)
8.3
(113 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(13 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(7 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cvent Event ManagementMicrosoft Teams
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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Microsoft
Positive: The virtual workspace created for a work team within the same company, for the resemblance of information and communications in one place.Negative: The access for members of a non-profit organization who have external emails from the host but need the same access as an internal person since their volunteer work is part of the very core of the federation.
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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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Microsoft
  • Virtual meetings - ease of set up and execution
  • File sharing! We build channels for projects, and being able to invite only project members is huge!
  • Peer-to-peer communications - being able to "ping" one of my colleagues, either text, video or call-only, on-demand, is what runs our business.
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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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Microsoft
  • The feature of notifications in the mobile application could be improved. Sometimes notifications of different teams are not visible and are only visible when the application is opened.
  • It uses lots of computational resources while running and thus, slows down the system sometimes.
  • It allows a few channels per team. The number of channels could be increased for better productivity.
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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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Microsoft
Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
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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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Microsoft
User experience has been much better than the previous Skype for Business app. It has an easy-to-use interface with persistent chats. The search feature is very fast and useful. MS Teams has mostly focused on Collaboration and team building features which are very useful for organizational communications. Since Teams is accessible from multiple platforms like Laptop, Desktop, Mobile phones, etc it has been very convenient from a Mobility perspective.
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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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Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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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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Microsoft
Sometimes about once a week I get a message that says "Sorry, there seems to be something wrong". But it goes away in a few minutes.
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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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Microsoft
Using Microsoft Teams has resulted in much faster business communications with both co-workers and consultants. There has been little need for support with this software as the interface is very intuitive and the product is overall very well designed. We did encounter an issue with the built-in phone service, however, this was quickly resolved by the support team.
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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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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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Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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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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Microsoft
Our company and IT department previously used Skype for our communication needs. Skype was not dependable in my opinion, because it seems each time I used it during a call and/or a meeting, I and several other team members would get disconnected more than once. This caused a great interruption of our meeting, caused team members to have to ask others to repeat themselves and caused a general lack of interest in employee attendance during meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cvent
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
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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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Microsoft
It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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Professional Services
Cvent
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
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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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Microsoft
  • I'm not sure I can point to a specific ROI, but it has improved our ability to communicate and work more effectively together.
  • It's also nice to have records of every interaction, photo, and document that has been shared. Less chance of something completely disappearing.
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