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Cvent Event Management

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Score 8.4 out of 100

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cvent Event Management is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Availability, Performance, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • ON24 is rated higher in 4 areas: Usability, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating
  • Cvent Event Management and ON24 are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cvent Event Management

86%
229 Ratings
8.2

ON24

82%
391 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.4

Cvent Event Management

94%
20 Ratings
9.4

ON24

94%
40 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Cvent Event Management

72%
22 Ratings
8.3

ON24

83%
22 Ratings

Availability

8.2

Cvent Event Management

82%
3 Ratings
8.1

ON24

81%
409 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Cvent Event Management

73%
3 Ratings
7.2

ON24

72%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Cvent Event Management

89%
102 Ratings
9.4

ON24

94%
38 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.4

Cvent Event Management

64%
2 Ratings
7.7

ON24

77%
2 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Cvent Event Management

82%
2 Ratings
6.0

ON24

60%
3 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.5

Cvent Event Management

65%
13 Ratings
7.0

ON24

70%
19 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cvent Event Management

82%
2 Ratings
7.8

ON24

78%
159 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cvent Event Management

Well suited:1. Quick or complex Registration pages for any event, conference or webcast for 10+ attendees allowing for details and confirmations to be presented and details sent 2. Allow for notifications to hold dates for upcoming events 3. Allow for a temperature check in the form of a survey of a group for making decisions, checking needs, etc. (open or blind send) Not as suited:1. Trying to make the wrong Cvent tool for the job at hand. (example, using standard flex registration tool for one on one appointments instead of the appointment tool)
Jenifer Provence | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 works well for customer engagement and for demonstrating the WOW factor for the audience. It does not work as well for when you want to be able to have a bit more of a 2-way conversation. It would be great to be able to unmute members of the audience when required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cvent Event Management

  • Complex event registrations with multiple attendee types
  • Widget-based event website and email builder makes marketing quick and easy, especially for users without HTML/CSS knowledge; HTML widget allows for customization for those who want to fine-tune
  • Plenty of custom fields allowed in contact records
  • Clean interface
  • Email automation and filtering capabilities
  • Event registration links to contact record
  • Robust reporting, both standard and custom
  • Responsive and helpful customer service/tech support available via chat
Krysten B | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

  • Engagement tools like Q&A, Resource List, and Speaker Bios allow the opportunity for attendees to connect with speakers, access more information, and get real-time answers to their questions. The features are very easy to use.
  • The ability to have multiple presenters in control of the webinar is a great feature. No more "passing the ball" or controls between presenters or needing to hear a presenter say "next slide" each time they want to advance their presentation.
  • ON24 allows users to seamlessly show slides, video clips and screen shares.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cvent Event Management

  • Feedback Cross-Event Reporting: I would love to see [Cvent Event Management] add event feedback survey reporting to the cross-event reports. I spend a good amount of time collecting this data manually and manipulating it for a full year of events.
  • OnArrival Application Login: If you make an error logging in 3 times in a row, it locks you out for a good chunk of time. Would like a two-dept verification to avoid.
  • Networking: Before covid, we used to have a good amount of in-person networking opportunities for [Cvent Event Management] users that were free- now it is really only [Cvent] connect for face-to-face events it seems?
Hannah Humke | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

  • Innovation seems to be quite slow and there are lots of features that I want but are not available
  • Every add on requires more and more money
  • the userability and amount of clicks to set up a show is quite tedious
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cvent Event Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

ON24

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 9.4
Based on 20 answers
It's the most fully encompassed, end-to-end event management platform we have been able to find. From sourcing to surveys, RFPs and ROI, Cvent really does do it all. Best of all, you get to pick what products you need, so you won't need to pay for anything you won't use
Kimberly Norton | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 9.4
Based on 40 answers
ON24 is everything we expected and everything we needed. It's simple to use, extremely customizable, and scales very easily. The integration to our CRM makes ON24 major lead generator for our sales team from our established webinars series. We can automate lead delivery to our sales team as well. If anything, we will look to expand our partnership in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.2
Based on 22 answers
It does take some time to learn the system and the help articles are not always up to date, but it is also fairly intuitive and once you learn the basics, you can do very complex things without having to learn complex procedures.
Amie Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 8.3
Based on 22 answers
On24 is definitely good for beginner/intermediate users. It does fall short if you want to get into anything more advanced and custom, as the CSS can frequently break other aspects of the platform. While I understand, they don't want to make it too complicated and scare off novice users, they really need to implement and advanced mode for more advanced users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 3 answers
There have been a few times when the system has gone down in the midst of registration. It can be frustrating but know that it does happen at times
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 8.1
Based on 409 answers
ON24 is always available when I have a question about a new feature, if I'm having issues during a live webinar, or if I'm having issues with a webinar on the backend. Our client support specialist, Heather Haines, has always been incredibly consistent with getting me the answers I need when I need them.
Gabriel Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.3
Based on 3 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Loading depends on how large the files in the webinar for us - sometimes it takes up to an hour to upload and that impacts the loading when the webcast is playing. Overall I'm happy with the performance, however if integrated with other systems it does tend to slow down the process
Maureen C. McInerney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.9
Based on 102 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 9.4
Based on 38 answers
The event support for critical issues is night and day better than other providers. If I have a live event issue, I can reach a person instantly and they are equipped to resolve the problem. With other providers, it was waiting on hold for someone to read me the support documentation that I could read myself. On24 really delivers on customer service in all areas of the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 6.4
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Most points of relevance were covered as far as I can remember.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 6.0
Based on 3 answers
On24 has amazing ON-Demand trainings that you can use at anytime and they walk you through step by step on different topics/ they are always updating and innovating and putting out new trainings. I would highly reccomend the trainings and reading the documents they have created. They also do live webinars on a rolling basis that are filled with so much knowledge and Information
Joshua Chelmo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 6.5
Based on 13 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 7.0
Based on 19 answers
We had a few training's, which were broken up, and focused on specific areas of how to use the platform. Mostly though, a lot of it is just dedicating your time to learning and exploring what the possibilities are for enhancing your webinars
Erika Tomatore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cvent Event Management

Our existing relationship with [Cvent Event Management] led us to stick with them when it came time to choose a virtual platform, and it certainly delivered and showed that it had the capability to be the polished, yet simple, platform that resonated best with our audience. The new virtual offering was still going through some growing pains when we used it, but it has the potential to be a major competitor in the virtual event space, and they're already well established in the in-person event management space.
John Voegtlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

Zoom limitations that didn't meet our needs: No automated emails, no follow up with the recorded product, audience console was not customizable, audience console didn't contain all of the items we needed and was clunky for audience members to use
Racheal Gallegos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It is a perfect fit no matter how big or small your event is
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

ON24 7.8
Based on 159 answers
I appreciate that ON24 makes it easy to clone and replay events. This helps with an international audience and when you want to host an event a few times. I wish that ON24 allowed you to clone programs between instances (ie from the North America instance to the International one).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cvent Event Management

  • It allows us to be ahead of our competitors who do not use Cvent - we have a lot more capabilities using Cvent Event Management.
  • It allows for a more streamlined internal planning process with little room for variations from planner to planner.
Madison Spears | TrustRadius Reviewer

ON24

  • ON24 has allowed us to deliver meaningful pitches, promotions, and seminars to clients/audience members all year round, remotely.
  • The reporting available to us through the ON24 platform allows us to assess and review what is working and what needs adjusting with our events. This is valuable to us.
  • Using the tools available, we've doubled our audience engagement in the last 12 months, and this has allowed us to generate leads at a later stage of the "funnel."
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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