Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cvent Event Management
Score 8.0 out of 10
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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
Slido
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Slido is an audience interaction platform that helps users to get the most out of meetings and events by crowdsourcing top questions and engaging participants with live polls and quizzes. From internal communications professionals to team leaders, conference organizers, and individual presenters, Slido can be used by those looking to enable open conversation at a live or virtual meeting. Slido works with popular video conferencing and presentation platforms and integrates with Microsoft…
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Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Engage (one-time)
$49.00
Engage (EDU annual)
$72.00
Professional (EDU annual)
$120.00
Engage (annual)
$144.00
Professional (one-time)
$199.00
Professional (annual)
$720.00
Institution (EDU annual)
$720.00
Premium (one-time)
$999.00
Enterprise (annual)
$2400.00
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cvent Event ManagementSlido
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeRequired$144 per year
Additional DetailsAdditional users are extra $100.00 - $600.00
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Features
Cvent Event ManagementSlido
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.2
41 Ratings
1% below category average
Slido
8.9
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.239 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Mobile Application8.239 Ratings8.62 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
Slido
9.2
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Calendar integration7.933 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.128 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media7.826 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.820 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Slideshows8.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Event registration8.738 Ratings9.11 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
Slido
9.0
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Live chat8.427 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Audience polling8.232 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Q&A8.432 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Presentation Streaming00 Ratings8.22 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
Slido
9.1
3 Ratings
2% above category average
User authentication7.938 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions8.036 Ratings9.62 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
Slido
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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
Slido
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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
Audience Engagement
Comparison of Audience Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
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Ratings
Slido
8.8
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Quizzes00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Survey Features00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Gamification Features00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Engagement Tracking Tools00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent Event ManagementSlido
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(290 ratings)
9.6
(40 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(29 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(29 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
5.5
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(75 ratings)
9.1
(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)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.5
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(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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Cisco
Slido is great to use for live meetings, whether in person or via video conference; we mostly use this for Zoom meetings. You can use the different features at different times in your meeting: I love to start our All Hands meetings with a word cloud or a poll of some kind, and as people are joining via zoom it gets people feeling excited and connected even before we've started. It also gives us something fun to talk about while we're waiting for everyone to arrive and for the meeting to start. You can do a poll halfway through to keep people engaged, and then a poll at the end to see how you did, or maybe use the Q&A to see what questions come up without having the awkward zoom silence when you ask if anyone has any questions. I don't think this is helpful in smaller meetings, where people likely feel more comfortable interacting directly and asking questions verbally.
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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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Cisco
  • Its integration with various Webex apps like Webex Meetings and Webex Webinars and leading softwares like Zoom and Google Slides
  • Its simple user interface and eye-catching graphics
  • The detailed analytics it provides of the polls and surveys conducted and the ability of exporting them
  • The ability of integrating live video into Slido so participants dont have to switch tabs
  • Participants can ask questions anonymously or with their names without having to unmute themselves and disturbing the flow of the meeting
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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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Cisco
  • Pricing Model - free version is quite limited and the package prices can be more attractive for SME companies
  • User Interface Complexity - the UX in the backend is good, but sometimes I am confused to find a specific function
  • Real time translation would be great in terms of accessibility
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
Slido has one of the most intuitive Dashboards I've ever seen. It's easy to use and easy to manage. I've extensively used Polls and Quizzes and it works like a charm, every time.
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
The communication I've had directly from Slido was very professional and sets an excellent impression for the tone of the company.
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
It's as simple as just Microsoft Word Visual Basic. We used to use that. Just a lot more cumbersome with the program and setup. Can be buggy depending on the browser operating system that you're running it on. Nothing specific for surveys. This was the first one we got that's officially for a survey that I know of. I've been there for about five years.
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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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Cisco
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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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Cisco
  • Slido has helped us analyze essential data from our CAB meetings, such as the participants' up or down voting in Q&A and the specified poll insights
  • Our teams have been able to collect relevant information from larger groups within our organization
  • We've seen more people interacting with us now we use Slido than before
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