Cvent Event Management vs. Ticketbud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cvent Event Management
Score 7.9 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
Ticketbud
Score 5.0 out of 10
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Ticketbud is an event registration offering from the company of the same name in Austin, Texas.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cvent Event ManagementTicketbud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequired$0.21 per ticket
Additional DetailsThere is also a credit card processing fee of 3% per transaction
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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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
8.0
36 Ratings
4% below category average
Ticketbud
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Responsive Design for Web Access8.134 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application8.134 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.032 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.2
33 Ratings
1% above category average
Ticketbud
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Calendar integration8.029 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation8.225 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media7.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events8.917 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Event registration8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.2
28 Ratings
2% above category average
Ticketbud
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Live chat8.222 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling8.127 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A8.328 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
7.9
34 Ratings
8% below category average
Ticketbud
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User authentication8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions7.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list8.029 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
8.3
37 Ratings
1% above category average
Ticketbud
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Branding options8.133 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Attendee list export8.536 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Management
7.8
40 Ratings
4% below category average
Ticketbud
-
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Registration, RSVP, and ticketing8.537 Ratings00 Ratings
Email marketing7.838 Ratings00 Ratings
Livestreaming7.823 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience engagement7.731 Ratings00 Ratings
Event recording8.322 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtual booths7.121 Ratings00 Ratings
Networking7.124 Ratings00 Ratings
Event analytics8.037 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent Event ManagementTicketbud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(283 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(29 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(29 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
5.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(75 ratings)
5.0
(1 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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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cvent Event ManagementTicketbud
Likelihood to Recommend
Cvent
Cvent Event Management works great for events for which we need to collect registration fees. If you have a large-scale event that requires complex registration/data collection, and payment processing, Cvent Event Management is the best solution out there! It is comprehensive, can handle complex, multi-step registration forms, and has features for customizable and branded accompanying website and marketing opportunities (social media, event emails, etc). It is a one-stop-shop for creation and promotion of an event. That said, for "free" events, because there is an associated cost per registrant, it makes more sense for us to use another platform (we use Eventbrite, GoogleForm, or WordPress Gravity Forms) to collect RSVPs. The cost-oer-registrant is outlined upon contracting (and can vary based on the terms of your contract), but it is a fixed cost, rather than a percentage of the overall fees. Again, depending on the cost of your program for a participant, this can either be a good thing or something that would persuade you to use another system in that scenario.
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Ticketbud
I believe this would work well for an event you were not needing to promote. Perhaps a Member's Only Event
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
  • Sleeker design.
  • More features for sharing on social media.
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
I did not use the support.
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
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Alternatives Considered
Cvent
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.
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Ticketbud
I selected Ticket Bud over Eventbrite because I wanted to have a lower cost take out of each ticket.
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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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Ticketbud
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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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Ticketbud
  • Positive - great cc processing price for ticket sales.
  • Positive - easy to setup interface.
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