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Likelihood to Recommend

Cvent Event Management

In my field, Cvent in very important to track and keep up with attendees. We have to do a lot of reporting, so Cvent tracks all of this and allows for a much smoother process. It also allows for everything to be stored in one spot. There is no digging through emails to see who you sent invitations to because that is all in Cvent and you can see all emails that were sent from Cvent to each attendee.
Madison Spears | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

I [suppose] every organization has different needs and based on that they can choose the app that suits them. There are several apps now like Google Meet, Zoho Meetings, Cisco, Teams, etc. Zoom is useful for instant meets and where you don't have a large number of participants. We felt Zoom was more than enough for our work and it could be easily accessed anywhere from any device.
Rakshith Ramesh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.6
High quality audio
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.9
High quality video
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
7.9
Mobile support
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.6

Screen Sharing

Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.8
Desktop sharing
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
9.2
Whiteboards
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.3

Online Meetings / Events

Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.6
Calendar integration
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.5
Meeting initiation
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.9
Integrates with social media
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
7.7
Record meetings / events
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.9
Slideshows
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.8

Online Events Collaboration

Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.5
Live chat
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.8
Audience polling
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.4
Q&A
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.3

Online Events Security

Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.6
User authentication
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.7
Participant roles & permissions
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.6
Confidential attendee list
Cvent Event Management
Zoom
8.4

Pros

Cvent Event Management

  • Request for Proposals - our third-party sourcing agent gathers the information that we provide in a Meeting Request Form so they know exactly what we need in a property. We are able to see the top properties based on our criteria in real-time through their portal. No more sending Excel sheets back and forth!
  • The invitation process is streamlined, and in conjunction with dynamic reporting, offers key stakeholders the information they need. The automation of reporting and metrics is more accurate than doing it manually and is also much faster.
  • Integration - we currently use the CrowdCompass mobile app which offers seamless integration with Cvent.
  • Budget - all key stakeholders are able to view our budget categories for each event and at the end of the event, have access to the actual expenses.
Janie Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • It just works. Biggest complaint with our previous solution is that it took 10 minutes to connect to a meeting. Now, our users connect instantaneously.
  • Dashboard is fantasitic. Can access real time information to troubleshoot calls.
  • Admin ports offers quite a bit of information. Like that it's a one stop shop to access everything I need to administer the site, users, run reports and access the dashboard.
  • Tickets get resolved quickly.
  • Feature requests are realized quickly.
Diana Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cvent Event Management

  • The badge designer is a little clunky and difficult to use.
  • I’d love to see their add-on modules priced differently (flat fees vs. per registration)
  • They’re membership module is only for individual memberships, we have organization based memberships, so we’re not able to use it.
Pamela O'Connor, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • There are a few areas of the Zoom Phone functionality that I feel like need improving, such as the 911-calling capabilities and some of the call center solutions.
  • Some of the ways in which Zoom interacts with other hardware, such as Cisco room kits and Advocor conference systems, leaves a little to be desired. Those that are partnering with Zoom to bring the meeting conference experience to the next level need to have the "bugs worked out" before launching their products.
Charles Browder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 9.6
Based on 15 answers
Historically we cannot find another product that offers the flexibility and usability that we need for our staff and our clients.
Lindsay Buchanan, CMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 9.5
Based on 15 answers
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.9
Based on 17 answers
There are a lot of different ways to do one task within Cvent which can be confusing. Additionally, there are a few things that you can only do at set up of an event and if you forget to do them your event registration will not run as well.
Courtney Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 9.7
Based on 16 answers
Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 7.3
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 8.7
Based on 68 answers
I've had nothing but positive interactions with the Cvent support team. In particular I've found they can be "over-helpful" and I have to ask them to walk me through vs doing so I can learn. They are always happy to do so. They are also very proactive on responding, following up and emailing instructions on things they assist with so we have the knowledge for the future.
Lesley Irminger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 7.6
Based on 16 answers
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 9.1
Based on 6 answers
The only real insight I have is to be open to learning a new system and willing to do what it takes to maintain consistency throughout the system.
Amy Zientek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom 9.7
Based on 7 answers
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cvent Event Management

Below is a listing of other event management products that I reviewed. There are a LOT of them. What I found was that each had a niche audience or market that they were focused on. While this is helpful and each works very well for that market, Cvent offers a flexibility in event creation, look, and general offerings to be a suitable management tool for a MUCH wider variety of events. All of the products below were also more expensive once all the bells and whistles were added in to the proposals. And while Cvent often seems like the big green monster eating up all the competition, the fact that I can log in to one location and do every part of the event as I need when I need and not remember a host of separate event tool names and log ins is a HUGE help.Products reviewed: -Swoogo-Bizzabo-Eventbrite-Hubilo-EventsAir-Whova-EventBase (just for event apps)
Cecilia Golombek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

Zoom is more user-friendly than any of these other options. The UI is better looking and easier to understand. Zoom also integrates well with our chosen hardware including Avocor touch screens, Huddly cameras and Shure microphones.
Tanner Lichty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cvent Event Management

Cvent Event Management 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cvent Event Management

  • I am able to provide comprehensive reporting on open rates and CTR, which at the end of the day, helps us as an organization monitor and follow up with the customers we have invited to make sure they plan to attend. This could attribute to higher ROI numbers.
  • The financial reporting has helped us be more accurate with our full financial roll up to corporate in terms of budgeting. Because of that, we can easily track expenses and calculate total return on investment at the end of the year. We had a conversion rate at our events of 63% this year! Amazing!
  • The integrations with Marketo & SFDC have been crucial for us in triggering automated alerts to our sales org, ultimately allowing them to easily follow up with customers to close the loop on the event attendees' experience, thus furthering the sale and gaining revenue.
Megan Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • Allowed for us to start meetings at a faster speed especially with its Slack integration.
  • Integration with HubSpot has made it easy to also set up Zoom webinars and sync any contact data within the CRM.
  • Need battery chargers for laptops in a meeting lasting over an hour - drains them fairly quickly.
Christine Austin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cvent Event Management

Pricing Details

Cvent Event Management

General

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

Cvent Event Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zoom

General

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

Zoom Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector49/month
Business19.99/month
    SaaS Edition
    Basic$0
    Pro14.99/month
    Business19.99/month
    Zoom Room Conference Room49/month
    Webinar54.99/month
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      Rating Summary

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Cvent Event Management
      8.8
      Zoom
      9.2

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cvent Event Management
      9.6
      Zoom
      9.5

      Usability

      Cvent Event Management
      7.9
      Zoom
      9.7

      Reliability and Availability

      Cvent Event Management
      7.3
      Zoom
      10.0

      Performance

      Cvent Event Management
      8.2
      Zoom
      10.0

      Support Rating

      Cvent Event Management
      8.7
      Zoom
      7.6

      In-Person Training

      Cvent Event Management
      8.2
      Zoom

      Online Training

      Cvent Event Management
      8.2
      Zoom

      Implementation Rating

      Cvent Event Management
      9.1
      Zoom
      9.7

      Scalability

      Cvent Event Management
      9.1
      Zoom
      10.0

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