Cvent Onsite Solutions vs. Whova

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cvent Onsite Solutions
Score 8.5 out of 10
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AllianceTech is now Cvent Onsite Solutions. The product promises to help you deliver efficient, engaging, and measurable onsite experiences, regardless of the size or complexity of your meeting or event. Featuring check-in and badging, attendee tracking, lead capture, reporting and analytics, mobile event apps, and social amplification display.N/A
Whova
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Whova, headquartered in San Diego, provides what they describe as Intelligent Event Technology Solutions by creating authentic audience participation and engagement and simplifying the entire event process from planning to registration, networking, and follow-up. Whova's mobile engagement apps support both on-location events and virtual events.N/A
Pricing
Cvent Onsite SolutionsWhova
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cvent Onsite SolutionsWhova
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWhova offers discounts for multi-event packages.
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Features
Cvent Onsite SolutionsWhova
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Onsite Solutions
7.0
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Whova
8.4
38 Ratings
1% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.52 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Mobile Application8.63 Ratings8.737 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile4.01 Ratings8.436 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Onsite Solutions
6.4
3 Ratings
24% below category average
Whova
7.9
37 Ratings
3% below category average
Calendar integration7.42 Ratings7.726 Ratings
Meeting initiation4.51 Ratings8.127 Ratings
Integrates with social media4.51 Ratings7.827 Ratings
Event registration9.22 Ratings8.530 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Slideshows00 Ratings7.919 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Onsite Solutions
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Whova
8.3
34 Ratings
3% above category average
Live chat8.21 Ratings8.124 Ratings
Audience polling8.21 Ratings8.527 Ratings
Q&A8.21 Ratings8.432 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Onsite Solutions
9.2
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Whova
7.5
24 Ratings
13% below category average
User authentication8.83 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions9.23 Ratings7.820 Ratings
Confidential attendee list9.62 Ratings7.717 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Onsite Solutions
8.4
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Whova
7.6
24 Ratings
8% below category average
Branding options7.72 Ratings7.619 Ratings
Attendee list export9.23 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings7.816 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Onsite Solutions
8.1
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Whova
7.8
44 Ratings
4% below category average
Registration, RSVP, and ticketing8.43 Ratings8.435 Ratings
Email marketing7.52 Ratings7.424 Ratings
Livestreaming8.21 Ratings7.617 Ratings
Audience engagement7.52 Ratings7.938 Ratings
Virtual booths8.21 Ratings7.413 Ratings
Networking8.21 Ratings8.241 Ratings
Event analytics8.83 Ratings8.124 Ratings
Event recording00 Ratings7.417 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent Onsite SolutionsWhova
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(7 ratings)
9.1
(231 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.2
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(2 ratings)
6.9
(95 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(62 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cvent Onsite SolutionsWhova
Likelihood to Recommend
Cvent
I am highly likely to always recommend Cvent Onsite Solutions based on the positive experience I have had with them. I have had an amazing experience overall with the entire Cvent platform and all of their offerings. The support team is awesome and extremely knowledgeable. This is the type of software that offers customers the cutting edge to excel
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Whova
Whova was appropriate for the purpose of a health conference. I would recommend the platform to other NGOs considering platforms for their conferences, particularly if engagement is a critical process and outcome of the conference. As a health conference that involved people with living experience of the health topics at the conference, i.e. peer workers, peers in professional roles, people from affected communities, engagement was important.
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Pros
Cvent
  • Allows a smoother process for attendees
  • Allows our staff more time to focus on other onsite tasks during the conference
  • Shifts to more of a digital process rather than relying on paper/by hand check ins
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Whova
  • Speakers, exhibitors, and sponsor management (they can enter their own information/profiles!)
  • Webpages get generated automatically for agenda, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsor information entered within Whova! Then, we can drop this information into our website and it gets automatically when something gets updated within Whova (for example, a speaker updates their title
  • Or credentials)
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Cons
Cvent
  • Pricing. If we can get lower pricing, we can use for more events.
  • Buying our own on-site kits vs having Cvent team needing to be onsite.
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Whova
  • Literature and pictures uploaded but no easy way to download the collection.
  • No easy way to access information after the period after the conference ended.
  • No easy way to access the list of participants and contact information - could be pdf'd.
  • There was a little connectivity issues but not much.
  • Some of the meetings were scheduled while we slept.
  • The cost of using Whova for small meetings.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cvent
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Whova
We already registered with Whova for our 2024 event and we will continue to use Whova for the foreseeable future as long as the price doesn't rise too high. It was a bit of a shock to see the difference between last year's price and this year's price - nearly 2k increase! We were able to negotiate, thankfully, to lower the price.
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Usability
Cvent
Had a very good experience using this feature to track attendance and see real time data
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Whova
Most of Whova's functions are intuitive and you can self-teach about 80% of it with ease. I really was impressive with the messaging, follow up meet-up capabilities and sharing of contact information. My only few concerns were about the lack of an archive or back up, [perhaps cloud-based?] of the meeting room and round-table's presentations
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Reliability and Availability
Cvent
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Whova
We had no availability issues!
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Performance
Cvent
No answers on this topic
Whova
We had no performance issues with our event delivery. We did have some meet-ups that had some glitches for some attendees, but I believe they were quickly resolved and were more on the part of user error than anything. Once they got the hang of it, their meet-ups went more smoothly.
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Support Rating
Cvent
The person onsite can be hit or miss. We have had a few really wonderful support technicians that came prepared, were helpful, and jumped in where needed. We have had others that sat back, didn't offer advice or best practices tips, and were not pleasant to work with. It's very hit or miss.
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Whova
I only had a single issue regarding a photograph that was handled immediately and a colleague somehow ended up with two profiles which was also handled right away. Those two instances are all I have to go by. Other than that it was smooth but I did have ample information regarding who to contact if I experienced an issue
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Implementation Rating
Cvent
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Whova
I found Whova to be similar to many social media apps that I already use. It was easy to navigate. This was my second experience using Whova in my presenter role. I liked the icebreaker section to connect with other participants before the event started. I look forward to next year’s event.
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Alternatives Considered
Cvent
My organization also uses the Cvent Event Management platform. We did try using another platform called "STAR" which had very limited offerings compared to the Cvent Onsite Solutions. STAR did not have a user-friendly layout nor was it easy to digitally manage our events. Maybe the STAR platform works better on a smaller scale, but we are a large organization so it simply wasn't efficient for us
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Whova
We selected Whova for price, and ease of use. We would have chosen GoToWebinar but they did not have as many options for sponsor recognition. We will most likely use Event Rebels in the future for our needs. Tracking time and sessions viewed is a must for our industry as attendees rely on us to earn CEs to renew their licensing.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Cvent
No answers on this topic
Whova
I especially liked the ease of communication, the ability to ask hard questions easily, and afterward the ability to survey all participants to see what we (and/or Whova) could do better going forward.
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Scalability
Cvent
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Whova
Everyone on our team had their assigned tasks to complete in Whova on a weekly basis and did so with ease and confidence.
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Return on Investment
Cvent
  • We receive great feedback on registration processes
  • Clients are always impressed by the app
  • Our team trusts Cvent Onsite Solutions as a platform, and this confidence improves performance
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Whova
  • I didn't pay to use the technology; was a recipient as a result of attending a conference. HIGH ROI for me as a made a number of new contacts even though I spent the first full day listening to presentations. Having the app allowed me to do the networking I came to do without having to be seated next to the person I wanted to meet.
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