RegOnline by Cvent (Discontinued) vs. RunSignUp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
RegOnline by Cvent (Discontinued)
Score 7.8 out of 10
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RegOnline is part of the Cvent Event Cloud, a comprehensive software platform to help you plan, promote, manage and measure your meetings and events. It will be retired December 2019 and from April 2019 new customers will be onboarded to Cvent Event Management.N/A
RunSignUp
Score 7.2 out of 10
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RunSignUp in Moorestown delivers online tools for Races and Running Clubs. Services include RunSignUp for race registration, RunSignUp Go for Race Day, and RunSignUp Clubs to enable membership management. The vendor boasts over 3,000 race directors, timers, and running club officers that use these services today.N/A
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RegOnline by Cvent (Discontinued)RunSignUp
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
RegOnline by Cvent (Discontinued)RunSignUp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
RegOnline by Cvent (Discontinued)RunSignUp
Likelihood to Recommend
Cvent
RegOnline is a great tool for multi-track events. It is very user friendly and the software makes it easy to set up multiple tracks. It's even easy to check the progress of your event and make changes without impacting the registration process. The ability to collect data that can be taken back to the C-suite is also nice.
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RunSignUp
It is well suited for when you are hosting an event and need a one-stop-shop for information and registration needs on one platform. It may be less appropriate for smaller-scale events but for anything 50+ I would say this is much easier than trying to use one point of contact.
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Pros
Cvent
  • RegOnline is able to handle credit card payments, cashing out once per month by sending a check to me (paid to the university) via mail. This was the main reason that we needed the site, and it is it's best feature.
  • Customizable options were added this year, and though a little confusing at first they have been great at adding additional details in headers on pages (on pages that I formerly was unable to provide additional instructions).
  • The registration system itself has been useful for managing registrants, and being able to easily update those who still chose to pay 'offline' via check or wire transfer (allowing me to still easily see all paid participants).
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RunSignUp
  • Built-in templates to make design a breeze
  • Great client support
  • Simple and effective email tool
  • Easy reporting
  • Easy learning curve
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Cons
Cvent
  • You can't easily access a registration unless you click on the edit pencil. It appears that the title of the event is linked but if you click on it you always get an error message. This appearance of being linked should be removed because it causes frustration. Same with the event number. It appears to be a link that can be opened but it goes to the same error message.
  • RegOnline did a big change about 18 months ago which wreaked havoc with registrations. A lot of functionality was lost and it took about a year for them to recover from that. At that time, our education and conferences department got so frustrated, we starting using another registration platform which was not a good experience either and then in early 2018 switched to Cvent.
  • It isn't easy to get in touch with support.
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RunSignUp
  • Additional information on participants.
  • Messaging to users or participants.
  • Calendar function is hard to use.
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Support Rating
Cvent
We've never had an issue they couldn't resolve in one phone call.
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RunSignUp
Customer support is quick and straightforward and always available!!
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Alternatives Considered
Cvent
The Department also uses RegFox for training events as well as conferences. One of the main reasons they use RegFox is because of the price, it only charges $0.99 per registration whereas RegOnline charges $3.55 per registration. Because we are a state agency, that can make a big difference to our budget. That being said it is easier to build multi-track events in RegOnline.
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RunSignUp
I liked RunSignUp much more as it was much better suited for what we were looking to use it for and do. The functionality matched our needs and we were able to fine-tune exactly what we needed from the system without losing too much of the user experience.
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Return on Investment
Cvent
  • Everyone has been incredibly happy being able to pay on credit card! Prior to RegOnline, our only payment options were by check, money order, or wire transfer. I personally had to deposit many, many more personal checks to the university on behalf of participants. So participants have been happy with the credit card option (it was requested by many every year until the switch to RegOnline), but it also has been very helpful at saving me time as well.
  • The negative impact has been that we had a free registration page set up prior to RegOnline, that we dropped fully. So while some participants still pay by check or wire transfer, we still must pay the 'per participant' fee even for participants not paying through RegOnline.
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RunSignUp
  • RunSignUp has simplified the way we communicate with our registrants.
  • RunSignUp makes it easy to update our race page from year to year by pulling from the previous year’s event.
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