Cvent Event Diagramming vs. Whova

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cvent Event Diagramming
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Cvent Event Diagramming (Social Tables) is a software application that allows event planners and properties to work together online. Cvent's cloud-based hospitality software positions event properties to increase sales and work more collaboratively and efficiently with their event, and meeting customers. The vendor boasts over 175,000 unique users who rely on Social Tables and state that over 4 million events have been planned within the platform.
$199
per month billed annually
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 Event DiagrammingWhova
Editions & Modules
ESSENTIAL
$0
PROFESSIONAL
$199
per month billed annually
CUSTOM PACKAGE
Contact
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cvent Event DiagrammingWhova
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWhova offers discounts for multi-event packages.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Diagramming
6.5
3 Ratings
24% below category average
Whova
8.4
38 Ratings
1% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access5.92 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Mobile Application6.73 Ratings8.737 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile6.82 Ratings8.436 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Diagramming
7.3
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Whova
7.9
37 Ratings
3% below category average
Calendar integration6.41 Ratings7.726 Ratings
Meeting initiation7.31 Ratings8.127 Ratings
Integrates with social media6.41 Ratings7.827 Ratings
Slideshows7.31 Ratings7.919 Ratings
Event registration9.11 Ratings8.530 Ratings
Record meetings / events00 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Diagramming
3.2
1 Ratings
86% below category average
Whova
8.3
34 Ratings
3% above category average
Live chat2.71 Ratings8.124 Ratings
Q&A3.61 Ratings8.432 Ratings
Audience polling00 Ratings8.527 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Diagramming
7.6
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Whova
7.5
24 Ratings
13% below category average
User authentication7.32 Ratings7.022 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions7.32 Ratings7.820 Ratings
Confidential attendee list8.21 Ratings7.717 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Diagramming
5.8
2 Ratings
35% below category average
Whova
7.6
24 Ratings
8% below category average
Branding options5.52 Ratings7.619 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation5.52 Ratings7.816 Ratings
Attendee list export6.41 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
Cvent Event Diagramming
5.5
3 Ratings
39% below category average
Whova
7.8
44 Ratings
4% below category average
Registration, RSVP, and ticketing7.31 Ratings8.435 Ratings
Email marketing7.31 Ratings7.424 Ratings
Audience engagement1.81 Ratings7.938 Ratings
Networking7.32 Ratings8.241 Ratings
Event analytics3.61 Ratings8.124 Ratings
Livestreaming00 Ratings7.617 Ratings
Event recording00 Ratings7.417 Ratings
Virtual booths00 Ratings7.413 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cvent Event DiagrammingWhova
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(52 ratings)
9.1
(231 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(25 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 Event DiagrammingWhova
Likelihood to Recommend
Cvent
It's the best software I've used. It allowed me to collaborate on a huge event with multiple stakeholders to ensure the main planner understood the venue and capacity issues. It's also allowed me to realize the scope of venue needs and abilities. Very helpful in visualizing a space
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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
  • User-friendly. It's easy for us to train other team members/staff/volunteers to use the front-end system for registration and event check-in.
  • Social Tables is great for creating custom room layouts and diagrams.
  • Social tables is customizable. We're able to capture specific information for attendees, and can "tag" them when additional info is needed.
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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
  • A development that would be useful would be the ability to reorder the diagrams to a custom order in one event so that when exported as one document, they are in an order that can be customized to flow well for the meeting planner.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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
No answers on this topic
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 support was exceptional, and they remained an arm's reach away for when we ran into any questions after we began using the tool. Overall, we experienced phenomenal customer service. We also had more than one web-based call where their team would walk us through examples and answer any questions we had.
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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
No answers on this topic
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
It has similar tools that MeetingMatrix has, but the Collaboration, or allowing vendors access is the feature that I appreciate the most that Cvent Event Diagraming offers that MeetingMatrix did not have. It is also easier to save as a PDF to print and email a version to vendors as well
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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
No answers on this topic
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
  • This program allows us to be nimble in our communication with our vendors and clients.
  • This program has empowered my new staff members to solve problems discreetly and on their own, prior to bringing them to my attention. It is a key tool to our success.
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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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ScreenShots

Cvent Event Diagramming Screenshots

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Whova Screenshots

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