Dryfta vs. Eventzilla

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dryfta
Score 3.0 out of 10
N/A
Dryfta is and event platform that is comprised of a free suite of applications that are designed to collect event data and measure event ROI, sell tickets, build event websites, launch mobile apps, engage and network attendees, retrieve and manage leads for exhibitors with a unified CRM, segment attendees and create email campaigns, create shareable real-time custom reports and more.N/A
Eventzilla
Score 8.2 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Eventzilla provides a free management and registration solution targeted for organizers of any size. This solution allows users to host free events at no charge. However, for paid events, there is a $1 flat fee per attendee. The solution can be used for conferences, fundraisers, classes, festivals, parties, concerts sporting events, networking events and more.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DryftaEventzilla
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree forever to register and set up events Free forever for free events $1 flat fee per attendee for paid events No margin on credit card processing fees which are payable directly to the payment gateway.
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User Ratings
DryftaEventzilla
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
5.9
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DryftaEventzilla
Likelihood to Recommend
LandsharkLabs
I can't provide a scenario where Dryfta could be well suited. I guess it's a matter of delivering what has been promised on time, and without having to invest thousands of hours in extra work, as it was in our case. If it worked properly it could be a good tool for any conference.
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Eventzilla
If you are an organization who is hosting a ticketed event such as a concert, a block party, a 5k fun run, or anything that may require a pre event registration / ticket purchase, this product could potentially be very useful for you! My Fraternity used Eventzilla's product for our last four events including a concert, a 5k run, and 2 golfing tournaments! Using this tool, we were able to raise significantly more money than we had from previous events. Additionally, this product was exceptionally useful for the 5k because of the amount of information we needed to collect through the registration form prior to the event. Using the Eventzilla forms, we were able to discover participants' age, gender, t -shirt size, # of registrations, phone #, email, name, etc. and provide them each with an excellent, personalized experience.
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Pros
LandsharkLabs
  • It has a lot of functionalities (website and administration) all included in the same platform. If it worked properly, it allows you to organise a conference paper-free.
  • Help desk responds quite quickly
  • They consider making improvements when asked for.
  • It’s not too expensive.
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Eventzilla
  • Managing registration and attendees.
  • Creating landing pages, registration pages and promoting them.
  • Automates waitlisting and approvals.
  • Live streaming and polling.
  • Internal in-built payment processor.
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Cons
LandsharkLabs
  • Multilingual issues. Although it is advertised as multilingual, it didn’t really work as such. The many issues that popped up throughout the conference preparation were fixed little by little at a cost in time, from help desk emails and to struggles with the unfriendly UX.
  • Admin pages reloaded every time you clicked on a button (their developers seem to ignore Ajax technologies). It was time-consuming and required constant page searches.
  • Inflexibility in many of the supposed functionalities it offers.
  • Certificates were not modifiable nor custom when we had to send them (it was solved months after the conference finished when we were surprisingly contacted by the help desk).
  • Problems with the size of images to be displayed on the site, very small fonts and limited options to display content. We had to hire a professional developer in order to get a graphically consistent and presentable website.
  • Very poor mobile version. Too big margins, unreadable text, endless text blocks and lists, distorted pictures, etc.
  • Issues with the ordering of the authors’ names for different proposals (authorship being so important in research).
  • Fixed, inflexible fields in the contact sheets, speakers info, and so on.
  • Special character issues (due to Latin characters and other types used in linguistic research).
  • Not being able to include links in the HTML editor due to Dryfta's inadvertent decisions to block them.
  • Only one Superadmin user allowed to access the full functionalities of the platform, so we had to share it (consequently not knowing who did each action).
  • Problems with the generation of reports and the high complexity of their interface.
  • Some issues on the mandatory anonymity. The double-blind review process not fully respected due to unclear user info and options, with other issues coming up on the go such as unwanted info in automated notifications and messages in the Welcome dashboard.
  • Not being able to use the other payment methods on the platform because they were incompatible with the conference country.
  • Missing information and time wasted when creating events for sessions with info that already existed in the server that randomly failed to be selected. These issues were reported even with video proofs (help desk didn’t believe us), and were never solved. We had to repeat the same processes again and again, never knowing what was going on
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Eventzilla
  • Customization features for emails could be improved since most are automated reminders.
  • Sometimes too difficult to create a simple event with loads of choices available. Many times we simply want to create a normal event without much hassle.
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Usability
LandsharkLabs
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Eventzilla
As, stated before, the only thing that I found to be difficult when using this software was pointing an existing domain to the Eventzilla Registration landing page. I followed all of the steps as illustrated and I continued to experience errors when trying to navigate via the domain. I could not get in contact with support and so we chose to use the extremely long Eventzilla domain. This was not a big deal, but it would have been nice to use our own domain that we purchased
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Support Rating
LandsharkLabs
It was quick, that's all we can say. Quite a few times they sorted out the problems and issues. But, sadly, sometimes their answers were useless and irritating (not addressing the problem or simply ignoring it, "passing the buck"). In some cases, they pretended the problem didn't exist and we had to send them videos as proof. No response to that.
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Eventzilla
Support is adequate, but sometimes has difficulty grasping all of the pieces of a question. Once, I asked for help with a relatively technical integration that we were using to track event effectiveness, and their answer left me wondering if they even understood that the feature I was asking about even existed in their system.
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Alternatives Considered
LandsharkLabs
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Eventzilla
Eventzilla is a budget-friendly tool and has a very dynamic pricing model. You only pay for the features you use.
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Return on Investment
LandsharkLabs
  • The overall performance was okay in the end, but it was due to our team's commitment and effort. Without that extra work, the results would have been awful.
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Eventzilla
  • We use it for internal events, so mostly our ownemployees join the events. These are usually fun events, so ROI is not expected.
  • Most of the times, we are simply organizing recreational events for our employees, so it boosts the morale of the participants to have a proper organized setup for the events they attend.
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ScreenShots

Dryfta Screenshots

Screenshot of This is a screenshot of the CRM. We keep improving our platform so this might become outdated at a later time. Please check Dryfta's website for latest features.Screenshot of This is a screenshot of the Attendee Dashboard. Each attendee gets a dashboard to manage her/his contacts collected at the event, own profile, tickets, abstracts submitted (for academic conferences) etc.

Eventzilla Screenshots

Screenshot of Simple online event registration solutionScreenshot of Events DirectoryScreenshot of Our clientsScreenshot of Intuitive and user friendly event dashboard