Overall Satisfaction with Azeus Convene
Being President at SELC Pro LLC, as part of my consulting, I was sometimes asked to give recommendations to nonprofits and medium-level companies on what board portal provider would be the best for their internal and strategic operations.
- Action Items Tracking
- Agenda Management
- Attendee Management
- Board Meetings
- Committee Meetings
- Internal Meetings
- Invitation Management
- Legislative Meetings
- Materials Management
- Meeting Preparation Tools
- Minutes Management
- Post-Meeting Tools
- Voting Management
- Limited individual training sessions - The only clear and concrete advantage that Diligent has over Convene is that they have unlimited individual user training. But Convene is so intuitive and easy-to-use that you don't usually need to go beyond their free first 4 user/administrator training sessions.
- Our non-affiliated recommendation of Convene has saved our clients a lot of dollars and resources. You have no idea how much it means for nonprofits, charities, and value-conscious companies and organizations to have a solution as good, yet as reachable, as Convene.
- BoardPad, BoardVantage, Diligent Boards and BoardPaq
I had tried many paperless meeting software providers, from the market leaders like Diligent and BoardVantage MeetX, the small players like BoardPaq, and to the midlevel players like BoardPad, BoardEffect, and Azeus Convene... Don't go for BoardPaq and BoardPad! They have lousy features and lousier support. BoardEffect is so-so. Diligent and BoardVantage are good, as long as you have money to burn. The best thing about Convene is that it has as rich features and aesthetics as the big boys -- BoardVantage and Diligent -- while costing at least 40% less! It's a clear winner for those who are practical.
While my company, SELC Pro, doesn't technically use Convene (we get to see and observe the usage of different board portals via our existing clients who have them), we get to score big by giving practical advice and consultation.