Cvent is a powerful event registration system
January 19, 2019

Cvent is a powerful event registration system

Nicholas Sarakas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cvent Event Management

We use Cvent for all of our events. Having 6 or 7 events around the world was taxing to our previous in-house system. With Cvent all of this (including the regulatory concerns) are taken care of for us, and we get the use of hosting our event registration in multiple languages.

Pros

  • Cvent handles the entire event process, from finding venues, to the registration itself, to badge printing on site.
  • With the new Flex registration system, setting up and updating a registration/event page is even simpler than ever.

Cons

  • Some events fall outside of the usual American event, and we get hosed. Usually, pricing is based on when you register, yet our events go by when someone pays; there isn't a way to bulk update the prices someone needs to pay once if they've already registered, yet not paid when the rate goes up.
  • Being able to bulk change people's registration type would be nice when we're having to update something.
  • We no longer have to stay compliant with a number of international regulations, as this cost is absorbed by Cvent.
  • We no longer have to host our own event registration site nor pay people to develop it.
Eventbrite is pretty similar to Cvent in what it does, but Eventbrite is more of a cookie cutter approach (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) that makes things really easy, but lacks some features.
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If one needs to have an all in one package, Cvent is the way to go. If you don't have someone who can dedicate their time to learning everything in Cvent, it may be easier to have someone walk one through everything, as there's so much and it's so powerful (sometimes too powerful).

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