Not worth the cost for the headache
May 16, 2019

Not worth the cost for the headache

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ON24

ON24 is the webinar hosting platform, used by the marketing team. We use it for one-off live and simu-live webinars, select sales demos (deminars) and they are also our virtual event platform provider (VEM).
  • Rather easy to learn how to use
  • API with our Marketing Automation Platform rarely has issues
  • The webinar console builder is straight out of the 90s and unreliable and not responsive.
  • The webinar presentation manager is also prone to error - freezing in the middle of live presentations, which is not a good experience for presenters.
  • Requires weird things like sizing your PPTs 24 x 11.26 in to have clear images.
  • Must go back to a legacy dashboard to be able to download a report with actionable data on it (ie email address to link leads back to their records in our MAP).
Platform reliability is probably the most important. We get customer complaints all the time because of the Flash-based nature of their platform and the industry we work in. Many people have issues with the platform and audio freezing and have to refresh often during the course of a live event. On the presenter side, the presentation manager can also freeze, cause presenters on different computers to appear like they are in different places in the slides, which can be extremely distracting.
  • We drive leads through webinars
6connex - we were all set to go with them for our virtual event platform and webinar hosting, but since our ON24 webinar contract was already signed for the year, we decided to hold off until next year when we can make the full switch and not try to work in two systems at once for half the year.
It provides a more customizable attendee experience than something like GoToWebinar but I think there are probably platforms that feel more up to date for both webinars and virtual events.

ON24 Feature Ratings

Audience polling
Branding options
Integration to Marketing Automation
Participant roles & permissions
Confidential attendee list
Calendar integration
Record meetings / events
Not Rated
Event registration
Not Rated