Convene software


22 reviews(5.0/5)
22 reviews(5.0/5)

Convene is a cloud-based collaboration and board meeting platform suitable for large and midsize organizations across all industries. Key features include a drag-and-drop interface, meeting scheduling and voting, document distribution and online presentation tools.

Users can share documents, notes, agendas and other presentation resources through a central platform. Notes can be public or private and a pointer tool is available to presenters. Users can track various activities, introduce resolutions and vote on them during meetings, manage approvals and share documents.

Administrators can set access levels for users so that only certain individuals can view and edit shared documents. Attendees receive automatically-generated meeting summaries, and users can set data-retention schedules as needed. Convene is accessible on iPad and Android devices as well as web browsers.

Support is offered via email and over the phone. Pricing is per license per year.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Becky from Sterling ASI

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Use of Convene

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    Awesone

    Pros

    Convene has an easy access on the IPAD for our meeting.

    Cons

    having to reset user name and passwords

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    September 2018

    Glad to hear that you're enjoying Convene, especially the accessibility on the iPad! Resetting usernames and passwords every so often is a security feature to prevent your account from being breached, however your system admin can disable the reset if need be. Thank you for using Convene!

  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2018

    Great Product for Board Meetings

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    Pros

    Easy to use. Interface on all platforms is intuitive. Exceptional support.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything I/we do not like about this product.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    September 2018

    We're happy to hear that you're enjoying a smart, simple, and secure experience of Convene! Our intuitive interface was designed to give administrators and directors an easier time with the process of handling board documents and meetings. And if ever there might be a question to raise, our 24/7 customer support will be ready to answer. Thank you for choosing Convene for over two years!

  • Norman from Bank of Fsm

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Azeus Convene Review

    Ease-of-use
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    Good customer service. Good value.

    Pros

    Work good in a low bandwidth environment

    Cons

    We have not found any issue that have not been resolved quickly.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    September 2018

    Thank you for the great feedback, Norman. We take pride in our capacity to pack functionality and support a number of users while maintaining a low bandwidth requirement. We're also glad to hear that our 24/7 customer support is satisfying your inquiries on our software. Thank you again for choosing Convene!

  • Aleksandra from Parkinson's UK

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2018

    An easily accessible and secure platform

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    Pros

    Convene provides an easily accessible and secure platform to help us manage our board and committee meetings. The platform security and the ability to set access permissions on an individual and group level is particularly important to us in order to maintain data security in relation to confidential and sensitive information. User support from convene is always quick and helpful

    Cons

    we cannot find anything negative really,

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    August 2018

    Thank you for the feedback Aleksandra! Wonderful to hear that the security and accessibility of Convene is meeting your needs and expectations.

  • Suzie from whg

    July 2018

    A great way to reduce the amount of printed paper we were sending out!

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    Pros

    Really user friendly for both administrators and app users. The app offers a lot of functions and the ability to share comments prior to the meeting has assisted with the understanding of reports.

    Cons

    Sometimes the app is a bit sluggish and slow to load documents and meetings. My IT Team has also had a few issues with installing the various apps on our devices, however, the Support Team are very helpful and quick to respond with any issues we log with them.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    July 2018

    Thank you for the feedback. We're happy to hear that your'e saving time and paper through Convene, while maximizing its functions for more productivity. Rest assured, our team is constantly making improvements to better your experience with Convene!

  • Kanak from Big Lottery Fund

    July 2018

    Moving to Convene from paper based meetings has been a huge success!

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    time - thereby saving money!

    Pros

    Very easy to use
    Convene is more than just a meeting portal - it's a great resource for sharing publications/documents and electronically reviewing and approving documents without the need to have separate meetings for these.
    Functions available in this app are great - including combining all meeting papers into one pack.
    Support is second to none - 24/7 and very accommodating.
    Overall, Convene has been extremely cost-effective and offers far more functionality in comparison to others we have trialled and has been great asset to us in Governance!

    Cons

    Nothing major at all that is negative about this software. A couple of small areas that could be introduced over time, and we understand that as the software is evolving, Convene can be further refined.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    July 2018

    We're happy to hear that your organization is reaping the benefits of moving to a paper based meetings! Rest assured, we are constantly improving our software to increase efficiency and productivity in your meetings.

  • Lindsay from Combat Stress

    June 2018

    Time saver, paper saver, just great!

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    Pros

    Functionality to collate all papers into one document. Ease of access for all users. Ability to manage the account for users.

    Cons

    Nothing major that I dislike about the software. Have found that there is a lack of detail provided when new versions are released.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    July 2018

    It's always great to know that your company is taking a great step to saving time and paper! We are working to release better patch notes to keep you up-to-date with the new features, but always feel free to contact our 24/7 support team if you need any assistance!

  • Debbie from Investment Bank

    June 2018

    Professional and easy to use

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    Pros

    This software is extremely easy to use and has saved a great deal of time and paper across a number of departments.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative I can say about this software and the support and training have been first class.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    June 2018

    Hey Debbie! Really great to hear Convene has been helpful in your organization. Feel free to keep in touch!

  • Abdul from NHS Blood and Transplant

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    June 2018

    Great software, very user friendly

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    The software has saved the organisation a lot of time and money (and paper!!)

    Pros

    A) Very user friendly
    B) Easy to use and navigate through
    C) Very useful back end team / good customer service

    Cons

    A) Software updates/requests can take some time - although once they are requested the team are very good at communicating any updates on a regular basis.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    June 2018

    We're very happy to hear your feedback, Abdul! Looking forward to continue helping your organization save time and resources through paperless meetings!

  • Craig from FitzRoy Support

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    June 2018

    First utilized as a trial and now moving to use as a live solution, really good service

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    Better for GDPR and control over access to the board information packs

    Pros

    Easy to use, great advise and support setting up. Simply to understand, navigation just works and is intuitive. Quick to build packs and control access

    Cons

    The UI is not as polished as some on the market but then the prices is less than half of those. Would recommend this over their competitor as better value

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    June 2018

    Hi Craig, thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you find our product very intuitive and cost-efficient. Please feel free to contact your account manager with your suggestions about UI design so we can forward these to our product team. Have a great day ahead!

  • Richard from Táximo

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    The best meeting and business software.

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    The software helped me to save time and money on scheduling meetings and running my business.

    Pros

    Azeus Convene has the possibility to prepare meetings anywhere and offline. It has a system to protect all your information and data so you don't need to worry. The software also notifies all group participants of updates about meetings and other events.

    Cons

    I did not find any negative points using this software, it helped me a lot in preparing and running meetings.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    June 2018

    Great to hear that Convene has been very useful for you, Richard! Looking forward to providing your organization with the latest meeting technology!

  • Natasha from Habinteg

    May 2018

    Pleasant, easy to use

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    Pros

    That it is very easy to use, quick and convenient and engages Board and SMT with their papers and actions

    Cons

    Would be nice to be able to change and some options for actions rather than the fixed outstanding, cancelled and completed

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    May 2018

    Thank you for your feedback, Natasha! We are glad to hear how Convene helped your board in managing your papers and action items tracking. Rest assured we are continuously improving our features and we will surely take note of your suggestion!

  • William from Onward Homes

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    Implementing and using Convene has proved a huge success with colleagues and Board members.

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    We save so much time. Using Adobe to collate the papers used to not only take ages but would often not work. The management of written resolutions outside of meetings is much easier.

    Pros

    It was quick and easy to implement. The software itself is intuitive to use and even the least tech savvy Board Members have found it straightforward and easy to use. We haven't used all the functionality (Board Members are yet to use the 'presenting' function) but the meeting, document library and resolution functions adequately meet our needs.
    The pulling together of the Board papers is a quicker and less stressful experience than it was previously and with improved security as we're not emailing round pdfs to various email addresses.

    Cons

    Having used two similar products, I really struggle to find a fault with Convene, as it generally provides the same functionality more efficiently and for a lower cost. It would be helpful to be able to hyperlink between documents within the document library but unsure if this is just something that isn't possible with cloud based software. Probably the biggest fault, based on the feedback from our Board is...why didn't we get it sooner!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    May 2018

    Thank you so much for the positive review! We are happy to hear that the functionality and security of Convene's digital meeting platform is serving your board well and is saving your company money. We will pass on your feedback to the development team. Please feel free to send any ideas for future updates to your account manager. Your input as an active user of Convene is what will help us continue to offer a better user experience. -The Convene Team

  • Lucy from Westward Housing Group

    May 2018

    Intuitive and easy to use

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    Paperless meetings.

    Pros

    It is intuitive and easy to use. It lets you easily and quickly create meetings from the admin side. Meeting attendees can pick up easily and it works on multiple platforms.

    Cons

    There are no issues from either an admin or users point of view. It is intuitive and easy to use.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    May 2018

    Thank you so much for your positive review Lucy! We are glad to hear that Convene was easy to learn and has helped you have more sustainable meetings.- The Convene Team

  • Kathryn from English Heritage

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    May 2018

    Extremely positive experience from first contact to introducing and using the software

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    Cost and time savings - not having to produce paper copies for meetings; users receive papers instantly instead of waiting for the post; published papers can be replaced easily etc. Greater flexibility - easier to carry an ipad than heavy packs of papers; papers for previous meetings are all in one place so easily accessible.

    Pros

    Very easy to use as an administrator and user. The software is very intuitive and, despite some initial resistance to moving to paperless meetings (myself included!) I've not had any negative comments from users and some are keen to extend use within their own departments. I'm told by those who use other packages that it compares very well with other more expensive software and is very good value for money. Support from Convene has been excellent with a friendly, supportive account manager who is quick to respond to any queries and who is very good at explaining things.

    Cons

    There isn't anything I don't like about this software. There are one or two small things which could be improved but I understand the software is constantly being refined and Convene are keen to explore suggestions.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    May 2018

    Hello Kathryn, Thank you for the great review. Feedback from our end-users is what helps us develop better user experiences on our portal and app, so please continue to let us know what can be improved. We are also very happy to hear that we have contributed, even in a small way, to your company's sustainability goals. Many thanks, The Convene Team

  • PHILIP from COASTLINE HOUSING

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2017

    Generally it does exactly what I expect it to do

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    Got rid of all the paper and gave 1 to 3 days more (depending on the post) to prepare for meetings

    Pros

    Generally very easy to use and I particularly like the annotations and note system that I can use.

    Cons

    I am not always aware if I have the latest update installed and it can catch you out just as a Board meeting is about to start

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    May 2018

    Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy to hear that Convene has saved you time and helped you have more sustainable meetings. We are working on a better way to notify users of updates, however please rest assured that an update is not mandatory to use the app. -The Convene Team

  • Lynn from Bracknell Forest Homes

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    August 2017

    Easy and intuitive to use, does everything we need

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    Security for our board information, control over users, a single place for all of the information and and easy to use system which is cost effective.

    Pros

    The software has clearly set out sections, is easy and intuitive to use, has very informative user guides and excellent customer support.

    Cons

    This software doesn't do as much as as some of the other similar products out there. But it does enough (and in some cases more) that we need.

    This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    May 2018

    Thank you so much for the positive review! If you would like Convene to do more for you, please contact your account manager as features and functions can be customised to your needs. We are also glad to hear that we are providing a secure platform for your digital meetings. Many thanks, The Convene Team

  • Sara E. from SELC Pro LLC

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2016

    Rich features and intuitive. Saves you at least 40% compared to BoardVantage and Diligent

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    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. 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 is good, as long as you have money to burn. Convene is a hidden gem. It has as rich features, aesthetics, and intuitive interface as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less. It's a clear winner for those who are practical. 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.

    Pros

    Convene is a hidden gem. It has as rich features, aesthetics, and intuitive interface as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less! It's a clear winner for those who are value-conscious.

    Cons

    Limited end-user and administrator training sessions.

    The only clear and concrete advantage that Diligent has over Convene is that they have unlimited individual user training. However, Convene is so intuitive and easy-to-use that you don't need to go beyond their free first 4 user/administrator training sessions.

    Review Source: GetApp
  • Sara from SELC Pro LLC

    March 2016

    Rich features and intuitive. Saves you at least 40% compared to BoardVantage and Diligent

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    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. 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 is good, as long as you have money to burn. 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 need to go beyond their free first 4 user/administrator training sessions. Convene is a hidden gem. It has as rich features and aesthetics as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less! It's a clear winner for those who are practical. 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.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    September 2016

    Hi Sara! Thank you for your feedback. It's great to know that Convene is of great value to your company. We always strive to give only the best to our customers. Cheers!

  • Michelle from Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd

    January 2016

    easy, smart and professional web portal.

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    Easy to be handled. Unbelievably smart while presenting the paper to the Board. Professional for the directors and executives.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

    September 2016

    Hi Michelle! Thank you for this review and for your continuous support for Convene. We're glad to know that Convene helps you in presenting materials to your Board. Cheers!

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