Convene Software


 

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.

 

Convene - Past meetings
 
  • Convene - Past meetings
    Past meetings
  • Convene - Current meetings
    Current meetings
  • Convene - Meeting details
    Meeting details
  • Convene - Agenda
    Agenda
  • Convene - Multiple devices
    Multiple devices
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

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PHILIP from COASTLINE HOUSING
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

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

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

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lynn from Bracknell Forest Homes
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sara E. from SELC Pro LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2016

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.

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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

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

Date: September 2016

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

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

Date: September 2016

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!

 

Mike from Hanover Housing Association

January 2016

January 2016

Effective and easy to use

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Easy to use and powrful functions. The "Back Office" interface is very flexible and make putting a meeting "Pack" together really quick and straightforward. Convene works across a number of platforms making it ideal for BYOD. We have found customer service to have been very responsive and helpful in adapting the software in response to our feedback. Users need little training as it is very intuitative.
Only niggles are that the sign out "button" isn't obvious in the App and that if you don't sign out after downloading the "Pack" before going offline, or if you lose connection, then you have difficulties logging in again.

Fix this and it it would be five star.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: January 2016

January 2016

 

Hi Mike!
Thank you for this awesome review! We're glad that we're able to contribute to the meeting-management ease that Hanover Housing Association currently experiences. Your concerns with the sign out visibility and the instances of log in difficulties have been promptly forwarded to product development; we greatly value your feedback as it helps us to live up to our promise of a paperless meeting system that's Smart, Simple, and Secure. Cheers!

 

Robert from Hong Kong Country Club
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

March 2016

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Source: GetApp