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.

 

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

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Suzie from whg

July 2018

July 2018

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: July 2018

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: July 2018

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

June 2018

Time saver, paper saver, just great!

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: July 2018

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

June 2018

Professional and easy to use

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

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: June 2018

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 Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

June 2018

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!!)

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: June 2018

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 Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2018

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: June 2018

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 Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

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.

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: June 2018

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

May 2018

Pleasant, easy to use

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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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: May 2018

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 Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

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.

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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.

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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!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: May 2018

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

May 2018

Intuitive and easy to use

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Paperless meetings.

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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.

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: May 2018

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 Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: May 2018

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 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.

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

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: May 2018

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 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

  Response: Azeus Systems, Azeus Systems Limited

Date: May 2018

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 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.

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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

March 2016

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