Azeus Convene Features

Azeus Convene

Paperless Meetings in a Board Management Software.

4.72/5 (25 reviews)

Azeus Convene Feature Summary

  • Active directory integration
  • Audit trail
  • Collaboration management
  • Data security
  • Digital signature
  • Document review
  • File management
  • Meeting management
  • Mobile access
  • Offline access
  • Project notes
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Summary reports
  • Voting
  • Whiteboard
  • Import/export data
  • Document distribution
  • Role-based permissions
  • Document approval

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iOS App


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Azeus Convene Feature Reviews

22 reviewers had the following to say about Azeus Convene's features:

William Gill

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

2018-05-23

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

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Lorraine Duffy

Improve Board Engagement

2018-12-10

Prior to using Convene we were collating documents from across the business to put into Board papers using which was a formatting nightmare.

Pros

Convene works on all platforms and makes organising document, taking minutes, agendas, so much easier and allows for compliance against quality management and good governance practice.

Cons

Initially took some time to get used to the system and understanding the nuances of the review room etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


Thank you for using Convene! We are pleased to hear that your organization's efficiency has improved through digitally organizing your documents and meetings!

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Craig Richards

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

2018-06-04

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 51-200 employees)

Excellent meeting collaboration tool

2018-11-27

Board meeting planning and inter meeting action tracking

Pros

A broad spectrum of collaborative functionality

Cons

Genuinely not sure what i can think of as a negative

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


We're glad to hear that Convene is proving to be the solution that is meeting all of your organizations needs! Thank you for continuing to find value in our service.

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Suzie Greenop

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

2018-07-04

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Lindsay Brittain

Time saver, paper saver, just great!

2018-06-22

Pros

Functionality to collate all papers into one document.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Lynn Howells

Easy and intuitive to use, does everything we need

2017-08-10

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Aleksandra Di Fato

An easily accessible and secure platform

2018-08-07

Pros

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.

Cons

we cannot find anything negative really,

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 201-500 employees)

Great Product for Board Meetings

2018-09-09

Pros

Easy to use. Interface on all platforms is intuitive.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Sara E. Lugo-Cardoza

Verified Reviewer

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

2016-03-29

It has as rich features, aesthetics, and intuitive interface as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less.

Pros

It has as rich features, aesthetics, and intuitive interface as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less!

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kanak Chhatralia

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

2018-07-02

time - thereby saving money!

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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.

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Kate Dearden

Easy to use & reliable product

2018-10-09

Great!

Pros

Easy and efficient for training people how to use it - great for meetings and to store a range of documents. We've had no major problems with the software so far, and much more reliable than printing off dozens of papers.

Cons

Regular updates can be difficult to manage

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


Thank you for the great feedback, Kate! Convene takes pride in making your meetings as simple as people while maintaining a smart workflow in a secure environment. Our updates follow such process to avoid any possible problems that may occur with your organizations environment. Managing them is as simple as requesting your account manager.

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Becky Salinas

Use of Convene

2018-09-10

Awesone

Pros

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

Cons

having to reset user name and passwords

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Mike Fuller

Effective and easy to use

2016-01-28

The "Back Office" interface is very flexible and make putting a meeting "Pack" together really quick and straightforward.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Kathryn Lanning

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

2018-05-10

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

I've not had any negative comments from users and some are keen to extend use within their own departments.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Lucy Rickson

Intuitive and easy to use

2018-05-21

Paperless meetings.

Pros

It is intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

It is intuitive and easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Michelle Chow

easy, smart and professional web portal.

2016-01-28

Easy to be handled.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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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PHILIP BEARNE

Generally it does exactly what I expect it to do

2017-09-21

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Abdul Khan

Great software, very user friendly

2018-06-11

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Natasha A.

Pleasant, easy to use

2018-05-23

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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Debbie Lowin

Professional and easy to use

2018-06-18

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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

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Sara Lugo-Cardoza

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

2016-03-29

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Azeus Systems


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!

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