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Azeus Convene
4.7
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Multi-Awarded Board Management Software for Board Directors

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Azeus Convene Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

/5

58

Total features

72

6 categories

Azeus Convene features

Access Controls/Permissions
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Agenda Management
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention

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Access Controls/Permissions
Action Item Tracking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Attendance Management

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Total Features

72

Unique features

  • Automatic Backup

  • Document Review

  • Two-Way Audio & Video

  • Digital Signature

Functionality

4.7

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17.3K

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Total Features

14

Features in Common

9

Unique features

  • Data Visualization

  • Charting

  • Notes Management

  • Real-time Updates

Functionality

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26.3K

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Total Features

19

Features in Common

13

Unique features

  • Notes Management

  • Document Generation

  • Document Capture

  • Real-time Updates

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Our Experience of Convene

Reviewed 6 months ago

We introduced Convene in June 2019. Users quickly became familiar with the software. The value of this investment really showed when we were forced into office closures with the onset of the Covid Pandemic in March 2020. Our business decision making was able to continue and function effectively due to the flexibility available through use of Convene. The biggest benefits are: savings in paper and print costs, saving in time spent producing and circulating meeting packs, ease of access to document library and previous meeting packs.

Pros

It was easy to implement and simple to learn how to use. We introduced Convene initially to improve the efficiency of non-executive Board & Committee meetings. Very soon after implementation the Governance team identified more areas for using the software and it is now used for multiple internal management & working group meetings / information sharing.

Cons

Nothing really. If we have had any problems, the service team have been very helpful.

Vendor response

Hi Sandra, thanks for your review on Convene. We're glad that you find our software valuable for your board meetings. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.

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Convene - Easy to use and good value

Reviewed 5 months ago

Convene saves having to make up paper board packs and is easier to distribute the papers with the click of a button and most importantly securely. I can also see who has downloaded their papers.

Pros

There are some really good features such as review room which we now use instead of Sharepoint which was more difficult to use. Convene is intuitive and meeting packs can be created quickly without having to convert papers to pdfs as the system does it easily. We also have single sign-on so its easy to access.

Cons

The only downside is it probably dosen't look as polished as some of the more expensive competition but it does the job and is much easier to use than some of the better known competition and there ares ome really good features and tools included

Vendor response

Hi Andrew, thanks for your review on Convene. We're glad that you find our software valuable for your board meetings. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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!

Vendor response

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.

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An easily accessible and secure platform

Reviewed 4 years ago
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,

Vendor response

Thank you for the feedback Aleksandra! Wonderful to hear that the security and accessibility of Convene is meeting your needs and expectations. Convene has always set itself apart by staying on top of security to ensure the continued protection of your important meeting files and documents.

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Convenient and professional meeting assistant

Reviewed 3 years ago

Time-saving and convenient to use for the Board members as well as for a meeting secretary

Pros

Such features as the possibility to make notes in the document and share comments with other attendees make it very easy for the Board members to share their opinions beforehand. From the administrator’s perspective, the app makes it easier to update the meeting materials as the app notifies the users regarding the update automatically. We are also very impressed by the customer support provided by Azeus Convine.

Cons

The only inconvenience we encountered while using the app is with excel files. The App automatically transforms the files into pdf file for an easier use, however if the excel file is very big and contains large amount of data on each sheet, it is a bit difficult to transform excel file into a pdf file.

Vendor response

Thank you for using Convene! We are glad to hear that your meeting processes are becoming more productive and efficient for the board. We understand that viewing excel files with large amounts of data might cause an inconvenience, we recommend that you may convert your .xlsx. files to a .pdf file prior to uploading them in Convene for better formating.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Azeus Convene Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am a user of Convene not the administrator of the system. I asked the administrator for feedback and was advised it was easy to prepeare and set up meetings , create agendas and easy to load the documents , create minutes and action logs. Access to Convene is password protected which keeps the documentation secure. The meeting papers are archived so there is ease of access to previous meetings.

Pros

The introduction of Azeus Convene has transformed the way we deliver our Board and Senior Management meetings and is a beneficial aid to control the meeting from start to finish. It has improved efficiency by removing the need to print and post papers, saving on both time and cost. If additional information is to be included, this can be easily added, letting participants know. It is ideal for collaboration as it allows participants to see all comments made and access to each response, enhancing transparency and accountability. Convene is easy to install on both my ThinkPad and phone.

Cons

Some excel spreadsheets (especially large documents ) don't display as original documents when loaded .

Vendor response

Glad to hear that Convene is boosting productivity and good governance for your association! You may contact our support lines and they will guide you with displaying your spreadsheets in a better format. You may even discover more tools that will enhance the workflow and transparency of your meetings.

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Azeus Convene - Board Management Software

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Easy integration as all we need were just having a tablet with the software installed and creating the accounts for users. After which, the users can access their meeting material their own convenient.

Cons

The alignment of the meeting title can improve further where by it allows us to input more sub title as at times we need to add in sub title when creating the meeting agenda.

Vendor response

Thank you for trusting Convene as your board management software of choice. We're glad that you find the utmost convenience in using our software. We aim to continue helping to ease your board meeting processes by constantly implementing updates to further improve our product and service.

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Reviewed 2 years ago

Meeting papers for my directors are accessible and delivered within the time frame.

Pros

To me the features where you can just drag your documents from your desktop to be uploaded is definitely the best as it helps me to save time and makes my life easier.

Cons

I think maybe convene should enable someone who had just been added to the software/apps to access all the past papers or documents that has been uploaded previously.

Vendor response

Hello! We're glad to hear that you're enjoying using Convene and are reaping its benefits. Currently, new users should be able to access all files previously uploaded unless those files have permission-based settings set to specific people or groups only. You may set the permissions-based settings for files and folders in the document library to allow people to have access to those files.

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Reviewed a year ago

Each meeting was convened very easily due to the convene. The fact that it was paperless was amazing.

Pros

Presentation of the meeting was perfect

Cons

I did not use the typing of comments, minutes at the time of the meeting, since I found it quite difficult to present the meeting and keep minutes on the pc on the same time. I preferred to take notes on my paper instead.

Vendor response

Hello! Thank you so much for your review of Convene. We're glad that Convene has helped hold your organization's paperless meetings. We will definitely take note of your comments regarding taking minutes and forward them to your Customer Success Manager to help you find better ways in using our meeting minutes feature.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Improve Board Engagement

Reviewed 4 years ago

Prior to using Convene we were collating documents from across the business to put into Board papers using which was a formatting nightmare. Convene has enabled our organisation to set agendas well in advance, create dynamic agendas and importantly give Directors the opportunity to make notes before, during and after the meeting which can be added to the minutes. Voting and resolutions are also able to be done online and the program provides a cloud based solution which gives everyone the ability to source current information.

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. The reminders, actions and presentation of documents is fantastic.

Cons

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

Vendor response

Thank you for using Convene! We are pleased to hear that your organization's efficiency has improved through digitally organizing your documents and meetings! We strive our best to create a solution that allows for board members and administrators to be able to collaborate without any headaches.

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Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Ease of use, makes sharing of board papers a breeze

Cons

can it be combined with communication tools like webex or zoom?

Vendor response

Thank you for choosing Convene as your board management software of choice. Convene currently has an embedded AVC feature that allows your board to also hold video calls whilst using the app. Kindly get in touch with us or your Account Manager if you'd want to avail of this additional feature.

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Board Meetings with ease!

Reviewed a year ago

One of the most important benefits besides ease of meetings is the security this provides. It allows all of our documents to be secure and reduces any risks of data being lost/shared. Our overall experience has been very good so far and the response times when requiring support from the team has been efficient and helpful.

Pros

The software is easy to use and has a real simple and tidy look. It has been very helpful to view papers ahead of meetings with such ease without the need to open and download separate papers. It has been a real benefit to be able to write notes and annotate different papers for my own personal use.

Cons

No cons to comment on at the moment as we are only currently in trial period and enjoying all it offers.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for availing of our free trial period. We're glad that you're enjoying using Convene and all our available features. We hope to continue to be able to bring you new and exciting features in the coming months.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Convene was the first options that worked for our Board

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The Board of our organization was very skeptical towards any online tool that would help facilitate the online meetings, especially having in mind the usual prices. Already after the second board meeting, when all of them got used to basic functionalities, Convene is now irreplaceable. Document management is the most beneficial for our Board, as we upload documents prior to the meetings, go through them during the meeting, comment, change content on the go, and the voting function is very efficient.

Cons

To extract the maximum from a Convene meeting, you need to have either two monitors, or to use two devices - one for Convene and the other for MS Teams/Zoom or other video conferencing tool.

Vendor response

Hi Ivan, thanks for your review on Convene. We're glad that you find our software valuable for your board meetings. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.

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Effective and user friendly

Reviewed 4 months ago

Azeus convene customer service has always been highly professional and seek to address any queries as quickly as possible.

Pros

Drag and drop capability when adding documents to agenda items Excellent flexible options for managing restrictions to parts of meetings down to individual agenda documents User friendly interface for setting up meeting agenda and adding attendees

Cons

Rigid format of minutes document (and other templates) extracted from the system

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Time saver, paper saver, just great!

Reviewed 4 years ago
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.

Vendor response

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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Convene User

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great customer service; easy to use product

Pros

Clear and mostly easy to use; can use across devices

Cons

Not clear at first when needing to change users and permissions if there is only one administrator on all files

Vendor response

Thank you for your review of Convene. We take pride that Convene has better multiplatform capability and customer service against other competitors. We hope to continue serving your organization and making your board meeting processes more efficient.

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Azeus Convene

Reviewed 6 months ago

The Board have access to all relevant documents without them requiring access to confidential drives on personal PC's.

Pros

We found the product very easy to use, we have Board members with varying levels of IT ability and found they have all been able to navigate the system quite easily.

Cons

The only downside to this product that we have encountered is having to ensure Excel documents are visible in print preview so that Board members can fully view them. This seems to be true of all the similar software products we reviewed.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Class leading

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Before signing up as a customer we reviewed a host of board management solutions and Convene ticked most of the boxes for us. Now that we are actually using it I am most impressed with the support and the fact that the team is open to receiving suggestions from clients for product enhancements.

Cons

I don’t like that certain optional modules cost extra.

Vendor response

Hi Suleiman, thanks for your review on Convene. We're glad that you find our software valuable for your board meetings. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.

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Use of Convene

Reviewed 4 years ago

Awesone

Pros

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

Cons

having to reset user name and passwords

Vendor response

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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Make meeting management much easier

Reviewed 2 years ago

Wonderful experience

Pros

intuitive with abundant features, also has very granular control in security levels. suit for all kinds of organization structures.

Cons

It will be better if the conversation feature is included in the standard package.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review of Convene. We are grateful that you have chosen us as your preferred board management software. We hope to include more innovative features to further help your organization in making your meetings more efficient.

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

Reviewed 4 years ago

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

Vendor response

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 so we can forward these to our product team. We will strive to continue introducing updates to improve our solution. Have a great day ahead!

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Excellent meeting collaboration tool

Reviewed 4 years ago

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

Vendor response

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.