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Whova

Cloud-based event management and marketing platform

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Whova Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Whova product overview

What is Whova?

Whova is a cloud-based event management software that enables businesses, universities, exhibitors, and government organizations to engage with attendees, generate name badges, handle online registration processes, and host video conferences. It lets organizers restrict event access to registered attendees, view recorded sessions and streams in a unified platform, and inform audiences about conference updates via push notifications.

Key benefits of using Whova

  • Whova's lead retrieval app helps trade show organizers automate processes for website creation, exhibitor profiling and communication, and booth mapping, improving business opportunities and lead capturing across exhibitions.

  • Administrators can build websites for specific events using preconfigured templates and utilize a centralized dashboard to gain insights into social media activities and refine marketing strategies to attract potential attendees.

  • Event organizers can use Whova's virtual conferencing capabilities to engage with attendees through live streaming, pre-recorded videos, polls or discussion forums, community boards, chats, and other networking or in-person events.

  • Whova provides a white-labeled mobile event application, which allows organizers to track personal agenda, take notes, share documents, scan attendees' business cards, communicate with sponsors or vendors, and more, whilst on-the-go.

  • Customizable event ticketing and registration functionality let administrators create various kinds of tickets based on events' requirements and include custom questions for attendees to fill out during registration.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support
    FAQs/Forum
    24/7 (Live rep)

    Training options

    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
    Videos

    Whova pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    705

    Price starts from

    No info

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
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    Whova features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    705
    Total Features50 5 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Email Marketing
    Mobile Access
    Customizable Branding
    Customizable Templates

    Whova users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8

    /5

    705

    Positive reviews

    98%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.37/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    It was awesome to be connected to everyone who was apart of the conference. Love how we could interact and share information.

    MF

    Miranda F.

    However, the meeting was a great success with many participants indicating that it was much better than platforms used in other conferences.

    BL

    Beatriz L.

    It was actually a very positive experience. The software worked great and we were able to accomplish more than I thought we would utilizing the virtual conferencing.

    TJ

    Timothy J.

    Cons
    The only thing I can say disappointing about this software is that I was not exposed to it first.

    LM

    Lynden M.

    I'll be really disappointed if the next conference I attend - virtual or in real time - does not use it.

    RW

    Rosemary W.

    There have been other virtual neuroscience meetings that have not worked well and as the president of our Flux society, I was nervous.

    BL

    Beatriz L.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    Great virtual conference tool!

    Reviewed a month ago

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    Whova for a Virtual Event Win!

    Reviewed a year ago

    With six weeks to go for a virtual 4-day conference, Whova met all the requirements we were looking for in a virtual conference experience for both the organization and the attendees. The price point was ideal for a small organization, and their a la cart pricing helps keep within any budget. It was a very successful event for the organization and discussion is to have some virtual option moving forward, even if we still hold an in-person event.

    Pros

    A Small non-profit I work with moved their in-person event to virtual event for 2020. With 6 weeks until the event start in September, a decision was made to move it to a more robust option allowing for sponsor interaction. Whova came through for us in many ways - financially, user-friendly for both back end and attendee end, integration with already existing registration platform - RegFox, Zoom interface, meeting rooms, session surveys and robust reporting. Any issues we had and sent support emails were addressed in a timely manner. They offer several help documents and videos to walk you through various set-up and troubleshooting.

    Cons

    Be aware that Whova has their own drip-campaign of emails they send to those attending your event. We were not aware of these prior to them sending, and it cause a bit of confusion and frustration on our end. We are not able to see in advance nor edit those emails, which also contained information not pertinent to our virtual event. We did address this with our sales person in our post-event meeting, and this is an issue they are aware of and addressing.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Ideal for conferences, whether in-person, virtual, or mixed

    Reviewed 2 months ago
    Pros

    We first used this app for an in-person conference before COVID-19 hit the world, and it was already helpful. Now, I love how easy it is to incorporate digital and virtual aspects even if/when you plan an in-person event. With all the travel restrictions and extra health precautions these days, it makes it easy to have people participating relatively equally whether they are attending physically or...

    Cons

    Sometimes the sheer number of features can be intimidating, and if you have two separate events that are working together, it's quite bothersome to have to constantly switch between the two events to find the specific session or resource you're looking for. It'd be nice if there were a way to have a personal agenda that includes all your sessions from all your conferences.

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    Nice features but unreliable. Do not use for critical applications.

    Reviewed a year ago

    Pretty horrible if you have to explain an audience of 1000+ people that the app was down for >1.5 hours mid-conference.

    Pros

    Nice features, admin interface relatively user-friendly, user-interface very user-friendly.

    Cons

    I used it for a large virtual conference (1000+ attendees, up to 10+ parallel sessions), and it was down for >1.5 hours. Extremely embarrassing and impossible to recover from it. Medium impact weakness is that the interface is not very responsive (i.e. slow). Minor impact (but nonetheless frustrating) weakness is that the admin interface is buggy (or has 'quirks' like they call it themselves). From lots of things we could notice this is not a company built on solid software engineering (e.g. they use "FirstName LastName" as the 'key' to identify attendees, and some of the admin features behave in a very illogical and unexpected manner).

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    WHOVA delivers a high quality conferencing experience

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    I did not purchase WHOVA; I was merely a conference attendee. If I were hosting a conference, I would definiteley check it out.

    Pros

    I attended a global virtual conference hosted by/on WHOVA. The software was easy to use, available on desktop and mobile, and had built in features that enabled virtual attendees to develop relationship before, during and after the conference. It accommodated interactive sessions (breakouts) without any technical glitches, and brought numerous speaker and panelists together again with no technical difficulties. Reliability and quality of the conferencing were impressive. WHOVA gamifies participation to help attendees get to know each other and add a fun factor too. Notifications were helpful to navigate to messages, announcements, and postings as they came in.

    Cons

    On mobile, I could not get to the Q&A panel to post questions. I also could not turn my video on from my iPAD.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    My Experience

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    it has been 2 yrs since I first use the app and it is awesome

    Pros

    easy to use software easy to install and easy to navigate

    Cons

    none, all looks awesome and easy to understand

    Whova FAQs and common questions

    Whova has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: One Time License
    Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


    Whova has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Whova supports the following languages:
    English


    Whova supports the following devices:
    Android, iPhone, iPad


    No, Whova does not have an API available.


    Whova integrates with the following applications:
    Eventbrite, SurveyMonkey


    Whova offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep)

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