Boomset Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Boomset

All-in-1 event management for enterprise-level event success

4.68/5 (41 reviews)

Boomset overview

What is Boomset?

Automate manual efforts and create better event experiences with a contemporary and intuitive turnkey system. Use the GDPR-compliant software and mobile apps for online and onsite event registration, facial recognition, self-check-in, on-demand (color) badge printing, session management, RFID tracking, lead retrieval, gamification, on-site services and more.

As the all-in-one solution, use Boomset for event registration to promote events and sell tickets. Create beautiful, custom event registration pages and manage communication with custom emails. Whether you sell tickets online or accept walk-in registrations at event entry, manage sales, track attendance, and capture event analytics in real time.

Boomset has mobile apps available for both Android and Apple devices. The Boomset Guest List app is an event check-in app that integrates some the most popular registration platforms so users can import and sync multiple guest lists from sources like Eventbrite, Fonteva, Universe, and Attendease. Admit entry through QR code scanning, UHF/NFC, or face recognition technology. Control session access or allow attendees to create/edit their own schedules in real time. Manage multiple sessions and access control at events with RFID, session tracking, and more.

Boomset is a leader in on-demand printing: name badges in color, plastic cards, and wristbands. Encourage attendee participation by allowing them to make changes to their own itinerary and reprint their itinerary on their badge.

Lead capture is completely brandable and collects the most relevant data to each user. The Boomset Lead Retrieval app doubles as a product kiosk where attendees approach a standalone kiosk screen and taps or scans their credential to answer a series of questions prompted at the exhibit/experience.

Working closely with partners and integrations, Boomset offers comprehensive solutions and professional support worldwide for a flawless event lifecycle and experiences.
www.boomset.com

Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Boomset reviews

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Danielle Rivenbark, MTHM, CGMP

On-Site Badge Printing... I'll never go back to pre-printed name badges (if I can help it)

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-10
Review Source: Capterra

The use of this technology has revolutionized the way I think about running registration for events. There was a significant reduction in the number of staff needed on-site for the purposes of registration. This allowed us to pay attention to other things that required assistance. You know, things like, the internet isn’t working, the presenter is having issues with the microphone, the room is too hot/too cold. Typical event manager issues to solve.

Pros
We utilized Boomset to customize the Welcome screen for participants. From the time the participant pushed start until the time the badge printed 10 seconds may have passed and that’s being generous. After the badge printed, the most common reaction was, “Is that it?” followed by, “That was so easy!” We even got a tweet that read, “@NCDLI2019 self-service registration desks - how come no one has thought of that before! I love it. #nolineups #ncdli2019”. And what happened when a participant wanted to change the name of their company? Or their name was misspelled? They simply talked with one of our staff standing by, who logged into the Boomset app, made the change, and pushed reprint on the badge. There was even a setting that could allow participants to change this before printing!

Cons
The technology of course came with a price tag. However, I would make an argument that the approximately $4 you’re spending per name badge to have the technology is drastically reducing the staff time it takes to print name tags and stuff them into holders prior to your event. Not to mention that you don’t get a chance to reprint them, produce clean looking name tags for walk-in registrations, or eliminate the registration lines.

Response from Boomset


Danielle, thanks so much for this detailed feedback and your kind words. We¿re thrilled to have been able to ¿revolutionize¿ your event experience - and that of your attendees. Our team is always working to resolve pain points in the event lifecycle by continuously improving our features and services. Thanks again!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kristin Kratky

Perfect fit for my organization

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-05
Review Source: Capterra

Using Boomset has brought our badge printing process into the 21st century. It has not only streamlined registration (and reduced lines!) for our members, but has made it possible for staff in the office to help manage events that are hundreds of miles away, enabling our on-site staff to focus more on the event itself.

Pros
This software has a simple but very efficient user interface. I love how few clicks/taps it takes to get from one screen to another, and how simple troubleshooting (usually) is. Even the least tech-savvy users in our office find it easy to use. It is very portable, works with a variety of printers and devices, and customer service has always been prompt and helpful. We'll never go back to the way we used to do things.

Cons
There are times when their updates have bugs themselves, which interferes with our use of the app at events. There is also a lag time when you click on the check-in button before you can print another badge, which can be frustrating when you've got a line backing up. Setting up the Zebra printers can also be challenging if you aren't familiar with all the printer settings lingo.

Response from Boomset


Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback, Kristin. We¿re so happy to hear how using Boomset has changed your events for the better! We¿re constantly working to improve the functionality and solutions, though we try to provide as much notice and documentation to ensure the experience is as seamless as possible for everyone involved.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kelley Keeling

Boomset for Annual Conference

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-12-27
Review Source: Capterra

We used Boomset for the first time in March 2015. It was a huge success and many of the conference attendees were complimenting us on our new on site registration system. We began the process about 6 months before our event and found that Boomset was not only the most affordable solution to updating our on-site registration needs, but it also was the most user friendly! After choosing to use Boomset, we were able to quickly get set up even though our event has some "unique" needs and scenarios that we had to work through. The team at Boomset spent their time listening to our needs and helping us come up with the easiest solutions. We then were off and running and quickly learned how easy it was for our conference team to learn the software and then train others that would be using it on site. Once we were on site, everything was seamless. The badges printed quickly to keep traffic moving and no one stood and waiting in line for anything! This is was a first for us! We also were amazed with the QR codes on the badges and how easy it was to scan everyone into a program and it was wonderful being able to see how many people were already in the program on the scanners (without having to do a head count). Overall, our organization would highly recommend using Boomset. They are also always keeping up with the trends in the meeting industry to better improve their software and keep your organization on the cutting edge with on-site registration technology.

Pros
User friendly

Cons
Not much, but Boomset is always upgrading the software to fix any issues large and small

Response from Boomset


Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your Boomset experience, Kelley!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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jeni everetts

Excellent Event Management Software

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

We have one large event per year where we register and badge up to 1000 individuals. Our issue was finding software that would integrate with the registration vehicle we were already using (Eventbrite) and print badges on demand with or without preregistration and to find an affordable and reliable way to do it. The product worked great with the hardware we already owned. It actually works great on phones - both iphone and android- which is a huge bonus. It was easy to purchase additional compatible equipment like badge printers that worked as expected. It's very easy to use, therefore easy to train temporary staff to use. Last year, our first year with it, we had a small glitch during the event which Boomset resolved over the phone very quickly. They were easy to get in touch with and very quick to understand and fix the issue. This year we had zero issues. We move the setups we have created between three venues with no issues at all.

Pros
Integrations are great Setup is easy Implementation is easy Feature rich Very well supported

Cons
Honestly, I don't have anything even remotely negative to say.

Response from Boomset


Thanks very much for sharing your experience and providing your feedback regarding our product and support. We're looking forward to your future events!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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K E

App crashed on android devices, valuable leads lost

Reviewed 2016-11-04
Review Source: Capterra

Used Boomset for a tradeshow and the app crashed over and over again on android devices and we lost all of our leads.

Response from Boomset


Thank you for your feedback and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We've been in contact with the event organizer who had purchased the licenses for the vendors at this event. They have been updated and are aware of this particular case.

For any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Boomset pricing

Pricing options
Free
Free trial
One time license
Subscription
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$ Intro
$$ Pro
$$$ Expert

Premium Add-Ons Include:
Event Registration Page
Lead Retrieval
Session Management
Face Recognition
RFID Management
Gamification
Hardware Rental
On-Site Support

Contact Boomset for pricing information or a custom quote!

Boomset features

API
Access Control
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (101 other apps)
Content Management (109 other apps)
Custom Forms (78 other apps)
Customizable Templates (130 other apps)
Data Import/Export (105 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (105 other apps)
Electronic Payments (88 other apps)
Product Catalog (79 other apps)
Social Media Integration (73 other apps)
Template Management (71 other apps)
Website Management (68 other apps)
eCommerce Integration (68 other apps)
eCommerce Management (80 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Boomset

Key features of Boomset

  • Access control
  • Attendance tracking
  • Authentication
  • Automatic notifications
  • Badge printing
  • Cashless payments
  • Check processing
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customer activity reporting
  • Customer database
  • Customizable branding
  • Discount management
  • Document approval
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Email Customization
  • Email integration
  • Employee self service
  • Event management
  • Event scheduling
  • Event ticketing
  • Facial Recognition
  • Gamification
  • Guests arrival notification
  • Inventory management
  • Item Redemption
  • Lead capture and retrieval
  • Lead management
  • Lead retrieval
  • Mobile check-in
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-session attendance
  • NFC technology
  • Order confirmation
  • Post-event sales analytics
  • Print guest badges
  • Prioritizing
  • Private chat with attendees
  • QR code scanning
  • RFID scanning
  • Real time reporting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Retrieval
  • SMS integration
  • Scan QR codes
  • Search guest information
  • Self-registration for guests
  • Self-service check-in
  • Summary reports
  • Third party integration
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Benefits

Many organizers look for innovative elements to wow their attendees without sacrificing the event management and the security of precious data. With its continued growth and global expansion, Boomset invites clients with out-of-the-box ideas to work on creating something special that goes beyond simple entry management.

Facial Recognition Check-In via mobile enrollment & more, Boomset eliminates the need for extra hardware or expertise by adding the fastest & most secure check-in available. The most sustainable of check-in features, we envision a future of “badgeless events” where biometric data is used to check into an event, its sessions & for additional lead capture.

Boomset allows users to collect signatures through the mobile app on various documents like event-specific terms & conditions, non-disclosure agreements or information validation.

The product offers a lead retrieval app that helps vendors to capture leads, take conversation notes and prioritize them to ensure that potential clients are not missed and contacted immediately after the event. Lead capture is completely brandable & collects the most relevant data to each user. Useful for high-traffic areas or reduced-staff booths, using a lead retrieval kiosk adds a tappable, hyper-customized data capture element on the event floor.

The Boomset Lead Retrieval app doubles as a product kiosk where attendees approach a standalone kiosk screen and taps or scans their credential to answer a series of questions prompted at the exhibit/experience.

The Boomset Lead Retrieval app doubles as a product kiosk where attendees approach a standalone kiosk screen and taps or scans their credential to answer a series of questions prompted at the exhibit/experience.

With the Boomset app, users can prevent overbooking by monitoring the status of available seats for an event through real-time notifications and updates.

Gamified Item Redemption provides a "digital passport" that prompts attendee interaction at entry. The event credential is paired at check-in via Boomset's NFC automation tool & the attendee receives a custom message with a link to their "scorecard."

The "Scorecard" feature displays the attendee's interactive journey and encourages them to increase their score by tapping into elements of an event like workshops, sponsor/exhibitor booths, etc. Points are allocated to the attendee’s scorecard, viewable via their custom link. At the organizer's discretion & the event's purpose, these accumulated points can later be redeemed onsite for merchandise.