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Boomset Reviews

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I really love to work with Boomset because it is a user friendly system where you can win time and focus more on your event. Afterwards you can retrieve reports and analyse your event.

Alicia A.

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They were very helpful and responsive to questions I had and accommodating me on some custom requests. The best part is the PRICE.

fabian m.

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Overall a great app and i love all the little features like adding the picture of the newlyweds at the start page and having guests make little finger pictures when they sign haha.

Angie K.

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Cons

That i would need to upgrade in order to continue on. This is a terrible sales and marketing strategy.

Alex M.

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

jeni e.

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The set-up was slightly difficult for our team members, even with the instructions and some experience with hardware.

Stephanie S.

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Great Attendee Registration Experience

Reviewed 3 years ago

Using Boomset removed the headache of printing and alphabetizing badges, gave us multiple branding opportunities, and allowed us to up our game when it came to the attendee registration experience.

Pros

Boomset made our registration process smooth and seamless for our attendees. The extra functionality of being able to ask custom questions at check-in averted a last-minute headache for our registration staff. Boomset's customer service was readily available to walk me through the set up process in advance of our event and while on site.

Cons

The software is easy to use but not necessarily intuitive. Customer service did an excellent job of helping me out when I needed it, but I did need to rely on them for extra help.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Jennifer. It¿s amazing to hear that Boomset could resolve some of these pain points and manual processes for you and your team. The Customer Success team strives to deliver top-notch support and Boomset works hard to make changes/updates to the system so it gets easier to use each and every time.

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

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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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App crashed on android devices, valuable leads lost

Reviewed 5 years ago

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

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Vendor response

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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The Boomset Way: A Single Solution for High School Hackathons

Reviewed 2 years ago

When we set out to organize MatadorHacks, a 24 hour high school hackathon, we knew we wanted to take a different approach, one that aimed to create a better experience. One of the biggest challenges we faced was how to track our participants and how to ensure that all our sessions, panels, and meals accommodated them in the fairest way possible. When we reached out to Boomset, it became immediately apparent that the "Boomset Way" was one in which our vision could be realized with Boomset's platform.

Pros

Boomset's online portal and iOS app from the very beginning presented a clean interface allowing our staff to quickly access necessary information, settings, and guest lists. Their integration with hardware manufacturers such as Infinite Peripherals enabled our staff to use barcode scanners to check in guests, both into the venue and into sessions. Furthermore, Boomset's Smart Sessions allowed participants to view open sessions and register for them all from their online ticket (Which saved paper too!). All in all, leveraging the Boomset platform allowed us organizers to put more focus on our hackathon to create a better experience for our participants.

Cons

Boomset's various products, features, and integrations make it hard to choose any other event solutions provider. We had no issues whatsoever.

Vendor response

Daniel, thank you for this glowing review - proud to have been a part of your high school hackathon! We're looking forward to your future events and working with your community of talented young professionals.

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Excellent Event Management Software

Reviewed a year ago

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...

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.

Vendor response

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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Best event registration check-in platform

Reviewed 4 years ago

Creating easy event check in and avoiding lines. Hands-down the best event check in product I've ever used.

Pros

Boomset has the ability to wirelessly print a name badge from your iPad or iPhone in seconds. It's amazing for large events or small events and minimizes lines. The interface is super user-friendly and would recommend to anyone.

Cons

The only con of this product would be the integration to other registration platforms and manually uploading lists.

Vendor response

Thanks very much for your positive feedback Alexis! We work hard to make sure that our interface is easy to use and assures our customers successful events. Boomset currently integrates with a number of leading registration platforms with many more planned for the near future. Please feel free to reach out to support@boomset.com to inquire further.

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Boomset is the perfect addition to our events. It completes our visitor experience in so many ways.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Boomset is the perfect addition to our events. It completes our visitor experience in so many ways. I really like Boomset because it is a user friendly system where you can win time and focus more on your event. Afterwards you can retrieve reports and analyse your event. The service and support is top notch, wouldn't want to work with any other Event Software.

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I really love to work with Boomset because it is a user friendly system where you can win time and focus more on your event. Afterwards you can retrieve reports and analyse your event. The service and support is top notch, wouldn't want to work with any other Event Software.

Cons

Would just be easer for us if we could also order all hardware (iPods, printers, badges ...) with Boomset because of their great service.

Vendor response

Thank you very much for your feedback here, Alicia. We work hard to offer a great product so event professionals like yourself can save time and keep creating great experiences. Feel free to reach out to your account manager for more details regarding the hardware component.

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An incredible platform and solution to take your events virtual!

Reviewed 7 months ago

The experience was incredible. Having hosted conferences for years in-person, we were concerned that there were going to be too many elements missing by being completely virtual. After seeing how the Boomset platform fostered engagement across attendees, we knew we had preserved a sense of normalcy that we were looking for.

Pros

The platform is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. You can feel in control of your event while knowing that you have a dedicated support team to make sure your event is a success. The native streaming allows you to seamlessly broadcast to reach a large audience without any integrations, and the layout of the platform allows attendees to have a one-stop-shop for the entire event experience.

Cons

As Boomset's virtual solution is a web-based platform, there are natural barriers to making sure that people can log on successfully (ex: firewalls). With proactive planning, however, you can avoid these challenges.

Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback, Vishal. We are thrilled that EFCG's first virtual event experience with our platform and support team was a huge success for your team, sponsors, and attendees. We're looking forward to continue fostering engagement and being part of your event success while powering EFCG's upcoming events!

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Great Experience with Boomset

Reviewed 3 years ago

Boomset allowed our registration process to run smooth. This had been a challenge for us so having this easy to use software made the experience great for our attendees. The kiosks also looked clean and professional.

Pros

It was very easy to use. Our registration lines moved quickly and guests had an easy time checking-in. Our staff was able to help those that needed it with ease.

Cons

There are a minimal number of ways to search for data, just name and email. Would have been nice to search by an ID # or company name.

Vendor response

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so happy to hear how easy and accommodating Boomset was for your event . Our team works diligently to provide the functionality and features that are most helpful to our customers and we very much appreciate your feedback.

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Excellent software for large events!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Very user-friendly, fast and easy to check-in many people at once. Their dashboard is very easy to read and refresh to see current attendee check-in stats.

Cons

I do wish they were integrated with Cvent, that would be a huge help! It can be tricky to have to manual add new people from Cvent when there are many people waiting to check-in.

Vendor response

Thank you for your valuable feedback, Katie. We¿re thrilled to hear you enjoyed using Boomset¿s user-friendly check-in and reporting. In regards to integrations, we like trying new things - let¿s discuss this directly with your Customer Success Manager.

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Perfect fit for my organization

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Vendor response

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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Boomset for Annual Conference

Reviewed 4 years ago

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,...

Pros

User friendly

Cons

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

Vendor response

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

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Boomset Saved My Life

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use Boomset for check-in and registration onsite at our events. We love that we have moved away from pen and paper and toward a more professional look with iPads and printed name badges. On the last day of an event in October, I deleted my entire guest list with check-in data by accident. I had a minor heart attack when I realized what happened. I had just lost all of the information for our event. I called Boomset's customer support line and the representative was very calm and let me know she would look into it. She called me back not even 20 minutes later to let me know their tech team was able to restore ALL of my data. I cannot describe the relief I felt. One of the representatives and the Boomset team are my heroes.

Pros

It is very easy to use and works well for our needs.

Cons

Sometimes updates are made to the system and we are not made aware of them. We use Boomset three times a year for our events. If an update happened between events, I may not know I need to change my process until the day of the event. Which can be stressful.

Vendor response

Dolly, thank you for this valuable feedback. We strive to deliver products and services that are easy to use with stellar support to ensure you've got everything you need. We are consistently making improvements to our system to make each and every experience better but will do our best to inform you of updates.

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AWESOME!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am a person that comes from an event planning background and almost every event has the issue of checking people in and keeping a tally of who is there and who hasn't shown up yet. I hate the whole "name tag" and "check the list" thing its so outdated and ugly so this was a great solution to that. We had over 150 guests that we had to check-in in a 15-30 minute window and then have everyone board...

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I was actually working with an event services company that used this app for a wedding and it changed my life. It made checking all the guests in so much easier and fun! My favorite part is having the guests take pics once they check in- I can only imagine how much the bride and groomed loved going through all of those funny "mugshots" of their families.

Cons

In the time that I used the app for the wedding my team and I came across no issues. As many of you know there are so many things that can go wrong in a wedding and this was our first time using this app so we were worried that there would be so many first time user issues but there were none! Everything went smoothly and seamlessly.

Vendor response

Thank you for your kind and energetic words, Angie! It's an honor to collaborate with those planning great experiences like you and the entire team of The Ride. We're always working on making our apps and platform efficient, easy, and fun, and we're very much looking forward to working with you again.

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Orlando Magic

Reviewed 2 years ago

Boomset has been great! We have been a customer going on 4 years now I believe and the customer service is always great and the software itself works perfectly for our needs.

Pros

it's very user friendly, there are lots of features to do as little or as much as you'd like within the software (print name tags, add photos to name tags, create special sessions, add QR codes to name tags). My favorite thing is that it prints name tags on site vs having to print in advance. Check guest in, print name tag, send to event!

Cons

Sometimes there are glitches with the software where it does not update in our app.

Vendor response

Katie, thank you very much for your kind words. Our team works towards ensuring an amazing event experience for everyone and our Customer Support team is there for any questions or concerns through it all. We are honored to continue powering Orlando Magic's events #TheBoomsetWay and are grateful for your continued business.

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Boomset has greatly improved the check-in process of our guests.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Boomset has greatly improved the check-in process of our guests. It is quick and simple to create an event and upload guest lists. The QR code scan option works really well for us when we check in our guests on-site. Downloading guest lists after the event is easy to do as well, especially with the report builder feature that allows you to select what guest information you'd like in your download. Their customer service team has also been available to us at a moment's notice when we have needed help. We have up to 10,000 guests at our events, so we definitely recommend Boomset for anyone searching for a large-scale check-in option.

Cons

Guest list downloads used to include a lot of superfluous information, but the new report builder option has taken care of that.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Harrison. We¿re glad the new report builder better accommodates NYRR. Looking forward to future events and creating a greater experience for your attendees!

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Superior Customer Service to Match Excellent Product

Reviewed 5 years ago

We started using Boomset earlier this year for our annual conference. We were very pleased with the initial set-up and after a few minutes walking through the system, found it very easy to use. We expected a complicated process since we were using a 3rd party system to track our registrations and then would be importing the list into Boomset; however, when we imported the list it was very easy to use...

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Easy to use, great customer service, and always making worthwhile updates. A true event partner!

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The app is easy to share and use. The registration system is clean and well laid out, so even first time users can make sense of it. We switched from pre-printing badges to using the kiosk system and we will never go back! The lead capture works very well too!

Cons

As with all software, there's a learning curve when you first get started, but the support team is amazing and it's easy to learn quickly.

Vendor response

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Katherine. It's a pleasure to work with you and the Professional Development Group. Here's to many future event successes!

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We have used Boomset for our conference for the last few years. They have been great to work with.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Team can use it and once they are trained they really like it. The team showed up to assist us and that made the use so much easier.

Cons

Confusing for new staff. We could not have the badges preprinted as there was a hard time integrating it with other software.

Vendor response

Thank you for your feedback, Laurie. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed working with yours, too! Boomset is most often referred to as one of the most user-friendly systems and does integrate with many other registration platforms for added convenience. With feedback like yours, we can only continue to expand on these integrations and better the Boomset experience for everyone. Thanks again!

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This is the best and simplest check-in system on the market.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Easy badge printing and check-in. Good value for money!

Pros

It works offline so you don't have to worry about things breaking. Badges and printers are easy to set up. Boomset is so easy to use, you don't have to be very technical to get this going.

Cons

The Lead Retrieval App is a bit pricey, but it works very well. Wouldn't have mentioned it, but you asked :)

Vendor response

Jakob, thank you for taking time to share your feedback. Our goal is to make Boomset an easy and enjoyable experience for everyone, and we¿re thrilled to hear your success story! Richie, your Customer Success Manager, will reach out to further discuss LR pricing.

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Boomset worked very well for our needs. The app was able to give us exactly what we needed.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Reduced traffic bottleneck Reduced waste of unnecessary name tags Added professional-looking appearance

Pros

We were able to implement our use case with very little customization. Everyone was very impressed with Boomset's ability to handle large volumes of check-ins, as well as the slick appearance of the app.

Cons

Although the app itself was smooth, it took a while to set up a multiple printer configuration and we relied heavily on our own internal resources to complete this step. (Hint for those of you using multiple Brother-QL-820NWB printers: make sure the label cartridge is loaded properly into the machine and that the printer is set to the home page or the app won't "find" the printer. Very strange.)

Vendor response

Thank you for leaving your feedback, Ethan. Your Customer Success manager has been in touch to further discuss your review regarding the printer configuration, apologies for any frustration this may have caused you and your team. Thank you again for sharing your Boomset experience!

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Easy to Use Service

Reviewed 3 years ago

Boomset has been helpful to us as we streamline and simplify our registration process for events.

Pros

Boomset is very attendee friendly. Our attendees have commented how easy it is to check in and get a badge at our events using Boomset. The design elements are easy to modify to match your brand. Their customer service is very responsive and always able to assist with any query.

Cons

The only downside is that it doesn't sync reports with our registration software. However, Boomset improved their reporting tools which does lessen this issue.

Vendor response

Thank you for this feedback, Elizabeth. Your attendee experience is so important and we¿re thrilled to hear they love #TheBoomsetWay as much as you/your team. Our Customer Success team aims to deliver the award-winning support as needed - and beyond. As an integration platform, our team also consistently makes updates and new innovative features to make this experience as seamless as possible.

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Loved our Boomset experience!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

We loved how quick and easy our check-in became with the QR code software! We were also able to instantly print out badges, which added to the professionalism of our event. Generating reports was also convenient, with all the data we needed at just a click of a button.

Cons

The set-up was slightly difficult for our team members, even with the instructions and some experience with hardware. However, whenever we did need help, the Boomset customer success team was just an email away.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review, Stephanie. We're happy to hear about your experience with the Boombox at your event and our platform elevated the professionalism at your event. Looking forward to the next!

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Wonderful registration platform!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

What I love most is how easy it is to use and the time is saves for other members on our team to accomplish the other million tasks the day of event.

Cons

Can't really think of anything I dislike About this software. It continues to grow and develop as necessary.

Vendor response

Thank you for sharing your feedback, Chelsea. Automating processes and saving your valuable time is essential for us! As you said, we most definitely are growing and developing to better the software day by day. Thanks again!

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Love the product

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Fast and easy to use. Great with Eventbrite and syncing. Quick checkins and ease of use with Hardware

Cons

Limited pre-defined print sizes for labels for badges where we had a badge that was printed smaller than the print label would allow. We had to hand cut each label.

Vendor response

Thank you for sharing your experience, Brent. We¿re thrilled to hear your event check-in success story with our Eventbrite integration! The Boomset Badge Designer allots for differing size options in its carousel in order to make on-site printing as automated as possible. We¿re happy to add badge sizes for you - please reach out to your Customer Success Manager. Again, thank you very much for this great feedback for future events.

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