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Azeus Convene is a multi-awarded board meeting software that is designed for organizational leaders. It provides full control to directors and executives all over the world to manage their entire meeting processes with ease. From pre-meeting to during-meeting to post-meeting document distribution, and more, Azeus supports it all.

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  • Corina F.Associate in Professional Studies
    Review
    4.5

    I like that it is a platform that brings innovation to our work, giving us the possibility of being better every day, planning and organizing our job; it is the right tool for business meetings of different directives where we discuss sensitive issues of our company and business strategies, that are going to be applied, dynamism when we meet remotely which gives us flexibility when working. Scalability to continuously improve various professional fields, allowing all executives a next-level meeting where it is possible to make informed and real-time decisions. It features a host of add-on tools that allow for easy work on the go, video conferencing, different presentation and meeting setups, and the ability to be secure at all times. Learning is a bit high, which was difficult for us to adapt to at first, it takes a lot of training to be able to understand how we should interact, and the management of the different tools; not only one person had to understand it, but all of them, since without this we were not going to be able to have a comfortable experience in the meetings. With this platform, we have exactly what we have been needing, a space where it would be ideal for interacting and sharing a meeting remotely, and that was equally efficient; it has allowed us to present our documents, presentations and different graphics to be able to communicate everything we need say in our meetings, always highlighting that the platform helps us make a safe and confidential space for all our information. It significantly improved our experience during sessions, increasing our productivity and work performance.

  • Cristian O.Senior Director Learning & Leadership, Global Technology
    Review
    4.5

    With Azeus Convene, we have achieved ease when meeting since we have all the necessary tools to make these meetings much more dynamic as if we were in person but now remotely and also have the characteristic calm we need to interact and have fluid communication. Videoconferences present a quality image; it provides various tools that facilitate the meeting process, such as access controls, document management with electronic signatures and extensive storage, the task manager to plan our work, data storage of each one of members, it has an extensive activities panel that guarantees a better workflow and complementary integrations to these functions. For now, in general terms, it has precisely the characteristics that we need; however, we believe there could be a greater possibility of customization in the different tools to adapt it to our work criteria. Without a doubt, it has allowed us to achieve this possibility that we thought was impossible, that of connecting reliably and trusting all our information in one tool; we have been able to expedite all our work remotely through this platform, thus saving us a lot of work time, mobilization and giving us the possibility to create and grow from a distance no matter where we are, there is no longer any excuse or impediment, now we have we platform to be able to have a good work performance as a goal.

  • Vaisakh S.Senior Full Stack Engineer
    Review
    4.5

    I would recommend this application to most of my customers to serve as a centralised platform for all the meetings and conference calls. It provides all the conferencing features in a very user-friendly manner. It is well supported in iOS devices and the experience is smooth enough to schedule the board meetings and get the information. We frequently makes use of the voting system and the document library to store the confidential documents for distribution. I don't have anything to add here. The application has worked smoothly for the features it boasts. However, I feel there is ground for improvement in the User experience. The recent addition ofAgenda Builder is a very useful feature and we have been using it effortlessly. Its drag and drop feature is pretty easy and customizable. I can recommend this application to large corporations for the conduct of highly confidential meetings with utmost security. I would recommend using the document library and the in-meeting voting system. These features are unique and serve a secure way of doing things. The most important merit of using Azeus Convene is the secure way of storage of confidential meeting documents. It uses military grade security and GDPR specifications to store the documents. The in-house voting provides a transparent voting system for the board meetings.

Negative Comments
  • John F.Senior Business System Analyst
    Review
    4.0

    Azeus convene is one of the most advanced and clean board management software available in the market that enables to have meetings, organizing and sharing board documents, documenting them, and generating actions. It is the best software to have in the organization to held meetings on time, sharing documents with full privacy, and dealing documentation with the organization. It is helping me to share documents online without any prior handling. It allows me to furnish directors with the board papers without printing as compare to physically print out as previous. The main drawback that I am facing for a long time that it automatically sign out from the platform. It is showing that I am still signed in but when I click anywhere it directs me to the sign page to log in again which is really time taking. The support team needs to be more professional at work. Listen to the queries attentively and provide solutions in meantime instead of responding after ages. Functionality needs updates and UI has to change in order to be the best in the market. Customization in sense of survey and questionnaire is limited, need changes and a new layout for this. It enabled us to manage different meetings and collaborate with each other effectively when planning a new project in the organization. Editing and amendments in Azeus Convene are amazing. I can easily edit and make changes in the document from anywhere which is the stand-out feature of Azeus. Presentation tools, sending annotations, and taking notes are much easier on this platform. Overall I am totally dependent on this platform because of multiple features that make work less and speed up the work. Clear meeting controls, sending documents, and customization from anywhere are the best feature to have in the platform. Highly recommend to other business to implement in the business. Our company secretary can easily share the document with the directors without wasting time. It minimizes our work a lot and we just have to wait for the signing of documents and then print out of it. Another great feature that I like the most that they have smartphone apps on both android and IOS which allows me to have their app on my smartphone and share documents from anywhere. The software is user-friendly and easy to use also secure to share private documents with each other.

  • Emin N.Advisor to Sales director
    Review
    4.0

    Before talking about the features which make it a super platform in its certain segment, I want to highlight the customer service and channels that the software provides that they are top-class with the quality of service and the variety of channels for getting in touch. Besides that training capability of the software is amazing in that it provides In Person, Live Online, Webinars in order to increase the effective use of the software by the user. As a sales director of the company and board member, I can see that the software helps us not to waste the papers and to save our money, especially time as the scheduling system works smoothly. I see it is quite understandable not to hear the negative comments from other users of the software I know since the platform does not let us come to a situation that we can get annoyed. It works perfectly I do not see any negative side from the perspective of features it provides, this is incredibly super software, however, the price is the topic we can stay for Azeus Convene as it has quite high prices. It could be hard for many companies, and the price it offers could be an obstacle for the company which is aiming to stop wasting money on paper. We can manage our meetings, schedule them, control them, notify others, share the docs among us which will bring us the future that the trees will not be cut for paper.

  • Nicat R.Business Analyst
    Review
    3.5

    Firstly, I wonder to highlight the beauty of the interface of the product that the level of user-friendliness is extremely high. As a new user, I did not face any difficulties while meeting the software. In a short time, as a team, my managers started to easily manage the software effectively. As some restrictions continue during the pandemic time, the contribution of Azeus Convene has been realized in documenting sending. Customer support is one of the drawbacks of using the software, as it needs to be enhanced in order to satisfy our expectations. As OCR capabilities have considerably entered our life due to the revolutionary move from Apple, having the same capabilities in Azeus Convene could be great but it lacks to provide them to its customers. The surveys should be able to set based on the customers, as the customizable survey could be a great benefit. Customer support is one of the drawbacks of using the software, as it needs to be enhanced in order to satisfy our expectations. As OCR capabilities have considerably entered our life due to the revolutionary move from Apple, having the same capabilities in Azeus Convene could be great but it lacks to provide them to its customers. The surveys should be able to set based on the customers, as the customizable survey could be a great benefit

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Positive Comments
  • Sara E. Lugo-CardozaFounder | President
    Review
    4.5

    I had tried many paperless meeting software providers, from the market leaders like Diligent and BoardVantage MeetX, the small players like BoardPaq, and to the midlevel players like BoardPad, BoardEffect, and Azeus Convene... Don't go for BoardPaq and BoardPad! They have lousy features and lousier support. BoardEffect is so-so. Diligent and BoardVantage are good, as long as you have money to burn. The best thing about Convene is that it has as rich features and aesthetics as the big boys -- BoardVantage and Diligent -- while costing at least 40% less! It's a clear winner for those who are practical.
    While my company, SELC Pro, doesn't technically use Convene (we get to see and observe the usage of different board portals via our existing clients who have them), we get to score big by giving practical advice and consultation.
    Action Items Tracking Agenda Management Attendee Management Board Meetings Committee Meetings Internal Meetings Invitation Management Legislative Meetings Materials Management Meeting Preparation Tools Minutes Management Post-Meeting Tools Scheduling Voting Management
    Limited individual training sessions - The only clear and concrete advantage that Diligent has over Convene is that they have unlimited individual user training. But Convene is so intuitive and easy-to-use that you don't usually need to go beyond their free first 4 user/administrator training sessions.

  • Natalie NickensChief Administrative Officer
    Review
    5.0

    Most of the other board meeting solutions we looked into during the selection process lacked key features that we required for our organization. They were not for the entire meeting package and mainly provided an experience for the post-meeting processes. It was not like with Convene that during a meeting everybody can go to the same presentation using the real-time and interactive presentation features of this app.
    What made us choose Convene was the unparalleled meeting experience that it offers. We wanted a seamless board meeting experience and we got that from Convene. Another aspect we found very useful as an organization is how easy it is to upload documents during board meetings. It was able to fulfill our organization requirements and board members are very pleased with their experience with Convene.
    Streamlined the way we prepare for, and hold board meetings. Our board meetings, especially remote meetings became more interactive. Instant distribution of updated documents. Enhances real-time collaboration.
    Convene uses a feature called Convene Connect that was recently rolled out to integrate with external video apps in order to hold calls.

  • Verified User
    Review
    4.5

    As our Board only had confidence in pen-and-paper prior to this implementation, the benefits are obvious (higher security, better collaboration, remote enablement)
    Azeus Convene's security and collaboration features can create a great business case to introduce technology to the executive management team for board-related matters, especially if they are currently using a 'pen and paper' system. Would recommend for larger companies / large executive teams with busy schedules that find it difficult to collaborate.
    Document signing / Sharing Live presentations (Especially helpful to remote participants) Collaboration tools (comments, polls, workflows etc) Security
    Training and documentation could be improved

Negative Comments
  • Sara E. Lugo-CardozaFounder | President
    Review
    4.5

    I had tried many paperless meeting software providers, from the market leaders like Diligent and BoardVantage MeetX, the small players like BoardPaq, and to the midlevel players like BoardPad, BoardEffect, and Azeus Convene... Don't go for BoardPaq and BoardPad! They have lousy features and lousier support. BoardEffect is so-so. Diligent and BoardVantage are good, as long as you have money to burn. The best thing about Convene is that it has as rich features and aesthetics as the big boys -- BoardVantage and Diligent -- while costing at least 40% less! It's a clear winner for those who are practical.
    While my company, SELC Pro, doesn't technically use Convene (we get to see and observe the usage of different board portals via our existing clients who have them), we get to score big by giving practical advice and consultation.
    Action Items Tracking Agenda Management Attendee Management Board Meetings Committee Meetings Internal Meetings Invitation Management Legislative Meetings Materials Management Meeting Preparation Tools Minutes Management Post-Meeting Tools Scheduling Voting Management
    Limited individual training sessions - The only clear and concrete advantage that Diligent has over Convene is that they have unlimited individual user training. But Convene is so intuitive and easy-to-use that you don't usually need to go beyond their free first 4 user/administrator training sessions.

  • Natalie NickensChief Administrative Officer
    Review
    5.0

    Most of the other board meeting solutions we looked into during the selection process lacked key features that we required for our organization. They were not for the entire meeting package and mainly provided an experience for the post-meeting processes. It was not like with Convene that during a meeting everybody can go to the same presentation using the real-time and interactive presentation features of this app.
    What made us choose Convene was the unparalleled meeting experience that it offers. We wanted a seamless board meeting experience and we got that from Convene. Another aspect we found very useful as an organization is how easy it is to upload documents during board meetings. It was able to fulfill our organization requirements and board members are very pleased with their experience with Convene.
    Streamlined the way we prepare for, and hold board meetings. Our board meetings, especially remote meetings became more interactive. Instant distribution of updated documents. Enhances real-time collaboration.
    Convene uses a feature called Convene Connect that was recently rolled out to integrate with external video apps in order to hold calls.

  • Verified User
    Review
    4.5

    As our Board only had confidence in pen-and-paper prior to this implementation, the benefits are obvious (higher security, better collaboration, remote enablement)
    Azeus Convene's security and collaboration features can create a great business case to introduce technology to the executive management team for board-related matters, especially if they are currently using a 'pen and paper' system. Would recommend for larger companies / large executive teams with busy schedules that find it difficult to collaborate.
    Document signing / Sharing Live presentations (Especially helpful to remote participants) Collaboration tools (comments, polls, workflows etc) Security
    Training and documentation could be improved

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  • Sara E. L.Founder | President
    Review
    4.0

    Being President at SELC Pro LLC, as part of my consulting, I was sometimes asked to give recommendations to nonprofits and medium-level companies on what board portal provider would be the best for their internal and strategic operations. I had tried many paperless meeting software providers, from the market leaders like Diligent and BoardVantage MeetX, the small players like BoardPaq, and to the midlevel players like BoardPad, BoardEffect, and Azeus Convene... Don't go for BoardPaq and BoardPad! They have lousy features and lousier support. BoardEffect is so-so. Diligent and BoardVantage is good, as long as you have money to burn. Convene is a hidden gem. It has as rich features, aesthetics, and intuitive interface as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less. It's a clear winner for those who are practical. You have no idea how much it means for nonprofits, charities, and value-conscious companies and organizations to have a solution as good, yet as reachable, as Convene.
    Convene is a hidden gem. It has as rich features, aesthetics, and intuitive interface as BoardVantage and Diligent, while costing at least 40% less! It's a clear winner for those who are value-conscious.
    Limited end-user and administrator training sessions. The only clear and concrete advantage that Diligent has over Convene is that they have unlimited individual user training. 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.

  • William G.Governance Manager
    Review
    5.0

    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.
    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.
    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!

  • Kathryn L.Governance Officer
    Review
    5.0

    Cost and time savings - not having to produce paper copies for meetings; users receive papers instantly instead of waiting for the post; published papers can be replaced easily etc. Greater flexibility - easier to carry an ipad than heavy packs of papers; papers for previous meetings are all in one place so easily accessible.
    Very easy to use as an administrator and user. The software is very intuitive and, despite some initial resistance to moving to paperless meetings (myself included!) I've not had any negative comments from users and some are keen to extend use within their own departments. I'm told by those who use other packages that it compares very well with other more expensive software and is very good value for money. Support from Convene has been excellent with a friendly, supportive account manager who is quick to respond to any queries and who is very good at explaining things.
    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.

  • Sandra L.Company Secretary
    Review
    4.0

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

  • Parveen G.Assistant Director Legal Services/Clerk to the Corporation
    Review
    4.0

    The move to Azeus Convene has save us money in printing as we were printing board packs of 200 or more pages. It saved on postage and any damage of papers during the delivery to the user in the post.
    This software is web based, so it allows to continue working through any crisis. It has a library for one stop shop information It is easy for administrator to use and you can ensure that those who should not see private documents in a board pack can easily be switched off from accessing them by the click of a button. It is very user friendly and self explanatory. Training was provided by friendly staff to the administrator and user making it easy to integrate into the College
    The one feature that could be improved is the minute taking facility. It should have an option to be drafted in an accessible format to meet with the Accessibility Regulations, which the College must comply with when uploading documents to our website.

  • Antonio M.Director Ejecutivo
    Review
    5.0

    La atencin al cliente es excelente. El equipo de Convene est atento para entender nuestras necesidades, muestra disposicin para encontrar soluciones y es muy emptico. Los tiempos de respuesta tambin son muy rpidos y la atencin es eficiente.
    Convene es un producto a la medida para la gestin de Juntas Directivas. Hace el trabajo e la administracin ms eficiente.
    Convene es una herramienta prctica para gestionar las comunicaciones con la Junta Directiva. La herramienta fcil de usar para grupos etarios diversos y es muy prctico que puede ser utilizada en ordenadores y dispositivos mviles. Al mismo tiempo, facilita el registro de los acuerdos de los rganos de gobierno de la organizacin y genera evidencias para efectos de transparencia, rendicin de cuentas, fiscalizacin y acreditacin.
    Sera interesante una mejor integracin con Zoom para que los usuarios no tengan dos aplicaciones distintas abiertas.

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  • anywherepad
    Review
    5.0

    Convene is really the best board management software out there in the market. It's so easy to use and can be customized according to a company's needs. It also has more value for money rather than its other competitors such as Diligent, OnBoard, and BoardVantage