Who Uses This Software?

Senior leadership teams and corporate boards of governments, nonprofits, and listed companies that require a secure platform to access meeting files and collaborate with ease


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Azeus Systems
  • www.azeusconvene.com/
  • Founded 1991
  • Hong Kong

About Azeus Convene

Use Convene digital meeting software to compile and distribute papers, generate minutes and carry forward actions items. Convene is available on cloud and on premise for Windows, IOS and Android. Convene's award winning usability makes it the choice for listed companies, SME, banks, governments, healthcare and non profits in more than 70 countries. Developed by Azeus Systems with more than 25 years of experience, Convene is a certified secure platform for your organization.


Azeus Convene Features

  • Action Item Tracking
  • Agenda Management
  • Attendee Management
  • Board Meetings
  • Committee Meetings
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Materials Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Minutes Management
  • Post-Meeting Tools
  • Scheduling
  • Travel Management
  • Voting Management

Azeus Convene Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Professional and easy to use

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is extremely easy to use and has saved a great deal of time and paper across a number of departments.

Cons: There is nothing negative I can say about this software and the support and training have been first class.

Great software, very user friendly

Jun 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A) Very user friendly
B) Easy to use and navigate through
C) Very useful back end team / good customer service

Cons: A) Software updates/requests can take some time - although once they are requested the team are very good at communicating any updates on a regular basis.

Overall: The software has saved the organisation a lot of time and money (and paper!!)

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on June 12, 2018

We're very happy to hear your feedback, Abdul! Looking forward to continue helping your organization save time and resources through paperless meetings!

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

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: Better for GDPR and control over access to the board information packs

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on June 05, 2018

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 about UI design so we can forward these to our product team. Have a great day ahead!

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The best meeting and business software.

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Azeus Convene has the possibility to prepare meetings anywhere and offline. It has a system to protect all your information and data so you don't need to worry. The software also notifies all group participants of updates about meetings and other events.

Cons: I did not find any negative points using this software, it helped me a lot in preparing and running meetings.

Overall: The software helped me to save time and money on scheduling meetings and running my business.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on June 05, 2018

Great to hear that Convene has been very useful for you, Richard! Looking forward to providing your organization with the latest meeting technology!

Pleasant, easy to use

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That it is very easy to use, quick and convenient and engages Board and SMT with their papers and actions

Cons: Would be nice to be able to change and some options for actions rather than the fixed outstanding, cancelled and completed

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on May 31, 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Natasha! We are glad to hear how Convene helped your board in managing your papers and action items tracking. Rest assured we are continuously improving our features and we will surely take note of your suggestion!

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

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on May 30, 2018

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. -The Convene Team

Intuitive and easy to use

May 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is intuitive and easy to use. It lets you easily and quickly create meetings from the admin side. Meeting attendees can pick up easily and it works on multiple platforms.

Cons: There are no issues from either an admin or users point of view. It is intuitive and easy to use.

Overall: Paperless meetings.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on May 29, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review Lucy! We are glad to hear that Convene was easy to learn and has helped you have more sustainable meetings.- The Convene Team

Extremely positive experience from first contact to introducing and using the software

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on May 21, 2018

Hello Kathryn, Thank you for the great review. Feedback from our end-users is what helps us develop better user experiences on our portal and app, so please continue to let us know what can be improved. We are also very happy to hear that we have contributed, even in a small way, to your company's sustainability goals. Many thanks, The Convene Team

Generally it does exactly what I expect it to do

Sep 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Generally very easy to use and I particularly like the annotations and note system that I can use.

Cons: I am not always aware if I have the latest update installed and it can catch you out just as a Board meeting is about to start

Overall: Got rid of all the paper and gave 1 to 3 days more (depending on the post) to prepare for meetings

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on May 30, 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are happy to hear that Convene has saved you time and helped you have more sustainable meetings. We are working on a better way to notify users of updates, however please rest assured that an update is not mandatory to use the app. -The Convene Team

Easy and intuitive to use, does everything we need

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software has clearly set out sections, is easy and intuitive to use, has very informative user guides and excellent customer support.

Cons: This software doesn't do as much as as some of the other similar products out there. But it does enough (and in some cases more) that we need.

Overall: Security for our board information, control over users, a single place for all of the information and and easy to use system which is cost effective.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on May 22, 2018

Thank you so much for the positive review! If you would like Convene to do more for you, please contact your account manager as features and functions can be customised to your needs. We are also glad to hear that we are providing a secure platform for your digital meetings. Many thanks, The Convene Team

Rich features and intuitive. Saves you at least 40% compared to BoardVantage and Diligent

Mar 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Rich features and intuitive. Saves you at least 40% compared to BoardVantage and Diligent

Mar 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 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.

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 need to go beyond their free first 4 user/administrator training sessions.

Convene is a hidden gem. It has as rich features and aesthetics 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.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on September 02, 2016

Hi Sara! Thank you for your feedback. It's great to know that Convene is of great value to your company. We always strive to give only the best to our customers. Cheers!

easy, smart and professional web portal.

Jan 28, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to be handled.
Unbelievably smart while presenting the paper to the Board.
Professional for the directors and executives.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on September 02, 2016

Hi Michelle! Thank you for this review and for your continuous support for Convene. We're glad to know that Convene helps you in presenting materials to your Board. Cheers!

Effective and easy to use

Jan 28, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to use and powrful functions. The "Back Office" interface is very flexible and make putting a meeting "Pack" together really quick and straightforward. Convene works across a number of platforms making it ideal for BYOD. We have found customer service to have been very responsive and helpful in adapting the software in response to our feedback. Users need little training as it is very intuitative.
Only niggles are that the sign out "button" isn't obvious in the App and that if you don't sign out after downloading the "Pack" before going offline, or if you lose connection, then you have difficulties logging in again.

Fix this and it it would be five star.

Vendor Response

by Azeus Systems on January 28, 2016

Hi Mike! Thank you for this awesome review! We're glad that we're able to contribute to the meeting-management ease that Hanover Housing Association currently experiences. Your concerns with the sign out visibility and the instances of log in difficulties have been promptly forwarded to product development; we greatly value your feedback as it helps us to live up to our promise of a paperless meeting system that's Smart, Simple, and Secure. Cheers!

Mar 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money