Best For

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

Product Details

Convene, the board management software used to compile and distribute papers, generate minutes and, carry forward actions items for meetings. Award-winning usability makes it the choice for listed companies, SME, banks, governments, healthcare & non-profits in more than 80 countries. Developed by Azeus Systems, with over 25 years of experience in IT development. Convene's network & document encryption provided by a SOC2-compliant security system ensures your users' safety on any device.

Contact Details

Azeus Systems

http://www.azeusconvene.com/

Founded in 1991

Located in Hong Kong

Omni-platform
Securely access documents
Ease and breadth of use

Starting Price

  • Not provided by vendor

Free Trial

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Azeus Convene Features

Access Controls/Permissions
Approval Process Control
Calendar Management
Collaboration
Document Management
Electronic Signature
Member Directory
Minutes Management
Non-profit
Polls / Voting
Annual Filings
Archiving & Retention
Company Formation
Company Register
Dividend Administration
Document Templates
Important Dates Reminders
Multi-Company
Officer Management
Shareholder Management
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

Showing 5 of 25 reviews
Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
William G.
Governance Manager
501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 23, 2018

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

OverallWe 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.
ProsIt 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.
ConsHaving 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!

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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 23, 2018
Kanak C.
Governance Officer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018

“Moving to Convene from paper based meetings has been a huge success!”

Overalltime - thereby saving money!
ProsVery easy to use Convene is more than just a meeting portal - it's a great resource for sharing publications/documents and electronically reviewing and approving documents without the need to have separate meetings for these. Functions available in this app are great - including combining all meeting papers into one pack. Support is second to none - 24/7 and very accommodating. Overall, Convene has been extremely cost-effective and offers far more functionality in comparison to others we have trialled and has been great asset to us in Governance!
ConsNothing major at all that is negative about this software. A couple of small areas that could be introduced over time, and we understand that as the software is evolving, Convene can be further refined.

Vendor Response

By Azeus Systems on July 10, 2018
We're happy to hear that your organization is reaping the benefits of moving to a paper based meetings! Rest assured, we are constantly improving our software to increase efficiency and productivity in your meetings.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 2, 2018
Sara E. L.
Founder | President
Outsourcing/Offshoring, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: GetApp
March 29, 2016

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

OverallBeing 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.
ProsConvene 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.
ConsLimited 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.
Source: GetApp
March 29, 2016
Kathryn L.
Governance Officer
Museums and Institutions, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2018

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

OverallCost 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.
ProsVery 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.
ConsThere 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.

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
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 10, 2018
Suzie G.
Assistant Company Secretary
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 4, 2018

“A great way to reduce the amount of printed paper we were sending out!”

ProsReally user friendly for both administrators and app users. The app offers a lot of functions and the ability to share comments prior to the meeting has assisted with the understanding of reports.
ConsSometimes the app is a bit sluggish and slow to load documents and meetings. My IT Team has also had a few issues with installing the various apps on our devices, however, the Support Team are very helpful and quick to respond with any issues we log with them.

Vendor Response

By Azeus Systems on July 10, 2018
Thank you for the feedback. We're happy to hear that your'e saving time and paper through Convene, while maximizing its functions for more productivity. Rest assured, our team is constantly making improvements to better your experience with Convene!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 4, 2018