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What Is Convene?

Convene is the ultimate board management software to boost collaboration within and beyond the boardroom, simplify board management, and reduce turnaround time on mission-critical decisions. With Convene's smart and intuitive features, organize and run engaging meetings, take meeting minutes, vote on corporate matters, circulate critical information, and review board documents in one secure platform. Regardless of the environment you’re working in, Convene has a tailor-made solution for you.

Who Uses Convene?

Senior leadership teams and board directors of listed companies, non-profits, SMEs, and governments that require an easy to use, secure platform to access meeting files and collaborate productively.

Where can Convene be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premises

About the vendor

  • Azeus Systems
  • Located in North Point, Hong Kong
  • Founded in 1991

Convene support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 225 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German and 6 others

Convene pricing

Starting Price:

USD 400.00/year
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Convene does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Convene paid version starts at USD 400.00/year.

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About the vendor

  • Azeus Systems
  • Located in North Point, Hong Kong
  • Founded in 1991

Convene support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 225 others

Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German and 6 others

Convene videos and images

Convene Software - Instantly access all upcoming board meetings, with all related action items and documents available at-a-glance to drive smarter decision-making.
Convene Software - Experience a seamless end-to-end signing workflow within Convene through integrations with digital signature providers like DocuSign, enabling you to encrypt and digitally sign crucial documents effortlessly.
Convene Software - Complete your virtual meeting experience with a side-by-side view of your document and video call—via built-in Zoom or Convene Connect—on one screen.
Convene Software - Effortlessly generate meeting recordings and transcription after meetings, allowing directors to view the meeting transcription as the recording plays within Convene.
Convene Software - Empower your board to customize vote options to formalize different types of board resolutions within and beyond meetings.
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Convene Software - Instantly access all upcoming board meetings, with all related action items and documents available at-a-glance to drive smarter decision-making.
Convene Software - Experience a seamless end-to-end signing workflow within Convene through integrations with digital signature providers like DocuSign, enabling you to encrypt and digitally sign crucial documents effortlessly.
Convene Software - Complete your virtual meeting experience with a side-by-side view of your document and video call—via built-in Zoom or Convene Connect—on one screen.
Convene Software - Effortlessly generate meeting recordings and transcription after meetings, allowing directors to view the meeting transcription as the recording plays within Convene.
Convene Software - Empower your board to customize vote options to formalize different types of board resolutions within and beyond meetings.

Features of Convene

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Agenda Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Committee Management
  • Critical Date Alerts
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Sharing
  • Meeting Notes
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Member Directory
  • Minutes Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Polls/Voting
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Video Conferencing

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Reviews of Convene

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
68%
4
32%
Idaly
Idaly
Project Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Semiconductors, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Effective meetings through our computers and phones.

5.0 last year

Comments: With Azeus Convene we had greater acceptance when it came to holding virtual meetings, since with the functions that this software has, it allowed us to maintain team collaboration in high quality standards, in each session we have happy participants, since we can specify any action at through our screen. We share documents and spend less on printing, sheets and ink, it is a software that has a high image resolution and good audio quality.

Pros:

It is a good software to meet digitally with work members or clients, it is easy to create meeting invitations, the notifications are good, I like the digital whiteboard because we can write anything during the meetings, the audio quality is good, the system of surveys is excellent, shares the necessary documents digitally and ensures that our information is protected.

Cons:

Without a drawback, it is a software that due to its ease of use allows rapid deployment between departments, there are few problems and the scheduled meetings have been positive.

Sandra
Company Secretary in UK
Executive Office, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Our Experience of Convene

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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

Alternatives Considered: Decision Time Meetings, BoardEffect and Simplify

Reasons for Switching to Convene: Affordability and Functionality were in line with our requirements

Azeus Systems Response

2 years ago

Hi Sandra, thanks for your review on Convene. We're glad that you find our software valuable for your board meetings. Contact us or visit our website to learn more.

Ninad
Senior Software Engineer in US
Information Technology & Services, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Powerful resources to organize and analyze meetings

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Since we started using Convene, my company has gained several benefits, such as increased security, more fruitful meetings, more collaboration and faster decision-making. Grant us the expansion of our company that we have always wanted. Customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal of this program.

Pros:

It provides us with high quality physical and virtual locations, helps us with planning through an easy-to-understand interface, and has all the tools we need to manage events. We are able to analyze, improve and make better decisions because all members can examine, score and interact. Their event performance and monitoring tools also help.

Cons:

By requesting budgets for their meetings and events, small and medium-sized organizations can find what certain are prohibitively expensive.

Joseph
Manager in US
Alternative Medicine, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Benefits of Convene

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

Convene's ability to create a seamless, integrated environment for virtual and in-person meetings.

Cons:

Convene's cost is relatively high compared to other event or meeting space providers.

Shedrack
Executive in US
Construction, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Convene review

4.0 2 months ago

Comments: Another thing that I loved was the ability to collaborate with others. Convene made it easy to share information, documents, and schedules with my colleagues, which made planning and managing events much smoother.
Overall, I was extremely impressed with the convenience, efficiency, and functionality of Convene.

Pros:

I loved using Convene! One of the best things about it was its ease of use. I was able to quickly and easily plan and manage meetings and events, which saved me so much time and hassle. The platform was user-friendly and intuitive, which was a major plus.

Cons:

One of the things I liked least was the limited customization options. While there were some customization options available, I would have liked more control over the look and feel of the platform.