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What is Stova?

Stova, formerly MeetingPlay + Aventri + eventcore, is the definitive event technology ecosystem with end-to-end solutions designed to flex for any event no matter the size or the location. Blending visionary technology with best-in-class service to close all the gaps in the planning process, Stova offers event organizers the most complete full-service event management solution.

Who Uses Stova?

Companies of all sizes entrust Stova to solve all their event challenges from small intimate gatherings to large tier-one events.

Stova Software - Stova’s event technology ecosystem helps you simplify event planning for all your all your events from SKO’s & field marketing programs to large scale user conferences or trade shows. More than a technology platform, we are your partner for the long term.
Stova Software - Engage and delight your attendees with an intuitive mobile event app your audience will love. Extend the attendee experience by giving them information, networking, navigation, and engagement tools at their fingertips.
Stova Software - Execute events more efficiently by understanding the true impact of your brand strategy with Stova’s powerful data, analytics, and reporting tools.
Stova Software - Create amazing, immersive virtual experiences for any event. Stova’s virtual platform elevates your audience experience and puts your attendees in the front row.
Stova Software - Create a seamless event experience with our onsite solutions designed to increase attendee engagement, deliver valuable metrics, and give your attendees and partners peace of mind.

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Reviews of Stova

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.0
Value for Money
3.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Corrina
Senior Associate Planner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Events Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

We use Aventri for multiple clients

5.0 5 years ago

Pros:

We use Aventri for annual conference registration for a number of our clients and it is so intuitive and easy to use. Plus, anytime I have a question, customer service has been so easy to work with. The reporting is great and I think this is an awesome product for conference registration.

Cons:

There really isn't anything that I completely dislike. If you allow registrations from the same email address, there isn't a way to alert someone that they are already registered. Which is the only thing that I didn't like about it.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Veterinary, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

It’s very good but not quite great

4.0 last year

Comments: Quite an expensive way to gather registrations and unless the registration is particularly complex (eg, multi module and has accommodation or travel) then other cheaper options are available readily

Pros:

Registration pages can be set up pretty quickly for basic events. Does the job of getting someone signed and up info can be sent easy to let them know

Cons:

Originally as Aventri and now joint with meetings play to make Stova, and since customer support hasn’t been fantastic and not sure of the direction it’s going in.

Rachael
Director, Association Project Management in US
Publishing, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Consider Your Options! CVENT & Salesforce Are Much More Reliable & Trustworthy!

1.0 4 years ago

Comments: Aventri software itself is easy to use for the most part, with the exception mentioned above regarding the text content. Our overall experience has not been the greatest - the amounts of threats that they make for billing less than 60 days from receiving the bill is unprofessional and for sure created a bad taste. I highly recommend looking into a different and more reliable resource if you are sourcing registration portals, top 2 would be CVENT and Salesforce which are also more user friendly and customizable. Etouches generally has many changes over the course of the years as well so if you do choose this solution be sure that you can easily adapt to new layouts often.

Pros:

The software itself is easy to use and is pretty much user friendly

Cons:

When trying to edit pages the text formatting is always all different and you have to redo the formatting constantly. You can literally hit the return key and the next line of text is a different size, different font, spacing is off, it is not simple and easy. Even when you try to reformat by clearing all formatting and starting over it still is not consistent. Customer service in terms of billing is just unacceptable, we have been a loyal customer since 2015, we received a notification that our account was in risk of being suspended, so I was able to escalate internally to get the payment issue settled. Within less than 24 hours of being told we were in "risk" after spending 3 hours creating a full registration page without warning our account was suspended and all of the work was lost. This is truly the most unprofessional experience I have ever had and we will be looking into a different technology moving forward including CVENT, Eventbrite, or Salesforce which all have much better reviews.

Clayton
Associate Digital Marketing Specialist in US
Medical Devices, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Very good customer support

5.0 5 years ago

Pros:

Good customer support very rarely get sent to hold when I call in. Staff is friendly and if they cannot solve the issue for me immediately, they follow up regularly to inform me where my ticket is in the process. Aventri has so many features that we have yet to utilize. The previous software ran out of features that we needed where as Aventri seems to keep adding more to the portfolio before we even realize its something we need. They are constantly upgrading and improving. Our customer success team is very friendly and engaging and often follows up on our support tickets.

Cons:

The reporting system is complex. It would be pretty much impossible to maneuver successfully without dedicated support.

Ian
Account Manager in US
Events Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Great product

4.0 5 years ago

Pros:

Aventri has an ever expanding portfolio of services that have been extremely helpful with out event management. Their customer service is fabulous and they consistently go above and beyond in their service.

Cons:

Their rapid growth strategy has led to inconsistencies in their software. We've experienced recent outages of service which are quickly fixed, but inconvenient to us and our clients.