Leading software review site G2 ranked Socio the No. 1 event management platform based on user satisfaction. With these latest rankings, Socio surpasses long-time industry staples, including Cvent, Bizzabo, and Eventbrite.
The prestigious ranking spotlights the event community’s embrace of Socio’s event technology platform, as G2 algorithms only factor in verified user-satisfaction ratings. Socio customers gave the end-to-end event management platform best-in-class scores for multiple G2 ratings criteria, including “Ease of Use,” “Ease of Setup,” “Meets Requirements,” and “Ease of Administration.”
Most impressive, however, is Socio’s 100% rating for both “Quality of Support” and “Ease of Doing Business,” a testament to Socio’s award-winning approach to customer service, which includes 24/7 support, an industry-leading response time, and a concierge-like Professional Services Team.
Strategic Investment in Software for Virtual, Hybrid & Live Events Empowers a Resilient Industry
The latest rankings culminate an impressive 2020 for the event technology company, that despite the COVID pandemic, launched three new products — Virtual Event Suite, Socio Registration, and Socio Communities — and released 66 new features, such as a native streaming solution, real-time data and metrics dashboard, and session-specific engagement features.
“Our roadmap has always included Socio transitioning from a mobile event app to a comprehensive, end-to-end event management solution for virtual, hybrid, and in-person events,” says Yarkin Sakucoglu, Socio CEO and Co-founder. “The unparalleled events of 2020 pushed our team to accelerate development and focus on the 10X innovations to move the event community forward.”
Other notable 2020 achievements include winning “Best Technology Start-Up” at Event Industry News’ Event Technology Awards 2020, adding over 600 new customers, launching Socio’s Professional Services Team, 3X-ing annual recurring revenue, and doubling headcount across the company’s U.S. and EMEA offices (and without laying off any employees). Socio plans to hire an additional 60 team members by Q3 of 2021, with roles opening in product, marketing, sales, operations, and customer support.
Customer Reviews Drive Strong Rankings
Since launching in 2016, Socio’s unwavering commitment to building intuitive event technology and providing exceptional customer support continues to propel the company further up G2’s rankings, earning category and momentum leader recognition for all four quarters in 2020.
Take a look at some of Socio’s recent 5-star G2 reviews:
Socio was able to successfully pivot my employer’s canceled in-person gathering to an online platform, which ultimately tripled our attendance and left our staff, event sponsors, and most of all, the patient community, very happy,” says user Kevin S. “Socio allowed me to customize the virtual event exactly as needed, and their live tech support ensured our weekend-long live virtual event had no issues whatsoever.
This product was very user-friendly, from both the standpoint of me building out the platform as well as for the attendees of my virtual event,” says user Jason S. “Their tech support is also amazing. They were always quick to respond, and had great personalities. Of the multiple virtual event platforms I used in 2020, they were easily my favorite.
The service that Socio offers is incredible, as they take the time to really help you make your event the best it can be,” says user Diana L. “It’s full of very talented individuals that truly go out of their way to make your event successful.
How Socio Stacks Up Against the Competition
With G2’s February rankings, Socio outperforms competing platforms for nearly 20 rankings’ criteria.
Verified users gave Socio top accolades for:
- Lowest ROI payback period: Socio customers saw a return on their event technology investment three months sooner than comparable platforms.
- Lowest implementation time: Socio customers report an average go-live time a full month before other event management platforms.
Other criteria Socio outranks the competition in include:
- Ease of Use
- Quality of Support
- Promoting Exhibitors and Sponsors
- Webcasting Integrations
- And multiple others
View G2’s Full Event Management Platform Rankings
Download G2’s latest Event Management Platforms comparison report to view the full rankings, and see why users rated Socio a best-in-class event technology platform for virtual, hybrid, and in-person events.