How UpStage Compares To AudienceView In A Nutshell
Why are we comparing ourselves to AudienceView? We know our users have a choice when it comes to building and maintaining their business and reputation online, and we want to make sure there’s no confusion about the superior level of speed, service, and support UpStage provides.
Designed from the ground up as a fully managed, serverless cloud platform solution, our software is designed to be used by organizations of any budget size. Our mission is nothing less than disrupting the arts and culture sector to change consumer behavior, expand revenue streams, and transform lives for good.
Let’s look at some of the biggest differences between AudienceView and UpStage:
Short Term Contracts
Get ready to plan your wedding after the first date! With AudienceView you’re locked into multi-year contracts with painful cancellation terms. They’re designed to make it so costly to leave if you’re unsatisfied that you have no choice but to stay.
No long term agreements. UpStage’s default contract length is one year. We won’t force you into a long term commitment but after we’ve developed a relationship, we’re happy to explore those options and discounts.
Custom Programming Costs
$180/hour and that’s assuming they can provide the customizations you need.
UpStage’s hourly fee for custom programming and design is 16 percent less than what AudienceView charges and that savings is even higher when you factor in how much easier it is for us to implement customizations.
Reserved Seating Functionality
While AudienceView offers reserved seating, it’s limited to only certain event products and has limited ability to use with ticket packages or subscriptions.
You can apply reserved seating to any individual event or ticket package as well as mix and match packages with reserved and general admission events.
Transactional Message Customization
If you want to customize or update your email receipts and notifications in AudienceView, it requires someone with coding experience. Can you imagine paying a programmer every time you needed to update your messaging over the pandemic?
UpStage, gives you direct access to all your transactional templates and editing is as simple as using a word processor or writing an email.
You’ll probably get some initial discounts in your multi-year agreement, but make sure you add up the all-in cost over the entire term of the agreement. And every time you renew, that initial discount becomes less and less valuable. You also need to factor in the additional costs for your website, required hardware, and any custom programming. There’s a lot of buried and offloaded costs you don’t want to overlook.
Once you calculate that all-in price, we’re confident UpStage’s pricing is more than just competitive, it’s enough to make your board and CFO smile. Bring us your proposal from AudienceView and we’ll provide a line item review so you can do a real apples to apples comparison.
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Join Others Making The Switch To UpStage
If you’re looking for a value-packed, powerful, and more user-friendly alternative to AudienceView, UpStage’s managed and hosted solution has you covered. We are confident in our solutions and if you’re ready to make the move away from AudienceView and switch, reach out to get set up a demo or complete this proposal form, which provides much of the information we need to talk pricing.