Dryfta


What is Dryfta?

"Dryfta is a Conference Management Platform. Manage your conference with a user interface you'll love to use. "

Features include Attendee Registration, Ticket Payments, Abstract Submissions, Peer Reviews & Program Builder. Section 508 Accessibility compliant.
Key Innovations for the Future:
Gamification at the event - Increases attendee engagement and improves networking.
Social seating - Builds up attendees' awareness about who's who and betters ROI.
Augmented Reality (AR) to help attendees' navigate exhibitions and stalls easily.
iBeacon's NFC technology - Connect attendees and live-stream content at the event, without internet.
Integration with popular 3rd party apps so you can access them all from a single platform.


Dryfta scored 86/100 in the Event Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (89/100), press buzz (40/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Dryfta gathered from around the web.

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Dryfta Awards

Dryfta Event Management Software Award 2020 Dryfta Quality Choice Badge 2020
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Event Management Market Radar

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Dryfta Product Overview

  • Attendee Registration, Ticket Payments, & Abstract Submissions.

  • Peer Reviews & Program Builder. Section 508 Accessibility compliant.


Languages: English

Event Management Software Buyer Guide 2020

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select Event Management software for business. Published in June 2020.

The design, planning and coordination of complex events requires a broad range of functionality that normal project management software does not support. Event management software delivers features adapted to the event industry and enables event managers to...

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Dryfta User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.44/5 based on 28 user ratings.
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"Time consuming and poor"


What do you like about Dryfta?

Lot of functionalities and tools, quite complete as a Conference organisation tool, but very faulty

What do you dislike about Dryfta?

- Multilingual issues: although it is advertised as multilingual, it didn’t really work as such. The many issues that popped up throughout the conference preparation were fixed little by little to our cost in time, help desk emails and struggles with the unfriendly UX.
- Admin pages reloaded everytime you clicked on a button (their developers seem to ignore Ajax technologies) therefore being time consuming and requiring constant page searches. 
- Inflexibility in many of the supposed functionalities it offers. 
- Certificates were not modifiable nor custom when we had to send them (it was solved months after the conference finished when we were surprisingly contacted by the help desk).
- Problems with size of images to be displayed on the site, very small fonts and limited options to display content. We had to hire a professional developer in order to get a graphically consistent and presentable website.
- Very poor mobile version: too big margins, unreadable texts, endless text blocks and lists, distorted pictures. 
- Issues with the ordering of the authors’ names for the different proposals (authorship being so important in research).
- Fixed inflexible fields in the contact sheets, speakers info and so on.
- Special character issues (due to latin characters and other types used in linguistic research). 
- Not being able to include links in the HTML editor due to DRYFTA unadverted decisions to block them. 
- Only one superadmin user allowed to access the full functionalities of the platform, so we had to share it (consequently not knowing who did each action).
- Problems with the generation of reports and very high complexity in their interface.
- Some issues on the mandatory anonymity: the double blind review process not fully respected due to unclear user info and options, with other issues coming up on the go such as unwanted info in automated notifications and messages in welcome dashboard.
- Not really willing to help with Paypal instant payment notification’s issues during registration and not being able to use the other payment method on the platform because they were incompatible with the conference country.
- Missing information and time wasted when creating events for sessions with info already existing in the server that randomly failed to be picked. These issues were reported even with video proofs (help desk didn’t believe us), and were never solved. We had to repeat the same processes again and again, never knowing what was going on.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Dryfta solve?

We help an International Conference in Spain, and we organised it paper free (or so we tried...)

2/5
Usefulness
1/5
Ease of use
2/5
Value for money
3/5
Customer service
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