Ecanvasser

Ecanvasser

Campaign canvassing & voter management

5/5 (54 reviews)

Ecanvasser Overview

Ecanvasser is a full-featured canvassing and voter management platform for political campaigns and issue and advocacy groups. The solution empowers canvassers with mobile data collection and a dynamic dashboard that enables campaign teams to map voters to houses, build surveys, track casework and send email blasts. Administrators gain access to data analytics and an issue tracking dashboard.

Ecanvasser enables users to upload voter data to a smartphone or tablet, and allows direct contact with voters to respond to issues. Users can import their voter database in .XLS or .CSV, or integrate directly with NationBuilder. Automatic sync functionality syncs all data between devices once connected. Canvassers can segment the voter database, as well as understand constituencies and track progress using mapping and visualization features.

The platform’s People page allows campaign teams to manage voter outreach and organizations. Users can invite members to teams via email, and assign groups for different voter segments or geographic turfs. Team members can be appointed various roles with access permissions that suit their function, such as campaign manager or canvasser. Users can set targets for each team and track them in real-time with the canvasser tracking system.

Administrators can see results and key metrics in graphic format, while turf analytics help identify key areas. Custom field and survey analytics at a glance help understand voters in detail, including a 5-star reception rating system. The platform provides storage for documents and campaign materials such as images and leaflets. Ecanvasser’s issue tracker helps organize issues raised by voters, and enables users to assign them to various team members for follow up. Email blasts help advocacy groups keep in touch with voters to affirm their message.

Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India and 4 others, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, French

Ecanvasser Reviews

Overall rating
5/5
85% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Terrible
Verified Reviewer

Incredibly useful and easy to use software

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/15
Review Source: Capterra

I am a huge fan of ecanvasser/walk. It is so easy to choose which house you're at and which person you're speaking with. The questions/surveys are easy to set up on the desktop dashboard and even easier to answer when at the doors on the app. The amount of time you save from not having to enter in data from paper sheets has been a God send. As well, it's very handy that the app updates in real time. So if someone is joining your team while out and about they can see which doors you've hit and which are left to be done. There had been some hickups while using the app and some bugs we've found. But the dev team has been so helpful and responsive it hasn't negatively impacted our work.

I highly recommend ecanvasser.

Pros

The the I like most about ecanvasser is its ease of use. It's incredibly intuitive and easy to learn. Both from an admin side, where you're setting things up from the desktop dashboard, and in practice at the doors side where it's super easy to enter accurate data.

Cons

The one thing I don't like about the app is editing contact information for individuals at the doors. When in the android app it's difficult to find at first. Once you do find it, it can be incredibly frustrating to enter into the data.

I also dislike that you have to press the confirm/check mark button to save any data you've entered into any field. If you aren't aware of that when you first get started it is very easy to think you're collecting data but layer find out none of it was saved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

A Software that is almost there

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/18
Review Source: Capterra

Ecanvasser has met most of my campaign needs.

Pros

The maps are good. The ease of access to features is good. Switching between campaigns is easy.

Cons

The clustering of houses into blocks is very frustrating. It seems that when I first started using Ecanvasser over a year ago that each house showed up separately on the map. Now, however, they are bunched together and in a very random order. Sometimes, the first house on the street shows up on the map very far past other houses on the map, because one might be odd and the other even. The biggest problem of all is that sometimes (often), one must enlarge the screen massively in order to uncover "hidden" blocks of houses. If Ecanvasser could undo these problems, which I do not recall from my campaign in fall 2017, I would really like it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Ecanvasser has been an incredibly useful tool for running campaigns effectively and efficiently.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/07/16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Ecanvasser gives you powerful visuals of your voter universe, always ensuring that at any moment, you know exactly how you are doing and how much work you have left to do. Planning campaigns has never been easy because Ecanvasser puts all of the data points you need right at your fingertips.

Cons

I wish there was a better way of keeping campaign information cycle to cycle and some more useful export options. Information from previously completed campaigns can be extremely valuable and could be better incorporated into the software.

Response from Ecanvasser

Hi and thank you for your feedback. In terms of holding information from election cycle to election cycle, we can facilitate holding information from former campaigns and we are also implementing advanced re-canvassing functionality by Q3 2018 that will greatly assist in this.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Dana P.

Don't Campiagn Without it!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/09/21
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to use, if I could not figure out something their tech dept was a real help

Pros

I used this software and used list printed from Republican headquarters WHAT A TIME SAVER this software is. I went door to door for another campaign after losing in the primary. The other campaign did not use Ecanvasser Took me 3-4 times as long to cover the same area as it would have using Eanvasser!

Cons

A bit of a learning curve noth too difficult

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Good for selct usage, may not cover all campaign needs

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/15
Review Source: Capterra

I used it for a basic field campaign in a situation where VAN wasn't available. It served a limited purpose for sending out canvass teams, but overall there was too much difficulty keeping the data in Ecanvasser in sync with other data coming in from other sources. As things got busier, it ended up being less work to use paper lists and do manual entry into another system than it was to keep the program updated.

Pros

It was a pretty easy initial setup, getting lists loaded and assigning turfs to canvassers. The staff is very responsive as well, I always got quick answers from them whenever I reached out.

Cons

It does the job as a mobile canvassing device, but that's very rarely the only database function occurring on a campaign. It isn't set up for easy desktop list management, manual data entry, custom list exports, etc., and as such is limited in usefulness. It does what it says it will, but at this point can't really be used as a primary database for a full scale campaign. It needs some changes to its desktop functionality, or an easy interface with another program that adds that capacity. Right now it's only useful for one piece, which you can't really connect to everything else in a campaign that relies on an adaptive database.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10

Ecanvasser Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

€49 per month, Voter File Size: 0 - 15,000

€99 per month, Voter File Size: 15,000 - 50,000

€299 per month, Voter File Size: 50,000 - 200,000

€999 per month, Voter File Size: 200,000 - 500,000

Voter File Size: 500,000+, Contact Ecanvasser for a quote.

20% discount on annual pricing.

Ecanvasser Features

  • API
  • Third Party Integration

  • A/B Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration

Additional information for Ecanvasser

Key features of Ecanvasser

  • 5-star rating system
  • Campaign management
  • Canvasser tracking
  • Contact management
  • Custom field analytics
  • Custom fields
  • Documents storage
  • Email blast
  • Email marketing
  • Filters
  • Groups
  • Import voter database
  • Issue tracker
  • Issue tracking
  • Map visualization
  • Mapping
  • NationBuilder integration
  • Permission Settings
  • Relationship cultivation
  • Staff management
  • Survey analytics
  • Surveys
  • Tags
  • Talking points
  • Teams
  • Visualized metrics and graphs
  • Volunteer management
  • Voter database
  • Work offline

Benefits

  • Ecanvasser issue tracking offers a lightweight CRM system in addition to its canvassing applications.

  • Ecanvasser helps create segments of voters based on information during outreach or geographic turfs.

  • The tag feature enable users to cut through to voters by tagging issues when they arise, and then assigning them to team members for follow up.

  • Integration with NationBuilder performs automatic syncs of information, and all new data from devices gets updated when connected.

  • Users can efficiently manage their database of voters and send email blasts directly from the Ecanvasser platform.

  • Ecanvasser FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Ecanvasser.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Ecanvasser offer?

    Ecanvasser offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$49,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    €49 per month, Voter File Size: 0 - 15,000

    €99 per month, Voter File Size: 15,000 - 50,000

    €299 per month, Voter File Size: 50,000 - 200,000

    €999 per month, Voter File Size: 200,000 - 500,000

    Voter File Size: 500,000+, Contact Ecanvasser for a quote.

    20% discount on annual pricing.

    Q. What are the main features of Ecanvasser?

    Ecanvasser offers the following features:

    • 5-star rating system
    • Campaign management
    • Canvasser tracking
    • Contact management
    • Custom field analytics
    • Custom fields
    • Documents storage
    • Email blast
    • Email marketing
    • Filters
    • Groups
    • Import voter database
    • Issue tracker
    • Issue tracking
    • Map visualization
    • Mapping
    • NationBuilder integration
    • Permission Settings
    • Relationship cultivation
    • Staff management
    • Survey analytics
    • Surveys
    • Tags
    • Talking points
    • Teams
    • Visualized metrics and graphs
    • Volunteer management
    • Voter database
    • Work offline

    Q. Who are the typical users of Ecanvasser?

    Ecanvasser has the following typical customers:

    Public Administrations

    Q. What languages does Ecanvasser support?

    Ecanvasser supports the following languages:

    English, French

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Ecanvasser offer?

    Ecanvasser has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Ecanvasser support mobile devices?

    Ecanvasser supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Ecanvasser integrate with?

    Ecanvasser integrates with the following applications:

    NationBuilder

    Q. What level of support does Ecanvasser offer?

    Ecanvasser offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support