Ecanvasser

Campaign canvassing & voter management

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Ecanvasser Overview

What is Ecanvasser?

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.

Ecanvasser Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India
Supported Languages
English, French

Media

Custom fields capture the custom data that really matters to your campaign
5-star reception rating system
Voter segments can be assigned to team members or used for follow up work
Invite team members to campaigns with an email invite
The People page allows users to manage voter outreach and organization
See key metrics and turf analytics to identify key areas
Set targets for the team and track them in real time
Keep voter issues for follow up and assign them to team members
Store all campaign materials in one place
Capture rich data on voters or do simple polling
Ecanvasser video Ecanvasser screenshot: Custom fields capture the custom data that really matters to your campaign Ecanvasser screenshot: 5-star reception rating system Ecanvasser screenshot: Voter segments can be assigned to team members or used for follow up work Ecanvasser screenshot: Invite team members to campaigns with an email invite Ecanvasser screenshot: The People page allows users to manage voter outreach and organization Ecanvasser screenshot: See key metrics and turf analytics to identify key areas Ecanvasser screenshot: Set targets for the team and track them in real time Ecanvasser screenshot: Keep voter issues for follow up and assign them to team members Ecanvasser screenshot: Store all campaign materials in one place Ecanvasser screenshot: Capture rich data on voters or do simple polling

Ecanvasser Reviews

Ecanvasser Reviews

Overall rating
4,1
/
5
Excellent
28

Very good
46

Average
9

Poor
4

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,1
Features
3,8
Ease of Use
3,8
Customer Support
4,4
84% recommended this app
Dana P.

Don't Campiagn Without it!

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


Elijah M.

E-canvasser has been gold.

My experience with e-canvasser so far has been gold. I haven't had any issues using the software, the apps, or other administrative features. It has been incredibly useful in the field too.


Angela T.

Troublesome at best

Frustrating


Carl W.

eCanvasser is an excellent tool for canvassing homes for political campaigns.

The greatest benefit is the ability to assign as many canvassers as we like, without additional licenses. Operationally, our teams have been able to move a lot quicker in canvassing voting districts. We also like the custom fields, allowing us to use this as our primary data source.


Verified Reviewer

Incredibly useful and easy to use software

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.


Dana P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Elijah M.
Industry: Political Organization
Company size: 11-50 Employees

E-canvasser has been gold.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/04
Review Source: Capterra

My experience with e-canvasser so far has been gold. I haven't had any issues using the software, the apps, or other administrative features. It has been incredibly useful in the field too.

Pros

The software is extremely accessible and easy to use. I really admire the quickness of data syncing from cell phones and tablets.

Cons

I don't have any cons, but would enjoy a phone-banking software included with the canvassing service too.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Angela T.
Industry: Political Organization
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Troublesome at best

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/01
Review Source: Capterra

Frustrating

Pros

If it were working properly, I like the fact that it's a paperless option for canvassing.

Cons

The app is slow, crashes (to the point where we've had multiple canvassers give up mid shift), the map shows houses in different areas of the street, often causing people to have to backtrack, you cannot filter results by "notes" so the ONLY way to find notes input is to click on each name one by one (no one has time to do this), there is no way to cut turf and assign it through the app, when you try to print a paper list, there is no way to filter by "uncanvassed" or otherwise, and then the paper list asks for age and job, instead of the important results such as issues, email, requests window sign, volunteer, etc. When asking ecanvasser for help, all they can tell us is it seems to be working fine on their end. We've sent videos of the issues to no avail. We are not software engineers, we are trying to run an effective field program and this app is holding us back to our detriment.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Carl W.

eCanvasser is an excellent tool for canvassing homes for political campaigns.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/07/10
Review Source: Capterra

The greatest benefit is the ability to assign as many canvassers as we like, without additional licenses. Operationally, our teams have been able to move a lot quicker in canvassing voting districts. We also like the custom fields, allowing us to use this as our primary data source.

Pros

eCanvasser is focused on canvassing homes, instead of trying to be a be all end all of campaign operations. It is fairly easy to use. Hands down, customer service is outstanding. They respond quickly via email, and it is easy to talk to a live person. I like the control I have with the data, and unlimited custom fields I can create. The other big pro is their license model. I can assign as many volunteer canvassers as I want without an additional charge. All other services I found charge a license per user. This gives a budget tight campaign a lot of flexibility in using volunteers.

Cons

The data model needs some maturing. When creating groups, you have to select voters to put in that group. That's no biggy. But if you append the master database, the changes to a voters record do not aggregate to the record you placed within your groups. The Canvass Types are static. I would like to be able to create additional types, and select my own color. Canvassers also have to drill down too much to get to data they need at the door. Their are a few areas where it could be more intuitive. However, these are easily overcome with additional training. Overall, the product is great. We will continue using the product, and ensure our needs are input to developers for future enhancements.

Response from Ecanvasser

Hi and thanks for the feedback. We are currently addressing custom canvass statuses to give you more flexibility. As regards appending the master database and how this affects groups we are looking to develop Dynamic Groups also in the medium term.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Political Organization
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

User recommendation
7,6/10
Based on 88 user ratings
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Ecanvasser Pricing

Ecanvasser Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
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.

€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.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 88 user ratings
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Ecanvasser Features

Ecanvasser Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Marketing Management
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
3,8/5
Based on 88 user ratings
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Additional information for Ecanvasser

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

    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:

    Online Support, Phone Support, FAQs