About Total Party Planner

Total Party Planner is a cloud-based catering software suitable for small, midsize and large caterers and event planning companies. Primary features include event management, task management, communication tracking, scheduling and reporting.

Total Party Planner allows users to manage the catering process from creating proposals through reporting. Features include contact management, marketing email management, venue management, staff management, vendor databases maintenance and appointment management.

Features offered via integration are lead automation, credit-card processing and signature capture. Third-party integrations include Constant Contact, Quickbooks, e-SignLive, Authorize.net, EVO Payments International, XCharge Payment Processing, Microsof...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

141 Reviews of Total Party Planner

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.86 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

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4 stars

(14)

14

3 stars

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3

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December 2018

Alex from Joey the Cat Skeeball

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Events Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

One of the few things that actually gets you more time to run your business!

It has allowed us to move into the cloud and keep all of our information in a reliable and easily interfaced system.

Pros

This allows any hospitality professional or small business to present itself professionally and efficiently! It brings together all the different parts of our business under one software platform so we can easily communicate and excel. It is a lifesaver for our hectic industry and we cannot recommend it enough! On top of everything else, the customer service from TPP is rapid and helpful.

Cons

The UI and UX could be a little bit improved. We are used to seeing all the web software interfaces being very streamlined and modern nowadays. As amazing as TPP is, the interface feels a bit clunky and outdated.

February 2020

Esther from Plain and Fancy Caterers

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

In a World Where Customer Service is a Dying Art, this is Customer Service at Its Finest

The software streamlines the process from inquiry to close. Customer Service is ALWAYS Phenomenal. I'd like to give a shout out to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and to any representative whom I have failed to name, THANK YOU TOO! I don't feel like a client, I feel like the TTP Tech Support is part of our Team!!!

Pros

I believe the software is extremely user friendly. Having a background in computers and programming myself, I find the various features both invaluable and easy to understand. I am looking forward to the New View slated to be released this year.

Cons

It would be nice if there was a report where we could see what items were most popular for a specific client. As always, a multi-day event feature would be nice, as well as, being able to view sent messages in my outlook or godaddy sent items folder.

Reasons for Choosing Total Party Planner

I wasn't a involved in the final decision, I came in a year ago and learned the software on the fly through self teaching and the wonderful people at Technical Support.

September 2020

Colin from MADELINE'S CATERING

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Restaurants

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2020

Customer Service

Pros

The customer service is amazing... [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has always been there to answer any questions I have or help me with any issues. I will continue to use the software during my catering career as a business owner

Cons

You cannot delete items - making an item discontinued is not enough. We should be able to delete an item from our menu but not have it affect a proposal. This is the most frustrating part about the software. ALSO the mass emails does not work for gmail users. That is ridiculous and hurting our business daily.

Response from Computica

Replied October 2020

Hello Colin. Thank you for your feedback. I want to encourage you to reach out to our Client Care team to resolve your GMail issue. We have enhanced the system to be able to use your Gmail application as your personal mailing gateway. Also, at some point we will allow you to delete your Menu Items from the system but for now it's important to retain them for reviewing your historical events. --TPP Team

January 2018

Karen from One Hot Cookie Bakery & Catering

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

1.0

January 2018

Used for three years and it was great but the new view they have rolled out is full of flaws!!!

It was a great product that served our company for several years. It allowed our business to grow and service a retail store front, a catering and bakery business in a new expanded facility. Currently we are spending more time trying to fix problems with the software than we are spending with clients. It is costing us money in labor, time off task, plus the added expense of redoing the event over and over to get it correct.

Pros

It was easy to use, make changes on and produce a quality product. We were not having any issues so why they made big, big changes I do not understand. For a while we could continue to use the original system but then over night the old system would not work to process payments, create menus, etc. No new manual was created and you must tech support every time you create something new. For the money we pay we should have a quality product again.

Cons

Changes were made without preparation to train the users on the new product and the product was not field tested and fixed before the release.

February 2020

Sarah from 3 Peas in a Pod

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

If you are looking for catering or event planning software- look no further!

Pros

We love this software!!! It totally changed the way we operate and it has allowed us to expand our business output. The main thing I love about this software is how intuitive it is! The creator of this software came from catering and created this software to help his family business be more efficient and it was such a great program that he shared it with the industry. It is is geared toward catering, is completely customizable and not just a catch all menu software. And their customer service is UNBEATABLE!!!!

Cons

There are no cons. As a customer going into our 4th year of using this software, I have absolutely no complaints.

Reasons for Choosing Total Party Planner

Because it was created by someone who grew up and worked with his family’s company in the catering world.