Curate Software


 

Curate helps event professionals manage items, rentals and events. It's a cloud-based solution for event professionals such as caterers, florists and rental companies. It allows users to create and manage customized proposals, automate recipe creation, print recipe sheets and merge multiple shopping lists.

Curate allows users to capture information about their clients using built-in customizable forms. The solution integrates with third-party calendar applications which helps users to manage events and appointments. It also offers integration with Quickbooks to take care of business accounting needs.

Users can create business reports that enable them to keep track of their operations. Additionally, Curate offers features like digital signatures, multiple payment options, merging multiple shopping lists and different profit markups for different item types.

Curate offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via email and phone.

 

Curate - Orders
 
  • Curate - Orders
    Orders
  • Curate - Contract
    Contract
  • Curate - Edit recipe
    Edit recipe
  • Curate - Reports
    Reports
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Melanie from Lush Florals and Events
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Curate for wedding and event floral business

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I am cutting my time spent on proposals in half and it has cleaned up so much of my ordering and floral counts.

Pros

How quickly I can complete professional proposals

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Can't think of anything. It has been a learning curve getting the hang of everything but that is to be expected with any new software.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Wow! Thank you so much for this. We absolutely love that you cut your proposal time IN HALF. Excited to have you on board!

 

John from Laurel's On Whyte
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

AMAZING!

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I LOVE IT. I don't know how I did without. I am confident I will book more events in the future all because of the ease and how quickly I can get quotes out to my clients. Busy florists!! You need this program!

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This program is such a time saver for us. It is no nonsense and easy to use once it is set up. I have slept so much better as a Florist/Flower shop owner since i've been on board with this program.

Cons

Can be a little slow since it's webbased. Took a few tries at first to figure things out and definetly needs to be set up properly first as well

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Thanks so much for the kind words John! Love, love, love that we're making a difference. We have a couple new tools coming out soon that business-minded florists like yourself are going to flip out over!

 

Winnie from FlorUnique
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

How much easier can it get?

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Personal customer service is wonderful. Curate is very helpful and timely with things I want to do or that I need help with.

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We used to spend so much time on recipe sheets, order sheets and shopping lists. Curate made that some of the easiest procedures! I cant believe how quickly it is to do a quote! Easy to sign on clients, to show their payments, what is still outstanding. Off course the order process is soooo much easier. We love Curate for helping us with all this timely processes. Highly recommend Curate!

Cons

Still figuring some things out, how to have a template of a wedding and change it every time I have a wedding.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Whitney from Whitney Fredin Catering + Events
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Beautiful, easy to use, functional!

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Impressive beautiful proposals add value for customers and set them up for the level of service and professionalism they can expect from us catering their event. Love it.

Pros

Beautiful proposals, easy to use software, very visual, which is huge in such a visual industry as event planning and catering!

Cons

Having to input all our ingredients and recipes is time-consuming, but in the end it will be worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

DelJean from Flowers & Thyne
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

Highly Recommend Curate Software

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I love Curate and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Pros

There are so many things I love:
1. Curate allows me to give clients a professional proposal
2. It helps me keep track of each event and not get my clients mixed up!
3. If I need to change things for a client - it is easy!

Cons

It's a little hard to manage my library of flowers and remember which ones I like to use. Maybe I just don't know how to manage this correctly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alyssa from Robyn Rohslers Floral Designs
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Excellent Service

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-They have great service and are extremely helpful they want to make sure you feel comfortable with the software and spend the time with you. My sales support CSR was fantastic.

Cons

Nothing everything is very thorough and has great features.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Best Customer Support I've Had, Fantatic Software Too

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Absolutely amazing

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The team at Curate helped me through every step of the onboarding process and made sure that my switch to Curate was as painless as possible.

Cons

Took a little getting used to, but overall, very intuitive

Review Source: Capterra
 

tricia from corkys bbq
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Best Catering Software out there

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people ease of use, templates what else can I say?

Cons

getting info from caterease over to curate -gonna be pain - but they are looking for solutions.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Hey Tricia! Thank you so much for the review. Love that we're simplifying life! We're hard at working on finding easier ways to helping get old data moved over.

 


October 2018

October 2018

I LOVE Curate!

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This program streamlines by busy work as a business owner and makes me look so professional.

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It does take a bit of time to fully set up my account

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robin from Wild by Nature
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

It’s a business owners dream come true

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It has taken me from spending hours working on proposals with brides to just minutes and is accurate in all the financial figures which makes my job so much easier. It’s like having another employee.

Pros

It allows me to get back to brides in a faster and easier way. And when they change their minds or increase the number of items it takes me seconds to change the proposal not hours.

Cons

There isn’t much that I don’t like. It would be wonderful if there was a built in library of most used flowers instead of having to enter each one I use. But that isn’t such a huge issue.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Hey Robin!! You're so kind. Thank you for the review!! We've loved being able to work with you. You've been with us a couple years and actually shortly after you came on, we introduced an integration with the famous Mayesh flower library and everything is pre-loaded now! Our team can help you toggle that on if you'd like.

Thanks again!

 

Sherry from Blumengarten Florist
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Efficient and Easy

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This program has increased efficiency greatly. I've also drastically reduced the amount of paper I use to prepare proposals.

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I have enjoyed using a program that lets me do almost all of the work and planning needed for an event in one place. Curate has really simplified the proposal process.

Cons

As with most programs, there are occasional glitches but they seem to be becoming few and far between and customer service is very quick and responsive and any issues are resolved almost immediately

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Awe!! Thanks so much Sherry! We love being able to help simplify the entire work and planning process into one place. And we appreciate you noticing how much effort we put into giving you a great experience! Having a team of 10 full-time employees (at this point) allows us to focus more on getting stuff right than when we were just 2 people. Thanks for helping us grow and recommending us so that we can give an even better experience.

 

Brian from Simply Beautiful Weddings/Events
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Curate / Stemcounter

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Very happy! They are friendly and responsive.

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It is very easy to build proposals with and allows you to track costs. The support is excellent.

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It's a little on the expensive side. But it's worth it for the features that you get.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christine from Love In Bloom Floral Design & Gifts
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

It's like Having a "tech" right next to you

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Time is my biggest issue in preparing professional looking proposals for events. Curate helps keep my time in check. I have been with them over a year & truly enjoy doing proposals. I can do as many as the client needs without having to to "recalc" as the software does it so easily. It even allows me to "take payments" and the end of year work is so much easier.

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I am not a computer techie person. I'm an artist (florist). Curate has been a great assistant . The more I ask questions and they answer them so quickly, the more I use the software. Customer service is so great. They walk me through every area I don't understand and make sure I do understand it. I sometime ask the same questions later in the year & they are just fine with that. I can check my questions from before to help me remember the hows.

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There are no " least's" with this software. It meets my needs & more.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: August 2018

August 2018

 

Thanks Christine!! We love that we can make your life easier. You're our favorite! (Pst...don't tell any of our other favorites we told you so)

 

RUTH from ZUCA Solutions Limited

June 2018

June 2018

Wedding planning for me has become a whole new experience with this software.

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The ability to produce a recipe for my bridal bouquets saves me a lot of time.

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i like that i can save recipes,shopping lists,exact stem counts,the price integration part and also that i can streamline my business.Love saving the recipes, shopping lists and ability to streamline my business.

Cons

Trying to mark an item as paid is a bit difficult and also the fact that it creates a new version of the proposal every time i make a change is frustrating because i can have up to 20 changes to make and having that many versions of changes can be a bit confusing.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Hey Ruth! Thanks so much for the review. We love, love, love that it's made such a huge difference! Thanks for the feedback on versions as well. It only creates a new version whenever you choose to. Also, you have the ability to delete old versions if you'd like to clean it up. Tag in with our chat team and they'd be glad to share how!

 

Sarah from Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse

May 2018

May 2018

EXCELLENT customer service, prompt and very helpful. Anytime I need somrthing they are right there.

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The ability to produce a recipe for my bridal bouquets. It saves a ton of time. I also love the flower library and that all my flowers are in there with their cost. Plus, it creates beautiful looking proposals that my Brides love and mobile friendly is huge! Brides love to open the proposal up right away and look on their mobile device.

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It is difficult when anytime you make a change it creates a new version of the proposal. With some weddings we have 20-30 changes from the time they first meet with us to the end so it gets a bit daunting to have that many versions. Also trying to mark and item as paid and having to create a new version of the proposal.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Thanks so much Sarah! We've loved that we've been able to make things so much better for you. Totally understand the headache of clients who need so many versions of the proposals. Would love to hear if you have any ideas on how to keep up with so many changes without having to keep up with different versions reflecting them.

 


May 2018

May 2018

It helps me to keep track of my expenses,keeps me organized and clients love it.

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It's super easy to use. I spend less time calculating costs of my business making it easier to complete proposals. I like the ability to save recipes so we're not recreating the wheel again and again.Every day I am still finding functions within this software that is saving me time and money.

Cons

Takes time to get to grips with the software but once you do there are no cons.Being able to upload a list of our inventory would be super efficient because it wasters a lot of time.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

You¿re too kind! Thanks so much for the review. We love that it¿s making such a huge impact in your business. I hate that somehow we failed communicate that in your situation we would do the upload for you. We have it built out, but in order to give customers a 5-star experience, we personally assist with it. Luckily, you¿ll never have to add it again!

 

Lauren from ozarktech

May 2018

May 2018

great

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Super easy to use and the customer service has been great this far. No complaints on the ease of use and having everything together.

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It isn't totally up to date on everything. It takes a while to enter all your prices and pictures for each item.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: May 2018

May 2018

 

Hey Lauren! We love that you love it!! We hope it's adding a ton of value. :) Our pricing comes from our connection with Mayesh and does have to be tweaked a little bit since they have 19 locations and we have one standard list. We have some cool updates planned here though!

Ryan

 

Veronica from Pretty Petals

May 2018

May 2018

Curate has helped me be more productive and saves me time so I can spend more time doing what I love

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It's super easy to use. I spend less time calculating costs of my business making it easier to complete proposals. With everything in one place my over all client experience has streamlined as well. My clients can easily access the proposal and reference it when needed.

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The "startup" plan only allows certain features that sometimes add a little more work. I submit all types of proposals and email templates are necessary to making me even more productive but I don't need most of the features that come with the "studio" plan.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Curate, Curate

Date: June 2018

June 2018

 

Thank you so much for the great feedback, Veronica! We love hearing from our customers, and are so glad we're able to make you more productive and save time. This is so in line with our mission, and we love seeing that we are helping event professionals. We also appreciate your feedback regarding the various features offered for each plan. We hope the recent updates have helped you be more efficient. If you haven't already, please click on "Suggestions" in your account and make sure you provide information about other features you'd like to see on your plan. Our new features are highly determined by customers like you! If you have any questions or need help with anything, don't forget about our online chat. Happy Curating!

 

Lee from Downtown Blooms
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Awesome!

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Helped me stream line my quoting process and makes it easy for my customers to sign their contract and pay their deposits. Love this system.

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This is the best decision I have ever made for my business. It is easy to use and the customer has been great. I would recommend giving it a try.

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Cant think of anything that I dont like about the system. It is user friendly and my Brides love that they can pay via the quote.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maria from Maria Lynn Floral

February 2018

February 2018

easy to use and FAST response to questions or troubleshooting issues

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The system has kept me organized, helped me track what I'm spending, and also makes a great impression with my clients.

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It's customization and extremely user friendly. I felt proficient in it's systems in about an hour. If you have even a simple question, the team replies immediately to help you. EASY DRAG AND DROP FROM PINTERST, PEOPLE!!! <3 <3 <3

Review Source: Capterra