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Eventsquid

Eventsquid is cloud-based event management software for small, midsize and large businesses. It caters to corporations, sports leagues, educational institutes and other associations. Primary features include event registration, we...Read more

4.82 (94 reviews)

Swoogo

Swoogo is the #1 event management software that increases your productivity and ROI—not your stress levels and Aspirin budget. Designed for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events—we provide a comprehensive platform that creates str...Read more

4.94 (17 reviews)

Glue Up

Glue Up (Formerly EventBank) is a cloud-based engagement management platform for nonprofit organizations. Glue Up integrates event management, membership management, customer relationship management (CRM), email marketing, payment...Read more

4.47 (92 reviews)

Arlo for Training Providers

Arlo is a cloud-based training and event management platform designed to help users promote, sell and deliver courses and events. Arlo helps users automate manual processes by providing scheduling, automatic communication, custom ...Read more

Ungerboeck Software

Ungerboeck is a cloud-based event management software designed to help sporting venues, exhibition centers, theatres, trade show organizers, museums and universities manage the entire event lifecycle, from registering guests and b...Read more

4.24 (33 reviews)

RSVPify

RSVPify is a cloud-based RSVP software designed to help businesses manage various types of events including weddings, holiday parties and corporate and non-profit organization (NPO) events. Professionals can use the dashboard to t...Read more

AudienceView Professional

AudienceView is a cloud-based ticketing solution that enables nonprofits, art centers, museums, events and theaters to sell tickets and raise funds. The solution enables users to manage ticket prices by individual seats or section...Read more

4.59 (39 reviews)

RegFox

Regfox by Webconnex is a cloud-based registration management solution designed specifically for racing sports events. The solution allows event organizers to create customizable registration pages and send invites to the team or i...Read more

ThunderTix

Designed for the performing arts, ThunderTix provides reserved seating and general admission event management. We make season subscriptions easy and combine fundraising, gift cards, merchandise, concessions, and a private CRM in o...Read more

HoneyBook

HoneyBook is a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) solution designed for small businesses. The solution helps users manage business processes from inquiry through to invoicing. HoneyBook lets users manage projects, ...Read more

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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Tix

Tix is a cloud-based solution for online and box office ticket sales and donations. Features include event management, access controls, social distancing, multiple seating options, and more. Tix provides users with customer relat...Read more

TicketSpice

TicketSpice is cloud-based ticketing and event management solution. Key features include ticket options, fee controller, price setting, event analytics, inventory tracking, accepting offline payments and branding control. Tic...Read more

4.93 (60 reviews)

idloom-events

Idloom.events is a cloud-based event management and online registration solution that helps users create an event management website, register volunteers for events and make reservations. It also offers payment processing, automat...Read more

4.86 (44 reviews)

Showpass

Showpass is a cloud-based ticketing solution designed for promoters and entertainment groups of all sizes. Features include event management, box office management, fundraising management, barcode scanning, ticket brokering and mo...Read more

accesso ShoWare

The accesso ShoWare ticketing solution is a customizable, cloud-based ticketing platform that allows users to manage and sell tickets to events of all kinds. With functionality for both general admission and reserved seat ticketin...Read more

4.64 (47 reviews)

Sparxo

Sparxo is a cloud-based event ticketing and registration solution, which helps businesses of all sizes manage a guest database and process payments through web and mobile. Features include virtual events, data import/export, email...Read more

4.69 (72 reviews)

rsvpBOOK

rsvpBOOK is an online event management platform that helps individuals, event planners, and corporate training teams plan and organize events. The solution can also be used by government agencies, nonprofits and academic instituti...Read more

4.70 (40 reviews)

GoTo Webinar

As an online webinar solution that powers millions of webinars each year, GoTo Webinar now comes as part of GoTo Connect, an all-in-one communications software built for SMBs. GoTo Webinar offers scheduling, engagement and publis...Read more

Attendo Plus

Attendo Plus is an attendance tracking solution, which helps businesses plan, create, promote and manage events. Exhibitors can connect with attendees via the networking functionality, export leads and use QR codes to collect visi...Read more

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Bitrix24

Bitrix24 is a client management solution that provides a platform for businesses to organize and track interactions with potential or existing clients and partners. The software allows users to log and manage client interactions, ...Read more

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: November 11, 2021

All businesses, big or small, must differentiate themselves from their competitors to succeed. While marketing is one important piece of the puzzle, planning and managing successful promotional events is another major part of it.

The process of promoting a product, service or idea by holding a planned public event (online or offline) involves a lot of planning and coordination.

That’s where event management software can help: An event management—or event planning—solution allows users to incorporate business logic into planning and organizing an event.

This guide can help potential buyers find the best solution for their needs. Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Event Management Software?
Common Functionality of Event Management Software
Key Considerations for Event Management Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Event Management Software? 

An event management system helps businesses automate the process of planning, organizing, marketing and ultimately analyzing promotional events.

Among other things, this type of software facilitates:

  • Event registration
  • Ticketing
  • Onsite operations management
  • Seat allocations

It can also be used to administer real-time polls and surveys to keep the audience engaged and incorporate customer feedback to improve future events.

Common Functionality of Event Management Software

Most event planning software solutions offer some or all of the following capabilities:

Attendee management Creates an enhanced attendee experience with functions such as customized registration, guest list management, assigned seating arrangements, polls and Q&As for increased engagement and assignment of qualified staff members to escort attendees. Certain solutions allow users to facilitate travel arrangements for attendees.
Registration management Enables users to accept or decline registrations for events, conferences or seminars through both online and offline channels. Certain solutions allow users to book rooms, venues or tables for attendees.
Venue management Allows users to identify potential venues and prepare a detailed floor plan or layout and allocate booths to exhibitors. Certain solutions allow users to manage event logistics, catering and resources.
Ticketing Facilitates the sale of event tickets or registration for conferences through online or offline channels. Also allows users to customize ticket prices and types and set quantity limits.
Event analytics and reporting Enables the generation of customizable reports, so users can measure event ROI based on metrics such as budget utilization, venue utilization, audience engagement and marketing success.
Event marketing Allows business owners to market events with tools and functionality that allow users to create a customizable event website, launch email, social media and push messaging marketing campaigns and create promo codes.
On-site management Enables users to manage event-related activities at the venue including on-the-spot attendee registrations, creating and printing name badges for attendees, checking in attendees via barcode scanner and integration with self-service kiosks for easy check-ins.
Session management Allows users to create and monitor content for event exhibitors, speakers and sponsors. Also allows users to create event agendas and gauge attendee interest for each session.

Key Considerations for Event Management Software

Here are a few other factors to keep in mind as you evaluate event planning tools:

Make sure the software offers a mobile interface. Event coordinators are often on-the-go, evaluating venues and meeting with caterers and other professionals to get everything set up. Having a mobile interface available enables a seamless workflow, regardless of location.

Software should support necessary integrations. When choosing an event management solution, it's important to consider which other tools you'll need it to communicate with. You might consider vendors that offer native integrations with customer relationship management (CRM) products that offer features such as:

  • Contact and lead management
  • Social media communities for marketing events online
  • Electronic wallets and payment gateways for online ticketing
  • Email and list management software

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Choosing the right event management software depends on the size of the business. Consider the following buyer types:

Small and mid-sized businesses. These businesses typically operate as establishments with up to 100 employees and specialize in a certain area. Such companies might consider a best-of-breed system that specializes in their niche. For example, businesses that primarily hold online events should look for a solution that offers ticketing, online registration management, event marketing and event reporting. Business that hold on-site events should seek features for venue management, on-site visitor management functionality and guest list management, badge printing, barcode scanning and sessions management.

Large enterprises. Companies that specialize in large events often host on-site events that are connected to simultaneous online events working in sync with their offline counterparts. These businesses should look for features that synchronize both online and offline event registration. They may want to consider an event management solution with a modular suite that provides the ability to pick and choose modules according to their needs.

Market Trends to Understand

Big data analytics. Event organizers need to go beyond collecting attendee and registration information to provide a truly customized attendee experience. A wealth of data on customer preferences can be retrieved by tracking customers’ online activities, such as their social media posts and shopping preferences. Big data analytics allows businesses to aggregate and study this data, so they can serve up customized content to users.

Beacon technology in attendee management. Based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology, beacons will go a long way in personalizing the customer experience. Imagine an attendee walking to an event and receiving a customized welcome message the moment they enter the venue, followed by an app notification that automatically opens up a map to guide them toward the registration desk and around the event. Beacons can help keep attendees engaged and encourage them to connect with other attendees, which can lead to more event registrations in the future.