Event Essentials Software


 

Event Essentials is a cloud-based event management solution that enables users to manage ticket sales, donations, sponsors, vendors and volunteers for conferences, festivals, bike-runs, street fairs and many more. The tool enables promoters and event organizers to track customer sales using a single web interface.

Event Essentials enables event planners to conduct silent auctions by creating donation reports, customized procurement letters, secure payment processing and automated email responses. The solution offers an online ticketing feature that allows event managers to cap ticket sales to avoid a large crowd. Organizations can also bundle ticket prices and provide discount codes to regular customers.

Event Essentials allows users to create customized events and export all event-related data for report creation. The solution also manages volunteers by offering various features including online sign-ups, email communications, digital signatures, post-event surveys and many more. Event Essentials provides a media manager dashboard that allows event organizers to promote the event on various social media websites.

 

Event Essentials
 
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Christina from Camarillo Old Town Association
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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The owner is helpful with marketing ideas and he is there at our events to help with the process.

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On line ticketing was easy to track. Paper tickets are still difficult to keep track of. The software does not recognize each ticket individually.

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It would be helpful to be able to track our paper tickets individually.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from 360 Promotions
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

The Kings of ticketing!

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Our overall experience with Event Essentials has been fantastic. Customer support is incredible. staff go above and beyond for us and all of our needs.

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The ease of use is what I liked the most.

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No complaints here. Event Essentials has been key to our success.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ashley from C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Event Essentials was easy to use. Setting it up was quick and easy too.

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I have no complaints about Event Essentials.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Larry from Selling From the Heart
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy and seamless

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They understand how to create a great experience at point of check in.

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For a volunteer organization, the software program was easy to understand and gave us up to date and pertinent data. The check in process with bar codes is fast and efficient.

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There is nothing I can think of at this time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mary-Catherine from Rotary Club of Newbury Park
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Old Boney Mtn Hot Summer Night Festival

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Event Essentials ticket tracking helped us keep very accurate accounting records, especially as this event is our main fundraiser. Their scanners at main point of entry worked perfectly. The system also performs refunds quickly, which pleases attendees and promotes our good reputation.

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Easy to use for attendees to buy tickets. Sponsors of event could be added minute by minute.

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Can't think of a thing I would criticize. Sorry.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

The Blue and the Gray - Civil War Reenactment

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Event Essentials helped us analyze past customer purchases, both at the gate and on line and help us design a completely new ticket package. It definitely gave the customer more choices and allowed us to upsell our offerings. Our contacts were knowledgeable and got back to us quickly on ticket issues and quickly came up with solutions.
For this past year, they were definitely worth the money.
Lyle Pennington
Rotary Club of Moorpark
Marketing Chair - The Blue and the Gray

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It gives us excellent summary data to do planning going forward.

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I am not aware of any issues. Our Secretary may have some different input.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Tucson Meet Yourself
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Wish we discovered EE sooner!

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Tucson Meet Yourself is a Multi Cultural festival that attacks over 120,000 people over the span on 3 days. We host over 60 different food vendors, 160 performers, & 700 volunteers. Event Essentials fits our needs and allows us to use 1 software for multiple components of our sign up/managing needs.Rep is wonderful to work with! I would highly suggest Event Essentials.

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We love how Event Essentials has created a software that is customizable to our specific needs. They are prompt to address the issues that may arise or adjust things that we need changed.

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I can hardly think of any cons. Hopefully this business can grow and expand. I think it would be wonderful for a representative to visit/physically interact each organizations within Event Essentials to completely understand and have a good grasp of what we do.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from Air1 Technical Services, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

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In my opinion I don't know if we could have found a better company to take from knowing little to nothing about event software through to the development of our unique application, implementation, and use.

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EE offered a suite of products to help us better manage our country.
The start-cost were fair and reasonable. They leased the required hardware which allowed us to not have to make a large capital investment while learning and trialing the benefits of the product.
EE modified the software to fit our needs. They made almost instant changes when requested.
Provided us with ended suggestions and advice about the implementation of the process.

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I cannot think of any problems with the way the software performed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Simi Valley Days Foundation
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

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We have used them for years and being able to track our numbers is giving us a better feel for how our event is doing.

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Customization that is offered for us and the ability to track our numbers

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Trouble with the hot spot and connectivity

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kyle from Illuminate Festivals
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

It has been a pleasure to work with Event Essentials. They've made our festival management so easy!

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It's very easy to use and it integrates well into our current website. Managing festivals used to be a pain. Now, it's a breeze. No more trying to keep track of a bunch of data in different spreadsheets. The Event Essentials dashboard makes it easy to get a quick view of approved vendors, ticket sales and sponsors. And, everything is very automated. When we approve a vendor they are automatically sent an email that provides them with the link to submit a payment. I did my homework before selecting Event Essentials and it paid off! I truly think they are the best value when it comes to event management software!

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It was very easy to get this product customized and integrated into our current website! The Event Essentials team was very responsive any time we had and requested changes that they needed to make. I am very pleased at how much easier it has become to manage our festivals, including reviewing and approving exhibitors, receive payments and selling ticket online. I also love their exhibitor profile feature that allows each exhibitor to have their own bio page. Best of all, their prices were very competitive.

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The only downside that comes to mind is that they are located on the West Coast and we are on the East Coast. Regardless, they have been very responsive and I am amazes at how quickly they respond to any change requests.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maribel from Southwest Folklife Alliance/Tucson Meet Yourself

November 2017

November 2017

The platform is easy to use. It has a lot more features than one at first realizes.

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the customer service is very professional and kind; Customer rep was super helpful at a moment of crisis in our organization.
the customizable forms are great. The interface the public sees resembles our website graphics.

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have to wait for centralized staff to do changes --takes more days sometimes than we needed
once you are in a doc reviewing an application there is no easy way to proceed to the next one -have to go back to the full menu

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kris from Casa Pacifica

October 2017

October 2017

More than software or event management - Event Essentials is T R A N S F O R M A T I O N A L

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The whole package; yes it started with my organization needing help with a fairly large venue festival; it needed updating and modernizing. Event essentials came in, took charge, proposed among other things a ticket eFulfillment solution and and auction manager -This festival has never run so smoothly! There used to be lines 6 and 7 blocks long of disgruntled festoival goers waiting to be admitted into the venue. The lines are down to a few people deep, remarkable. So much easier than the way we used to do things.

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Well frankly it is alot of new technology to learn and its alot to grasp for some of the staff; we had alot of inertia as to how things were supposed to be run, way of doing things and it is now almost 180 degrees different; but the lines are shorter, people leave happier, security has an easier job because the new ticket system kept the bad guys out!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from Tucson Meet Yourself
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Amazed with all of the features Event Essentials provides.

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Adaptability, capability, and proficiency. Event Essentials is so patient yet proficient with changes our organization continues to make that is modified to exactly what is useful to us. They are able to tweak the program to our needs...opposed to wokring with a program that we need to adapt to with many functions that aren't necessary. The best software progam we have ever used especially for our growing festival! Highly recommended!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Paul from Conejo Valley Kiwanis Foundation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Perfect! This system is indispensable!

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Increased speed, efficiency and accountability at check-in. Happy customers!

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Speed, efficiency and accountability at check-in. No long unmanageable lines! This software aids us in growing our event at a greater pace. Cust support representative was there two hours prior to our event training our team. And, was there for us all evening. What a Pro!

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I honestly don't have any Cons to share. Make sure you have an adequate wireless signal.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christina from Camarillo Old Town Association

October 2017

October 2017

Event Essentials program is reliable and easy to work with.

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Breakdown information for events are understandable and easy to read. (Even for me) I was able to login at anytime to see my up to date sales.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mindy from Communication Matters

October 2017

October 2017

seamless process as a user

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The process of registering and checking in was efficient and very easy. There were no glitches or problems whatsoever.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Larry from Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks

October 2017

October 2017

Event Essentials has been a tremendous asset to our main fundraiser BrewFest. 5 star experience!

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It is easy to administer which allows us to capture the data needed to help us internally manage our event.
It is very user friendly and easy to grasp a hold of from an end users point of view.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Aviara Real Estate
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Ticket sales/sponsor/vendor management for a 400 person fundraiser

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HTML. Lots of useful tools, great customer service. Nice reports, ticket sales by type/coupon code, etc. Additional options to manage workers, vendors, sponsors. Built in safeguards to prevent costly mistakes. Can use your companies own credit services. Ticket fee revenue sharing. You keep all the data.

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No custom-field reports, must be requested through customer service. Time for auto sign out really short. Seemed like 15 minutes or so.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Garnet from Aditya Festival Productions

September 2016

September 2016

Great software! Easy to use...

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I really enjoyed working with the team at Event Essentials. They made the management of our vendor registration process seamless. We will surely be using them again for our festival next year.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Barrett from Aditya Festival Productions
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2016

September 2016

Blue Sun Music Festival Westlake Village CA

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The Company provided outstanding B2B and B2C services. We will hire and partner with them again and again...

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ease of use, data collecting capabilities, saved time, saved money, created impact immediately

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What I like least is actually a positive, I like least that they pushed us to perform, they were always a-head of the curve, and that is so welcomed and at the same time, a positive challenge to our staff. We found ourselves trying to e-mail them first, as they were always consistent and often a bit in-front of us... BRAVO...

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I would continue to utilize it, and look forward to any updates.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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