Timely Event Management

RATING:

4.7

(25)

About Timely Event Management

Timely Event Management Software is trusted by more than 150,000 companies around the world. Our web platform offers: Event Calendar, Event Registration, Event Ticketing and more. Timely has all you need to publish, promote and sell events directly from your website. With Timely easy-to-use event management software, you can build an online event listing calendar to showcase events and activities on your own website. Add your logo, customize its look and feel to mirror your brand identity, and make it stand out. No web designer skills required. SEO-optimized and Schema-Ready, our events calendar software can make your events show higher on Google’s search results, so you can reach a bigger audience. All coming back to your site, instead of a third-party booking webs...

Awards and Recognition

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Timely Event Management Pricing

Timely has a free version for freelancers and individual entrepreneurs who are just starting their event business, post few events per year, and do not need a sophisticated software. Timely also offers a 10-day free trial of its premium event management software. No credit card required. The premium version is tailored for small, medium and large organizations that create, import and promote several events per month, and want to manage events more efficiently. Please contact Timely directly for demo and pricing information.

Starting price: 

$300.00 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Timely Event Management Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Timely Event Management

1 - 5 of 25 Reviews

User Profile

Mufudzi Jack

Verified reviewer

Retail, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2021

Great event calendar software m

A great product with mutiple tools that can be overwhelming.

PROS

The multiple valuable software services offered in one solution

CONS

Graphic video tutorials on using the product

Reason for choosing Timely Event Management

The ability of having mutiple options on one calendar

Vendor Response

The team here at Timely is thrilled to receive such a great review, thank you! You can find many video tutorials on our website here: https://help.time.ly/video-tutorials/. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact our support team and they'd be happy to assist you.

Replied March 2021

Stephen

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2021

Best Solution for Churches!

My overall experience has been one of immense delight right for the onset. It was a well answered prayer and a solution to an extreme problem. We had been using Squarespace’s calendar option, and it’s nice because it’s built in, but it did not offer the flexibility and complexity that Timely offers. Timely not only offers it, but makes it extremely simple with a gorgeous UI.

PROS

I love how flexible this software is! We have events that repeat throughout the year with random breaks and weeks/days off. This software makes event management a breeze.

CONS

The only con I see, and this is being extremely picky, is the inability to publish my calendar multiple pages throughout my site. However, this could also be a feature oversight on my end.

Reason for choosing Timely Event Management

Timly’s usability was far more simple and at a much better price point. ROI with Timely was far superior than any other calendar option.

Reasons for switching to Timely Event Management

Too cumbersome and clunky.

Vendor Response

Hi Stephen, The team is thrilled with your feedback :) Thanks for being a valued customer and for spreading the word! Regarding the ability to embed your calendar in multiple areas, please connect with us through email or a support ticket on your dashboard and we will be happy to help you!

Replied July 2021

Josh

Entertainment, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed December 2023

Avoid for many reasons

PROS

Looked slick at first, with an events carousel and decent UI

CONS

First of all, there’s no way to find out how much the premium version costs unless you schedule a meeting with their VP. When we emailed their assistant to confirm the meeting time, the assistant never even bothered to respond, the result of which we waited for an initial meeting that did not happen. The second time we were more fortunate, but that’s where the real issues begin. The first-tier premium version itself is overpriced at $1,300 a year, with limitations on number of events and the ability of people to pay for advertising. Now, onto the plug-in itself. The events are hosted on Time.ly’s servers, which may result in your events being held hostage, as other reviewers have pointed out. However, the core issues have to do with functionality. Specific events are rendered via pop-ups, rather than distinct pages — again because you are essentially embedding a widget in events from THEIR website, not yours. In addition to this having NO SEO value (since specific events cannot be indexed), the tendency of a user is to use hit back button to get out of an event, which results in the user being taken to the website page BEFORE the calendar, which is a frustrating UX. (The pop-ups also had issues rendering on mobile, which is a serious issue. This is probably the result of substandard coding, such as the absolute positioning used in the free version.) Finally, communication with their team was frustratingly slow, with responses often taking a day or more. If this is the level of service they offer in pre-sales, one can only imagine how slow it will be once you are paying for something you cannot even back out of.

Reasons for switching to Timely Event Management

The Events Calendar has a good support response time but very poor technical support and was very, very buggy

Anonymous

51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2022

Very Good Calendar, very customizable interface!

We are currently utilizing Timely as a substitute for an event calendar that our church uses internally, unfortunately we have a separate registration system from that calendar and external integration of registrations are not possible with it either. Timely allows for that seamless appearance that we need with our calendar.

PROS

It is very easy to use, very intuitive. We had a very difficult time finding a web calendar that would seamlessly integrate into our website. Given the manual nature of our calendar input I still find this calendar system to be very efficient and easy to enter all events. The customer service is also very good as well. Any customization or requests that I've had have been resolved in a very timely manner.

CONS

At the current moment there is not an a la carte way to select options that are necessary for us to use. We have the full package as does everyone that uses the software. We currently do not have need for a full event management system complete with ticketing but we are paying for everything as they have upgraded every customer to the same package recently. This did double the cost of the product which caught us off guard a little at first, but considering what we get with that price is well worth the extra.

Reason for choosing Timely Event Management

Timely Event Management calendar was much more robust and customizable. It looked more modern and elegant as a calendar than the other options.

Reasons for switching to Timely Event Management

We decided to build our own website and building a calendar system to go into it doesn't make sense for us.

Vendor Response

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with Timely. We want to continue improving our solution and plans to fit the needs of our customers. Will certainly share your feedback with our teams for future product decisions. Warm Regards, Customer Success Team

Replied June 2022

Maya

Fund-Raising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2021

Essential to our community's event planning and coordination

We use two calendars. One is open to a select group of organizations and agencies in the backend. They can submit a range of events for their own viewing. They have the option to tag events in a certain way that will sync those events with the other calendar. The other calendar is public. The public calendar contains events from the private calendar as well as submitted events. (The public calendar also back-syncs to the private calendar.) Every week, we send out a newsletter of all events coming up in the next month on the public calendar. In the past, we had three separate staff members handling these three functions - private calendar, public calendar, email. We now have one person who oversees all three, and we make clear that it is the responsibility of the organization posting that their information be clean and accurate. This is a big improvement for us.

PROS

We previously had a disjointed calendaring process that required heavy involvement from multiple staff members. This was tolerated because we function as the calendaring hub in our community, with many agencies and organizations submitting events to our online calendar and newsflash. The use of Time.ly has allowed us to automate and improve the efficiency of the calendaring process. We are still able to carry out the processes that the community depends upon us for without spending the same amount of staff time.

CONS

We have run into a few bugs here and there. The team at Time.ly has been very responsive to our needs and willing to adapt.

Vendor Response

Hi Maya, We really appreciate your comments and how the calendar integrations has helped increasing the productivity for your team. Also happy to hear that the newsletter is something that supports event engagement with your audience. Timely takes pride in creating and updating features that make sense to our customers in different industries. Sincerely, Timely Customer Success Team

Replied November 2021