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):
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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.

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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.

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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

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Melissa from Floral Designs Maui

February 2018

February 2018

Dependable, user friendly, fantastically functional, just what I need and amazing customer service.

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Saves me a lot of time with formatting and entering information. It also does a lot of the math for me so there are no mistakes. It helps make sure that I'm not underbidding my designs.

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So many! My business partner and I have been looking for a year for a software like this... About 6 months ago, we found StemCounter but it still didn't do all that we needed. In just 6 short months, they've got everything we were looking for and then some! Another thing I really REALLY like, is that you don't have to wait a week for a response; the feedback is almost immediate so questions are answered promptly. The program is very user friendly and easy to use. Love it!

Review Source: Capterra
 

CYDNEY from The English Garden
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

This has been a game changer for me as a business owner!

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A real insight into what I am doing as a business owner! The program saves time, product and money. This allows me to better focus on my customer's experience. It is also of immeasurable benefit to my staff lightening their workload.

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I really cannot believe it took me this long to discover Stemcounter. I cannot say enough about how much my staff and I enjoy the program. It is really eye opening and has made us reassess how we price and how we use product. I am excited about the many updates and changes being unrolled in the coming months. I also cannot say enough about the level of customer service. Holly and Ryan are beyond responsive. They answer questions before I have time to ask them! Add this to your business without question. Sign up today and don't look back!

Cons

Like any new program there might be a few glitches along the way. Technology moves at a pace now that is almost impossible to measure. That being said, the Stemcounter team is remarkably responsive and they sincerely take to heart suggestions and end user input.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Shaya from Crystal Springs Florist - Benton Harbor Michigan

December 2017

December 2017

This soft ware is amazing! They have thought of everything!

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Beautiful proposals, easy to follow, customer service is amazing !!

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I'm not sure if I have a most like. I like it all - There is a drop down screen that shows all of the flowers I am using in that wedding so far. I love this when coming up with centerpieces. I can see what is being used and either add numbers to that list or add new items that will go. And don't get me started on the shopping list and templates!

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There is a bit of a time element to start out, adding your prices and making you mark ups to be right, but it is worth it

Review Source: Capterra
 

Vicki from Carolina Blossoms

October 2017

October 2017

Where have you been all my life? Such an awesome product!

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Saves so much time and helps to keep things organized!

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Intuitive, user friendly and saves so much time! Fantastic customer service too! Love saving the recipes, shopping lists and ability to streamline my business.

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The only con is my lack of time to get into the product and learn how to use all that it offers. It's a wonderful system and there is nothing negative I could say about it!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gene from Hope Blooms Ohio

October 2017

October 2017

Fantastic and so helpful

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Oh gosh, stress reduction, contract exchange was way faster and easier, ordering was more accurate, less waste, faster ordering for recipes....I needed way less coffee. I mean I still drank the same amount, buuut I didn't neeeeed it

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I love the ease of use, contract integration and recipe sections. Saving recipes, exact stem counts, price integration with Mayesh....guys. If you work in the floral industry, you NEED this software. If you need help there is live customer support. It is real true support. They're very personable and kind. They know the industry; they're immersed in it, and they clearly love it.
I can't say enough

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If I was to nitpick, I'd love to be able to upload photos of recipes, flowers and my own hard goods.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Stemcounter.com, Curate

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hey Gene! We've been so happy to have you with us and are glad we could help make life easy enough for you not to *need* as much coffee.

Wanted to quickly add that you actually can upload photos of recipes (whether that's a photo of a mock up you did or an inspiration piece from Pinterest), and add your own photos to your flowers, hardgoods, and rentals, and then pull that into the proposal too. You can even use the Mayesh floral photo library to help you get started with the photos of individual flowers. :)

 

Dawn from An Old Town Flower Shoppe
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

StemCounters Team is AMAZING! Support is fantastic! I love this program! Made my life SO much easier

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TIMESAVER!!!!!!! and helped get me organized....

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Makes ordering and designing a piece of cake...no more 5 hour quotes...simple easy to navigate around in and the support and team are so helpful!

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Not up-to-date pricing on some things...duplicate items that show up as duplicate or as another line item...at times confusing when ordering from the shopping list.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Stemcounter.com, Curate

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

"Hi Dawn! So happy to hear that you love Stemcounter!

The prices we include in the Mayesh library are more of a suggestion to help get you started. And once an item is copied to a florist's personal library we cannot edit it. We always recommend that florists update their own library with the most recent prices from their wholesaler for the most accurate pricing.

Also, once you've added an item to your library you should be sure to select the item with the book icon next to it instead of the one with the Mayesh symbol to avoid duplicates. If you see you have a duplicate in your library, you can delete by clicking on the library tab.

We also highly recommend using the order tab feature to send your orders to your wholesaler. It's an incredible time saving feature we have that makes the process a lot easier.

 

Roni from Floral Designs by roni
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

I've been doing wedding for over 32 years and had never considered using software until now.

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This software has helped realign my costs and pricing making my profit margins more solid.

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The pricing has really helped when ordering flowers. The response from for questions or concerns has been great.

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Lynn from Lasting Impressions of Tulsa, LLC

September 2017

September 2017

We're have tried several types of software. Stemcounter has been a real time saver.

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The learning curve was simple and practical. Instead of spending lots of time learning the software, I was able to dig right in and get events out there in proposal form. The shopping list is very useful and I use it for our own rental items as well as ordering the fresh flowers from my wholesaler. I like the ability to save recipes so we're not recreating the wheel again and again. We can pull up what we've done, tweak it and show it to the client. Plus price it out. Our events frequently grow in number after most of the plans are set but we can add tables easily and the software calculates how many more fresh flowers and supplies we need.

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I would LOVE a full floral catalogue of flower pics. And of course, with thousands of inventory items, we spend a lot of time entering the rental items. Being able to upload a list of our inventory would be super efficient.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Stemcounter.com, Curate

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Thanks so much for your comments, Lynn! We're so happy to have you as part of the Stemcounter community!

If you'd like a full catalogue of flowers and flower pics, head over to your profile tab and check off the box to access the Mayesh Floral Library from your proposals. You can copy whatever you need into your own library. :)

 

Chantelle from Pure Flowers of Distinction

September 2017

September 2017

I would not be without Stemcounter now. It is truly a time saver and also a money saver!

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This software prepares a quality proposal in a fraction of the time. It also leaves no room to hide from wastage and under pricing your services. This software has already increased my GP on events. Every day I am still finding functions within this software that is saving me time and money. I no longer dread preparing a proposal.

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Takes time to get to grips with the software but once you do there are no cons. The longest process is getting your prices and products entered.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Renee from Floral Creations LLC
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Stem counter saves me time which in turn saves me money!

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Confidence that I am pricing my items accurately and that I can track the correct amount of product that I will need and change it quickly.

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I can change a clients bouquet selections very easily and it tracks how many stems I will need and how many I will have extra. Love it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Bonnie from Dragonfly Floral

June 2017

June 2017

I have been doing it the hard way for too many years. This is an incredible timesaver!

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We do multiple events every week. Stemcounter makes it easy to create market orders and account for all the bits and pieces. I can do estimates in far less time as well. There isn't the steep learning curve as with other programs. It is simple to understand and any questions are answered almost immediately. I had tried it out because we had a huge weekend coming up with so many moving parts I was at a loss how to organize and order for it even though I have been doing this over 23 years. The estimates are easy to read as are the recipes and orders. I have tried all the other programs but found that inspite of some really wonderful features and service, they were too hard for me to learn and I ended up giving up before they could be useful. I was able to use Stemcounter almost immediately.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christine from Love In Bloom Floral Design & Gifts
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

June 2017

June 2017

Awsom...so satisfied.Helpful..great support. Love using it & learning all the new extras.

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Organization, clarity of business proposals. Shopping list. Ability to cut down on product loss. Earlier to bed for sleep.

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Easy & happy to use this. Once I learned to use it, I look forward to doing proposals & sending them to clients. It's so professional looking & useful. I'm not a programmer or a techie, so this software makes my business so much easier & profitable & controllable. Having everything in one place & accessable frees up time with family & confidence in designs. The support is friendly, quick & informative. I like setting up my flower library & practicing through the different scenarios. I appreciate the openess of O'Neill sharing their journey of how this cane to be as well as the informative blog posts & u tube training. The prie is reasonable gor all I get.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ashley from Flowers Decor & More
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Love this program!

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Ease of use and making weddings less of a dreaded task.

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I have been using this program for less then a month and can already see the impact it will/is having on our business! Its super easy to send proposals and make changes when needed without having to redo it. This is a game changer for us! Their customer service is amazing too! They always respond and its faster then I even expect. I love the clean layout for proposals and the ability to create recipes and add photos. This makes it way easier for our team to all be on the same page with each bride. You can even create a proposal from your phone, which is super nice for those times you cant access your desktop but need to respond to a bride. Amazing!

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Maybe someway to add team calendars/notification where you can tell your team when weddings get booked. This would be helpful for us to keep everyone on the same page especially for those big weddings when everyone needs to be there. A team side would also be helpful for when you have booked a bridal consultation. Just one more way to keep everyone on the same page with each new bride/wedding.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Stemcounter.com, Curate

Date: June 2017

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You're too kind Ashley! We love having you on the software and glad that you've been able to dive in so quickly. :) We do anticipate introducing additional tools for multi-user accounts by the end of the year so hopefully that will help out in planning!