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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 about GoTo Webinar

Cvent Event Management

Cvent is a cloud-based solution that helps midsize organizations and enterprises with venue sourcing, online event registration, budget management and payment processing. The solution enables event planners to track the attendance...Read more about Cvent Event Management

Swoogo

Expect more from your event management platform. Swoogo is a robust, customizable event management platform with free integrations, a drag-and-drop or custom code event-site builder, and a native analytics program. With Outbound ...Read more about Swoogo

4.88 (26 reviews)

GiveSmart

GiveSmart is a cloud-based auctioning and event application that is specifically designed for charities. Advanced algorithms help GiveSmart optimize event processes, increase revenue and help bidders save money. Various types of o...Read more about GiveSmart

Airtable

Airtable is a cloud-based project management solution targeting small to midsize businesses as well as departments within larger companies. This system focuses primarily on data organization and collaboration. The system uses...Read more about Airtable

Accelevents

Accelevents is an all-in-one in-person, virtual & hybrid events platform that empowers event organizers and marketing professionals to create authentic human connections and drive sustainable growth. As a leading event technolog...Read more about Accelevents

Tripleseat

Tripleseat is a web application specifically designed for hotels, restaurants, and special venues to help manage sales and events. These tools help users oversee the catering business planning process by allowing detailed tracking...Read more about Tripleseat

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 about HoneyBook

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 about Glue Up

4.47 (94 reviews)

Infor Sales & Catering

Infor Sales and Catering is a cloud-based venue management solution that helps small to large enterprises automate the entire event life-cycle, from booking to performance analysis. It enables users to create custom proposals and ...Read more about Infor Sales & Catering

4.69 (67 reviews)

GTR

GTR is an event technology provider that offers physical and virtual event management solutions for businesses of all sizes. The key features of the software include online registration, attendance tracking, on-site badge printing...Read more about GTR

4.00 (17 reviews)

Eventdex

Eventdex is an event management tool offering registration, event management, agenda creation, surveys, notifications and more. Mobile applications are available for iOS and Android devices that allow attendees to access event inf...Read more about Eventdex

4.74 (34 reviews)

RSVPify

FrontRunners 2022

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 about RSVPify

Brushfire

FrontRunners 2022

Brushfire is an online ticketing and registration solution that is suitable for conferences, concerts, camps, banquets, fundraisers, church events, theater productions and more. Brushfire offers multiple registration types, a...Read more about Brushfire

TicketSpice

Host your most successful event ever with TicketSpice. TicketSpice is easy to use, highly customizable, and unbelievably affordable. At just $0.99 per ticket, you'll save thousands, while offering a seamlessly simple ticketing e...Read more about TicketSpice

4.94 (70 reviews)

SpotMe

SpotMe is a B2B event engagement solution tailored for companies looking to host high-touch events. All event management, video production and app building tools are included, directly from your browser. The solution is suitable f...Read more about SpotMe

4.42 (12 reviews)

Bizzabo

Bizzabo's next-generation event management platform powers immersive in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences for the world’s leading brands — all with the Bizzabo Event Experience OS, a data-rich open platform that empowers Eve...Read more about Bizzabo

4.52 (89 reviews)

Eventsquid

FrontRunners 2022

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 about Eventsquid

4.81 (96 reviews)

Webex Events (Formerly Socio)

FrontRunners 2022

Webex Events (formerly Socio) is a ticketing and event management solution that helps businesses handle registrations, online meetings and lead capturing operations via a unified platform. It enables organizations to organize vir...Read more about Webex Events (Formerly Socio)

Events Locker

Event Hub is a cloud-based customer relationship management solution that helps businesses manage partnership applications, paperwork, payments and logistics for event vendors/sponsors. Key features include sponsorship management,...Read more about Events Locker

4.80 (35 reviews)

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.