Event Essentials software


50 reviews(5.0/5)
50 reviews(5.0/5)

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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Kyle from Illuminate Festivals

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    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!

    Pros

    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.

    Cons


    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Maribel from Southwest Folklife Alliance/Tucson Meet Yourself

    November 2017

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kris from Casa Pacifica

    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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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jessica from Tucson Meet Yourself

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Amazed with all of the features Event Essentials provides.

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    Pros

    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!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Paul from Conejo Valley Kiwanis Foundation

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Perfect! This system is indispensable!

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

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Christina from Camarillo Old Town Association

    October 2017

    Event Essentials program is reliable and easy to work with.

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mindy from Communication Matters

    October 2017

    seamless process as a user

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    Pros

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

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    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Larry from Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks

    October 2017

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

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    Pros

    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ryan from Aviara Real Estate

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    October 2017

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

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Garnet from Aditya Festival Productions

    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

    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...

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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...

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Larry from Thousand Oaks Kiwanis

    September 2016

    Two thumbs up for Event Essentials!

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    Can't express enough how grateful I am to Craig Manning and Kiffen Taylor. Chairing an event is stressful enough but Craig and Kiffen ease the pain by stepping in 100% to help. Their expertise in helping to drive sales & marketing is a plus to any not for profit organization. They go above and beyond to help. I highly recommend Event Essentials!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alexis from Student

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2016

    Software/Hardwarw Review

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    This product was easy to use, quick, and had excellent results. By using this system, we broke the record of ticket scanning for our annual event.

    Pros

    Ease of use and simplicity

    Cons

    Phone scan responsiveness

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Stephenie from Brown & Vera Productions

    June 2016

    Very efficient and user friendly!

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    Excellent system. Not complicated, user friendly and can even do things from your phone using this software!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Hans from Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise

    April 2016

    California Jazz and wine

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    Great new event at the Four Seasons for us as Rotary, With this being my first major event with Rotary, and being on 3 committe;s It was grand on so many scales, inside, air conditioned, 87 vendors , 2 stages for bands. I want to thank the event planner for ticket sales, signage, volenteers. It took a village to pull this off.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Greg from Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise

    April 2016

    worked great and very committed folks helping

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    Takes about two minutes to learn. Easy and moves folks through fast.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Saleem from RMS Printing

    April 2016

    California Jazz and wine

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    Top Notch Event. FUN FUN FUN Oh my Not to forget the FAB FOOD FRIENDS WINE JAZZ BEER.... Too Many Fs . Nothing but sheer exciting afternoon. took 2 minute to get checked in and into the VIP Lounge Thanks to Event-Essentials.net Rotary Club of Westlake Vilage Sunrise - You Rock #califjazzwine

    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise

    April 2016

    California Jazz and wine

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    This team rocks with getting outstanding results!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jim from California Jazz and Wine Fest

    April 2016

    Craig and Kiffen were extremely professional...

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    ...and able to adapt to unforeseen circumstances effortlessly.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nadine from California Jazz & Wine Fest

    April 2016

    California Jazz & Wine Fest says "Awesome!"

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    If it weren't for Event Essentials professionalism and expertise, our event would have suffered the pains of our past years with slow attendee registration and processing through the event gates. Because of their ability to quickly process our guests, we had little to no lines and hundreds of people got through and processed in minutes! It was the most organized front end we have had yet. Preevent support to help promote and sell tickets was the other luxury we had with their broad and deep knowledge of promoting successful events. Cheers to Craig, Kiffen and the whole gang at Event Essentials!

    Review Source: Capterra
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