Grenadine Events is a cloud-based event planning and management solution that helps users to organize conferences, events and meetings. Grenadine Events helps event organizers to manage and coordinate participants, speakers, venue and room distribution. The solution also facilitates collaboration among teams to assign a different set of tasks and responsibilities during event planing. Users can create event websites that allow attendees to browse programs and sign-up for events.
Grenadine Events also supports online ticket and credit card processing. The visual calendar allows users to create personalized schedules and broadcast their final schedule on the event website. Users can view real-time updates for the events, identify scheduling conflict and resolve them by making adjustments. The solution also helps in setting automatic reminders for the speakers and notifying attendees in case there are any last minute changes in the plan.
The solution allows users to print customized event materials and is compatible with Android and iOS devices. Solution is priced on per month subscription basis. Support is available via phone and email.
Gabrielle from Food Secure Canada
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Many elements can be translated. The features are user-friendly. The visual is nice. Having the conference website + the registration feature together is a plus for a small organizing team with less event planning experience.
Some features were not transladable.
Features sur as sponsors and speakers lack a bit of flexibility (e.g. categories of sponsorship should be an added option, categories of speakers should also be an extra option).
Response: Grenadine Technologies, Grenadine Technologies Inc.
Date: November 2018
Thank you Gabrielle for this great review with constructive feedback. We are progressively working on adding more translatable content. Well noted on the categorization, it's on our roadmap and is planned to be delivered during 2019.
Heather from Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Employees number: 2-10 employees
Customer service was excellent. They also have a lot of information on their website (although it could be more searchable) but emails and phone calls were instantly addressed. I would use this software again for future events.
The cost is lower than others on the market offering this level of functionality. I loved the sub-items to group activities/sessions occurring at the time and the ease of use to add sessions. The app interface is also very user friendly. They also offered easy links to embed the event on my website and include it in external emails.
Attendees only show up in the public list if they have taken the time to create a profile and approve it for public viewing - which meant that 3 of my 135 attendees showed up on the app. As far as I could tell there was not way to override this - so I created a pdf file and added it as a document.
Response: Grenadine Technologies, Grenadine Technologies Inc.
Date: September 2018
Thanks Heather a lot for this great review. Interesting point you bring here. Well noted. We will definitely take this into account in a future release.
Lisa Deutsch from The Mythopoeic Society
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Easy to use. I can easily mark what events I want to see, and then just sort on those.
I can coordinate with friends. Always useful.
I had to help with set up for one event. It was easy to get in, see what was happening, add my events, and assign my people.
I've heard from friends that the iOS app has been having problems. An update has been sent to Apple, we have an event next week. Please update ASAP.
Erin from Dublin 2019 and Boskone
There is a small learning curve, but once you start poking around the system, you realize how easy it is to use. I also like the flexibility available when contacting participants. The items tab is also very intuitive on how it works, and the scheduling grid makes scheduling items a breeze with the drag and drop capability.
I would like more written instructions, especially for new features. However, their tech support system is very responsive and quick to answer questions.
Erin from Archon Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Excellent and responsive customer support. Love the programming grid, ADORED that I didn't have to cross check double bookings myself.
There are still some bugs that need to be worked out and some features I'd like to see added but they listen to users' suggestions so I'm confident if I suggest them I may see them soon.
Maxine from Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Efficiencies in our office. Ability to save information in an accessible and easy to navigate manner. We've really enjoyed using Grenadine.
Intuitive system with many capabilities. It has created more efficiency in our day to day. Grenadine's customer service is fantastic. They offer fantastic solutions and they are always keen to help.
Due to multiple report types, it can be daunting when try to pull the correct information.
Charlotte from ADP
The software is really ease of use and the customer service, always eager to help in case of need :)
Nothing I disliked, but as a suggestion, maybe add in more design templates for the site for people who are not comfortable with coding
OSMAN from Osman Sabir LTD
- The general ease of setting up an event page so quickly
- Aesthetically, it looks really professional
It would be good to have the functionality to have group discounts for multiple bookings, instead of having to have a separate ticket type for group bookings, as this sometimes caused a bit of confusion for customers.
Grenadine gives a clear view on what is possible, both time- and people-wise and prevents from double-booking people/rooms.
The customer support was absolutely amazing!
The learning curve in the beginning was a bit steep, and the documentation could still be improved a bit.
Renee from McGill University
It's more software than I need but if I ever expand my conference, I know that the functionality will be there for me
I love the speed and flexibility. I move the location of a session or change a name of a panelist and, in less than 1 minute, I've published it to a mobile app and to my website. I can email 100s of attendees or just two with highly customized and relevant information in an instant.
I also love the customer support. I had some needs for a specific report and they listened to me. In a couple of days I got it.
Jessika from rock paper scissors, inc
I've been enjoying how Grenadine has simplified a lot of event planning tasks. It's certainly making my job as a conference planner easier - allowing more time to plan the fun stuff.
Jean-Yves from Association internationale des sociologues de langue française
The attendees of our 2016 international Congress in Montréal have expressed an excellent overall appreciation of the Grenadine Event Planner.
Laure from BABOLAT
The app is very useful for all participants and for the planners. I much appreciate the continuous improvement of the functions and the help of the team.
We will use it again this year!
Gareth from Octocon
I found the use of the Grenadine software to be liberating. I run a reasonably small event, we only have three to four parallel streams over three days. Before we started using grenadine we would occasionally have people on multiple events at the same time, and others barely used at all.
The inbuilt reports on the software help us see when we are over and under using people. The inbuilt surveys also helped us ensure we didn't put people on items when they told us they were unavailable.
It also allows us to have our timetable on the Web, and as up to date as possible. make a small change to our timetable, and we could publish it instantly!
I highly recommend this software to anyone who wants to run an event. While you get the best use by using multiple functions, even just the programming stuff made my life so much easier.
Christine from Con-Volution
I have used this produce since its inception, as both an end-user and project manager. It has consistently improved, with additional functionality and improved user interface every time I use it.
The customer support is outstanding, and questions I've raised have often led to new features or updates of existing features. Basic data entry options include importing spreadsheet files. Options for notifications are easy to use.
The mobile app is easy to use, and is not a drain on data or battery life. The website functionality is something I haven't used much, so I can't really comment on it. And I haven't used the individual sign-up/sales options at all.
I highly recommend Grenadine.
overall ease of use -- particularly the ability to take information from a previous event and import it into the new event. I'm still learning about the survey functionality, but it seems robust.
setting up the mobile app content is a bit fussy still. My biggest issue is with graphics because phone screens aren't the same size/proportion (they warn you about this, though). Some info for mobile has to be edited by hand, with a window that shows you formatting so you can code it (much like a Wordpress window)
Laurie from Free Lance Conference Planner
Employees number: 1 employee
I have been using Grenadine for panel/people scheduling for years and find it an amazingly versatile product. The service team is extremely responsive and you frequently find suggestions you've made become part of the software. It is particularly invaluable for conference planners who are geographically dispersed. Since it's Web-based, the planning team always sees the same scheduling updates. The publish to Web feature for schedule and panelists is extremely easy and will always keep your event attendees up-to-date.
It's feature-rich and flexible.
Because it is so feature-rich, it can be a little difficult at first.
Peter from Boskone
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Most of my experience with Grenadine has been with configuring the mobile app. It not only displays the convention schedule in a searchable format, but makes it easy for organizers to add pages of other information such as a code of conduct or sponsor list.
Great mobile app for publishing info to attendees.
Schedule item tagging paradigm doesn't work and leads to tag proliferation.
Lucie from Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage
Employees number: 2-10 employees
We organize a few events per year, among which, last year, one 800-people conference. The Grenadine people were always there to help and support, and even modify the app according to our suggestions and needs; they even managed to help us with our own administrative problems. From our point of view, it is THE scheduling app and team that everyone wants to work with. We could also have expected to pay a lot more for what we got. Wonderful experience. I would recommend Grenadine to anybody.
Its versatility; its capacity to handle quite large events, but also to make the smallest ones look great
It is not always as user friendly as it could
Stéphanie from Université du Québec à Montréal
Grenadine is an excellent product. Before this option came around, we used to create our own applications for our customers. It was a lot of work and time to achieve the result our customers expected of us.
With Grenadine, our clients are completely autonomous within a few minutes of using this platform and with more functions than they used to have before.
The team behind this product is very mindful to the needs of its customers and is very receptive to our requests. Even though it already offers a variety of features, this platform is constantly evolving to meet the diverse needs of its customers.
Erin from Twitch
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
As a long time event planner, I've used plenty of other softwares. However, Grenadine's Customer Support is what MAKES this program so great. I've asked for features, and they've been implemented. I have questions and they're quick to answer. There has never been a time I've wished for a feature that they didn't either explain how to use it, or then write it into the core program. I would suggest Grenadine to my other convention and planning teams without hesitation.
It's easy to input, scheduled, and coordinate talent - as well as alerting me to when guests are double booked or booked too closely together.
Certain features aren't used by our organization, so it would be nice to remove those modules, however it does leave it open for us to explore those features in the future.
You may have to have someone walk you through the first few times, but their customer support is fantastic should you ever have any questions.