[Tech Tuesday] Our Top Picks For Event Planning Software

    June 4, 2013

    It’s Tech Tuesday! Time to review and discuss the latest and greatest event planning technology out there today. This week we’re looking at some of our top picks for event planning software.

    Eventpro-planner.com’s software is a full service solution for event planners, perfect for planning conferences, meetings, corporate events, weddings, and more. The booking calendar lets you schedule out all your events while including all the relevant information. You can handle and reorganize multiple dates and times for all your clients without any hassle. Additionally, you can quickly compile and print reports from the Calendar interface. In the Events Tab, you can include all extensive details including attendees, travel, accommodations, communications, actions, expenses, finance, notes, attachments, and event venue setup. There is also a section titled “Communications” where you can keep track of all correspondence related to your event, such as agreements with your clients, venues, and suppliers.

    Your event planning life becomes much easier as soon as you sign up for Eventbrite.com. Here’s how it works: Sign up for Eventbrite and create an event webpage. Add an event description and details to start selling tickets and collecting registrations. When you create your event webpage, there are simple tools available that let you add logos and images to customize your page. You will also have a unique URL for the page and can even send barcoded tickets. Eventbrite is accessible from any computer, tablet, or mobile device so that it’s quick and easy for people to buy tickets and register for your event. It also offers multiple payment options including its own credit card processor, PayPal, Google Checkout, and more. You can then promote your event by tapping into social media as well as track your attendance and registration sales. When it comes to the big day, you can manage entry into the event space by checking in your attendees via mobile devices as well as sell tickets and collect money at the door with their secure At The Door(R) mobile box office app for the iPad.

    Punchbowl.com lets you plan a party from start to finish and helps you every step of the way from invitations to finding a caterer, event space, and more. From small to large-scale events, Punchbowl.com offers a multitude of features for anyone looking to organize an event. Registration is free and once you’ve signed up, the site will guide you through all the steps of party planning. Features include online invitations, save the dates, date decider, and easy contact import. You can also manage your RSVP’s and follow up with guests who have not responded. Sharing your party details across Facebook and other social media sites is a cinch with Punchbowl.com’s "Share Invitations" feature.  You can also shop for your party supplies and decorations directly from their website. When the party is over, you can share memories by uploading photos and videos to reminisce with guests.

    What other event planning software have you used in the past? What do you think of our top picks? Feel free to share with us by leaving a comment below, on Facebook or Twitter!