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You¿ve automated your marketing. Time to automate your events? Event automation begins with the right technology and the right people supporting you and your team. From best in class online registration, to marketing to your attendees, establishing attendee room blocks, on-site check-in, and getting real-time analytics on how your event or meeting is performing, Aventri allows its clients to create valuable in-person experiences, grow influential communities, expand brands and drive ROI. Learn more about Aventri

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Guidebook

by Guidebook

Guidebook is a DIY app builder that allows you to create your own app without any coding skills. Just pick one of dozens of awesome templates, drag & drop any features you want, customize it the way you want, and hit Publish to create your app in minutes. Whether you want an app for your wedding, university, or to power your entire Enterprise, Guidebook has you covered with the most beautiful Android or iPhones apps out there. Just ask the millions who already use Guidebook! Learn more about Guidebook

Guidebook is a DIY app builder that allows you to quickly and easily create your own app without any coding skills. Used by millions. Learn more about Guidebook

The lead capture solution built for Events, Trade Shows and Exhibitions. Capture and qualify leads at events using smartphone or tablet. Capture leads with business card scanning, badge scanning & customisable forms. Integrate leads into your CRM and/or Marketing Automation. Power data-driven decisions on when and where to exhibit in the future. Akkroo is the Event Lead Capture solution that connects your events, sales and marketing. Learn more about Akkroo

The lead capture solution built for Events, Trade Shows and Exhibitions. Learn more about Akkroo

Eventsquid

by Eventsquid

Modern. Clean. Easy-to-use for event hosts and attendees. Website creation, customized registration, free mobile app, payment processing, speaker/agenda management, space layout, and more. Massively flexible configuration options serve virtually any event business model. We serve organizations of all types and sizes. Unlimited events. No credit card fees. Unlimited admin users. Rated tops by Capterra, G2 Crowd and CODIE Awards. Learn more about Eventsquid

An event management suite with registration, ticketing, mobile app, payment processing, volunteer management, space layout, and more. Learn more about Eventsquid

Bizzabo is the #1 rated event management platform designed to empower midsized and enterprise organization drive strong in-person experiences. Bizzabo enables companies like Forbes, Hubspot, EA Sports reach customer acquisition, retention and brand building through the power of events. Key features include website creation, registration management, white labeled event app, onsite check-in management, email communication - all within a cloud-based, data-driven, user-friendly platform. Learn more! Learn more about Bizzabo

Bizzabo is the #1 rated event management platform designed to enable mid-size and enterprise organizations to reach their event goals. Learn more about Bizzabo

events locker

by events locker

Event producers easily manage vendor and sponsor submissions, payments, required docs and logistics via a clean, web-based platform. Learn more about events locker

Event producers easily manage vendor and sponsor submissions, payments, required docs and logistics via a clean, web-based platform. Learn more about events locker

RegFox

by Webconnex

Home of the 99 cent registration! RegFox is the most flexible registration system on the market today. Thousands of the worlds leading brands use RegFox for online registration. Regfox is simple, intuitive yet incredibly powerful. You get total branding control so the registration forms look like your organization. You set whatever convenience/processing fee you'd like, and then you keep 100% of it. RegFox is packed with features like conditional logic, deposits, badge printing and more. Learn more about RegFox

Make more and keep more on your next event! Regfox gives you total control over branding, fees, and more all for 99 cents a registrant Learn more about RegFox

Event Ready

by Event Ready

We specialize in software for all corporate and association events that need tools to address their business rules not ours. This comprehensive software is easy to use and has tools such as call for papers, interactive floor plan, exhibitor registration, accreditation, mobile apps, BEO,membership and CRM integration, email tools and 24/7 reporting. Our onsite solutions include Self check-in & registration kiosks, RFID, session scanning and lead retrieval. You have many options and tools with us. Learn more about Event Ready

Online and onsite registration software that manages and executes every task that goes into creating and launching a successful event. Learn more about Event Ready

Event registration software that handles complex requirements and comes with expert one-on-one support to help your events succeed. Ideal for association, university, government and corporate events. Start an account to explore the system or call us to discuss your requirements. Learn more about ePly Event Registration

Registration system for conferences, meetings and business events. Get expert advice, direct support, free form branding and more. Learn more about ePly Event Registration

At Gesture, we help Make Hope Happen for non-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, and many others by providing simple and seamless technology that allows donors to give and support from their mobile phone. Our Guest Management platform is second to none and allows the organization to manage their event from ticket purchase to seating tables. Learn more about Gesture

Works with charities and nonprofit organizations nationwide to maximize revenue for their fundraising. Learn more about Gesture

EventMobi

by EventMobi

EventMobi is the trusted event experience platform for over 10,000 event planners in 72 countries. With a fully customizable mobile app, built-in audience response, networking, gamification, registration and reporting tools, EventMobi allows you to engage your attendees like never before. EventMobi has reached over 10,000,000 attendees worldwide. Request a demo or start a free trial to see why EventMobi is the event experience platform of choice for planners worldwide. Learn more about EventMobi

EventMobi is the worlds most powerful and popular mobile-first event technology platform. Learn more about EventMobi

Gather enables hospitality companies of all sizes to manage and grow successful events businesses. That's why national brands, hospitality groups, and single-location venues & restaurants alike use Gather to power their events. From private-equity backed growth concepts to James Beard award-winning restaurants, we're trusted to serve as the anchor between management, events teams, and their customers. Learn more about Gather

Gather is an all-in-one platform to manage your private events, banquet and catering business from sales to execution. Learn more about Gather

Don't leave money on the table! TicketSpice is different because you keep 100% of the ticketing fees and only pay 99 cents per ticket! We've been in your shoes, and we know what it feels like to be overcharged and under appreciated. Over the past 10 years weve helped over 30,000 customers just like you! Take control of your ticketing... ticket options, pricing, convenience fees, branding, funding and more. Use our free Mobile Ticket Scanning app to scan tickets. Do more, make more & keep more! Learn more about TicketSpice

Quickly and easily sell tickets for your event. Affordable and flexible! You can be up and running instantly. Learn more about TicketSpice

Boomset offers award-winning solutions to enhance the on-site event experience. Used by more than 1,000 organizations in over a dozen countries worldwide. Automate marketing efforts and simplify the registration process with products like on-demand badge & wristband printing, custom-branded self-check-in kiosks, lead retrieval, multi-session management, RFID tracking, and more for a seamless on-site event solution. Ask about the full service event kiosk, Evosk(TM)! Learn more about Boomset

Event Check-in, On-site Badge Printing, RFID Management, Attendee Tracking, Lead Retrieval, Self Check-in Kiosks, reporting +more! Learn more about Boomset

Easiest and most affordable way create mobile apps for events, conferences, meetings, teams or groups. You can create apps in minutes and publish instantly. No coding or design skills are needed. Over 350,000 apps have already been created on Yapp's award-winning, self-service platform for a variety of events such as conferences, annual meetings, sales trainings, employee engagement and more. Yapp's customers range from large enterprises to local nonprofit association. Learn more about Yapp

Easiest and most affordable way create mobile apps for events, conferences, meetings, teams or groups. Learn more about Yapp

monday.com is an event management tool your team will actually enjoy using. It makes it fun and easy for everyone to collaborate, focus on what's important, and get more done at work. It's the first visual tool of its kind and shows you exactly where things stand at a single glance. Finally get rid of painfully long email threads, cut down on meetings, and experience the satisfaction of turning things green when they're done. Learn more about monday.com

monday.com is simple event planning tool. Easily plan and coordinate your events. monday.com is fully customizable to fit your needs. Learn more about monday.com

ThunderTix

by Thunder Data Systems

ThunderTix streamlines box office tasks with more than ticket sales for general admission or reserved seating. Use our powerful CRM to track season passes, merchandise & gift card sales along with donation history. Automated services provide pre-event reminders or post-event surveys, as well as rewards for frequent customers via our built-in loyalty program. No ticket fees or contracts, and best of all, it's incredibly easy to use. Take a free test drive with no credit card required. Learn more about ThunderTix

One platform for everything: Tickets, Merchandise, Donations, Gift Cards, a Loyalty Program, Subscriptions and Patron Management. Learn more about ThunderTix

allcal

by All Calendars

Do not choose us first. We are not cheap, we are not free, but we are well worth it. We are not for single events. We want to work with organizations that have events and social gatherings all year long. We built social networking features that encourage your members to interact, so you must have that as a need to use our service. We offer multiple types of ticketing solutions including dues, packaged, and individual tickets as well as free and prize tickets. Are you right for us? Learn more about allcal

We are not for single events. We want to work with organizations that have events and social gatherings all year long. Learn more about allcal

GiveSmart

by GiveSmart

Community Brands brought together the best and most innovative event fundraising technology with GiveSmart, Gesture and 501 Auctions. Our new combined platform offers best-of-breed features and a world-class suite of services to simplify event fundraising and help charities exceed their event goals. Learn more about GiveSmart

Our new combined platform offers best-of-breed features and a world-class suite of services to simplify event fundraising. Learn more about GiveSmart

idloom provides all the features necessary for the organisation of an event, from registration of enrolments, to badge creation, right through to billing. An "all in one" solution that lets you focus on the only goal that really matters: making your event such a success that all the participants will be raving about it! Specifically designed for Trade associations, Governments, event organizers, communication agencies... Learn more about idloom-events

Complete and professional tool that manages all the preparations for your event: registrations, reservations, payments, etc Learn more about idloom-events

Arlo is a cloud-based event management system for promoting, selling and delivering physical and online events. Arlo automates manual processes and everyday tasks! It provides streamlined event scheduling, online registrations, invoicing and receipting, runs marketing activities, and manages client records and relationships. Arlo is seamlessly integrated within your website and other business applications to manage the flow of data through your organisation. Learn more about Arlo - for Training Providers

Arlo is a cloud-based event management system for managing, marketing and delivering physical & online events Learn more about Arlo - for Training Providers

Accelevents

by Accelevents

Provide your attendees with an end-to-end experience with our event ticketing platform. Use as a standalone service, or combine with our mobile silent auctions to create a seamless transition from ticket purchase to donation for your donors. Accelevents' ticketing costs only $1 per ticket plus 1% of the ticket sale amount (all fees can be absorbed by your ticket buyers). Create custom ticket types and begin selling online in minutes. Learn more about Accelevents

Use our ticketing and silent auction service to provide your guests with a seamless experience, from ticket purchase to donation. Learn more about Accelevents

ReServe Interactive

by ReServe Interactive

Catering and Event Management software for booking and managing private events. Quickly receive and respond to leads. Proficiently generate proposals, contracts and event orders including e-signature and online payment processing. Efficiently manage tasks and automated workflows using unique Event Lifecycle Technology. Intelligently manage and analyze business with comprehensive reporting tools. Over 20,000 users enjoy the ReServe Cloud® web-based version. Learn more about ReServe Interactive

Cloud-based Catering and Event Management Software for booking and managing private events from inquiry to the final invoice. Learn more about ReServe Interactive

Blerter

by Blerter

Do you have a large, dispersed team? Do you rely on a lot of one-off, occasional and seasonal team members? Blerter is a mobile-first communication and collaboration platform that connects and engaged your dispersed and changing team to create a productive and safe environment for everyone. BLERTER FOR EVENTS: Blerter is especially popular with large, mass-participation events where organizers want to create an amazing experience for everyone involved with the event. Learn more about Blerter

Blerter is a mobile-first communication and collaboration platform that will help you create a productive and safe work environment. Learn more about Blerter

Successful events start with Tix. Find out why thousands of organizations choose Tix for their ticketing needs. Tix specializes in low cost, feature-rich box office and online ticketing solutions. Whether you need an integrated box office and online ticketing system or simply wish to add Internet sales to complement your existing sales methods, Tix has a solution to meet your needs. Contact us for a Free Demo today! Learn more about Tix

Successful events start with Tix. Ticketing solutions for entertainment and sporting events. Free demo. Learn more about Tix

YesEvents

by YesEvents

We have been providing online and advance registration for over 30 years and use a powerful web-based registration system created to manage events simple to complex. We are a people company- we care about your success. Features include Attendee Mgmt., Exhibitors Reg, Interactive Floorplan, Call for Papers with Review, CEU Tracking, Lead Retrieval, Onsite Module, Payment Processing, Customer Service, Badges and Real-time reports. Mobile Apps for Event Managers and Attendee. Learn more about YesEvents

Complete menu of modules and apps to manage your event. YesEvents is not just a software company, we are a people company. Learn more about YesEvents

Oz Software

by Oz Software

With Oz, you can manage sales, create contracts, send for digital signatures, store documents, and send invoices all within the application. Ideally suited for companies of 5-50 users. Scheduling staff and resources are easy with calendar integration. Other features include: eMail Integration * Quick Books integration * Task Management * Event Planning & Ticketing. Learn more about Oz Software

Enterprise cloud based scheduling and company management solution designed for companies of 5 or more in the events industry. Learn more about Oz Software

Converve

by Converve

Networking Event Management Software. Converves business event management software allows event organizers to quickly and easily design networking events, business speed dating, conferences. The Converve platform is a user-friendly software solution that offers a customizable package of tools for online registration, online scheduling, business matchmaking, networking and payment. It allows event planners to set-up face-to-face appointments between the participants of their events. Learn more about Converve

Supports event planners with an all-in-one platform to manage the event setup, registration, payment, ticketing and event networking. Learn more about Converve

ClearEvent

by ClearEvent

ClearEvent is a powerful all-in-one event management platform for event planners. Registration and ticketing options. Accept online payments & track your event budget automatically. Manage vendors, volunteer & staff assignments. Share event details with participants using the included Mobile Event App. ClearEvent offers a fresh approach to event planning, team collaboration, and participant engagement. From start-to-finish, ClearEvent makes event management a snap for your entire team! Learn more about ClearEvent

Affordable, all-in-one event management tools to help sell tickets, manage registrations, vendors, budgets, tasks, communication & more Learn more about ClearEvent

Events Management Software for Salesforce users. Built 100% native to Salesforce, Fonteva Events lets you manage all your events, large or small, free or paid, for just one annual fee. In addition, there is no software to install and you get three free upgrades per year. Learn more about Fonteva Events

Fonteva Events is a comprehensive meeting & events management system with a predictable pricing model, 100% native to Salesforce. Learn more about Fonteva Events

Core-apps is the leading mobile app and event technology platform for the trade show and event industry. We offer a suite of comprehensive tools to manage every aspect of your event, convention, trade show, or meeting. Our platform offers both fully configurable event apps with powerful planning and navigation tools and the most comprehensive, easy-to-use, event management software available. Customer care is our priority and we're known for being easy to work with! Learn more about Mobile Event App

A suite of comprehensive tools to manage every aspect of your event, convention, trade show, or meeting. Customer care is our priority! Learn more about Mobile Event App

Event Essentials

by Event Essentials

We've developed a set of web-based modules specifically for Festival and Event organizers,to manage your Ticket sales, Volunteers, Vendors, Sponsors, Donations & more! Contact us to find out how you can drastically cut the hours needed to organize your event by managing ALL it's critical aspects in a single 24/7 Web-Based System. Learn more about Event Essentials

Don't JUST Sell Tickets, Manage ALL your Vendors, Volunteers, Sponsors, Donations, Social Sales, Marketing & more with one System. Learn more about Event Essentials

New Jersey-based Event Technology Company Eventdex offers full stack solutions for your entire event - event registrations, business matchmaking, lead retrieval, onsite management, event mobile apps, custom event websites and much more. Its powerful platform seamlessly integrates with all your workflow systems to help you manage your events from a single interface application. Eventdex has powered more than 1500 events with more than 132,000 users globally and growing. Learn more about Eventdex Event Management Software

Say goodbye to blowing big budgets on event softwares. With us, you're guaranteed to improve your event experience and increase ROI! Learn more about Eventdex Event Management Software

Plan, promote, and execute one or hundreds of events, large and small, efficiently from start to finish. Join companies like Deloitte or Facebook, and drive revenue, save time and increase ROI with a full suite of high-performance tools that streamline operations and maximize engagement. Keep data synchronized in a central location and leverage it to establish lasting relationships. What's more, Event Management Software includes two mobile apps: one for you and one for your attendees. Learn more about Event Management Software

Plan, promote, and execute one or hundreds of events from start to finish efficiently with an award-winning Event Management Software. Learn more about Event Management Software

Senegal is a fully integrated, end-to-end event staffing management platform. With Senegal, you can experience harmony at work. The easy-to-use, responsive platform enables you to manage all aspects of event staffing, management, execution and payment in less time and with less frustration. Senegal takes care of the day-to-day, each day, and lets you focus on what you lovebuilding meaningful relationships and growing your company. Find your balance. Seize your day. Learn more about Senegal Software

Senegal is a fully integrated, end-to-end event staffing management platform. Find your balance. Seize your day. Learn more about Senegal Software

Eventpedia

by Eventpedia

Mobile event app solution that will help take your events to the next level. Personalized schedule and sessions. Speaker, Exhibitor, and Sponsor profiles. In-app monetization and sponsor advertisement. Business matchmaking and networking. Custom branding. Real-time updates and push notifications. Group chats, polls, surveys, event feed, and social media integration. Simple content and data upload, as well as AMS integration. Password protection and admin access. Generate Analytics Reports. Learn more about Eventpedia

Create an interactive mobile event app for events, conferences, trade shows, and meetings. Learn more about Eventpedia

Our Enterprise-class, cloud-based Conference and Events Management software provides event organisers with all the tools they need to plan, market & manage every aspect of their event easily and all in one place. From simple seminars to multi-session conferences, we have you covered. With intuitive software, beautiful web and email templates, and our new drag and drop website builder it is easy for anyone to create professional-looking event websites and emails. Learn more about iVvy Event Management

Our software is cloud-based and designed to help venues market and manage their function space, catering, and more; all in one place. Learn more about iVvy Event Management

Full scale cloud-based ticketing platform for online presale, marketing, printed tickets and wristbands, social media, and an array of equipment options for selling at the door and scanning tickets. Whether you manage a performing arts center, organize massive festivals, host small events, or you are putting on a fundraiser, you will have everything you need for an easy and successful event through Purplepass Learn more about Purplepass Ticketing

Full scale cloud-based ticketing platform for online presale, marketing, social media, and day-of-event sales and admission management. Learn more about Purplepass Ticketing

EZOfficeInventory

by EZOfficeInventory

Leading asset tracking software, built for event management. Create carts for specific events, schedule services, manage vendors, and customize alerts for greater control. Use mobile apps/external scanners to scan QR Code, Barcode and RFID tags from event locations, lowering equipment loss during events. Full maintenance histories and actionable utilization reports make this a must have for all your event management needs. Try us out for free with a 15 day trial! Learn more about EZOfficeInventory

Asset tracking and management for events can be a pain if you're not on EZOfficeInventory. Free 15-day Trial. Learn more about EZOfficeInventory

Take one step closer to organizing the perfect event with Wrike. Wrike helps you create and adjust event schedules, plan asset and material requirements, balance team workloads and makes sure that no tasks are missed. For your next event, duplicate the project template and you're ready to go. Learn more about Wrike

Plan, track, and manage your events and campaigns in Wrike. Learn more about Wrike

The Event Management module provides tools necessary to create, manage, and market events. Seamless integration with the Membership Management Software module and Website Content Management System streamlines workflows and eliminates bottlenecks. This integration positions the Association Catalyst Event Management module steps above any single Event Management Software program. Learn more about xCatalyst

Provides a complete solution for effectively managing associations and other non-profit events. Learn more about xCatalyst

Create better events and sell tickets directly on your site with no redirects. Sparxo is trusted by event producers who care about retaining the community around their brand. The platform is easy to learn and easy to use making it easy to set up online ticket sales, registration, and onsite check-in. Embed ticket sales on your website, design modern splash pages, and discover your returning customers with our smart guestlists. Sparxo is mobile compatible and easy to use. Learn more about Sparxo

A social registration platform built for event-driven organizations who care about their maintaining their brand. Learn more about Sparxo

rsvpBOOK

by rsvpBOOK.com

Smart, Simple, Customizable. Our online event registration and management software is made to make your life easier. Our powerful but easy to use software brings together all the online registration and event management, marketing, evaluation and attendee feedback reports, online payment processing tools you need into a single place. Versatile enough to handle events of all sizes; affordable for tight budgets. No contract or set up costs. No more spreadsheets. Sign up for your FREE trial now! Learn more about rsvpBOOK

Smart, simple Customizable online event registration and management software with all your tools in one place. FREE trials available. Learn more about rsvpBOOK

Eventtia

by Eventtia

Eventtia is the most intuitive event management software in the market. We help event organizers to make a bigger impact, work smarter and create better events. From creating an event website to checking attendees and tracking them on site, from sending email marketing campaigns to connecting your attendees with highly quailified one-to-one meetings, we've got you covered. Eventtia's powerful, simple and flexible interface will give you tremendous autonomy. Learn more about Eventtia

Eventtia helps event organizers to create better events with a powerful yet simple and intuitive management platform. Learn more about Eventtia

Thousands of organizations rely on Vendini solutions for event management. The company's suite of applications includes a fully integrated marketing system to promote events via email, social networks and self-service responsive websites as well as mobile apps for ticket sales, patron management, and scanning. Vendini counts many top arts, festivals, and sports venues among its customers. Start a free trial today to see how Vendini simplifies the business of live events. Learn more about Vendini

The integrated solution for general and reserved seating ticket sales, box office management, event promotion, and event logistics. Learn more about Vendini

Grenadine Event Planner

by Grenadine Technologies

Software and mobile apps geared towards conference organizers to help plan and their events. Make your team's life easier by using a hosted tool to assist you in the planning process. Plan and organize your conferences, events and meetings and register your guests. Keep track of speakers, participants, venues, rooms and equipment. View activity in real-time and make last-minute adjustments, even during the conference! Automate routine tasks such as collecting surveys and confirming schedules. Learn more about Grenadine Event Planner

Hosted event planning software, event web sites and mobile apps geared towards conference organizers to help build their event plans. Learn more about Grenadine Event Planner

123Signup

by 123Signup

Streamline the event creation process, encourage attendance, & increase revenue all with Event Manager. Whether you manage conferences, chapter meetings, training events, & beyond, our complete event management solution gives you the flexibility & tools needed to run a successful event. Event Manager even seamlessly integrates with your website, preserving your identity & further simplifying registration. Request a demo today to see how we can tailor our intuitive software to fit your needs. Learn more about 123Signup

A complete web-based solution to instantly accept event registrations & payments securely, build personalized event web pages, & more. Learn more about 123Signup

With atEvent, booth staff and the sales team have their attendee lists and badge scanners on them at all times, so they can capture important insights and transfer them into your CRM and Marketing Automation systems accurately and automatically. Pull in a list of pre-registered users via your MA reg pages and note your interactions with them in atEvent; check in event attendees who visit your booth; and get notified when accounts check in so you can follow up. All from the palm of your hand. Learn more about atEvent

Across all industries and geographies, atEvent provides more and deeper integrations with event organizer APIs than any other solution Learn more about atEvent

Backstage is an end-to-end event management tool that allows organizers, corporations, and non-profit agencies to plan, promote, and run events ranging from large-scale meetings to conferences and trade shows. It comes equipped with a broad range of features, including a multi-language website builder, agenda planner, attendee mobile app, sponsor management, detailed analytics and more. Learn more about Zoho Backstage

An end-to-end event management tool that allows organizers to plan, promote, and run events ranging from meetings to conferences. Learn more about Zoho Backstage

EventsAIR

by Centium Software

EventsAIR is an award-winning, secure platform trusted by meeting planners globally. With a history in leading-edge solutions, EventsAIR has comprehensive functionality to manage all aspects of your events, including attendee registration, mobiles apps, participant engagement, exhibitors, abstracts and more. Support is available 24/7 and the user community is engaged through monthly webinars and annual conferences. EventsAIR continually evolves through customer input and advances in technology. Learn more about EventsAIR

EventsAIR is the award-winning event management platform designed for PCOs and event organizers, designed by meeting planners. Learn more about EventsAIR
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Event Management software automates marketing, registration, coordination and scheduling of events.

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1. What is event management software?

Event planners use event management software to simplify and organize the logistics of planning meetings and events. Event management software gives planners a digital space to collaborate with each other, with clients, and with exhibitors and vendors. Application tools manage coordination, attendee registration, marketing, badge creation, calendar generation, and venue space management.

These applications also offer many self-service functions for event attendees such as online registration, content delivery, and fee payment.


2. The benefits of event management software

  • Planning efficiency: Event planning is full of complex logistics, and an oversight in any one area has the potential to derail an event. Event management software keeps all the details in one place. This makes events easier to organize, and keeps planners focused on fulfilling expectations rather than juggling details.

  • Exhibitor and vendor management: Exhibitors pay a lot for booth space and special access, and vendors provide goods and services needed to make events a success. These logistics are critical, and the best event management software applications have dedicated tools to help.

  • Room block and travel management: When event planners invest in dedicated event management apps, room block and travel details become more manageable. Search hotel block rates, create paperless contracts, and record VIP itineraries right in the application. Adding these capabilities can grow event planning businesses to include room blocking and travel management as revenue centers.

3. Typical features of event management software

Typical Features Description
Attendee management Capture and store information about the people attending events, including contact information, food preferences, session sign-ups, VIP status, and arrival plans.
Client management Collaborate with event hosts and consolidate their contact information and preferences in one system.
Exhibitor management Manage table and booth space, sponsorship levels, room reservations, and other exhibitor metrics.
Vendor management Maintain your relationships with AV technicians, IT staff, caterers, janitorial services, and other vendors. These databases store contact information, conversation history, budget data, contract details, etc.
Event scheduling Plan and track venue reservations in event management calendars.
Meeting management Schedule one-on-one meetings, meetups, breakout sessions, planning meetings, and similar networking opportunities during an event.
Reporting and analytics Track metrics for a variety of purposes, including event expenses and revenue for accounting, and online user engagement for social media analytics.
Ticketing Organize, market, sell, distribute, and process event admission tickets and special access packages.
Email marketing Correspond with potential attendees and clients via email with easy guidance for online ticket sales and other calls to action.
Features w/ descriptions
Attendee management: Capture and store information about the people attending events, including contact information, food preferences, session sign-ups, VIP status, and arrival plans.
Client management: Collaborate with event hosts and consolidate their contact information and preferences in one system.
Exhibitor management: Manage table and booth space, sponsorship levels, room reservations, and other exhibitor metrics.
Vendor management: Maintain your relationships with AV technicians, IT staff, caterers, janitorial services, and other vendors. These databases store contact information, conversation history, budget data, contract details, etc.
Event scheduling: Plan and track venue reservations in event management calendars.
Meeting management: Schedule one-on-one meetings, meetups, breakout sessions, planning meetings, and similar networking opportunities during an event.
Reporting and analytics: Track metrics for a variety of purposes, including event expenses and revenue for accounting, and online user engagement for social media analytics.
Ticketing: Organize, market, sell, distribute, and process event admission tickets and special access packages.
Email marketing: Correspond with potential attendees and clients via email with easy guidance for online ticket sales and other calls to action.

The event management software directory lets you filter by feature(s) to only view options that meet your business needs, which can help you narrow your software shortlist.


4. The cost of event management software

Most of the products in the market are priced on a “per user, per month” or “per month” basis, and can be broken down into three pricing tiers based on their “per user, per month” starting price.

Price Ranges:
  • $0 - 20
  • $20 - 200
  • $200+

*The pricing included in the above list is for the entry-level or lowest-priced offering that was found on the vendor website on August 16, 2018.


5. Considerations when purchasing event management software

Beyond the cost, and core features, there are a few more considerations to make sure the software you choose meets all of your event management needs.

  • Ensure the software offers marketing tools that suit your needs: Standard event management software should include an event website designer, social media promotion tools, and email marketing capabilities.

  • Consider software integrations: Software integrations with accounting, membership management, and other software make it easy to share data across different systems. This can speed up workflows and prevent mistakes.

6. Relevant event management software trends

Event management software developers are quickly adopting new technologies. Capterra’s research has identified two key technology trends that will shape the next generation of event management software.

  • Wearable technology: According to our research, 54% of small and midsize businesses say they are using or plan to use wearable computing technology within the next one to two years, and 41% believe that the technology is critical to their business. Big-league events have already moved to ticketing systems built on radio frequency identification (RFID). Event goers just swipe their bracelets, name tags, watches, or other wearables over a scanner. The scanner reads embedded RFID chips to manage admissions, purchases, etc. Soon, however, wearable admission systems will be available at all kinds of events. They turn wearers into sensors. Event planning businesses can gather valuable analytics about guests’ movement through the venue, food and beverage consumption, and more.

  • AI-enabled smart apps: According to our research, 53% of small and midsize businesses say they are using or plan to use AI technology within the next one to two years, and 39% of them believe this technology is critical to their business. Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating smarter software. Broad adoption and increased competition is making AI more affordable. We anticipate that leading software tools will use some kind of adaptive AI over the next couple years. This includes event management applications. Predictive AI tools will soon give event planners better attendance forecasts. Attendees will receive registration guidance that is more relevant to their interests. Facial recognition software may someday preclude the need for tickets and wearables altogether.

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