Planning Pod

Planning Pod

4 / 5 2 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Designed for event and wedding planners.


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $14.95/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Planning Pod
  • www.planningpod.com
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About Planning Pod

Online event management software for event and wedding planners. Offers event check-In, to-do lists, budget management, floorplans and seating charts, guest management, itineraries, time tracking, calendars, and custom websites. Keep tabs on all the events that have been scheduled for your venue. Ensure that you always have enough stuff for each room.


Planning Pod Features

  • Attendee Segmentation
  • Badge Printing
  • Data Import / Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Guest List Management
  • Guest List Search
  • Lead Capture
  • Multi-Event
  • QR Codes
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Ticketing
  • Attendee Management
  • Badge Management
  • Catering Management
  • Client / Customer Management
  • Conferences / Seminars
  • Conventions
  • Exhibit / Vendor Management
  • Guest List Management
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Meetings
  • Registration Management
  • Room Block Management
  • Social Promotion
  • Space / Room Setup
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Ticketing
  • Trade Shows
  • Travel Management
  • Weddings / Parties

Planning Pod Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Almost perfect!

Jul 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: White glove customer support, Extremely user-friendly interface, professional industry templates, accept online payments, budget management, vendor management, CRM, workflows, to do's, checklists, proposals, contracts, worksheets, calendars, vision boards, client portals, floor plans, guest management and so much more.

Cons: Pricing is a bit high for infrequent business owners and startups . . . For what I'm currently spending I want software features that are more competitive such as: more and better integrations, white labeling, custom domain, send messages through software from my email address, inventory management, e-commerce code for my website, quote generating form.

Overall: Planning pod keeps my business organized from almost every aspect.

I Like This Program

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The large font, the different uses that it has which are specific to the events industry.

Cons: It's very slow to load contacts; searching for contacts is a pain; trying to attach vendors and other people involved in the event is clumsy. Searching for venue information is not easy or intuitive. They have no way to run a report for taxes owed at the end of the quarter. Some improvements could be made to their room layout tool to make it quicker, smoother and fewer steps to each change or edit.

Overall: I use this program for most of my events. I like it, but it can use some more functionality and ease of use. Nevertheless, I will continue to use it and hope it improves with time. Price is great too.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it. There aren't a lot of good, affordable event planner programs out there. Let them know what they can improve and, hopefully, they will be responsive.