Event Planning Software

It isn’t easy to define what event planning software is. But since we actually build event planning software, we probably should try, right? In this category, we’ll unpack all the types of software used in the event planning process and beyond. 

These articles will include everything you need to know about the software that will help you plan, manage, and execute events. That includes planning software, event management software, design software, and virtual event tools. It will also include non-event software that makes the lives of event professionals easier. 

Overall, we’ve broken down the event software industry into five key areas:

  • Bookings
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engagement
  • Reports

I’ll define them below.

Event Booking & Sales Software

Everything from a client arriving on your site up to the moment they sign the contract and pay your invoice. Booking & Sales software provides contact forms, lead management, proposals, and invoicing.

Event Management Software

Event management includes the activities to create an exceptional experience: task managementevent timelines, seating, and event design. The software helps manage to-do lists, collaborate with vendors, and plan the decor. In other words, project management, but for events. 

Event Marketing Software

Event marketing software helps you get bums on seats. But absolutely useful when it comes to event marketing. Event marketing software helps sell tickets, register attendees, set up an event website, and track RSVPs. 

Attendee Engagement Software

Examples include check-in software and surveys, event mobile apps with up-to-minute event details, polling software, networking software, and more.

Reporting

Whatever types of events you’re planning, a post-event review helps reflect, improve, and help with bookkeeping. Reports track expenses, check-ins, speaker engagement, return on investment, revenue, and sales.

Whatever your needs, reading the articles in the event planning software category will help you stay on top of the industry, and your workflow.

Event Planning Problems That Software Can Solve

Event Planning Problems That Software Can Solve

The right type of software can be life-changing when it solves your event planning problems. And it all begins with discovering the gaps in your workflow.  It might sound simple. You have a process, but you heard about some cool event planning software. So you head over to the website, explore the features and maybe sign …

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Why You Need Event Management Software

Why You Need Event Management Software

There are many benefits that event management software provides, but here are the four top reasons you need it – right now! Event planners are crafty professionals who can adapt to any situation on the go. Their organization and improvising skills are unparalleled. It’s no surprise that they can juggle multiple events, clients, deadlines, and …

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ThymeBase vs Trello

ThymeBase vs Trello: Which Is Better for Event Planners?

Both ThymeBase and Trello are great for project management, but which is better for event planners? Let’s find out in a ThymeBase vs Trello matchup. There are countless productivity apps on the market. You have probably heard of many like Monday, Airtable, Google Docs, Asana, Coschedule, and more. Event planners are prime users of platforms …

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Tips & Tricks When Event Planning On A Mobile Device

Tips & Tricks When Event Planning On A Mobile Device

Event planners are glued to their cell phones, especially the day of events. Here are some useful mobile tips to make event planning on a mobile device easier. The power of our pocket-sized devices is unbelievable. What’s even better is that smartphone capabilities are growing with every software update and app release. Cell phones have …

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Event Planning Software Disobedience

Event Planning Software Disobedience: 4 Rules We’re Breaking

Event planning software should serve event planners. But I believe there is a cold aloofness, an inauthenticity, to the available options. When we first started designing ThymeBase event planning software, I took a look at the other guys and didn’t like what I saw. Event planners are doers, go-getters. Planners are pull-it-off-no-matter-what geniuses who eat …

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