Guidebook vs. Planned

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Guidebook
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Guidebook is an event management software system offered by Guidebook.N/A
Planned
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Planned, from the company in Montreal, is an event planning platform for corporations offering tools for discovery, booking, invoicing and reporting.
$0.03
per booking
Pricing
GuidebookPlanned
Editions & Modules
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Basic account
3%
per booking
Enterprise account
3%
per booking
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GuidebookPlanned
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWith the basic account, any planner can sign in, browse the marketplace, contact suppliers and use all of Planned's features. We only charge at booking time: 3% of the total booking cost. Enterprise accounts have the same terms as basic accounts, but can also include SSO integrations and reporting, for a fixed implementation fee cost.
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User Ratings
GuidebookPlanned
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
GuidebookPlanned
Likelihood to Recommend
Guidebook
Most of our meetings are too small to bother using it but it is great for our larger workshops. If you have a complex schedule or agenda it is better than a paper agenda and allows you to adjust changes live in the agenda during the meetings. We only use it a few times a year because we only have a few larger meetings.
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Planned
Planned is well suited when you are stuck for ideas and require creative collaboration from a network of unique vendors.
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Pros
Guidebook
  • Provides live agendas
  • Allows attendees to communicate through mobile phones with event staff
  • Allows attendees to check in to break out sessions of their choice
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Planned
  • Hands-on oversight of execution of a virtual event and client success management
  • Connecting event industry professionals with companies in need of their services
  • Highlighting services that an event industry professional or company offers
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Cons
Guidebook
  • Sometimes we have had issues with it not updating our changes very quickly and while at a conference that can be problematic.
  • I have had difficulty making edits or changes from the mobile app so I have to go grab the computer to fix something.
  • Some attendees have had issues downloading and logging in depending on which mobile phones that they are using. It may be operator error.
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Planned
  • The platform can use some tweaking (i.e.: when reserving hotels, adding guest rooms, including meeting rooms - instead of just spaces, which can be confusing when searching).
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Alternatives Considered
Guidebook
We use both but for completely different reasons. We use Guidebook to manage our attendees and communicate with them during large workshops. We use Airtable as a spreadsheet type database for tracking things.
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Planned
Planned is the only event planning software company we have worked with, and plan to work with. The team behind the platform is constantly innovating to enhance features and the overall experience for both vendors and users.
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Return on Investment
Guidebook
  • None really as we are a non profit and these meetings we use it for are free
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Planned
  • We were able to get repeat business from a new client brought to us by Planned
  • We were able to learn more about what types of virtual event services we'd like to grow as a business, as a result of working with Planned
  • We have not seen a financial ROI for our business yet because we have only worked with one client on the platform and it has been costly for us to accommodate this client
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ScreenShots

Planned Screenshots

Screenshot of Event creation - create an event by filling in some details.Screenshot of Event overview page - edit event information, invite collaborators, centralize documents, and manage your event.Screenshot of Marketplace - place to discover suppliers across every category. Use filters to narrow your search to match your exact needs.Screenshot of Supplier listing pages - find detailed information about every supplier, including 3D mappings, photos, services offered, reviews, and more.Screenshot of Inbox - communicate with suppliers and share quotes, contracts and invoices.