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Event Management Software

Best Event Management Software

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Event Management Platforms Overview

What are Event Management Platforms?

Event Management Platforms provide tools to plan, market, and manage the attendees of events. While similar to Event Registration Software (also commonly having a registration web interface), Event Management Platforms emphasize marketing, revenue, or lead generation. That is, they address the motive for holding the event.

So event management software provides features to engage attendees before and during events (e.g. digital signage, ads), and then also collect leads or gather data (e.g. surveys and forms). Some Event Management Platforms are highly industry or type specific. For example, they may specialize in golf tournaments or other sporting events, equestrian events, or trade shows.

Features of Event Management Platforms:

Event management platforms contain the following feature sets depending on the type of events the vendor specializes in, these including:

  • Event promotion & marketing

  • Social media promotion, event reminders

  • RSVP, attendee registration web interface

  • Attendee room booking & itinerary management

  • RFP / eRFP venue management and bid management

  • Event workforce management, scheduling, permissions

  • Attendance tracking, ticketing & badge management

  • Call for papers, abstract, agenda management (academic conference)

  • Sponsor and exhibitor management

  • Speaker bio and presentation management

  • Peer attendee meeting and interview scheduling

  • Social engagement, social wall, digital signage

  • Mobile app for registration, engagement, or survey response

Pricing Information

Light event management solutions can be cobbled together with free tools. However, for robust integrated feature sets Event Management Platforms are delivered via a software-as-a-service and purchased on a monthly or annual subscription. If the event management platform is oriented around event promotion, then pricing most usually scales with number of sites and feeds where promotional posts appear, as well as number of posts issued. If the platform is oriented around surveys or lead capture, then pricing concords with number of respondents or responses scanned, and complexity of data required.

Many Event Management Platform are designed to support complex or highly specific event-types (e.g. trade shows, academic conferences, etc.). In this case, pricing is based on feature breadth and specificity, and also industry type. Complex platforms tend to be modular; you buy the features you need. Also, some vendors supply live support or personnel along with software. Some vendors also provide kiosks, ID readers, displays, and digital signage, for purchase or rent.

Event Management Products

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EMS Software

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366 Ratings

EMS Software is an enterprise space management, event, class and resource scheduling application acquired and now supported by Accruent in June 2018.

Cvent Event Management

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243 Ratings

Cvent is a cloud-based enterprise event management company with nearly 4,000 employees and over 300,000 users worldwide. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, email marketing, …


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129 Ratings

CrowdCompass is an event management software system offered by Cvent.


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145 Ratings

Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform that provides creators of events with tools and resources to plan, promote, and produce live experiences.The vendor says event organizers can benefit from Eventbrite’s self-service event planning tools including email invitation creation…

Splash is an end-to-end event marketing technology that aims to help you seamlessly plan, market, manage, and measure the impact of your event program while informing the rest of your marketing program. Capabilities include simplifying event page and email creation, and capturing audience insights a…


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51 Ratings

Whova is an event management software system offered by Whova.

Cvent Social Tables

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37 Ratings

Cvent Social Tables is a software application that allows event planners and properties to work together online. Cvent's cloud-based hospitality software positions event properties to increase sales and work more collaboratively and efficiently with their event, and meeting customers. The vendor boa…

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32 Ratings

Classy is a socially driven enterprise that creates online fundraising tools for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. The vendor states that since 2011, more than 4,000 nonprofits have collectively raised over one billion dollars on the Classy p…

Eventleaf is event registration software by Jolly Technologies. The product allows users to customize event pages and registration forms, create an event schedule, send invitations and confirmation emails, track invitation status, manage contacts, and sell tickets online.

Aventri (formerly etouches) offers end-to-end event management and venue sourcing solutions. The open source platform aims to help streamline the event process, providing real-time data and analytics on event performance, customer engagement, and therefore increasing measurable event ROI. The compan…

3 Ratings

Eventzilla provides a free management and registration solution targeted for organizers of any size. This solution allows users to host free events at no charge. However, for paid events, there is a $1 flat fee per attendee. The solution can be used for conferences, fundraisers, classes, …

2 Ratings

A2Z Events is an enterprise-level event management solution with a full suite of tools required to manage and market expositions and conferences, including built-in integration with in-house accounting, AMS, CRM and CAD systems. According to the vendor, their clients realize improved productivity in…

Certain is a leading provider of enterprise Event Automation software to Fortune 1000 companies. The vendor’s value proposition is that Certain gives users everything they need to plan events, engage attendees, and achieve sales and marketing results. The vendor says their software helps data-driven…

AllianceTech is now Cvent Onsite Solutions. The product promises to help you deliver efficient, engaging, and measurable onsite experiences, regardless of the size or complexity of your meeting or event. Featuring check-in and badging, attendee tracking, lead capture, reporting and analytics, mobile…

2 Ratings

Causeview aims to make donor management simple. This solution is built on the platform and according to the vendor, this provides users with best in class fundraising, events, volunteers and payment processing tools on top of the world’s most popular CRM.

1 Ratings

ThunderTix is an easy-to-use ticketing software designed especially for small to medium sized venues that need to maximize sales and retain 100% of all ticket and fee revenue -- all delivered the day sales are made.  The vendor says ThunderTix is designed to reduce unnecessary clicks, streamline tas…

1 Ratings

Dryfta is and event platform that is comprised of a free suite of applications that are designed to collect event data and measure event ROI, sell tickets, build event websites, launch mobile apps, engage and network attendees, retrieve and manage leads for exhibitors with a unified CRM, segment att…

3 Ratings

Vendini is an all-in-one event management solution. It includes features for event promotion, ticket sales, box office management, event logistics, and task-oriented mobile apps for live events at arts and music venues, festivals, universities, museums, sports arenas, etc.

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2020

2020 Top Rated Event Management Software

There are plenty of options out there, but here's our shortlist of the best Event Management Software. These products won a Top Rated award for having excellent customer satisfaction ratings. The list is based purely on reviews; there is no paid placement, and analyst opinions do not influence the rankings. To qualify, a product must have 10 or more recent reviews and a trScore of 7.5 or higher, indicating above-average satisfaction for business technology. The products with the highest trScores appear first on the list. Read more about the Top Rated criteria.