Event Management Software

Best Event Management Software include:

Cvent Social Tables, Cvent Event Management, CrowdCompass, and Eventbrite.

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Event Management Software 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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NMNMobi
NMNMobi is an event management software system offered by News Minute Network.
Qnekt
Qnekt is an event management software system offered by Qnekt.
Centralized Text Panel
Centralized Text Panel is an event management software system offered by ISS 24/7.
Sched.org
Sched.org is an event management software system offered by SCHED.
Goomeoevents
Goomeoevents is an event management software system offered by Goomeo.
Stormz
Stormz is an event management software system offered by Stormz.
Votelogic
Votelogic is an event management software system offered by Shocklogic.
Ingentis easy.pes
Ingentis easy.pes is an event management software solution offered by Ingentis Softwareentwicklung GmbH.
eventuosity
eventuosity is a scalable web and mobile application for managing the people and resources associated with events. From trade show attendance to social club outings, eventuosity gives enterprise, professional and consumer users a single tool to plan custom events.
evApp by CrowdComms
evApp by CrowdComms is an event management software system offered by CrowdComms.
myQaa
myQaa is an event management software system offered by myQaa.
Certain Touchpoint (formerly Gather Digital)
Certain Touchpoint (formerly Gather Digital) is a mobile event app developed by Twin Particle, and supported by Certain headquartered in San Francisco.
event2mobile
Event2Mobile is an event management software system offered by Event2Mobile.
Boomset
Boomset is event planning and guest list management software from the company of the same name in New York.
atEvent
atEvent is an event management and sales intelligence tool that allows users to generate qualified leads, measure and monetize their event activity, and accelerate sales velocity after events. It is owned and supported by Ennov since the December 2017 acquisition.
GroupDynamics
GroupDynamics is an event management software system offered by Group Dynamics.
CONREGO
CONREGO is a customizable SaaS-based registration system for event participants. It includes a responsive website with a built-in registration form, a ticket sales module, and other functions. According to the vendor, key features and benefits include:Build registration form for your event participa…
VeryConnect Membership Management Software
VeryConnect Membership Management Software brings together member management, member engagement, and member self-service in one platform.
OvationTix
OvationTix is an event management platform that combines ticketing with dynamic pricing and fundraising with member segmentation and marketing into a CRM environment complete with patron history and full support for tasks, notes, and other CRM features, with automation built in around many tasks. Th…
Jifflenow
Jifflenow is an appointment scheduling tool for salespeople to use to manage their meetings at events, such as conferences and tradeshows. It integrates with Salesforce CRM, and allows users to analyze meetings across different events they attend.
SummitSync
SummitSync is an event intelligence platform that aims to help sales and marketing teams measure and maximize the value of event sponsorship. The product offers capabilities such as identifying the best prospects to meet with at an event, as well as automating CRM & Marketing Automation workf…
Pronestor Meeting Management Suite
Danish company Pronestor offers the Pronestor Meeting Management Suite, a software focusing on operations automation, particularly around resource and order management, and multi-location management. The suite includes Pronestor Planner booking system, Pronestor Visitor boarding and registration sys…
Priava
Australian company Priava offers a cloud-based catering software solution emphasizing calendaring and automating management of events and revenue generation.
SIEMphonic Essentials
SIEMphonic Essentials is designed to help organizations strengthen their security defenses, respond effectively, control costs, and optimize their team's capabilities. The vendor says they have automated and simplified SIEM capabilities to analyze event data in real time, then collect, store, invest…
EventPilot Lead Retrieval
EventPilot offers a free badge scanner app allowing exhibitors to collect digital business cards. Trade show exhibitors and vendors can download the free Badge Scanner app or use their EventPilot conference app, using their own devices. Lead retrieval works offline and is available for iOS and Andro…

Frequently Asked Questions

What does event management software do?

Event management software provides tools for the planning and execution of major events. For example, conferences, exhibits, conventions, and galas.

What are some of the planning tools used in special events management?

These days, many people use event management software to help them make sure their events are successful without a hitch. Key features of event management software include:

  • Event promotion & marketing
  • 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
  • Social engagement, social wall, digital signage
  • Mobile app for registration, engagement, or survey response


What online help and support is available for event planning?

When planning an event, whether virtual or in-person, one of the first steps is to decide if your organization will be planning and organizing the event in-house, or if you will utilize the assistance of an event planning contractor. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many contractors are offering their services online. Look for contractors specializing in “event planning” or “event management” for your needs. For reading on the subject, check out Bizzabo or eventmanageblog.com.