When it comes to selecting an event management software, it can be overwhelming with the amount of options you have to select from: ePly, Cvent, EventBrite, RegPack, Hubb, Eventable, etc. So, where do you start?
Our biggest suggestion would be to do your research to see which software is the best fit for your event needs. All event management software systems offer different features, so it’s important you do some digging and experience demos before committing to an event software. Dive into the software, ask the hard questions, experience it for yourself. You want to make sure your event goes off without a hitch, and online event management software is the first place to start. Here’s a few features to look for when considering a platform:
Customizable Form Builder
A majority of the event software platforms have general templates for your event forms. In some cases, a generic form will work just fine. But for some organizations, you’ll want a branded and customizable form that will put forth the best experience for your registrants. A good event management software will also give the administration easy access to registrant data as well.
The ePly software is a great tool that allows users to customize their forms to align with their brand. It is highly customizable so that the users of the form truly experience your brand from the moment they begin filling out your form. And that’s the moment they begin establishing a relationship with your company. So, why not make it easy on the eyes?
Branded Mobile App
Will you need e-ticketing? Need to manage attendee data? Event check-ins? If you answered yes, you’re going to need a mobile app. WHY? A mobile app, over most of your technology, will continue to keep your attendees engaged during the event. It will give attendees the freedom to have a paper-free experience. An experience that is paper-free and hassle-free due to not losing their ticket! It would all be in the palm of their hands. An app will provide the attendee and the organization hosting the event the flexibility for check-ins, and most of all TRACK those check-ins for post-show analytics.
To add the cherry on top, you’ll want to make sure it’s brand-able. For example, ePly not only allows, but encourages its users to custom brand their app so that their event is completely theirs. Take a look:
Payment Processing Capabilities
PCI compliant. Not too sure what that means? Let me ask you this, is protecting your payment data important to your organization? Most likely, your answer is yes, which is why it is extremely important to ensure that the software platform is, in fact, PCI compliant. Being PCI compliant for your organization means that your registrant data will be completely safe. And for your registrants, their security means everything. ePly is equipped with the PCI compliance, which means that your organization will be safe when it comes to protecting your registrants and your organization.
We understand that searching for an online event management software is no small task, which is why we want to encourage you to take your time searching. There are certain features that could be missed in the initial “scoping”, but are really important as you begin to plan your event.
Interested in a product that does everything you just read about? Schedule a demo with ePly! A suite of customizable tools that will surely help your organization thrive.
Interested in reading more on this topic? Check out our heavily-detailed guide: 5 Tough Questions to Help Pick the Perfect Online Registration System.