Category: Tools and Software

Event Registration Software Infographic

How to Compare and Review Event Registration Software [ Infographic ]

As you may already be aware, no two event registration software platforms are alike, and each person and organization has specific requirements regarding the features and functions you need to properly collect event registrations online. To this end, we have provided below a complete checklist for comparing online event registration software tools. Feel free to ...

Event Planning Templates - Drawbacks

7 Big Drawbacks of Event Planning Spreadsheet Templates

If you have been using a computer for any length of time, it seems that spreadsheets have been around as long as computers and are as familiar as word processing programs and email. The story of spreadsheets really starts with academics back in the 60s and 70s who needed an easier, faster way to make ...

Event Binders Are Dead

6 Reasons Why the Event Binder Is Dead

Before laptop computers were commonplace, before tablets were even a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye, event planners and managers carried around massive event binders full of printed documents and spreadsheets as well as tons of notes regarding each and every event. These event planning binders were the event “bible” for each event and contained all ...

Lessons for Event Planners from Startups

5 Lessons Event Professionals Can Learn From Startups

Since launching Planning Pod as a beta version in 2012, we have had the pleasure to speak with thousands of event professionals and learn about their challenges in managing events and – for event planners, venues and caterers in particular – in growing their businesses. Over that time, as we have grown from dozens to ...

Five New Rules of Event Technology

The 5 New Rules of Event Technology

If you haven’t noticed, the second era of event technology innovation is well underway … and actually, it’s exploding and rewriting the rules of what event professionals should expect from event tech. Over the last 3-4 years, we have seen an unprecedented number of new technologies and great ideas coming to life that are already ...

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Event management apps that you’ll find handy

We thought we’d jot down a list of event management apps for the iPhone and Android that event planners would find useful, so here’s our short list of iPhone apps / Android apps for event professionals: Dropbox – Yes, the popular file sharing software also lets you access all your files on your phone or ...

Event Technology Startups 2015

13 Event technology startups to watch in 2015

I just got back from IMEX America 2014, where Planning Pod was honored to be one of the 10 event technology products featured in the 2014 IMEX Event Technology Startup Competition. My experience was a wonderful blur, both because of the pace of the show but also because of all the great new event technology ...