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Best Event Management Softwares for #eventprofs

August 22, 2017 4:29 pm, Published by

Finding the best event management software for your requirements can be difficult. No solution will ever 100% satisfy your needs, but there will be some that clearly stand out above the others. However, proper investigation takes time and effort, but when done properly the benefits are well worth it.

Event management softwares and systems offer managers and administrators immense benefits:

  • Complete event management solutions consolidate often disparate systems. As a result, administrators  have one place to view information, plan events and manage their offerings.
  • Event management softwares will reduce the manual administration tasks. This increases efficiency and gives managers the opportunity to focus on value adding tasks.
  • Event management softwares can give event providers a competitive advantage. Features that provide reporting insights, marketing tools and improved registrant experience will grow registrations.

Here are a few tips for choosing an event management solution that will be worth the effort and price and a few providers worth considering to grow your business.

Choosing the best event management softwares & solutions

5 Steps to choose the best event management software

Out of box – make sure that the solution will be able to meet majority of your needs right away. Avoid workarounds and custom development for your must have items. If the provider can’t service majority of your needs immediately, you might not be the best fit.

Scalability – ensure the solution will be able to meet your needs as you continue to grow into the future. Future proof your investment by ensuring that the provider has the capacity and innovation to keep up with your growth rather than limit it.

Transparent pricing – make sure the solution has transparent pricing with which you can compare other providers. Hidden costs are out there, don’t be caught in a trap.

Know yourself – know your businesses processes and requirements before seriously engaging a vendor. Take these requirements and relay them to the vendor. For both parties this will make adoption easier as you can clearly identify whether you the solution will work.

Know the provider – check their reviews over marketplaces, app stores, social media and software review sites. Every vendor will have some negative remarks, but you should watch out for repeated comments on the same issues and poor implementation and support.

Some favorite event management solutions

Trello

Trello offers a free and relatively customisable solution to better manage tasks and projects for teams or individuals. Trello offers users an online  visualisation for tasks similar to using sticky notes. Create cards for tasks and place them in lists named “To-do” or “completed”, or whatever suits your business’s processes.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite gives users one platform to manage all their social media marketing. Scheduling tweets, Facebook and Linkedin posts easily and quickly all at the same time. In addition, view audience engagement and report on activity to gain valuable insight into your social media’s performance.

Arlo

Arlo is a cloud-based training and event management system for managing, marketing and delivering physical and online courses and events. It provides streamlined event scheduling, online registrations, invoicing and receipting, runs marketing activities, and manages client records and relationships. Arlo has been recognised by many for providing a quality event management platform:

 

Arlo named in Capterra’s Top 20 Most User-Friendly Event Management Softwares.

Arlo listed in APAC CIO Outlook’s Top 25 Education Tech Providers.

Arlo named in Gartner’s LMS FrontRunners for 2017.

To find out more about how Arlo can help you visit our website or schedule a demonstration.

Save time and grow your operation with Xero integration

August 22, 2017 10:11 am, Published by

Save time & increase efficiency

How much time does your organisation spend trying to manually connect the dots between your contacts, accounts, payments, and events? Arlo’s powerful two-way integration with Xero automates these manual processes, and can halve the time spent updating your accounts manually. Xero integration is one of the many business tools Arlo provides to support the growth and efficiency of training and event organisations. Spend less time connecting dots and focus on growing your training and event operation.

  • Easily reconcile and match payments received to invoices generated from Arlo
  • Track payments and registration approval status
  • Manage Xero accounts and tracking codes
  • Synchronize contact information and keep records up to date

Leverage Arlo’s extensive research and development in the accounting field. Whether you’re an existing Xero customer or not, this deep integration will provide your accounts team the information they need, at the right time, without the need for manual checks and delayed communication.

Find out more about Arlo’s Xero Integration today.

The Gartner LMS FrontRunner award goes to, Arlo!

August 9, 2017 11:57 am, Published by

Software Advice powered by Gartner, recently announced its FrontRunners for Learning Management for 2017. Arlo is pleased to be included in the top tier of the 297 LMSs reviewed.

“FrontRunners quadrants highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. All products in the quadrant are top performers”. LMS solutions were evaluated in terms of capability and value, and those with the top scores made it onto the quadrant. The Quadrant contains 4 sections: Leaders, Masters, Contenders and Pacesetters. Arlo was listed as one of the LMS “Contenders”. See the quadrant below.

“Contenders may focus on a more specialized set of capabilities that are priced at a higher point. This makes them ideal for companies willing to pay more for specific features that meet their unique needs”. For more information on the Gartner study, check out the report. Arlo’s eLearning solution specializes both on Learning Management as well as the coordination and scheduling of training and events.

About Arlo:
Arlo is a cloud based training and event management software designed to promote, sell and deliver courses and events. Arlo automates manual processes and routine tasks by providing simple scheduling, online registration, automatic communication, custom reporting, payments & invoicing. The solution goes further to create competitive advantage for users through, beautiful website integration, marketing tools, a robust CRM, valuable reporting, app integrations… Arlo covers all bases, allowing users to manage their courses and events from creation to delivery.

Arlo’s seamless integration with Moodle LMS provides a complete learning management solution for promoting, selling and delivering face to face, online, self-paced and blended learning. This integration combines the power of Moodle LMS with a complete training management solution including online registrations, payments, invoicing, and a robust CRM. Arlo’s learning management solution allows you to include quizzes, SCORM objects, forums, videos, and other online activities within your training. Get live visibility and reporting on all your registrants in one place with Arlo, this includes last accessed dates, learning progress, payment status, grades, results and contact information. Learn more about the Arlo-Moodle integration.

For more information on how the Arlo solution can help you grow your registrations, get in touch today!