Hi guys, I’m Benjamin from Bizzabo and today I’ll explain to you how to find an event planning platform that will best suite your specific needs.
With so many different solutions out there these days, it can feel daunting to find the right solution, but you know what? It’s definitely possible! Here’s what you should keep in mind when shopping around.
Read 3rd party reviews - today there are many free web services that help businesses find the right software for them. Some examples include Capterra and G2Crowd which offers a comprehensive list of event planning platforms divided into many categories and includes real customer reviews and ratings.
See if the platform comes with the support - Make sure that your new platform offers resources and guidance on how to achieve event success. Even the most user friendly platforms require an on boarding process and on the go help from time to time. It just comes with the territory, so make sure you will actually have the option to chat with a real person if the need arises. At Bizzabo each user is paired with a specific Customer Success Manager.
Check if the platform includes possible integrations - It’s safe to assume that your team is using additional software to manage different aspects of your business. Make sure the platform you consider integrates with the must-have tools you use on a daily basis. Payment processors, Salesforce, Mailchimp and Slack are just a couple of examples of softwares that organizers require. But it also is useful to consider integration with Linkedin for your attendees to drive networking and engagement.
To summarize, we talked about ways to find the right event planning platform for you and your team. Read 3rd party reviews, learn about the platform’s customer support level and see if the platform integrates with other key tools you use. To learn more about selecting the right tool for you, got to Bizzabo.com