Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
While it may surprise many, Airtable is not the newest air hockey table for your company’s break room (though, that’d be cool too). With Airtable you can easily organize all your data for anything and everything: conferences, agendas, events, projects, customers, ideas. Airtable prides itself on being as straight forward and easy as a spreadsheet, while giving you the power of a database. It’s basically the Clark Kent/Superman package of organizing and collaborating: flexible, there for you, and good looking. And after you’ve checked all those boxes, there’ll be lots of time left for air hockey in the break room. Time to challenge the executive director.
Size doesn’t always matter and just because you have a small business, doesn’t mean your needs are small. Avaza knows how important your business and your clients are and has designed an amazing system for organizing and managing your small business. Avaza’s cloud-based software suite offers you the tools you need for task management, communication and collaboration, client conversations, time tracking, expense management, and quoting and invoicing. With Avaza you can choose how you and your team view your tasks and when the job is done and your client has been billed, the payments can be set up to go directly into your account. And in case you were wondering about reporting and analytics? Yeah, Avaza does that too. Time for your small business to have the big time help and support it deserves.
You’ve been told all your life to think outside the Box. I’m here to tell you to think, work, and collaborate with Box. Box is a cloud-based enterprise content management platform that allows you to quickly and securely share files and folders anywhere, anytime, and from any device making collaboration effortless. With Box you and your business can easily organize, edit, search for and share files and folders without having to download the file directly. Best of all, previous versions of your work are always kept readily accessible. Beyond file storing and sharing, Box aims to help businesses with processes like data governance and retention. Box works to integrate with loads of other enterprise-focused apps, like Google, while keeping security and encryption a top priority. So work faster, collaborate better, and keep it secure. Time to think (and work) with Box.
Man, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get inside the mind of your competitor and learn what they do that works and what doesn’t? Well, I can’t say I’ve found a way into the mind of Jon Malkovich, but with BuiltWith you can sneak a peek into your competitor’s websites and learn about the technologies that are being used and access a breakdown of the various tools, services, and functions to see what gives them their competitive edge. With BuiltWith, accessing all of this information is as easy as entering the enviable company’s name into the BuiltWith search engine and reading the comprehensive report which includes information on each company’s webserver, SSL certificate and the security of the site, provider and host services used, email services, content management systems, frameworks, advertising services, analytics and tracking systems services, programming scripts, audio and video media, widgets, document information, encoding, aggregation functionality, content delivery networks, and so much more. As you can see the list is endless, and with all of that amazing information you can make the best decisions about what to implement for your own business. So go ahead and build it with BuiltWith.
Does it ever feel like you spend all day typing as fast as you can to address issues and questions that come in from customers and clients, and suddenly you pause to you realize that you are a practically a Charlie Brown caricature of yourself: big hands frantically bouncing off the keyboard churning out . . . nothing. It’s time to leave the land of caricatures and snail-paced productivity and join the wonderful world of AI bots. ChatFuel offers everything you need to create an amazing chatbot to suit your needs without any coding experience. With ChatFuel you’ll be empowered to design an avatar that can answer FAQ’s, share information about your company and your services, redirect to a live chat with a manager, and even present a portfolio of work. You can also specialize your chatbot to set up notifications for your clients or event attendees to give them important event information, local deals, parking info, updates, and so much more. And best of all, ChatFuel seamlessly integrates with all of the important services you already use including Instagram, Twitter, Google, YouTube and more! It’s time to put the frantic typing beyond and let ChatFuel help you get a break.
Looking for something that makes employees, managers, and administrators happy and at ease? Sounds like it’s nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But ClickTime offers a time and expense tracking service that is simple and convenient and will leave everyone smiling. With ClickTime, employees can submit time and expense sheets from anywhere in the world, that’s right anywhere. Managers can track and approve timesheets and expenses directly by simply logging into ClickTime from wherever they are. Once logged in, managers can also compare worked hours with estimated hours, track which projects are running behind, and see what projects are losing revenue. Administrators will love all of the integrated reporting, analytics, and the thorough understanding of each employee’s performance. And since not all employees, managers, or administrators are the same, ClickTime offers customizable dashboards and individualized customer service. With ClickTime, you’ll all be on the same page. Finally.
Sometimes it feels like if only you had all the information you needed neatly displayed in front of you, you might actually get some productive work done. French chefs call it mise en place and it means having everything ready and in its place before the cooking begins and I’d dare to say that they are on to something. In the professional world, I’m going to call the same common sense solution Cyfe. Cyfe is an all-in-one business dashboard app that helps you quickly create dashboards that can clearly monitor your business’ important data from social media, analytics, marketing, sales, and more. Cyfe offers thorough reports, visuals, and an array of pre-built and customized widgets that can easily be transferred from your dashboard to an email keeping you and everyone else in the know. Because just like the French believe, when you see everything in its place and well measured, you’re sure to create something great.
Signs you need to change your work-from-home habits: your butt has left a permanent indentation in your couch. The employees at your local coffee shop know your habits better than your best friend since grade school. You have more sweatpants than any other item of clothing because why bother getting dressed? These symptoms indicate that you need help. The prescription? DeskPass. DeskPass is a monthly membership-based service that provides access to a growing network of professional workspaces throughout Chicago, NYC, LA, Denver, and Austin. DeskPass believes in the power, energy, creativity, and relationships that come from shared workspaces, so they aim to make affordable and flexible access to beautiful and diverse workspaces simple. Sign up to go as often as you like, and feel free to cancel anytime. Oh yeah, and while you’re away from home, you may want to flip that couch cushion.
You’ve been wrapping up this “quick” phone call with a client for, well, the last 47 minutes and 16 seconds . . . You’ve got an important business meeting on the other side of town and if you don’t leave now, you’ll be late. Very late. Not to mention later tonight you have a flight to a major conference you’re leading and you still need to follow-up on how preparations are moving along. If only your office were portable you could finish the current call while in transit, have your meeting, and then make your follow-up call as you head to the airport. If only your office were portable you could make everyone happy. Well, my friend, ask and you shall receive. DialPad gives you the freedom to take your office anywhere. DialPad is a cloud-based system that allows you to seamlessly transfer your communication among devices with the push of a button, so that you can stay connected while on the move. And we’re talking all kinds of connected: phone, MMS, SMS, IM, group messaging, online meetings, and video. Better yet, DialPad also integrates with the business apps that you already use and organizes your documents and conversations by contact. There’s no reason to pack up the mules to transfer your office, DialPad has got your back.
One platform that does everything for your business? Imagine that. Now, you don’t have to. What once was a dream is now a reality. Domo is the first cloud-based business management platform that gives you all the tools you need to organize and manage your entire business. Domo helps businesses run smoothly and make informed decisions through its customizable platform that offers tools for statistical analysis, data, collaboration, organization, connections and relationships, engagement, and visualization. Domo’s solutions will help you and your people optimize what you do and how you do it, ensuring your company runs at its absolute best.
You’re doing good stuff, working for a nonprofit and raising money for a cause to help humanity, but do you ever stop to look around and wonder who is helping you? We all need a little help, and with Donor.com you’ll have the resources you need to successfully manage your sponsorship program. Donor.com is an all-in-one donor management solution that provides the software you need to track and manage your website, fundraising, marketing, emails, contacts, and more through one streamlined program. With a little help from your friends at Donor.com, you’ll achieve your company’s goal of helping more people, more efficiently.
Sometimes a name says it all. Such is the case with DonorPerfect, the perfect donor management solution. DonorPerfect gives your nonprofit organization all the tools it needs to efficiently organize and manage your fundraising tasks and data so that you can save time, streamline efforts, and raise more money. DonorPerfect’s complete donor management platform offers tools for online fundraising, gift processing, event registration, payment, reporting and analytics, data management, volunteers, contacts, campaigns, endowments, grants, and strategy development. DonorPerfect is a completely customizable platform that helps you do it all from one place, so you can focus on your goal. And oh yeah, the average client increases their annual revenue by 10% in their first year of using DonorPerfect. Increased revenue? Sounds perfect. DonorPerfect.
Go ahead, open that drawer to your right. You know the drawer with about a million thumb drives and your old back up hard drives. Some are labeled, some are not. Observe the failed attempt to organize and back up everything in your office. Now take a breath and get ready to make a change to how you back-up, organize, and share your files. Dropbox offers super simple cloud-based storage for all your stuff. Literally, all of it: documents, files, photos, videos. Ready for the cherry on top? Everything you add to Dropbox will automatically appear on all your devices, as well as the Dropbox website. And not only can you access it from anywhere, you can easily share it by inviting anyone to have access to a folder or file. Finally, a safe, simple and practical way to back-up your life. Now go ahead and dump that drawer to your right in the trash. I promise you, it’ll feel so good.
You’re full of good ideas. If only you could remember them. It’s hard to keep track of genius in our busy distraction-filled world, and to be fair your assistant can’t follow you around jotting down every seed of inspiration. She has a life . . . and so do you. Actually, when you think about it, usually your best ideas strike when you are out living that life: walking down the street, on the bus, having dinner with a friend or client. So, what do you do then? How are you going to keep track of all your brilliance in one organized, sharable space? How, indeed?! With Evernote you can easily record, organize, and share your ideas in one sync-able place. Better yet, you can build on your ideas by adding links, checklists, attachments, audio recordings and more. And to top that, even your handwritten notes are searchable. Evernote makes it easy to share with teams and colleagues, ensuring projects move forward with harmonious productivity and efficiency. With Evernote, you’ll remember.
Your to-do list is long enough as it is, the last thing you need to do is reserve your ride to the airport tomorrow, or call the cable company to cancel the channels they automatically subscribed you to last month. Those chores alone will have you on hold for centuries. And then there’s that package you need redelivered and the reservation at the restaurant your husband is dying to try and, and, and . . . checking the little things off your to-do list would take a full day of work and you don’t have the time because you have an important job with customers, co-workers, and clients who rely on you. So, what’s a business professional to do? Call FancyHands. FancyHands is an incredible group of assistants that are waiting to help you tick off your to-do list and get on with the important stuff. If it sounds like a dream come true, it’s not. It’s FancyHands.
Chaos abounds. And it’s not just you, it’s the nature of the universe, so it’s no surprise that it exists in professional spaces and companies. Until now. It’s time to tame the chaos and get organizing and collaborating for all your projects. It’s time for Freedcamp. Freedcamp gives you and your team the tools they need to stay on top of tasks and to-do lists, recognize milestones, engage in collaborative discussions, track time, organize and edit files, and manage contacts and invoicing. Freedcamp keeps the team looped in and collaborating from anywhere, and gives everyone the freedom and flexibility to organize their personal dashboard in a way that works best for them, because in this crazy world we all see chaos in different places. It’s time to collaborate amidst the chaos, and enjoy the ride.
Tick, tick, tick. Some things in life are simple. Time is one of them. Whatever else is going on in the world, in your life, at the office, time moves forward. Simple. So why should tracking time be such a complicated task? Here’s a clue: it shouldn’t. Your time tracking system at work should be something straightforward, easy to use, easy to analyze, and easy to share. May I introduce to you: Futuramo Time Tracker. Futuramo Time Tracker is a simple and effective app for tracking, assigning, analyzing, and managing the time you and your team spend on every project. Futuramo Time Tracker is super intuitive, making it easy to ensure all your time is time well spent. It’s that simple.
Remember that heart-sinking feeling you had back in middle school when you were the only kid in the class who wasn’t in on the joke, leaving you humiliated and feeling like a social pariah? The worst. You vowed then and there that you would never be left out of the loop again, and that’s why your grown-ass self understands the immeasurable value of Google Alerts. Google Alerts is an automated web-based search engine that keeps you up-to-date and in the know about all of the topics and stories that you subscribe to. From people to businesses, news headlines to financial updates, and everything in between (ahem, that guilty pleasure gossip column), you’ll never be out of the loop again.
Gah! Tired of chasing people down for signatures? Tired of unnecessary paperwork? Well then say hello to HelloSign. HelloSign is a quick and easy cloud-based solution for sending and signing online documents. HelloSign makes esignatures so easy that you can sign or request a signature in a matter of minutes by uploading a document, creating the appropriate signature field with the drag and drop feature, and sending it off. Once a signature request has been completed, you’ll receive an email notification that includes a copy of the completed and signed document and then you can save the document with Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or Gmail for easy storage and reference. Oh, yeah and did I mention that signatures with HelloSign are secure and legally binding?
All right, Sylvia Plath, just because your 7th grade English teacher isn’t marking your paper with corrections in red pen, doesn’t mean your writing is up to par. I mean, you are writing for a big business. You are the voice of your company. You need another set of eyes on the editorial prize, and that is precisely where Hemingway steps in. The Hemingway app marks up your writing and guides you to literary perfection. Type your composition directly into the app, or paste the text of what you’ve already written and the Hemingway app will tell you what sentences are too hard or complex, when there is a simpler alternative, how many adverbs you’ve got thrown in the mix, and when your writing is passive when it could be active, along with a slew of other information that will help you engage your readers, and make you sound, well literate. So, know your audience, know your voice, and rest assured you are putting out the best literature to represent your brand.
IFTT. Applets. WTF. Let me explain. IFTTT is an acronym that stands for If This, Then That and the platform itself allows you to set up Applets (also referred to as recipes) that do just that. For example, you could create an Applet that will automatically email members when they sign up for your event or service. There are unlimited Applets and you can also build your own that will work specifically to meet your needs. IFTTT works with more than 110 services including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Google, Etsy, Feedly, Foursquare, YouTube, LinkedIn, WordPress, Etsy, and loads more. And IFTTT gives you the option to sign up to see in depth analytics so that you can learn and grow your company. Get it? Got it. Good!
Think about your oldest friend, all the time spent together, all the trust you’ve built, the way you’ve grown together, and the comfort and reliability of that relationship. Microsoft offers you the trust, reliability, comfort, and growth that you can only get from something that has been around for ages and withstood the test of time. With Microsoft Office 2016 you’ll get everything you love about your old Microsoft Office software with loads of new features and improvements. Like any good friendship, it will only get better with time.
Miss Chubb, your middle school librarian, may have had funny glasses, but admit it, she sure knew how to organize. Come to think of it, libraries are always super organized. Looks like they’ve figured out a good system. Well duh! Ever heard of the super famous Dewey Decimal Classification system? Oh yeah, that. Well, if you’re looking to organize your entire digital life with a system that would make Miss Chubb and Mr. Dewey proud, look no further. I present to you odrive. odrive is your everything folder that links to all the apps and storage you already use, both at home and at work so that you can access everything you need from one well organized place. It syncs automatically as you update your apps and storage so you can see all your systems in one well-managed folder. What a relief!
Insane in the membrane! Insane in the brain! Insane in the membrane! Insane in the . . . hold on a second. Did you ever pause to wonder what is making you and Cypress Hill so bonkers? Could it be your wildly unorganized and overly cluttered inbox? Aha! Now we are onto something. Here’s a tip: SaneBox. SaneBox is the web based answer to your unruly inbox. SaneBox uses an effective algorithm to filter out all the unimportant emails, prioritize the important ones, and summarize the rest. SaneBox will remind you if you need to reply to something and haven’t, and it will rescue emails that need to be retrieved from your Spam folder. Order in the court! The verdict: sanity prevails!