Perfect Venue vs Planning Pod in 2021

Planning Pod is a great product for complex event venues as it offer three different products to solve complicated workflows. However, the complexity is confusing and more than what most venues need - plus the added cost for all those features adds up.

We built Perfect Venue for everyone else - Restaurants, Hotels, Breweries, Inns and more.
Perfect Venue
Planning Pod
Booking events - Very Similar
Website Contact Form
Digital Calendar (Including Google Cal Integration)
In-App Emails (Send, Receive, Templates, Automatic Reminders)
Get Paid With Digital Proposals and Charge Card on File After Event
Secure, Online Level 1 PCI Compliant Payments
Instant Event Profit Estimate
No
Automatically Generate BEOs & Event Docs
Ease of use - Somewhat Different
Simple, Intuitive Design
No (3 different products to navigate)
Contact Relationship Management Database
Event Analytics & Reports
Web App for Your Phone
Multi Person Task Management for a Team of ESMs
No (Tasks not included)
All Day Phone Support (until 8pm PST)
No (ends at 4:30pm)
pricing & SETUP - very different
Pay-Per-Use Plan
No ($1,000+/yr)
Subscription Plan Includes Unlimited Locations
No (Additional Cost)
Don't Charge for Additional Users
Create a Free Account Today (Demo Optional)
Get Started Today (No CC Required)
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Perfect Venue allowed me to organize and revitalize the Event’s Department for Ivywild. Before Perfect Venue, I juggled multiple email inboxes, Excel, Word, Google Docs, a paper calendar, and Google Calendar. Perfect Venue consolidated all of that and saved me 3 hours a day. It also made it easier for me to capture more guests and increase vital revenue.
Chris Reyes, Events Director
Before Perfect Venue, I was using Waze, Google Calendar, PDFs, Google Docs and a Notes app to track events. It was really stressful, time consuming, and details would often fall through the cracks. I've replaced all of that with Perfect Venue. It saves me so much time, my clients love the digital proposals and I can finally relax!
Kristen Ezakovich, Business Owner

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