Planning Pod Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Planning Pod

Event management and venue management software platform

4.38/5 (26 reviews)

Planning Pod Pricing

Starting from: $19.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing depends on the type of product (event management vs. venue management). Event management software packages start at $19/month, with enterprise options starting at $99/month. Venue management software packages start at $99/month.

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Planning Pod Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • I like the ease of use, it is dummy proof. I like that my other professionals and cliens can also use it for certain events and I love the built in floor plan.Veronica F.Read the full review
  • As a florist who specializes in weddings, this software actually offered more than I needed, but I would highly recommend it to any event planners in need of outstanding planning software.heather l.Read the full review
  • The ability to organize items into different parts for the events (invoices, contacts, contracts) yet have them all interconnected and retrievable is superb.Verified ReviewerRead the full review

Cons

  • Flexibility of PDF reports, on-screen reports, and customization. Also the calendar sync does not work properly, which makes it useless for scheduling appointments.Heather C.Read the full review
  • The budget update is terrible. Not user friendly at all and is very confusing for me and my clients to see categories and line items.Taylor S.Read the full review
  • It is frustrating that you can't link the invoices to the budget.Leah W.Read the full review
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7 reviewers had the following to say about Planning Pod's pricing:

Natalie M.

The system is fairly easy to use. Could use a bit of refinement in aesthetic but works great overal

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

ease of use. helps me keep client's organized.

Pros
great price, allows me to keep most everything in one place. I love the itinerary portion of the site my clients and vendors do too.

Cons
is not integrated with some other systems. I have to use Honeybook to manage contracts because it's easier. AislePlanner is more robust and has a new feel that makes wedding client's gravitate toward it

Response from Planning Pod


Thanks for your feedback, Natalie. We are currently overhauling our contracts, invoices and proposals tools to incorporate feedback we have solicited from our users. We will be integrating with Quickbooks and Xero in Q2 2018 so you can integrate our proposals, invoicing and payments tools with those bookkeeping applications. We have also redesigned our interface and made it much more customizable so you can change the look for any audience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jane R.

perfect for floor plans and team collaboration

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
perfect for event promotion and customizing your own styled website for your event! managing proposals and contracts!

Cons
a little bit pricey, other than that it is all good! i have no complains or negative feedbacks! just the price though!

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Good, easy-to-use and practical planning tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

I use it to mostly manage my client's budget and timelines. There are many other features that I don't regularly use because I use other tools or processes, but it works well for those items and I'm on it frequently.

Pros
I like that the owners are always trying to make upgrades to the software and they seem to genuinely listen to customer feedback on what we want to see. It's well priced and easy to use.

Cons
The wedding websites available to the clients aren't up to par with what is available in the industry. Same with the floor plan tool. It would be wonderful to only have to use one platform, but at the same time, it's priced appropriately that the tools you receive are good / on point with what you are paying for.

Response from Planning Pod


Thanks for your review. We are currently collecting feedback on our Floorplans tool with plans to make major updates to it in 2018, so please let us know if you have any specific features you would like to see enhanced. We also recently added an Inspiration/Vision Board tool for collaborating visually with team members and clients. As for the event webpage tool, it is focused more on RSVP/registration collection, which is why it may not have the design capabilities of other tools like Wix. But I appreciate the feedback and we will be making updates to that tool later in 2018.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Davii M.

I Like This Program

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2016-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

I use this program for most of my events. I like it, but it can use some more functionality and ease of use. Nevertheless, I will continue to use it and hope it improves with time. Price is great too.

Pros
The large font, the different uses that it has which are specific to the events industry.

Cons
It's very slow to load contacts; searching for contacts is a pain; trying to attach vendors and other people involved in the event is clumsy. Searching for venue information is not easy or intuitive. They have no way to run a report for taxes owed at the end of the quarter. Some improvements could be made to their room layout tool to make it quicker, smoother and fewer steps to each change or edit.

Response from Planning Pod


Thanks for your feedback, Davii. We have launched a new version in which we have improved many of the issues you were having, including improving our Contacts tool and simplifying adding contacts and vendors to events. We are also in the midst of overhauling our proposals, invoices and payments tools as well as tax reporting, so those issues are being addressed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lisa L.

Easy-to-use, cost-effective event management tool

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

It helps with signing people up for our events, tracking submitted information, processing payments from attendees and communicating information to attendees.

Pros
Planning Pod is a very valuable tool for processing event registrations, RSVPs and payments. It also helps communicate information to event attendees. Planning Pod offers a lot of powerful features without the high prices that come with a lot of other event management software options. The customer support at Planning Pod is always very responsive to any questions or issues that pop up.

Cons
While the event website component is very easy to use, I wish it had more flexibility to change fonts and font sizes and arrange text on the website in a custom way. There should also be a way to change attendee ticket status without having to call customer support. A little more flexibility in naming items would also be ideal. (e.g. - We "register" people for our big annual seminar - but had to "sell tickets" due to Planning Pod's set-up)

Response from Planning Pod


Thanks for your feedback, Lisa. I have added your input to our list of suggested features for future consideration. As for changing ticket status, if you are charging a fee for registrations, there is a 60-day period that you can change status or refund tickets on your end in the application. After that, you do need to contact us due to the requirements of the credit card payment processors that we work with. If you are not charging a fee, you can always void a free ticket anytime.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Theresa H.

Almost perfect!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-12
Review Source: Capterra

Planning pod keeps my business organized from almost every aspect.

Pros
White glove customer support, Extremely user-friendly interface, professional industry templates, accept online payments, budget management, vendor management, CRM, workflows, to do's, checklists, proposals, contracts, worksheets, calendars, vision boards, client portals, floor plans, guest management and so much more.

Cons
Pricing is a bit high for infrequent business owners and startups . . . For what I'm currently spending I want software features that are more competitive such as: more and better integrations, white labeling, custom domain, send messages through software from my email address, inventory management, e-commerce code for my website, quote generating form.

Response from Planning Pod


Thanks for your feedback, Theresa. We have recently added integrations with Salesforce, MailChimp, Google, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. In Q2 2018 we be adding integrations with QuickBooks, Xero and other online payment providers. And most of your other requests are on our build list for the coming months. As for our pricing, we try to be very competitive and we offer 30+ event management tools for as little as $0.63/day.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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heather l.

Planning POd For Event Professionals

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall not a great match for floral designers, but for other event professionals, such as wedding and event planners, this is one seriously helpful option! I would highly recommend checking it out!

Pros
I was blown away by this software! As a florist who specializes in weddings, this software actually offered more than I needed, but I would highly recommend it to any event planners in need of outstanding planning software!

Cons
For my needs, this software wasn't a good fit because I required a more floral based event planning type of software. This program does have the option to upload design proposals but I still had to create proposals using other methods, which was not time or cost effective.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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