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Total Party Planner

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The most popular catering software to automate.

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Total Party Planner FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Total Party Planner offer?

Total Party Planner has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $65.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

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Q. Who are the typical users of Total Party Planner?

Total Party Planner has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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Q. What languages does Total Party Planner support?

Total Party Planner supports the following languages:
English

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Q. Does Total Party Planner support mobile devices?

Total Party Planner supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone

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Q. Does Total Party Planner offer an API?

No, Total Party Planner does not have an API available.

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Q. What other apps does Total Party Planner integrate with?

Total Party Planner integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.Net, Constant Contact, Microsoft Outlook, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Google Calendar

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Q. What level of support does Total Party Planner offer?

Total Party Planner offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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Total Party Planner product overview

Price starts from

65

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Total Party Planner?

The most popular web-based catering software for business owners to automate. Designed to help easily transition from manual Word documents and spreadsheets into one single organized system. Save time, quote faster, organize all operations, and quickly understand event financials so that you can grow your business! TPP is easy to use and loved by thousands of owners around the world.

Key benefits of using Total Party Planner

• Total Party Planner analyzes food cost and profit margins helping users to save money and maximize profit from events.

• Users can export their Total Party Planner calendar to their Google account.

• Users can add a contact form to their website, through which leads can be captured.

• Total Party Planner's electronic signature facility allows users to process contracts quickly.

• Users can create custom branded reports which helps in making proposals look more professional.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
Chat

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Webinars
In Person
Videos

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Total Party Planner pricing information

Value for money

4.7

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147

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65

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Total Party Planner features

Functionality

4.7

/5

147

Total features

35

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Reservations Management
Booking Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integrations
Activity Dashboard
Electronic Payments
Calendar Management
API

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Total Party Planner users reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

/5

147

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.52/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
They treat you like you are the only client they have, so fantastic customer support - thank you.
It's very user friendly and the task and note function is just awesome. I like that I come in every morning and TPP tells me what I need to do today.
We like that TPP creates easy to read reports, that helps us review financial details, past and pending events. The training was very helpful and straight forward.
Cons
We are so spoiled now that dealing with other vendors can be difficult. I have consulted for other companies that have purchased other software or created their own.
I was stressed to the max, drowning in Excel Catering Event Order spreadsheets and missing catering pick-up orders and panicking my kitchen.
Many of our sales people (5) are not what I would call 'computer people', and one in particular took some time getting used to TPP, but now they are all lost without it.

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Michonda W.

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Total Party Planner ROCKS!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Total party planner is awesome! We've had it for about 10 years and continue to grow and use it more and more! The biggest thing it has helped with is showing us when we are making money! I love the features and ability to plan and account for labor in the kitchen and at events. I LOVE that once I have my recipes in, it will generate for my staff exactly how much of each ingredient to use as well...

Pros

That it is web based, no info is lost if my computer dies and is accessible from anywhere for myself and my staff thus creating a flexible family friendly workplace for us. I love all the reporting capabilities from sales tax to labor needs and projections, sales projections, order list, ingredient needs for recipes. I love that all my clients info is in TPP for life and I can find and copy previous events, that I can take credit cards through them, that they are always helpful and quick to respond to issues, and that they select update times during the middle of the night so that I don't have to worry about accessing the system due to updates . The system is always available to us while also being on the ball updating with improvements.

Cons

The only downside is that I am still realizing all the features. TPP has helped us to grow and we're so busy now, it's hard for me to find time to play with other features. We continue to notice features and realize new and helpful updated features.

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Steven B.

Food & Beverages, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The do all easy to use event management software .

Reviewed 6 years ago

First off I want to say that I am not being paid or compensated to write this review. I have been using total party planner for over 20 years. As a professional chef In my career I have owned a banquet facilitiy, 3 restaurants and five catering companies. I have also consulted for many clients starting up new catering or banquet operations and seasoned veterans focusing on organizational management...

Pros

Ease-of-use and speed of integration with little or no computer experience.

Cons

There's really nothing that I don't like about this software. It is designed by a food service guy for food service people so it really nails it on all levels.

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Conrad K.

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Overall a very useful and handy tool that propelled my catering business to the next level.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very useful for creating proposals and invoices. I also love the calendar.

Pros

The features I value the most is the easy ability to create proposals and invoices so easily. There are templates so you don't have to be an excel/word expert. I also find the calendar very useful for planning events.

Cons

The only negative thing I have to say is I believe the pricing is a little steep. They offer a fantastic service for companies who don't have much experience creating documents through word/excel/outlook.

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Brian T.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We love TPP!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I have been using Total Party Planner for my catering business the last four years and I can honestly say I don't know what we would do without the software. It is the lifeline to our business and helps to keep us organized in the office and in the kitchen! The value of time savings and the functionality of the software is invaluable. They are constantly adding new features and functions to make life...

Pros

Ease of use, functionality, and professional presentation

Cons

The speed of the program. I wish some actions within the program had a faster loading time.

Vendor response

Brian, we have enjoyed serving you for the past 4 years. Congratulations on the new Venue and we hope that Total Party Planner will assist you in growing that venture. Our new screen designs (coming soon!) have all new optimizations that I think you will find very speedy. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out to myself or the team. --John Cohen

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Lisa T.

Restaurants, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Efficient and Effective Software Program

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The Total Party Planner software is both an efficient and effective program that I use every day. I rely on the TPP technology to support my busy catering schedule with reliable, detailed, automated information. The program facilitates communication between our customers, our sales team and our staff with ease. Daily reminders keep me on track. From day one, I was confident that it wasn't just a software program, but a partnership between my company and Total Party Planner. The training, set-up and continued customer support is consistently excellent and done in a friendly efficient effective manner.

Cons

I have had very few issues with the program. The Total Party Planner software was designed by people with experience in catering who had a strong voice in the design which was coupled with superior technical programming. This makes all the difference. The software is user friendly, specific to catering needs. Each time I had a question, a solution was provided. In most instances, the technology was already in place. The customer service team walked me through the steps to use it effectively. The company is interactive with me and other catering professionals. They are open to exploring suggestions and endeavor to provide solutions.

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