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Total Party Planner Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Total Party Planner product overview

Price starts from

$

65

/momonth
Per User

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
In Person
Videos
Webinars

Total Party Planner pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

147

Price starts from

$

65

/momonth
Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Total Party Planner
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Total Party Planner features

Functionality

4.7

/5

147
Total Features62 1 categories

Most valued features by users

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

Functionality contenders

Total Party Planner
Functionality
#1
STS Cloud
Functionality
#2
FoodStorm
Functionality
#3
Spoonfed
Functionality
#4

Total Party Planner users reviews

Overall rating

4.9

/5

147

Positive reviews

98%

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

5

4

3

2

1

130

14

3

0

0

Pros
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.

MT

Melissa T.

They treat you like you are the only client they have, so fantastic customer support - thank you.

AP

Amanda P.

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.

ST

Sequena T.

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.

CB

Charlotte B.

I was stressed to the max, drowning in Excel Catering Event Order spreadsheets and missing catering pick-up orders and panicking my kitchen.

CS

Chef Steven P.

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.

CP

Colin P.

Overall rating contenders

Total Party Planner
Overall rating
#1
STS Cloud
Overall rating
#2
Spoonfed
Overall rating
#3
FoodStorm
Overall rating
#4
Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent and Thankful

Reviewed 3 months ago

My overall experience is a 10 out of 10. Takes away the headache that is caused by other catering softwares.

Pros

The customer service behind this company and product are what make this product so excellent! TPP is versatile on how you can use it and where something may not work the same way as other products, the Client Care team are always open to helping you figure out how to make it work.

Cons

There are some features that are not as developed. The Client Care team are always willing to have a conversation to try to make it work. In instances where it doesn't work, they take the feedback and work with their development team and see of there is a growth spot that they can grow in.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Software for Catering & Event Planning around

Reviewed 2 months ago

Phenomenal. It completely changed and streamlined our process.

Pros

I love how completely customizable the software is, that it’s internet based and it’s just very easy and intuitive to use. We do typically just over a million in sales each year and I have no idea how my small company functioned so well prior to running TPP! Our proposals, invoices and reports look so professional and of all my vendors- both business and personal, their customer service is the best customer service I’ve ever come across. In over 5 years of using the software, I’ve never had an issue that was not resolved within an hour. Most have been solved in less than 15 mins

Cons

I honestly cannot think of any. The TPP team is constantly updating and optimizing the software. I’ve never once wished I would have used another software company.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Used for three years and it was great but the new view they have rolled out is full of flaws!!!

Reviewed 4 years ago

It was a great product that served our company for several years. It allowed our business to grow and service a retail store front, a catering and bakery business in a new expanded facility. Currently we are spending more time trying to fix problems with the software than we are spending with clients. It is costing us money in labor, time off task, plus the added expense of redoing the event over and over to get it correct.

Pros

It was easy to use, make changes on and produce a quality product. We were not having any issues so why they made big, big changes I do not understand. For a while we could continue to use the original system but then over night the old system would not work to process payments, create menus, etc. No new manual was created and you must tech support every time you create something new. For the money we pay we should have a quality product again.

Cons

Changes were made without preparation to train the users on the new product and the product was not field tested and fixed before the release.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Total Party Planner Fan!

Reviewed 2 months ago

They actually listen to their clients and work on supplying them the most efficient ways of utilizing their system. Overall; I have had more "wow" moments from the type of service they have provided. From the friendly way they respond to phone calls to the "all-hands" approach to trying to help you solve an issue...even if it has nothing to do with their software. THAT is EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

Pros

It's ease of use. I dictate what I need where as opposed to being forced to comply with a strict or rigid set of parameters. It is fluid, user friendly and can be applied for almost anything we plan. It really expedites the speed at which I can send proposals. It is also easy for a client to read. There isn't a bunch of unnecessary information on the agreement that a client receives so it appears simple, straightforward and more importantly; easy to sign off on!!

Cons

Each year; the software gets better and better. If there were features that I wish it had; it now has them. The biggest need had been the ability to have the system send me reminders and this was added a few years ago.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best customer service EVER

Reviewed 8 months ago

We have been able to integrate all of our invoicing, client contacts, client contracts, itineraries , calendars, menu building, cost analysis and inventory into ONE software package. TPP truly offers the ability to easily integrate all of your functionalities into one silo.

Pros

Total Party Planner (TPP) was super easy to integrate. We were up and running within 20 minutes of installing. I had previously tried to integrate Caterease twice over the past 5 years. Caterease should be called CaterNOTease, because it is has a very complicated and obtuse interface. As easy as TPP's integration was, what really blew my team away was TPP's customer service and help desk. TPP is...

Cons

TPP has a mobile phone app, that is adequate, but could be better.

Total Party Planner FAQs and common questions

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


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


Total Party Planner supports the following languages:
English


Total Party Planner supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone


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


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


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

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