Localist Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Localist

Event-specific CMS for Marketing and HR teams

4.41/5 (63 reviews)

Localist overview

What is Localist?

Localist is a cloud-based event management solution that helps businesses of all sizes manage, promote and publish events. Primarily catering to marketing and HR teams, Localist serves schools, hospitals, media, tourism, retail and B2B organizations. Key features of the software include event registration, ticketing, an API, an admin panel, customizable branding, and customer segmentation.

Localist also provides a central event repository, an enterprise-level backend, and multi-level branding distribution channels. Additionally, Localist offers tools including customizable CSS and HTML, design templates, and SILK Brand Ingester.

From structured pages and automated SEO to segmentation and custom permission levels, Localist enables users to build custom mobile applications via APIs. The software can work in synchronization with add-ons such as cvent and Concept3D. Aside from an event CMS, Localist also has a stand-alone mobile application, Tailgate, for Apple and Android phone/tablet users.

Localist integrates with Salesforce, active data, Ad Astra, AddThis, CAS, Drupal, CollegiateLink, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Google calendars. Pricing is based on the number of events held per year, and support is provided to users via email, phone, documentation, and an online help desk.
www.localist.com

Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Localist screenshot: Manage event ticketing and registrations
Localist screenshot: View trending eventsLocalist screenshot: Manage ticketing, promo codes and attendeesLocalist screenshot: Scheduling a recurring eventLocalist screenshot:  Create a Localist profile using social platforms Localist screenshot: Enhance content with Localist's open API

Localist reviews

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Nicky Enriquez

Localist is the solution!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

We looked at many different event software solutions before deciding on Localist. It's a great product, and the customer service is unparalleled.

Pros
I really like how you can brand localist, customize the calendar offerings, and how it is a marketing platform in addition to a events platform.

Cons
I wish that the integration with Facebook still existed! I don't like double-creating everything - but using Localist and Facebook together = maximum visibility.

Response from Localist


Good feedback Nicky - Thanks!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Raymond Rodriguez

Ray's review of Localist

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

I'm very familiar with Localist after having used it for a few years so I'm reluctant to change to a different email merge system but I do find it to be user-friendly and easy to introduce people to.

Pros
It's very easy to get started and set up a basic email. Support is very helpful and great about determining what issues I'm having. The emails usually look pretty great and consistent.

Cons
After I've uploaded a new audience, the response time a for it to appear and become useable. This is very confusing and stressful when you need to send the campaign. When I import an audience and add new field names, I wish I didn't have to eventually rename them from the default "MEREGE8" in the Audience fields page. I wish it were easier to modify the template and styles without "hacking it" via CSS.

Response from Localist


Thanks Raymond! I passed your feedback on to our support team too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Stanley Cheong

Customer service is excellent, but the UI and functionality needs a revamp

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I think the customer service is excellent. The UI and functionality needs to be improved. I've been using this software for 5 years and it has not changed much. It's time to improve on the current concept.

Pros
I like that I am able to segment my events into separate communities. I like the outstanding software support whenever I have questions. The UI and functionality can be upgraded to better filter events and further improve usability.

Cons
I don't like that I can't give more control for approval of events. At my organization, we have one admin to approve the events. Events already submitted don't necessarily need to be reapproved by me if there are minor changes like dates. When someone does add/remove dates from an event, the event is no longer visible to the public and needs to be reapproved. Maybe the event shouldn't be pulled from the live feed and be amended by the changes when it's approved. Or there should be an option to automatically approve minor changes. Another thing I don't like is the way you can filter down events. I think being able to see a calendar with the events listed on each day is a plus. (Kind of like seeing a physical calendar or using the Google calendar app.) People like to be able to see the events available on a week or monthly basis. I think this option would be most beneficial for the widget at least. I've been asked multiple times to have an alternative view to the list view we already have. The mini calendar for the widget is not functionally viable. It limits you to being only able to filter events on a day to day basis. If you ask me, I think it is rather cumbersome and not useful.

Response from Localist


Hey Stanley! Thanks for your review.

We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform.

Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed.

Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Jeff Foster

Excellent robust hosted event calendar solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

We've used the platform for many years, replacing a very old and broken open source solution. Engagement with the calendar more than doubled, and sustained at double or sometimes triple the traffic. Pretty satisfied with it, though there's always room for improvement. Team is responsive and helpful.

Pros
The system is very focused on how users actually use event calendars, instead of being stuffed full of all the random features some folks might imagine people want. It's very user focused, very customizable, and a great solution for Higher Ed where so many different parts of the org have slightly different needs that can be accommodated. Embedding feeds in a very flexible and customizable way into each department's website was a life saver.

Cons
Some of the customizability can get a little clunky, wish there were a few more very nice built-in options and default templates. The default is nice, and the ability to get it perfectly on-brand are great, but several super polished default templates for the calendar and the widgets would go a long way. (Not a concern for shops with talented designers, but would be helpful for the smaller organizations.)

Response from Localist


Thanks for the feedback Jeff. We're looking forward to our latest release which will include some new templates we hope you will enjoy!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kathleen Cabral

Can't say enoughh about Localist

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

The entire team at Localist is great to work with; speedy replies to email inquiries; a Slack channel for discussion. Truly a great company.

Pros
Localist has made event promotion so much more effective! Having a single place to list events, and the ability to display those events in multiple ways via multiple channels is time-saving and helps spread promote all our events. Since everyone on campus can submit an event, there's a built-in sense of community! The interface is clear and easy for all level of users! The social aspects of the calendar are the best facet: users can leave reviews, post photos and share with friends. Simply can't think of a better calendar platform for any college.

Cons
Customizing the CSS takes a higher understanding of programming than I possess...but our IT folks find it simple!

Response from Localist


Thanks for your detailed review Kathleen!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Localist pricing

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Pricing for software as well as mobile application, Tailgate, is customized on the basis of features availed by organizations.
Prices are available in premium, professionals, enterprise packages.

Localist features

API
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration

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Additional information for Localist

Key features of Localist

  • Admin Panel
  • Advanced & Custom Widgets
  • Application development
  • Attendee Management
  • Audience Segmentation
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Discount/Coupon Management
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Location-Based Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Payment Processing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Ticketing
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Benefits

• Localist allows businesses to create branded, indexable, conversion-optimized event landing pages in a variety of customer-centric formats.

• Manage multiple calendars with Localist's single content management system.

• Centralize the management of event payments and RSVPs with Localist.

• Localist's suite of admin tools helps businesses handle and improve back-end operations and efficiency, with scalable event classification tools, custom permission levels, and bulk importing & feeds.

• Localist provides a full featured API that allows users to extract and display event calendar content however they want to.