I just had to say...today I had one of the BIGGEST 4 day corporate event jobs to bid out, time lines, production pieces, flowers, set ups, rentals...the works. It was the largest corporate event to date. I was able to work up an event sales order in about 2 hours. It covered everything, right down to the last penny. I got the job because of the quick and accurate event contract. Even when they had additions/deletions I was able to make those changes and have the new updated into their email box in minutes. THIS HAS SAVED ME SO MUCH TIME AND AGGRAVATION. Because I knew all the components necessary, I was able to shop them and get the best possible wholesale prices and we really made some money on this. It was really good.
The second major reason was yet ANOTHER corporate event, with ever changing items. I could keep up with it and the fact they received almost immediate updates really helped make them look good to their client.
Weddings. I used to really, and I mean really hate them when it came down to all the moving parts. I could not live without this program. I get it right every time. And you know what? Because I can actually watch my COG's as I work on each aspect of the wedding, and can accurately include the proper labor costs, I have gone from getting every wedding I bid on (meaning I was not pricing myself high enough) to not getting every wedding I bid on, mostly because their vision exceeds their budget. Of course, they go another direction. And I bet it is with another florist who guesstimates on a John Henry form, rather than using RisoEvent program, and CALCULATING the true costs off doing business. I say to myself often, I only wish I had this program 25 years ago. I really do. Dave
It allows me to confidently bid on projects and when I send them out, I know if I get them I am going to make the proper amount I should. I am bad with numbers, and when I used an excel sheet, I always incorrectly formatted, often to my detriment. I like the speed and accuracy. The best? It saves me so much time. I wish I could get back all the time I spend doing proposals my old way. :(
It takes a learning curve to use this program. There is a lot of meat in it. It can do many many things, even food. So you will have to start to really analyze the art of your business for this program to make sense and help you make money.
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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10