New user interface, supplier marketplace and eRFP wizard make it easy for event planners to plan, promote, and manage events
SAN DIEGO, Calif.—July 22, 2013– ACTIVE Network ® (NYSE: ACTV), the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ solutions, today unveiled from Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas a new version of ACTIVE RegOnline™, the Company’s entry-level online event-management solution. Developed with feedback from planners of all levels of experience in mind, the new ACTIVE RegOnline makes it easy for event planners from Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMBs) and associations, to plan, promote, and manage events of all sizes. New features include:
- A completely redesigned, intuitive user interface and navigation structure that simplifies event planning, promotion, and management
- Access to ACTIVE Network’s global supplier marketplace comprising tens of thousands of hotels and venues worldwide, thereby making it simple for planners to find the right venue
- An electronic RFP wizard that makes it easy to create and submit RFPs
- Free specialist support for planners who want assistance during the planning process
“ACTIVE RegOnline is our next-generation tool designed to help event planners in small and medium-sized businesses do their job easier and grow their events and revenue,” said Anthony Miller, vice president of ACTIVE Network’s Business Solutions Group. “The new software streamlines many of the most complex stages of event planning into a single technology platform, which we believe will remove much of the stress and manual labor involved in the process. Additionally, hotels and venues can benefit from access to a large audience of planners via our global marketplace, which includes buyers from SMBs and associations.”
The user interface of the new ACTIVE RegOnline has a crisp, clean layout that makes it simple to access the right tools for various stages of event planning—from finding a venue, to promoting the event, to managing attendee registrations and real-time engagement via the free mobile app. An infographic-based dashboard allows planners to view key event metrics in one place, such as number of attendees registered, demographics, and the amount of revenue generated.
“The new ACTIVE RegOnline is beautiful and easy to use,” said Glenn Goodfellow, Administrator, International Montessori Congress. “We’re happy using this tool to manage our event. With the intuitive user interface and navigation structure, no training is required to use the software. It was clearly designed with an understanding of the organizer’s needs, and workflow.”
The launch of the new ACTIVE RegOnline comes on the heels of the results of a survey that ACTIVE conducted in partnership with iMeet. Entitled “What RFPs Mean to SMBs: Turning Headaches into Solutions for Event Planners,” the survey explored RFP processes used in SMBs. Participants comprised 190 event planners at companies with less than $1 billion in annual revenue1. Roughly half of all survey participants reported using multiple separate tools throughout the event management process—such as e-mail, Excel®, and Outlook®—creating inefficiencies and potential for errors. Additionally, participants who use online sourcing tools said they are able to complete tasks and receive responses to RFPs from hotels, sooner. Read the complete survey results on ACTIVE’s website at http://www.activeevents.com/resources/insights/whitepapers/event-planner-survey?elqID=701d0000000iE5m.
The new ACTIVE RegOnline software is expected to be available in North America in late August, with the International rollout planned for late 2013. For more information, visit http://www.activeevents.com/solutions/product/active-regonline.To open a free trial account today, go to http://www.activeevents.com/get-started/regonline-setup?regonlinelaunchPR.
ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group
ACTIVE Network is powering the next generation of SMART EVENTS™ through its Business Solutions technology suite, which provides intelligent data and insights designed to increase potential revenue growth, deepen attendee engagement and gain efficiency. Customers of all sizes—including small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise corporations, associations, tradeshows and expos—benefit from a single technology partner for all of their event management needs. The Business Solutions technology suite includes ACTIVE Conference™ for large flagship conferences, ACTIVE RegOnline™ for attendee management solutions, ACTIVE StarCite™ for strategic meetings management and event expense management, and the ACTIVE Marketplace to connect events with suppliers. For more information on ACTIVE Network Business Solutions please visit www.ACTIVEevents.com.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network is the leading provider of Activity and Participant Management™ solutions. Our leading ACTIVE Works cloud platform scales to meet the needs of our customers, large and small, and makes managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient. We power over 55,000 global customers and build leading vertical technology applications for the markets we serve. ACTIVE Network was founded in 1999, is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.ACTIVEnetwork.com.
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