EPP Logo Item EventPro Planner Connection Volume 1, Issue 3
October 2007

EventPro Planner Software
Address: 105 - 15 Innovation Blvd.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2X8
Phone: 306-975-3737
Email: Sales@EventPro-Planner.com

This Issue:
What's New: EventPro Planner User Manual
Software Update: Dec. 1, 2007 Version 1.8 Release
Helpful Hint: Linking Images Saves Space
Did You Know? Negotiations Track Savings
Special Offer: 10% Off Training

View previous issues of the EventPro Planner Connection at http://www.eventpro-planner.com/newsletters/.

What's New: EventPro Planner User Manual

The new EventPro Planner User Manual is now available. The detailed instructions in this manual will help you use EventPro Planner with confidence and efficiency. To download the new manual today, click here.

Software Update: Dec. 1, 2007 Version 1.8 Release

At EventPro Planner Software, our number one goal is to listen to our customers' requests for changes to the software and implement them in a timely way. We want to provide the most efficient, comprehensive and user-friendly event planning software on the market.

In order to serve you better, we will be releasing EventPro Planner Version 1.8, which includes many new and enhanced features, on December 1, 2007. Download the latest Software Update by logging in to Support. Click on the Downloads tab and click on the EventPro Planner Update link.

To take advantage of the latest software updates, you must have a current Upgrade Protection Plan. If your Upgrade Protection Plan has lapsed, contact our Sales department at Sales@EventPro-Planner.com or (306) 975-3737.

New Features
  • Record exhibitor companies in the new Exhibitor area, as well as attach attendees and complete exhibitor billing
  • Audit Log allows tracking of user activities and event changes
  • The Event Maintenance screen is completely re-organized into task-based units, such as Attendee, Finance and Event Organization, so that all related elements will be grouped into one area
  • Invoices and Payments are improved to allow more flexible third-party billing
  • Communications are enhanced

There are many more improvements in Version 1.8 not listed above. To view a complete list of New Features, Enhancements and Fixes on December 1, log in to EventPro Planner Support and click on “What’s New?”.


Helpful Hint: Linking Images Saves Space

Q. When I insert a logo or picture into a document in the Word Processor, I have two options: Graphic – Linked and Graphic – Embedded. What’s the difference?

A: When a linked object is inserted into a document, it is still stored externally from the document. The printed or viewed document will find the graphic in the specified folder and include it in the output. An embedded object, however, actually becomes part of the document, which increases its size. Consequently, if you embed graphics into many documents, they will use up a lot of space in your database. That is why we recommend linking graphics of 100 KB or larger, or sometimes even smaller graphics that are frequently used in multiple documents.

In your System Settings, under the General Tab, enter the default Folder for Attachments & Images. Make sure that you move required graphics into that folder so that you will be able to access them when selecting Insert | Graphic – Linked in the Word Processor. IMPORTANT! Do not move the graphics from the folder if they are being used. If moved from the folder, the graphics will disappear from the documents.

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Did You Know? Negotiations Track Savings

Did You Know .that you can use EventPro Planner Negotiations to track when event managers are able to save an event money? For example, your event manager booked 30 hotel rooms for an event, but instead of paying the rack rate or published rate of $195 per night, she negotiated a price of $150 per night, for a total savings of $1350. Record this negotiation in the event setup for future reference.

To add general negotiations to the Lookup Tables, select Setup | Lookup Tables from EventPro Planner's main menu. Create categories and add negotiation items to each category. Typically, you would record negotiations on big-ticket items like hotel rooms and venue locations. Later, when you book an event and set it up in the Event Maintenance screen, these negotiation items will appear under the Event Setup | Negotiation tab. You can then modify the price information for the items negotiated for this particular event.

Use EventPro Planner with confidence and efficiency.
Learn what to do and why in the EventPro Planner Video Manual
or the EventPro Planner User Manual.


Special Offer: 10% Off Training

  • Do you have staff turnover and need to train new employees working with EventPro Planner?
  • Do current users need a refresher course?
  • Would you like to become more efficient and effective when using EventPro Planner Software?
  • Did you miss the initial training session at your company?
  • Do you want to learn expert tips and advanced features?
  • Have you updated to a newer version and need to learn about new and enhanced features?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, you need EventPro Planner Training.

Purchase Training before December 31, 2007 and receive 10% off.