EventPro Planner Connection

Volume 5, Issue 1
January 2011

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. The New Year is always an exciting time – a chance to start fresh with new resolutions and goals for your life.  From all of us at EventPro Planner Software, we wish you all the best in 2011.

Limited Time Discount on EventPro Planner Training – Work Smarter!

Start the New Year off right! If your new employees need to learn EventPro Planner, or if you'd like to polish up your EventPro Planner skills with a refresher course, you should take advantage of our great deal on EventPro Planner Software Training before it expires.


Right now, until January 18th, 2011, you can buy 3 Hours of Online Training at the special price of $395.00.*  During these three hours, you'll learn the expert tips and tricks you need to work more efficiently.  Even if you've been trained in EventPro Planner before, there may be new features you can use to increase your productivity.


Online training is conducted through Go To Meeting, a web conferencing service. You and the instructor will virtually "share" a computer screen, as if the instructor is sitting right next to you.


While you need to buy the training now to take advantage of this deal, you don't need to start your training right away.  Your training hours never expire, so use them whenever you are ready!


To purchase training at this great price, contact our Sales Representatives today at (306) 975-3737 (Press 1) or Sales@EventPro-Planner.com (quote Promo Code EPPNL1101).

*Conditions: This promotion only applies to current clients who have purchased EventPro Planner Software and have a valid UPP (Upgrade Protection Plan) contract. It cannot be applied retroactively to previous purchases. It does not have cash value and cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount offer. No substitutions or transfer rights will be given.  Promotion code EPPNL1101 must be quoted to receive this offer.  Offer expires on January 18, 2011, at 5:00 PM, CST. Once training hours are purchased, they do not expire until used.
EventPro Planner's 2010 in Review: Did You Miss Anything?

We had a busy year at EventPro Planner Software! What were we up to?


  • MPI World Education Conference: Our reps, Chris Dmytruk and Chris (C.J.) Leib – the "Chris" team – met up with clients and colleagues in the meeting and event industry at the MPI (Meeting Professionals International) World Education Conference. Unfortunately, MPI has cancelled the trade show part of this event for future conferences, so we will be looking for another event to attend in its place. Any suggestions?
  • ACCED-I Conference: Our account representative, Troy Wruck, attended the 30th Annual ACCED-I (Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International) Conference Trade Show in Louisville, KY.  This was the fifth year we have attended the ACCED-I conference, and we plan to return for more great opportunities to connect with campus professionals.
  • IAFE Convention: Ken Neudorf, the newest member of our Sales Team, was our man on the ground at the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions) Convention and Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV. Ken had a great time meeting up with current clients and talking to the many friendly attendees from the fair and exposition industry.
  • New Blogs: We launched two new blogs in 2010.  EventPro Planner covers the latest tips, updates and news from EventPro Planner Software. Event-spirations provides a collection of inspirational ideas for event planning.  Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions on our blogs. We would love to hear from you!
  • Twitter: If you want to be notified of the latest software updates/upgrades as soon as they are available, you can now follow us on Twitter at @plannerupdates.
  • LinkedIn: You can now follow EventPro Planner Software on LinkedIn.
  • Green Initiatives: At EventPro Planner, we decided that we wanted to do our part in protecting the environment, so we implemented our new Green Initiatives.
  • New Software Development: Our developers were busy bees all year long, adding new features and enhancements to EventPro Planner Software.  For a complete list of 2010 additions to EventPro Planner, click HERE.  If you are missing any of these new features, it's time to update your software.


Our two biggest development announcements were:


  • New Attendee Online Version 3: The new Attendee Online does everything that the previous version did, plus more, with a sleek new look, easier setup and expanded functionality. Registrants can use your online registration site to enter contact information, choose functions, select travel/accommodation reservations, record guests, buy merchandise, and pay online.  View our Sample Attendee Online Events on our website.
  • Task Notification Service (Enterprise/SQL Edition only): The Task Notification Service automatically sends email notifications to designated users for EventPro Planner Actions that are upcoming, started and overdue. Never miss an important deadline again!


If you are interested in learning more about the Task Notification Service or Attendee Online, or would like a quote for purchase, please contact our Sales Representatives at (306) 975-3737 or Sales@EventPro-Planner.com.

What's Coming Up this Year? More New Features for You

There's always something new brewing at EventPro Planner.  Our developers are working on some great new ideas for 2011.


  • New EventPro Planner: The future of event planning software is almost here… We'd love to show you a list of features and screenshots from EventPro Planner Version 3, but our developers are keeping the details behind locked doors at the moment. They assure us, though, that it will be fantastic. Watch for the release of the new EventPro Planner in 2011.
  • More Automation: The first phase of our Automation Services – Task Notifications – was rolled out at the end of 2010, but we have a lot more ideas for automation in the future. Since the Automation Service basically scans your EventPro Planner database and looks for things to do, there are many possibilities: reports printed at certain times, event status changed at certain triggering events, and so on. Do you have an idea for automation? Click HERE to fill out our suggestion form. (Note that you will need to log in with your User ID and Password.  Submitting development suggestions is one of the many benefits of maintaining your annual Upgrade Protection Plan.)


Also in 2011, we would like to hear more from you, our valued clients.


  • ACCED-I Conference: If you'd like to meet face-to-face with someone from EventPro Planner, our account representative, Troy Wruck, will once again be attending the ACCED-I (Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International) Conference Trade Show, March 27-30, 2011, in Orlando, FL. Stop by the EventPro Software Booth to chat with Troy and ask him all of your EventPro Planner questions.
  • Survey: During 2011, we plan to survey all of our EventPro Planner clients, with the goal of learning how we can make EventPro Planner Software even better for you. We really want to hear your feedback, so watch for our survey in your email Inbox.
Make the Most of Your Investment: Update Your Software

The latest software update, Version, is now available. Why bother updating your software?


With each new version, our developers add fixes, enhancements and new features that improve EventPro Planner's performance and functionality. If you've been lagging behind in your software updates, the New Year is a perfect time to get your software back on track!


To download the newest Software Update, log in to the EventPro Planner Support Website. Click on the Downloads tab and click on the EventPro Planner Install V2.4 ( link.


To access software updates, you must have a current Upgrade Protection Plan, a yearly contract that gives you access to software upgrades and updates, unlimited software support via email and phone, and more.  If you need to reactivate your Upgrade Protection Plan, please contact our Sales Team for a quote at Sales@Eventpro-Planner.com or (306) 975-3737 (Press 1).


If you want to hear about EventPro Planner Software Updates as soon as possible, follow us on Twitter @plannerupdates.