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Perhaps you’ve heard of “crowd-sourcing”...

Our customers take part in it, although they may not realise it!


Our software is used by a crowd.
Ok, not a huge crowd, but a diverse one - ranging from conference organisers to tradeshow managers, and from market coordinators to photography clubs and wedding organisers.
And quite often, someone will say “Hey, it would be great if your system could also do....”. And we upgrade the software to include that function. And everyone benefits.

It’s been happening a lot lately, and we’ve added several new features to our products. Here’s a quick summary (make This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want more detail)

TABLE BOOKINGS
You need to seat 500 people at a gala dinner.
But Bob wants to sit with his friends, Mary wants 2 tables next to each other, and James wants to sit with that cute associate professor he met at the last congress.

If you seat them yourself, you'll get lots of requests for changes. If you don’t, there’s a bun-fight at the door on the night, and lots of unhappy diners.
So... let them seat themselves! 

 

Our new product (we call it exbo/tables) allows you to send us a list of people who’ve booked/paid... and the floorplan of the dining area. And we’ll send you back a link that allows the delegates to pick their own table.

Before the event. No hassle. Here's a demo.

 
ADD VAT
Some of our customers, particularly the exhibition organisers, quote their prices including VAT. Some don’t.
So we’ve added a way that the registration form can add VAT to the total. Click here for an example.

 

 



 

ABSTRACT REVIEWING
Our system has always used a 1-to-10 rating scale for the Reviewer to score an abstract.
And while that works just fine, many conferences have a set of questions for the Reviewer to consider before deciding on the score.
For example “was the abstract submitted to the appropriate theme?” and “is the spelling and grammar acceptable?”
So, we’ve built in a way to include those questions.

 

 

You can have exbo/abstracts set up either way... 1-10 or your set of questions which includes a score.

DID YOU KNOW WE BLOG?
We announce new features here.

And we write about new happenings in the industry, particularly regarding event-tech. Check it out!
 
That’s it for now - have a happy week!
The EXBO team.

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