Local government organisations in Australia and New Zealand choose cloud-based technology to manage bookings and events for their range of venues

Sydney, 19th June 2015 – Priava, the leading cloud-based venue management software company, has announced that three Australian councils and one New Zealand council have all chosen to migrate their existing on-premise technology for managing venues and events, to its cloud platform.

The City of Boroondara and Melton City Council, in Victoria, Penrith City Council in New South Wales and City Palmerston North (including Palmerston North Convention Centre) are amongst the antipodean public sector organisations that are investing in more modern and sophisticated cloud-based technology from Priava to more effectively book and manage their collections of venues and spaces.

CEO at Priava James Pegum commented, “The public sector is increasingly looking for ways that they can improve services and reduce costs for tax payers.  For those councils responsible for hiring out and managing a huge range of venues and facilities – from parks and gardens through to town halls and arts & heritage centres – it can be a challenging and complex business.

However with the adoption of cloud technology from Priava, they are fast beginning to realise that they can take advantage of new functionality that can significantly increase efficiencies in a range of areas including major time-savings, higher occupancy levels and increased yields for their facilities as a whole.”

Here are some of the key reasons why publicly funded bodies that manage a diverse range of facilities are deciding to move to cloud based leisure facility management software:

  • Need a system that can support a growing volume of venues/facilities and events
  • Want to drive efficiencies through use of cost-effective technology that results in significant time-savings
  • Meet demand for more intelligent reporting e.g. occupancy levels by venue, number of enquiries converted
  • Support easy, on-line self-service access to facilities by citizens including checking availability and booking
  • Ability to provide secure access to live and updated information on venues & events by all relevant persons including third parties such as caterers, maintenance etc.
  • Simpler and faster management of recurring or repeat bookings
  • Reduce burden on internal IT teams as all upgrades/maintenance is done remotely

About Priava’s cloud technology

Designed to add value and a rapid return on investment to venue owners and operators, Priava’s new purpose built enterprise venue and event management booking system incorporates all the complexities involved with multi-venue availability, including event logistics, catering, equipment and resource requirements.  Offered in the cloud as a service, Priava enables venue managers to chart and plan future venue availability and review both customer history and ongoing operational trends in real time.  The result is both a boost to customer experience and enhanced venue management efficiency.

Cloud software has become a critical component of the venue and event management industry as users want to know they can access reliable and secure information quickly, at any time and from anywhere.  The Priava cloud platform enables venue managers to work on multiple events at the same time, rapidly locate any event, contact or account record, manage calendars, and review confirmed events.

About Priava

Priava is the leading cloud-based venue management software company that specialises in delivering venue and event management solutions using the SaaS (Software-as-a-service) business model to a wide portfolio of niche markets in the venue and events sector.