• Venue and event management in the cloud

Educational Institutions turn to cloud technology to increase revenues from hosting events

Sydney, 10th October  2017 – Priava, the leading cloud-based venue management software company, has announced that a growing number of Universities, Schools and Colleges both in Australia and the UK are using its cloud-based technology to more effectively book, manage and maximise the volume of events they can host across multiple spaces and facilities.

Head of Sales, EMEA, Michael Jeanes commented, “From my experience working as Head of Conferences and Events at the University of Surrey I understand that educational institutions often need to juggle a high volume of internal events from booking classrooms or lecture theatres through to preparing auditoriums for live performances or open days. At the same time, the majority of universities, schools and colleges are all under increasing pressure to do more with less. Therefore it makes perfect sense for them to offer their wealth of facilities to a wider external audience, whether for private functions such as dinners and weddings or other public events. With the power and functionality of Priava’s centralised and automated booking and event management platform it’s possible for them to increase efficiencies and better utilise their assets, in and out of term-times.”

Educational institutions from universities through to schools and colleges who have adopted Priava include:

Australia

UK

In addition to the existing clients mentioned above, London Business School and RMIT University are also looking to implement Priava in early 2018.

Key benefits Priava delivers to educational institutions

  • Create additional revenues through higher utilisation of facilities and spaces for events, both during and outside of term-times
  • Centralised platform to store all information on all events and bookings for multi-purpose spaces including auditoriums, theatres, classrooms, lecture rooms, restaurants and indoor and external spaces such as sports fields
  • Significant increase in overall efficiencies due to time-savings, reduced IT costs and enhanced budgeting
  • Saves time on staff training
  • Easy management and booking of ancillary items such as AV equipment/furniture
  • Remote access enables home working
  • Reduced reliance on IT department as no installation or on-site upgrades required. Back-ups of date are also done automatically and stored remotely
  • Tracking of maintenance and performance budgets for events and other activities
  • Detailed and high quality breakdown of financial information
  • Real-time reporting supports budgeting
  • Recording of all event costs for finance teams
  • Repeat Booking feature saves on data entry

About Priava’s Technology

Priava is a cloud-based and centralised event management & booking system aimed at venues of all sizes – from meeting rooms through to large stadia. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the software requires minimal training, yet its powerful functionality provides all the complexities involved with multi-venue availability, including event logistics, CRM, sales & marketing, catering, business intelligence, equipment and resource requirements. Unlike other systems, all Priava customers are always on the same version of the software, so venues can always access the latest features and enjoy the benefits of being part of a global community of users.

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Offered in the cloud as a service, Priava enables venue managers to arrange and plan future venue availability and review both customer history and ongoing operational trends in real time. The results are to boost the customer experience whilst maximising the venue’s overall efficiency, number of bookings and revenues.

Key modules that form part of Priava’s software include; an easy-to-use CRM system that allows users to add & edit contact, organisation and opportunity records with ease, Events & Bookings which combines the ability to access a sophisticated venue chart together with the ability to find, add & edit event bookings, Online Calendar & Enquiries which has been developed to boost efficiency for organisations that manage venues that need to be booked on a self-service basis such as internal meeting rooms or external facilities that are in high demand (e.g. sporting facilities, community halls etc.) Catering & Inventory allow users to attach food, beverages, resources and equipment to quotes and event bookings with advanced reporting on profits and losses as well as the ability to link to accounting packages, Advanced Permissions which enables administrators to control the information that users have access to, and Priava’s REST API which allows Priava to sync information with 3rd party systems.

Cloud software is being rapidly adopted by the venue and event management industry who demand fast, reliable and secure access to key information, at any time and from anywhere.

With minimal training, 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. Using the standards-based REST API, Priava’s system can also be easily and quickly integrated with other complementary third party systems such as accounts or marketing.

About Priava

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Priava is the World’s 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. With additional presence in London, New York and Christchurch, the company supports a diverse range of venues across the globe from single venues through to 100+ multi-site operations.

 
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