• Venue and event management in the cloud

Two of Australia’s most high profile spaces select Priava’s cloud technology to manage venues

Sydney, 2nd May 2016 – Priava, the leading cloud-based venue management software company, has announced that both Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA)  and Parks Victoria have chosen to use its technology to manage the booking and hosting of events across its many facilities and spaces.

The 22 hectare, $6 billion Barangaroo precinct managed by the BDA is Sydney’s biggest urban regeneration project since the 2000 Olympics and one of the most significant waterfront transformations currently underway anywhere in the world. The site is divided into three distinct development areas – The Headland Park, Barangaroo Central and Barangaroo South and will also be home to city’s first six star hotel.  Priava’s technology will be deployed to manage bookings and events (from festivals through to weddings) for its wide range of venues and spaces including galleries, auditorium and public spaces.

Parks Victoria encapsulates a vast multitude of open air spaces (4 million hectares) and buildings (28,000 assets) across the state of Victoria including hundreds of parks, reserves, waterways, marine sanctuaries, indigenous heritage areas, piers and jetties, playgrounds, golf courses and visitor centres.  Its parks, including the famous Albert Park home of the Melbourne Grand Prix, together with its waterways, attract 95.9 million visits each year.

content-bangaroo-southPart of Parks Victoria’s vision is to constantly strive to be an innovative, world-class park service. It continues to undertake new research, be responsive to change, and seek out advances in technology that allow it to plan, deliver and perform to a world-class standard. Priava’s technology will assist the state-wide events team at Victoria Parks to efficiently manage and book its diverse range and volume of facilities and outdoor spaces.

mount-buffaloThe key benefits that Priava will deliver to Victoria Parks and Barangaroo

The Priava technology will deliver the following benefits to Victoria Parks and Barangaroo:

  • Support to manage a wide configuration and complexity of events
  • Increase efficiencies and reduce time
  • Enhanced client communication and relationship building
  • Optimise number of new bookings and repeat business
  • Easy creation of marketing/business intelligence to support events team e.g. Occupancy levels
  • Simpler and faster management of recurring or repeat bookings
  • Intuitive, simple and easy-to-use interface means less training is required
  • Cloud-based system reduces IT support costs
  • Future upgrades are quick, automatic and seamless with no disruption/downtime
  • Management of a complex variety of bookable assets and booking types within one core system.

central-barangarooAbout 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.

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.

buchan-caveKey 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 where enquiries need to be made by staff using a self-service system for 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.

barangaroo-point-reserveCloud 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 New Zealand, the company supports a diverse range of venues across the globe from single venues through to 100+ multi-site operations.