The Software is a web-based event management database system designed with Latex and Sequel coding languages that integrates and automates scheduling, reporting, and accounting. It offers a broad range of event management features such as event templates with date/time offsets, event request letters, event confirmation, program specification letters (i.e., welcome letters), contact information, and the automatic generation of various reports (e.g., room lists, rosters, name tags, meal sign-up sheets). Event-specific data types consist of lodging, dining, touring, lectures, meeting rooms, coordinators, and transportation, each of which are program specific. Vendor-specific data consist of resources, bookings, memoranda of understanding, invoices, and pricing. Each of these event- and vendor-specific data types can be analyzed through several view screens to insure all events are secured in a timely fashion. The Software would be a useful database for any event management business, including tour, hotel and restaurant management companies.
In order to be attractive in the event management software market, the Software will need to add several essential features. One of the features needed includes customizable modules. Clients are looking for customizable modules in their software. This includes offering flexibility from having up to 30 customizable modules to having an open architecture that a client’s IT coder can change themselves. This allows clients to pick and choose what event management tools they currently need for their business while hiding the others that they might not need at the moment. Currently the software has several different modules. The problem is that they cannot be hidden or removed due to the prior IT programmers inefficient coding. Adding the ability for clients to add/remove windows or have their IT specialist do some backend editing is important.
A rough estimate is needed for the amount hours needed to incorporate this functionality in the Software.