I talked in the past about trying to find an open source, free and complete alternative to expensive EM software. Well Amiando it's the closest solution to that. They have released a new version of the already great platform. I must admit it kicks asses, to use an allegoric phrase.
Don't get me wrong, I still think an open source solution would be great but these guys did exceptionally well.
Who should use Amiando?
Mostly those working with events up to 400 people, both professional and not. If you don't want to bother yourself with messy accounting and looking for a straightforward solution, it does not get any better than this, should you organize a party, a meeting or a conference.
They created a module system in which you add the modules you need. That answers to one of the most painful issues with events. Every event needs different organizational tools. The platform is flexible enough to accommodate very different needs.
They started with the ticketing service and then expanded on that. They addressed the major issue with Paypal. A lot of organizers had troubles with using Paypal for ticketing. They keep Paypal as an option, but they developed their internal payment system in which they take care about everything, invoicing and International VAT charges included. Wow.
Web 2.0 and Social integration
Finally I don't have the feeling of being in 1997 while looking at an online platform. These guys nailed the concept of integration with Social Media and Networks. You can actually add Youtube videos or Flickr photos. If you use Facebook you are pretty much used to that but in our field we are talking big news! You are actually able to share information on major social networking websites, get buttons to promote your event as well as
There is a free of charge number to avoid mess ups.
Very easy just add the address of the location and a Google map.