Selecting a Ticketing System: The Best Ticketing Software of 2015 – Part 2

Are you ready for round 2 of The Best Ticketing Software in 2015 Series? As I mentioned in Part 1 (link), each week I will be releasing a weekly post containing brief overviews of the 100 best ticketing softwares available (as per Capterra reviews and ratings). Follow along on Twitter and Facebook using #TicketingSystemTuesday for all of the top tips to help you select a ticketing system and get in touch should you have any questions or concerns!

All right! Up next are Choice Ticketing, Eventbrite, Online Box Office System (by 168 Tickets), Picatic, PurplePass Ticketing, Silent Auction Pro, Sumac, TRS, Wintix/Webtix, and XING EVENTS.

Choice Ticketing

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: Not listed
Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
Reserved Seating: Yes
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: No
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

Eventbrite

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: $0.99 + 2.5% per ticket
Fee for $20 Ticket: $1.49
Reserved Seating: Yes
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: No
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

Online Box Office System by 168Tickets

Deployment: Installed, Web-based
Pricing: Not listed
Fee for $20 Ticket: $0.50 – $4
Reserved Seating: Yes
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: Yes
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

Picatic

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: $1 + 2.5% per ticket
Fee for $20 Ticket: $1.50
Reserved Seating: No
Onsite Ticketing: No
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: No
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

PurplePass Ticketing

Deployment: Installed, Web-based
Pricing: Not listed
Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
Reserved Seating: Yes
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: Yes
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

Silent Auction Pro

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: $129/one time
Fee for $20 Ticket: Not availabe
Reserved Seating: No
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: No
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

Sumac

Deployment: Installed, Web-based
Pricing: $20-$400/monthly
Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
Reserved Seating: Yes
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: Yes
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

TRS

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: $150/month per user
Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
Reserved Seating: No
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: No
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

Wintix/Webtix

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: $220/month
Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
Reserved Seating: Yes
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: Yes
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: Yes

XING EVENTS

Deployment: Web-based
Pricing: $0.99 + 2.95% per ticket
Fee for $20 Ticket: $1.58
Reserved Seating: No
Onsite Ticketing: Yes
Online Ticketing: Yes
Season Tickets: No
Customer Database: Yes
Fundraising Management: No

Once again, these performing arts ticketing software companies provide a wide range of services at varying price-points. While reviews indicate that these choices all work for some performing arts organizations, there are a few key items that we’d like to highlight:

Picatic, XING EVENTS, Silent Auction Pro, and TRS do not offer reserved seating capabilities.
Picatic, Eventbrite, XING EVENTS, Choice Ticketing, Silent Auction Pro, and TRS cannot offer season ticketing support.
XING EVENTS doesn’t offer fundraising management.

Sit down, decide what your performing arts organization needs, and determine a price-point that you can afford. What are you waiting for?

CC Image by Jocelyn Wallace

Of course, we think that you should also consider our own ticketing system, TicketPeak. Call us biased, but we truly believe that our system holds its own against our competitors and offers feature-rich cloud-based software at a very reasonable and cost-effective price-point.

Are you interested in learning more? Click here to find more information about TicketPeak and how it works!

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