Total Party Planner

Online catering software

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Total Party Planner Overview

What is Total Party Planner?

Total Party Planner is a web-based catering and banquet management solution for small, medium and large catering businesses. The software helps companies to organize and book events, set task reminders, and run reports. Users can estimate the total cost of an event, from ingredients to rental equipment, to labor, which helps in quoting more accurately.

Total Party Planner includes tools for invoice and custom proposal creation, client tracking, staff hiring, recipe building, payment tracking, profit analysis, and much more. It provides pre-defined report templates, pack lists, proposals, and emails which help a business to maintain consistency.

Users can access event data from anywhere with Total Party Planner's featured security and technical support. A centralized information storage facility enables users to view all past notes and email conversations.

Total Party Planner’s task dashboard provides details of events such as the menu, schedule waitstaff, inventory reports, checklists and more. An integrated calendar can be exported to Google Calendar.

Users can also access the software from anywhere via dedicated mobile apps available for both – iOS and Android. Total Party Planner also provides integration with other existing software such as Google Maps, Google Calendar, SocailTables, Microsoft Outlook, StaffMate, QuickBooks, and more.

Total Party Planner Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$125,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

After a one-time activation fee of $499:

Monthly: $125

Annual: $1250

Additional users can be added for $30 each per month


Total Party Planner Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Total Party Planner calender
Total Party Planner dashboard
Total Party Planner runs on iPad-iPhone
Create branded proposals
Schedule, view and manage tasks
Total Party Planner offers third party integrations
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Total Party Planner Reviews

Total Party Planner Reviews

Overall rating
4,9
/
5
Excellent
124

Very good
14

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,9
98% recommended this app
Alex L.

One of the few things that actually gets you more time to run your business!

It has allowed us to move into the cloud and keep all of our information in a reliable and easily interfaced system.


Esther B.

In a World Where Customer Service is a Dying Art, this is Customer Service at Its Finest

The software streamlines the process from inquiry to close. Customer Service is ALWAYS Phenomenal. I'd like to give a shout out to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and to any representative whom I have failed to name, THANK YOU TOO! I don't feel like a client, I feel like the TTP Tech Support is part of our Team!!!


Colin N.

Customer Service


Karen L.

Used for three years and it was great but the new view they have rolled out is full of...

It was a great product that served our company for several years. It allowed our business to grow and service a retail store front, a catering and bakery business in a new expanded facility. Currently we are spending more time trying to fix problems with the software than we are spending with clients. It is costing us money in labor, time off task, plus the added expense of redoing the event over and over to get it correct.


Sarah M.

If you are looking for catering or event planning software- look no further!


Alex L.
Industry: Events Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

One of the few things that actually gets you more time to run your business!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/12/05
Review Source: Capterra

It has allowed us to move into the cloud and keep all of our information in a reliable and easily interfaced system.

Pros

This allows any hospitality professional or small business to present itself professionally and efficiently! It brings together all the different parts of our business under one software platform so we can easily communicate and excel. It is a lifesaver for our hectic industry and we cannot recommend it enough! On top of everything else, the customer service from TPP is rapid and helpful.

Cons

The UI and UX could be a little bit improved. We are used to seeing all the web software interfaces being very streamlined and modern nowadays. As amazing as TPP is, the interface feels a bit clunky and outdated.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Esther B.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 11-50 Employees

In a World Where Customer Service is a Dying Art, this is Customer Service at Its Finest

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

The software streamlines the process from inquiry to close. Customer Service is ALWAYS Phenomenal. I'd like to give a shout out to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and to any representative whom I have failed to name, THANK YOU TOO! I don't feel like a client, I feel like the TTP Tech Support is part of our Team!!!

Pros

I believe the software is extremely user friendly. Having a background in computers and programming myself, I find the various features both invaluable and easy to understand. I am looking forward to the New View slated to be released this year.

Cons

It would be nice if there was a report where we could see what items were most popular for a specific client. As always, a multi-day event feature would be nice, as well as, being able to view sent messages in my outlook or godaddy sent items folder.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Colin N.
Industry: Restaurants
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Customer Service

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The customer service is amazing... [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] has always been there to answer any questions I have or help me with any issues. I will continue to use the software during my catering career as a business owner

Cons

You cannot delete items - making an item discontinued is not enough. We should be able to delete an item from our menu but not have it affect a proposal. This is the most frustrating part about the software. ALSO the mass emails does not work for gmail users. That is ridiculous and hurting our business daily.

Response from Computica

Hello Colin. Thank you for your feedback. I want to encourage you to reach out to our Client Care team to resolve your GMail issue. We have enhanced the system to be able to use your Gmail application as your personal
mailing gateway.

Also, at some point we will allow you to delete your Menu Items from the system but for now it's important to retain them for reviewing your historical events.

--TPP Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Karen L.
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Used for three years and it was great but the new view they have rolled out is full of flaws!!!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/29
Review Source: Capterra

It was a great product that served our company for several years. It allowed our business to grow and service a retail store front, a catering and bakery business in a new expanded facility. Currently we are spending more time trying to fix problems with the software than we are spending with clients. It is costing us money in labor, time off task, plus the added expense of redoing the event over and over to get it correct.

Pros

It was easy to use, make changes on and produce a quality product. We were not having any issues so why they made big, big changes I do not understand. For a while we could continue to use the original system but then over night the old system would not work to process payments, create menus, etc. No new manual was created and you must tech support every time you create something new. For the money we pay we should have a quality product again.

Cons

Changes were made without preparation to train the users on the new product and the product was not field tested and fixed before the release.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Sarah M.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 11-50 Employees

If you are looking for catering or event planning software- look no further!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

We love this software!!! It totally changed the way we operate and it has allowed us to expand our business output. The main thing I love about this software is how intuitive it is! The creator of this software came from catering and created this software to help his family business be more efficient and it was such a great program that he shared it with the industry. It is is geared toward catering, is completely customizable and not just a catch all menu software. And their customer service is UNBEATABLE!!!!

Cons

There are no cons. As a customer going into our 4th year of using this software, I have absolutely no complaints.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,5/10
Based on 141 user ratings
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Total Party Planner Pricing

Total Party Planner Pricing

Starting from
US$125,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

After a one-time activation fee of $499:

Monthly: $125

Annual: $1250

Additional users can be added for $30 each per month

After a one-time activation fee of $499:

Monthly: $125

Annual: $1250

Additional users can be added for $30 each per month

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 141 user ratings
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Total Party Planner Features

Total Party Planner Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management
Calendar Management
Channel Management
Credit Card Processing
Discount Management
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Online Booking Integration
Price Management
Promotions Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reservations Management
Room Booking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Total Party Planner

Additional information for Total Party Planner

Key features of Total Party Planner

  • Accounting Management
  • Actual Costing
  • Banquet management
  • Billing & invoicing process
  • Booking management
  • Contract management
  • Create custom proposal
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Estimating
  • Event Calendar
  • Event management
  • Event scheduling
  • Export calendar to Google account
  • Facility management
  • Integrated calendar
  • Integration with QuickBooks Online
  • Inventory management
  • Invoice processing
  • Invoice templates
  • Invoices
  • Kitchen / Menu management
  • Process Management
  • Profit analysis
  • Quote estimation
  • Recipe management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Task management
  • Track food and labor costs
  • Waitstaff management

Benefits

• Total Party Planner analyzes food cost and profit margins helping users to save money and maximize profit from events.

• Users can export their Total Party Planner calendar to their Google account.

• Users can add a contact form to their website, through which leads can be captured.

• Total Party Planner's electronic signature facility allows users to process contracts quickly.

• Users can create custom branded reports which helps in making proposals look more professional.

Total Party Planner FAQs

Total Party Planner FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Total Party Planner.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Total Party Planner offer?

Total Party Planner offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$125,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

After a one-time activation fee of $499: Monthly: $125 Annual: $1250 Additional users can be added for $30 each per month

Q. What are the main features of Total Party Planner?

Total Party Planner offers the following features:

  • Accounting Management
  • Actual Costing
  • Banquet management
  • Billing & invoicing process
  • Booking management
  • Contract management
  • Create custom proposal
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Estimating
  • Event Calendar
  • Event management
  • Event scheduling
  • Export calendar to Google account
  • Facility management
  • Integrated calendar
  • Integration with QuickBooks Online
  • Inventory management
  • Invoice processing
  • Invoice templates
  • Invoices
  • Kitchen / Menu management
  • Process Management
  • Profit analysis
  • Quote estimation
  • Recipe management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Task management
  • Track food and labor costs
  • Waitstaff management

Q. Who are the typical users of Total Party Planner?

Total Party Planner has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Total Party Planner support?

Total Party Planner supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Total Party Planner offer?

Total Party Planner has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Total Party Planner support mobile devices?

Total Party Planner supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does Total Party Planner integrate with?

Total Party Planner integrates with the following applications:

Authorize.net, Constant Contact, Constant Contact, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Nowsta, QuickBooks Online Advanced

Q. What level of support does Total Party Planner offer?

Total Party Planner offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials