Total Party Planner

The most popular catering software to automate.

About Total Party Planner

The most popular web-based catering software for business owners to automate. Designed to help easily transition from manual Word documents and spreadsheets into one single organized system. Save time, quote faster, organize all operations, and quickly understand event financials so that you can grow your business! TPP is easy to use and loved by thousands of owners around the world.

Key benefits of Total Party Planner

• 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Total Party Planner calender
Total Party Planner dashboard
Total Party Planner runs on iPad-iPhone
Create branded proposals
Total Party Planner offers third party integrations
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Features

Total features of Total Party Planner: 62

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Banquet Management
  • Batch Processing
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Drafting
  • Contract/License Management
  • Cost Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Estimating
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Kitchen / Menu Management
  • Lead Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Order Management
  • Preview Functionality
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Proposal Generation
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Recipe Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reservations Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Waitstaff Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,9 /5
(142)
Value for Money
4,7/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Alex L.
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/12/05

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

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.

Mark F.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best customer service EVER

Reviewed on 2021/01/19

We have been able to integrate all of our invoicing, client contacts, client contracts,...

We have been able to integrate all of our invoicing, client contacts, client contracts, itineraries , calendars, menu building, cost analysis and inventory into ONE software package. TPP truly offers the ability to easily integrate all of your functionalities into one silo.

Pros

Total Party Planner (TPP) was super easy to integrate. We were up and running within 20 minutes of installing. I had previously tried to integrate Caterease twice over the past 5 years. Caterease should be called CaterNOTease, because it is has a very complicated and obtuse interface.

As easy as TPP's integration was, what really blew my team away was TPP's customer service and help desk. TPP is feature risk for every basic hospitality function imaginable; but every Catering business is "unique" and if we ever need to tweak how TPP presents our data or solves an issue, we simply send an email and voila, our answer appears in our in box with nary any wait.

I honestly feel sorry for all the folks that go with Caterease, out of ignorance as to the availability of TPP and all that it offers...I literally stumbled upon it after two fruitless ( and expensive! ) adventures with Caterease.

If anyone would like to contact me directly, I would happily share more details on how delighted we are with the TPP software.

Cons

TPP has a mobile phone app, that is adequate, but could be better.

Karen L.
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  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2018/01/29

It was a great product that served our company for several years. It allowed our business to grow...

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.

Harley L.
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Making My Life Easier!

Reviewed on 2020/03/12

Super amazing - our productivity is positively benefited!! Thank you TPP team!!

Super amazing - our productivity is positively benefited!! Thank you TPP team!!

Pros

I love the customization of the system- we have been using this software for abut 4 years now and I know we still don't use all of the capabilities! It is super user friendly which is great when it comes to training staff members, and the cross-company ability with being able to use throughout our sales/front-of-house team as well as the kitchen/chef squad!

Cons

We always find there are small tips and tricks that we would appreciate, but the TPP team is always receptive to suggestions and are constantly changing and adjusting things to make our lives so much easier on the daily!

Response from Computica

Harley - Thank you for your incredibly kind words! It's great to hear we are making your life easier. That really is our main objective.

Please keep reaching out to the TPP Team as you continue to explore and use more and more functionality.

-- TPP Team

Esther B.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2020/02/27

The software streamlines the process from inquiry to close. Customer Service is ALWAYS Phenomenal....

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.

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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

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Total Party Planner has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Total Party Planner supports the following languages:

English

Total Party Planner supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Total Party Planner integrates with the following applications:

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

Total Party Planner offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat

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