Localist

Event-specific CMS for Marketing and HR teams

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Localist Overview

What is Localist?

Localist is a cloud-based event management solution that helps businesses of all sizes manage, promote and publish events. Primarily catering to marketing and HR teams, Localist serves schools, hospitals, media, tourism, retail and B2B organizations. Key features of the software include event registration, ticketing, an API, an admin panel, customizable branding, and customer segmentation.

Localist also provides a central event repository, an enterprise-level backend, and multi-level branding distribution channels. Additionally, Localist offers tools including customizable CSS and HTML, design templates, and SILK Brand Ingester.

From structured pages and automated SEO to segmentation and custom permission levels, Localist enables users to build custom mobile applications via APIs. The software can work in synchronization with add-ons such as cvent and Concept3D. Aside from an event CMS, Localist also has a stand-alone mobile application, Tailgate, for Apple and Android phone/tablet users.

Localist integrates with Salesforce, active data, Ad Astra, AddThis, CAS, Drupal, CollegiateLink, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Google calendars. Pricing is based on the number of events held per year, and support is provided to users via email, phone, documentation, and an online help desk.

Localist Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing for software as well as mobile application, Tailgate, is customized on the basis of features availed by organizations.
Prices are available in premium, professionals, enterprise packages.


Localist Features

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

Media

Manage event ticketing and registrations
View trending events
Manage ticketing, promo codes and attendees
Scheduling a recurring event
Create a Localist profile using social platforms
Enhance content with Localist's open API
Localist screenshot: Manage event ticketing and registrations Localist screenshot: View trending events Localist screenshot: Manage ticketing, promo codes and attendees Localist screenshot: Scheduling a recurring event Localist screenshot: Create a Localist profile using social platforms Localist screenshot: Enhance content with Localist's open API

Localist Reviews

Localist Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
33

Very good
23

Average
7

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,3
89% recommended this app
Nicky E.

Localist is the solution!

We looked at many different event software solutions before deciding on Localist. It's a great product, and the customer service is unparalleled.


Raymond R.

Ray's review of Localist

I'm very familiar with Localist after having used it for a few years so I'm reluctant to change to a different email merge system but I do find it to be user-friendly and easy to introduce people to.


Stanley C.

Customer service is excellent, but the UI and functionality needs a revamp

Overall I think the customer service is excellent. The UI and functionality needs to be improved. I've been using this software for 5 years and it has not changed much. It's time to improve on the current concept.


Frankie R.

Beautiful, functional, and automated.

Our previous website calendar system consisted of our staff manually entering events when the public would email them to us. Even with copy/pasting each field, it would take up some time to process a lot of requests. Now, we can approve or deny events with the click of a button and the public takes the time to format the events themselves. This also allows for required fields so we don't receive events with missing information.


Brandi H.

Easy to use and excellent customer service

We wanted a tool that would make it easier for our users to add and manage their own events to a calendar, thus adding to the number events on the calendar at any given time. Localist, with its easy to use interface, has solved that problem. People have found it very easy to use with little to no training necessary. The Localist support team has been wonderful about replying quickly to any questions or help I've needed.


Nicky E.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Localist is the solution!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/17
Review Source: Capterra

We looked at many different event software solutions before deciding on Localist. It's a great product, and the customer service is unparalleled.

Pros

I really like how you can brand localist, customize the calendar offerings, and how it is a marketing platform in addition to a events platform.

Cons

I wish that the integration with Facebook still existed! I don't like double-creating everything - but using Localist and Facebook together = maximum visibility.

Response from Localist

Good feedback Nicky - Thanks!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Raymond R.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Ray's review of Localist

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/17
Review Source: Capterra

I'm very familiar with Localist after having used it for a few years so I'm reluctant to change to a different email merge system but I do find it to be user-friendly and easy to introduce people to.

Pros

It's very easy to get started and set up a basic email. Support is very helpful and great about determining what issues I'm having. The emails usually look pretty great and consistent.

Cons

After I've uploaded a new audience, the response time a for it to appear and become useable. This is very confusing and stressful when you need to send the campaign.

When I import an audience and add new field names, I wish I didn't have to eventually rename them from the default "MEREGE8" in the Audience fields page.

I wish it were easier to modify the template and styles without "hacking it" via CSS.

Response from Localist

Thanks Raymond! I passed your feedback on to our support team too.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Stanley C.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Customer service is excellent, but the UI and functionality needs a revamp

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/12/18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I think the customer service is excellent. The UI and functionality needs to be improved. I've been using this software for 5 years and it has not changed much. It's time to improve on the current concept.

Pros

I like that I am able to segment my events into separate communities. I like the outstanding software support whenever I have questions.

The UI and functionality can be upgraded to better filter events and further improve usability.

Cons

I don't like that I can't give more control for approval of events. At my organization, we have one admin to approve the events. Events already submitted don't necessarily need to be reapproved by me if there are minor changes like dates. When someone does add/remove dates from an event, the event is no longer visible to the public and needs to be reapproved. Maybe the event shouldn't be pulled from the live feed and be amended by the changes when it's approved. Or there should be an option to automatically approve minor changes.

Another thing I don't like is the way you can filter down events. I think being able to see a calendar with the events listed on each day is a plus. (Kind of like seeing a physical calendar or using the Google calendar app.) People like to be able to see the events available on a week or monthly basis. I think this option would be most beneficial for the widget at least. I've been asked multiple times to have an alternative view to the list view we already have. The mini calendar for the widget is not functionally viable. It limits you to being only able to filter events on a day to day basis. If you ask me, I think it is rather cumbersome and not useful.

Response from Localist

Hey Stanley! Thanks for your review.

We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform.

Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed.

Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Frankie R.
Industry: Government Relations
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Beautiful, functional, and automated.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/09
Review Source: Capterra

Our previous website calendar system consisted of our staff manually entering events when the public would email them to us. Even with copy/pasting each field, it would take up some time to process a lot of requests. Now, we can approve or deny events with the click of a button and the public takes the time to format the events themselves. This also allows for required fields so we don't receive events with missing information.

Pros

I really like the clean design of the calendar along with the functionality of event submissions. Having the public submit their own events automates our process so much more than it was before. All we have to do is click one button to approve or deny the events, and that makes our job much easier.

Cons

I think we could have a little more control over the customization of the design, but we still haven't hit too many roadblocks as it is now.

Response from Localist

Hey Frankie! Thanks for your feedback! We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform.

Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed.

Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Brandi H.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Easy to use and excellent customer service

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/01/04
Review Source: Capterra

We wanted a tool that would make it easier for our users to add and manage their own events to a calendar, thus adding to the number events on the calendar at any given time. Localist, with its easy to use interface, has solved that problem. People have found it very easy to use with little to no training necessary. The Localist support team has been wonderful about replying quickly to any questions or help I've needed.

Pros

This was the easiest third-party tool implementation I've ever been a part of. They didn't oversell and under-deliver. The calendar was exactly as promised and so easy to use for both admins and our end-users. The interface is user friendly and has made adding and managing events very easy.

Cons

There isn't much that I like least about the software. Localist is very responsive to customer suggestions so updates are usually driven by users. The minor things are not deal breakers for me.

Response from Localist

Thanks for your feedback, Brandi! What a great review!

We're catching up on responding to some Capterra reviews, and we wanted to check-in. I wanted to let you know that we are weeks away from launching an improved front-end on the Localist platform.

Our goal with this front-end release is to update the design of the customizable layout - without disturbing too much in the existing experience. Maintaining simplicity in the user's experience is critical. We have identified opportunities in key moments of interaction to improve user flows and optimize how content is consumed.

Looking forward to this release and would love to get some feedback from you after that release! If you have any questions and concerns hit us up at https://www.localist.com/contact/

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
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Localist Pricing

Localist Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing for software as well as mobile application, Tailgate, is customized on the basis of features availed by organizations.
Prices are available in premium, professionals, enterprise packages.

Pricing for software as well as mobile application, Tailgate, is customized on the basis of features availed by organizations.
Prices are available in premium, professionals, enterprise packages.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 63 user ratings
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Localist Features

Localist Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,2/5
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Additional information for Localist

Additional information for Localist

Key features of Localist

  • Admin Panel
  • Application development
  • Attendee Management
  • Audience Segmentation
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Discount/Coupon Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Location-Based Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Payment Processing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Ticketing

Benefits

• Localist allows businesses to create branded, indexable, conversion-optimized event landing pages in a variety of customer-centric formats.

• Manage multiple calendars with Localist's single content management system.

• Centralize the management of event payments and RSVPs with Localist.

• Localist's suite of admin tools helps businesses handle and improve back-end operations and efficiency, with scalable event classification tools, custom permission levels, and bulk importing & feeds.

• Localist provides a full featured API that allows users to extract and display event calendar content however they want to.

Localist FAQs

Localist FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Localist.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Localist offer?

Localist offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Pricing for software as well as mobile application, Tailgate, is customized on the basis of features availed by organizations. Prices are available in premium, professionals, enterprise packages.

Q. What are the main features of Localist?

Localist offers the following features:

  • Admin Panel
  • Application development
  • Attendee Management
  • Audience Segmentation
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Discount/Coupon Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Location-Based Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Payment Processing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Ticketing

Q. Who are the typical users of Localist?

Localist has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Localist support?

Localist supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does Localist support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Localist supports

Q. What other apps does Localist integrate with?

Localist integrates with the following applications:

Concept3D, Drupal, Facebook, Google Analytics, LinkedIn, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Twitter, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does Localist offer?

Localist offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Forum