Sched

Event management for conferences, conventions and school.

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Sched Overview

What is Sched?

Sched is an event management software which enables users to manage entire events in one place using a range of features including event scheduling, speaker management and sponsor management, plus calendar sync, digital signage, attendance management, event website management, and more. Sched also provides users with personal mobile apps and an agenda builder. It serves as an event platform for small teams and keeps everything in sync automatically.

The Sched event website showcases event details and works on increasing event registrations. Digital Signage technology serves to display the event’s schedule on monitors and projectors placed across the event. The friend finder feature highlights friends attending the event, and Twitter Feeds keep the conversation lively and engaging. The attendance management feature lets users reserve their spot and join the list for workshops with limited spaces. Users can save time by enabling speakers to manage their own sessions and upload their presentation resources directly to the app.

Sched also helps users increase sponsorship opportunities by supporting 8 ways to feature their logo across the mobile app, reminders, and website. The Eventbrite ticket sync incorporates attendees into the software, controlling what they can add based on their ticket. Other Sched features include a check-in app, capacity and waitlist management, sessions management, email tools, customizable branding, an API, feedback reports, and more.

Sched Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$0,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Sched for detailed pricing information. Purchase orders available to approved organizations.


Sched Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Publish and manage all your event details in one place
Browse the entire event schedule via the mobile app
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Sched Reviews

Sched Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
43

Very good
8

Average
4

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,7
89% recommended this app
Heather B.

Sched is my best friend!

Communication is the main problem that Sched solves. It's an at-a-glance snapshot of an entire evening that easily drills down into specifics. It invites interaction, so that's another communication problem solved/helped. I couldn't be more thrilled to have Sched working on my event's behalf. Thank you!


Verified Reviewer

Think of it as the streamlined Everbrite app for both attendees and organizers

Don't think of this web service/mobile app as a replacement for Everbrite. Think of it as a complimentary app that can quickly turn volunteers into productive teams and for users to avoid the bloatware of Everbrite as an option. Very impressed and thoroughly satisfied with Sched.


Lane S.

Horrible Customer Service

It wasn't too difficult to get everything set up, but we needed a human to help us select the right package to purchase. It was way too difficult reaching someone and we were actually told that no one could assist us for at least another week because that department was going to a conference.


James C.

Excellent package and service

We used to publish our own website with conference info; it had the basic info, but it was hard to keep the pieces consistent. Now we link to the Sched site from our event page and attendees find everything there. Speakers can post their pix and handouts and complete/update their profiles and send e-mail blasts to all who signed up for their workshop. We got good reporting and from it (and Google Analytics) see a high engagement rate (not just page views; over half set up accounts and created a personal schedule). This is all from their lowest service level/tier; higher levels integrate more with registration/payment etc., but we already have an online store and used it for front-end registration.


Kristen T.

Couldn't Do It Without Sched

We are a preK-12 school district that hosts a yearly EdCamp in which teachers sign up for workshops delivered by their peers. Sched is a huge time saver, in that it allows us to communicate directly with presenters and attendees, to control the schedule, to create room signage, to add venue maps, and to generally make the day run smoothly. It saves paper, as we don't have to print all those workshop overviews (which we were always doing at the last minute because we had to chase people down for them!), and helps us control the numbers of people attending workshops so they are not overbooked. I don't know how we would be able to do this at this scale without Sched!


Heather B.
Industry: Fine Art
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Sched is my best friend!

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/15
Review Source: Capterra

Communication is the main problem that Sched solves. It's an at-a-glance snapshot of an entire evening that easily drills down into specifics. It invites interaction, so that's another communication problem solved/helped. I couldn't be more thrilled to have Sched working on my event's behalf. Thank you!

Pros

What DON'T I love about this software? I love that it does whatever I want--I love that it's accessible and can be organized in so many different views, I love that it's embeddable on other sites, that the links to individual events are shareable, that it's COLOR CODED. I guess if I had to boil it down, I love that Sched creates a central place where my entire event can be housed, with all its moving pieces and participants, and that it's equally friendly to internal and external audiences.

Cons

I might be missing this, but it might be fun to be able to upload artwork for individual sessions. I've also had people ask for a maps function, so it might be cool to be able to see all my venues on a map or diagram, with addresses attached.

I'm sure I haven't even begun to understand all that Sched is capable of. I just love that it works for me every year and that my users are getting more acquainted with it, so. . . thanks for staying consistent and continuously improving our experience!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: Self Employed

Think of it as the streamlined Everbrite app for both attendees and organizers

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/03
Review Source: Capterra

Don't think of this web service/mobile app as a replacement for Everbrite. Think of it as a complimentary app that can quickly turn volunteers into productive teams and for users to avoid the bloatware of Everbrite as an option. Very impressed and thoroughly satisfied with Sched.

Pros

I recently started using Sched when volunteering at an international business conference. In addition to Everbrite, we were trained on using Sched for checking in attendees and managing custom schedules for workshops, seminars, etc.

Though it has less features than say Everbrite, Sched feels much faster and streamlined (especially on my older mobile devices). Fast loading and transitions.

The minimalistic UX/UI makes learning how to use the app simple for even non-tech-savvy users.

I really liked the website integration. It was very smooth to get people to register or sign up for events then have those events make up a custom schedule for attendees in the mobile Sched app. With thousands of attendees and dozens of workshops a day, we never ran into any technical issues.

And I like their cute logo as well :)

Cons

I didn't have any issues with using the app but the only hiccup was explaining the name to others who have never heard or used it. I think for non-native English users, the single syllable abbreviated name was confusing.

Response from Sched

Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback.

I'm so happy to hear Sched streamlined your event and love that we could "quickly turn volunteers into productive teams." This is exactly something we strive for every day.

I've passed on your kind words to the whole team -- you made our week!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lane S.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Horrible Customer Service

Used Other for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/11/20
Review Source: Capterra

It wasn't too difficult to get everything set up, but we needed a human to help us select the right package to purchase. It was way too difficult reaching someone and we were actually told that no one could assist us for at least another week because that department was going to a conference.

Pros

We liked that if needed, you could print out the schedule.

Cons

There is no customer support. The only way to reach someone for assistance is to find a spot on THEIR calendar for them to call you.

Response from Sched

Hi Lane, I'm very sorry we were not available for a call right away when you reached out. As a fully remote company, we take one trip a year to do big-picture planning and foster connection. We will be working together to create a better system for handling inquiries during our future off-site team events.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

James C.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Excellent package and service

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/08/24
Review Source: Capterra

We used to publish our own website with conference info; it had the basic info, but it was hard to keep the pieces consistent. Now we link to the Sched site from our event page and attendees find everything there. Speakers can post their pix and handouts and complete/update their profiles and send e-mail blasts to all who signed up for their workshop. We got good reporting and from it (and Google Analytics) see a high engagement rate (not just page views; over half set up accounts and created a personal schedule). This is all from their lowest service level/tier; higher levels integrate more with registration/payment etc., but we already have an online store and used it for front-end registration.

Pros

One-stop shop for event management: attendees, speakers/handouts, exhibitors, rooms, messaging, feedback, social sharing....

Mobile-friendly site and app for participants to create/manage their schedules, submit feedback, share content, etc..

Smart import/export/update

Responsive personal tech support

Good pricing plans especially for nonprofits

Cons

We ran into a couple of small limitations (e.g. can't embed image in e-mail blast), but we found workarounds and Sched team is using our feedback to improve their platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kristen T.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Couldn't Do It Without Sched

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/11
Review Source: Capterra

We are a preK-12 school district that hosts a yearly EdCamp in which teachers sign up for workshops delivered by their peers. Sched is a huge time saver, in that it allows us to communicate directly with presenters and attendees, to control the schedule, to create room signage, to add venue maps, and to generally make the day run smoothly. It saves paper, as we don't have to print all those workshop overviews (which we were always doing at the last minute because we had to chase people down for them!), and helps us control the numbers of people attending workshops so they are not overbooked. I don't know how we would be able to do this at this scale without Sched!

Pros

This software takes so much of the redundancy out of event organizing. No need to copy and paste information into twenty different locations, or to type in email addresses multiple times. It is a huge time saver!

Cons

I would like to be able to add a bit more design to the room signage (but it is a hugely helpful feature). It would also be nice for workshop presenters who are also attendees to have their own workshops in their own schedules, without it looking like they are taking up a seat.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,1/10
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Sched Pricing

Sched Pricing

Starting from
US$0,00/year
Free Trial
One Time License
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Sched for detailed pricing information. Purchase orders available to approved organizations.

Contact Sched for detailed pricing information. Purchase orders available to approved organizations.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 57 user ratings
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Sched Features

Sched Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Real Time Data
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Sched

Additional information for Sched

Key features of Sched

  • Attendee Management
  • Branded Website
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Event Scheduling
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Speaker Management
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Ticketing
  • Trade Shows

Benefits

• The Custom Agenda Builder allows attendees to personalize their schedule according to their needs, and measure their popularity.

• Sched has a simple Content Management System that lets users publish an event site or integrate it into their own website.

• Track and verify attendance on-site and on-the-go for event sessions via the mobile check-in app.

• The Sched Profile makes networking easier by providing participants with their own profile page.

• Lets users discover insights into the most anticipated sessions and highest rated speakers to help them organize bigger and more successful events in the future.

Sched FAQs

Sched FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sched.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sched offer?

Sched offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$0,00/year

Pricing model: One Time License, Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Contact Sched for detailed pricing information. Purchase orders available to approved organizations.

Q. What are the main features of Sched?

Sched offers the following features:

  • Attendee Management
  • Branded Website
  • Conferences/Conventions
  • Event Scheduling
  • Exhibit/Vendor Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Speaker Management
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Ticketing
  • Trade Shows

Q. Who are the typical users of Sched?

Sched has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Sched support?

Sched supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sched offer?

Sched has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Free, Subscription

Q. Does Sched support mobile devices?

Sched supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Sched integrate with?

Sched integrates with the following applications:

Eventbrite, VBO Tickets

Q. What level of support does Sched offer?

Sched offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials