Selecting a Ticketing System: The Best Ticketing Software of 2015 – Part 5

Here we are with Part 5 of The Best Ticketing Software of 2015 Series. Can you believe it? By the end of this post we will have covered 50 different ticketing companies! Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 for the remainder of the companies covered thus far.

Make sure to follow TicketPeak on our social media channels as well! Every Tuesday under #TicketingSystemTuesday we are tweeting and posting the latest ticketing technology news, helpful ticketing tips, and useful advice about selecting the right ticketing system for your performing arts organization. Be sure to follow along with us on Twitter and Facebook!

Today we’ve got ten more ticketing systems to take a look at – Admit One, aTicket, Automated Kiosk Ticketing, Enta Ticket Solution, PatronManager CRM, Theatre Manager, TheatreTics, TicketOps, Wicket Ticketing System and Yapsody.

Admit One

  • Deployment: Installed
  • Pricing: Starting at $5,000/installation
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: No

aTicket

  • 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

Automated Kiosk Ticketing

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

Enta Ticket Solution

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Starting at $100/month per user
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: Yes
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

PatronManager CRM

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Starting at $200/month
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: Yes
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: No
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: No

Theatre Manager

  • Deployment: Installed, Mobile, 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: No

TheatreTics

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Starting at $100/month
  • Fee for $20 Ticket: Not available
  • Reserved Seating: No
  • Onsite Ticketing: Yes
  • Online Ticketing: Yes
  • Season Tickets: Yes
  • Customer Database: Yes
  • Fundraising Management: Yes

TicketOps

  • Deployment: Installed, 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

Wicket Ticketing System

  • Deployment: Web-based
  • Pricing: Starting at $2.50/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: No

Yapsody

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

Of course with a wide selection of ticketing software companies comes a diverse range of services and features at many different price-points. According to Capterra reviews, most of these ticketing systems work well for performing arts organizations; however, there are a few key features missing from some of these systems.

  • TheatreTics, Wicket Ticketing System, and Automated Kiosk Ticketing do not offer a reserved seating feature.
  • Wicket Ticketing System and Admit One do not offer fundraising management.
  • Last but not least, more than half of these softwares do not offer season ticket capabilities: TicketOps, Yapsody, Wicket Ticketing System, Admit One, PatronManager CRM, and aTicket do not offer this feature.

At the end of the day, each performing arts organization’s needs are slightly different. Make sure that you begin you ticketing system search process by carefully evaluating which features are high priorities on your organization’s “need” list and which are simply a “want.”

CC Image by Véronique Debord-Lazaro
CC Image by Véronique Debord-Lazaro

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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