Low-cost Online Event Organization Service for Meetings, Sports and Special Events Launched by PowerObjects; ZapEvent Streamlines Paperwork and Reporting While Personalizing any Event

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A new, low-cost event online registration service called ZapEvent (http://www.zapevent.com) officially launched today that can take control of any registration for meeting planning, sports events, convention challenges or other special occasions with a few simple clicks and a variety of value-added user benefits. Developed and sold by PowerObjects, based in Minneapolis and Islamabad, ZapEvent eliminates the paperwork of manual registrations so that event and meeting managers have more time and money to focus on executing their events. The service also provides opportunities for users to personalize -- and own -- all data related to an event, plus the ability to do custom pricing, add on advertising and do up selling without outrageous fees or set-up charges.

We think it's not only a smart and cost-effective tool for events but ZapEvent also could be considered a 'green' application since it reduces a considerable amount of paperwork and waste, and it's simple to learn, navigate and use. If running a race were only this easy!

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A new, low-cost event online registration service called ZapEvent (http://www.zapevent.com) officially launched today that can take control of any registration for meeting planning, sports events, convention challenges or other special occasions with a few simple clicks and a variety of value-added user benefits. Developed and sold by PowerObjects, based in Minneapolis and Islamabad, ZapEvent eliminates the paperwork of manual registrations so that event and meeting managers have more time and money to focus on executing their events. The service also provides opportunities for users to personalize -- and own -- all data related to an event, plus the ability to do custom pricing, add on advertising and do up selling without outrageous fees or set-up charges.

"Without ZapEvent, it would have been impossible for us at a mostly all-volunteer organization to implement the kind of active website and online event registration system that Team Ortho needs to help us grow," notes John Larson, who runs Team Ortho, the non-profit organization that raises money for orthopedic research and conducts races around the country. "Today we can simultaneously manage the many Team Ortho racers that we have going in events all over the country and continue to have people sign up for future races, volunteer opportunities, segment data, process credit card charges, you name it, ZapEvent really is exceptional. It gives us the tools to overcome obstacles to growth, including things we didn't even know were hindering us. Other race event groups are just blown away by it," Larson adds.

"ZapEvent is an efficient and scalable system with many capabilities and also provides cost and time savings to any organization," says Dean Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer. "It's the cheapest and most customizable way to do online registration and provides a host of benefits, chief among them the system's ability to capture registrations, generate reports, filter out data that the organization can own and then use it to market to their participants. Unlike other online registration systems, we don't sell that data, it belongs to the company who runs the event. ZapEvent was created with one purpose and that was to provide a low cost system that any size organization can use for any size of event."

"There are an abundance of users for ZapEvent, from meeting planners and special event organizers to racing organizations to chambers of commerce, conferences, schools, class reunions, nonprofits and others," explains Jim Sheehan, PowerObjects' Chief Operating Officer and a frequent runner in Team Ortho races and other running events. "We think it's not only a smart and cost-effective tool for events but ZapEvent also could be considered a 'green' application since it reduces a considerable amount of paperwork and waste, and it's simple to learn, navigate and use. If running a race were only this easy!"

About ZapEvent

ZapEvent was developed primarily at PowerObjects' Islamabad site, a company-owned offshore software development office. ZapEvent is Simple to use:

  • Create an Event
  • Define Activities
  • Set Pricing

And it offers a variety of Benefits including:

  • High Quality Site
  • Low Cost
  • Total Control of Your Own Data
  • Basic Event Registration
  • Rich User Experience
  • Platforms for Picture Gallery, Map, Weather and Contact form related to your event
  • Events Allow Up Selling Opportunities
  • Add-on gear, apparel, donations or other items in the registration process
  • Allows Tiered Pricing and pricing by age and/or date with easy setup
  • Secure Form Submissions with encrypted transactions, using CAPTCHA to verify transaction is process by a person and not a computer hacking in to the system
  • Allows creation of a "Promotional Code" using dollars or percentages.
  • Allows creation of discount rules using dollars and percentages.
  • Event Use Allows Defining Questions to Capture Data
  • Offers Support for Text, Radio Buttons, Check Box, Drop Down List, Numeric and Multiple Check Boxes.
  • No event is too large or too small

About PowerObjects

PowerObjects continues to escalate its business in key areas that are critical to keeping companies of all sizes in many industries, government, institutions and nonprofits running at optimal technology levels. Among its main service and product offerings, PowerObjects provides IT staff for augmentation and project assignments for Customer Relationship Management (CRM), using the latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM tool in a hosted environment. It innovates software programming for web-based reporting with its own smlPortal, and has developed a compelling Human Resources (HR) solution for school districts called powerHR that delivers significant time and cost savings for education districts and institutions saddled by budget constraints.

PowerObjects has worked with some of the biggest brands in manufacturing, professional services, retail, healthcare and other industries, including: 3M, Guidant Corp., Gage Marketing, The St. Paul Companies, The Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, United HealthCare, Mayo Clinic, the Armed Forces, Xcel Energy, United Way of Minneapolis and many others. It was the 2007 winner for the "Best Practice in Finance and Operations" in the annual Upsize Magazine Business Builder competition.

For more information, please contact Martin Keller at Media Savant Communications Co., 612-729-8585, or mkeller(at)mediasavantcom.com

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