Augure has incorporated different functionality into its software to help users better manage responses and monitor registrations.
Our tool manages responses, offering instant tracking in real time as registrations come in. As time goes on, this allows you to prompt participants that have not yet responded.
Depending on which method you choose, Augure can be updated over time based on straightforward invitee responses by return of email; in general, however, it is more efficient and easier to use the Augure function of an RSVP form incorporated directly into the invitation. In this way, the software processes all the responses automatically, whether they are negative, positive or undecided.
Another advantage of Augure is that it can easily interface with other systems; for example, it is often useful to be able to link directly to a ticketing system. This makes things easier for invitees by giving them access to ticketing from the moment they receive their invitation, in order that they can secure their place, and for you by providing a global overview of the number of registrations over time.
Another important point to bear in mind in terms of response processing is that an invitation will often be for two (or more) people. To manage numbers on the day effectively, including issuance of badges, you will need to know this information in order to link registered attendees with those accompanying them.
Finally, certain invitees may have a more specific status, such as journalists or VIP guests. These invitees require premium passes or badges, which must be taken into account when collating responses, particularly if they have extra, specific requirements (transport, catering, accommodation, advance meeting, etc.).