4 Surprising Things about Total Party Planner Catering Software


Supporting you and your business is what Total Party Planner is all about. That’s why we rarely talk about ourselves or our software in this blog (even though we’re really proud of TPP and what our clients accomplish with it every day)!

We use this blog to focus on things that will help you build a stronger catering business, such as marketing, catering trends, ways to grow your business, and management topics, to name a few.

But today, we’re going to give you 4 surprising things about Total Party Planner catering software that support you and your business – things you may not have expected.

1. We’re the first catering software company to create a mobile app. The companion app to Total Party Planner is already out, and it’s available at the App Store for iPhone® and on Google Play for Android™ devices. The mobile app just makes it that much easier for you to access your event-critical information while you’re out of the office. And the next version of the app is already in development! Some people believe in ABC: Always Be Closing. We believe in ABD: Always Be Developing.

2. You can access it anywhere. Since TPP is web based, you can access your account from anywhere. There’s no loading software onto computers, making updates, or worrying about backing up data. You get updates automatically every time you log in, and we are backing up your data every few minutes. Total Party Planner software allows you to work from home, the office, or on the road from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have multiple catering locations (maybe even in multiple cities), you can access info and calendars for all your offices from one centralized place.

3. TPP software integrates with the software you use. Running your business is so much easier when different software works together. That’s why Total Party Planner is integrated with Constant Contact, QuickBooks, StaffMate, Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, Google Maps, SocialTables, and many more applications our clients frequently use. Being integrated with the software you use every day means less doubling up on work or forgetting to add critical details where you need them. With the click of a button, you can update multiple programs across multiple devices, so you won’t double book (unless you want to) and you won’t have to turn the van around because you left the address sitting on your desk. With TPP, you have it all in one place.

4. TPP is built from a caterer’s perspective. Some of you may know this, but others are still surprised by it. Our founder John Cohen is a caterer first and a software developer second. You know that cute little guy you see on our homepage? The one in the red vest? That’s John when he was just 10 years old. John grew up helping his parents with their catering business, which they ran for over 30 years. So, he really understands what it takes to execute a successful event. He saw an opportunity for computers to help his parents work faster, save some time and frustration, and make every event run more smoothly by helping connect the many moving pieces of catering and event planning. He’s been helping business owners in the catering industry ever since. It’s his insider’s perspective that really makes TPP stand out.

These are just 4 surprising things about Total Party Planner catering software that make us different from other catering programs. We build and update our program with caterers like you in mind. If you dig a little deeper, you’re likely to find other ways we can help you organize, maintain, and grow your catering business, too.

And if you ever need assistance or have a question, our Client Care Team is the best in the business. They can personally answer your questions and guide you through the program.

Still have questions or haven’t seen the software yet? Schedule a live demo to learn more and get your own questions answered in real time.

And we’ll keep looking for ways to support your business and your success!

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