We’re beaming with excitement over the new features in InviteRight 5.2!!!
Here’s what’s new:
- The Organizer Area Event List has been redesigned to make it easier to find your events
- The Testing Sign Post has been redesigned to provide simple navigation and straightforward testing steps
- The new Review Checklist will ensure that your event is perfect before you launch
- Display conditions are now available to the confirmation page – meaning you can have specific text appear on the confirmation based on registration selections (read unique confirmation emails with registration specific schedules)
- Foolproofing registration with error messages that highlight problem fields
The New Event List
Some of our InviteRight Users create and launch over 50 events a year (which is fantastic!) but like a neglected email inbox, can turn into a bit of an eye sore if you’re having to look at every single event in your account. So we’ve given Users the ability to filter by the status of events. Now you can look at all of your Draft events or all of your Live events with ease.
In our redesign we were also conscious of giving organizers a quick “snap shot” of the health of their events without making this screen cluttered. We decided we would present only the most important information – your Next Deadline and the number of Guests registered in each event.
The New Testing Sign Post
(Rant alert) Our old Testing Sign Post used to be a mess. Like a bag of Jelly-Bellys, there used to be a million coloured buttons pointing in every which direction and you would never know exactly which one to select. We spent tons of time boiling it down to the most important actions – you complete Testing on the form you’re creating, you send it to others to complete additional testing or you review the Test transactions that have been entered. And wouldn’t you know it, we’ve paired the number of Test stage buttons to three!
(Humble brag alert) We’re running out of things to redesign now that our Testing Sign Post is sharpened up and looking smart and sleek.
The New Review Checklist
In Support we check and double check our events before we launch them to make sure that nothing is missed. So we figured that we’d share our tips with all of our event organizers directly in InviteRight, so that they can always launch perfect events. Now that’s not to say that if you miss one little thing that you can’t go back and change it after it’s Live. In fact, we wanted to put your mind at ease by letting you know exactly what the limitations are of our Live Edit feature. All of us will make sure that you don’t miss any important details.
Display Conditions on the Confirmation
Here’s a common scenario – you’d like your association to register for a weekend seminar and you’d like to provide special preparation instructions to each registrant based on which breakout session is selected. InviteRight 5.2 can now fully handle this scenario and send out a unique confirmation email to every single registrant. And with our powerful Display Conditions engine, the possibilities are endless!
Ask anyone in the software business and they’ll tell you, people don’t read. I can confirm this because in Support, we get all sorts of phone calls for what you might think are silly and absurd. For example, if you prompt a user with an Error, “You cannot Proceed – please provide an email address”, you may still catch a Support phone call from a confused registrant wanting to know why they can’t see the next screen. But in reality, it’s not absurd at all! It’s incredibly to not notice a particular prompt on screen (I know I’ve been guilty of this even in an application like InviteRight where I spend most of my day). So the best way to avoid this is to guide the user.
Just as we had done last year with the payment screen, our main registration is now foolproof. If you have not entered a required field, an error message (which you cannot accidentally close) appears and to proceed you must click the link prompting you to the fields that were missed (and they’re even highlighted to make things that much easier)