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EventsMakr: Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together a list of the most commonly asked questions about EventsMakr to help you to be as informed as possible. Contact us if you still have unanswered questions.

What is EventsMakr?
EventsMakr is a cloud based solution that allows for event applications and permit issuing (such as temporary event notices) for both the smallest and largest license and/or events office.

Who are the makers of EventsMakr?
EventsMakr is powered by Openbrolly. Openbrolly is a successful software services company, established in 2000 and based in the UK. We provide software products and cloud solution services globally, specialising in local authorities, film offices and the NHS. Read more about us.

What does EventsMakr do?
EventsMakr is an all-encompassing one stop shop for the organisation and processing of events for your jurisdiction. Historically license and events departments within local authorities use manual processes, several spreadsheets and lots of paper to issue permits. This takes up a large amount of staff time, creates confusion between staff members and event organisers, and can slow down workflow.

EventsMakr does a number of things to streamline every step of the application process:

  • Integrated communications, notifications and messaging with those involved in permitting in your area
  • Dissemination of information to the relevant sectors from just one form
  • Calendar integration providing oversight.
  • Automatic calculation of medical provisions required.
  • Secure, built-in invoicing and payments
  • Streamlined and efficient approval, with an audit trail of documentation and communication. 
  • Key reporting on event types, economic impact attendance and more
  • Contact management system to help build strong relationships with event organisers

Who is EventsMakr for?
EventsMakr was created by Openbrolly with the help of two UK local authorities, with the aim of solving issues with the current processes that other local authorities currently have. If you issue event permits in a specific area then EventsMakr is for you. 

How does it work?

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Where can I learn more about EventsMakr and security?
We use multiple levels of data security & regularly carry out penetration testing. We have serviced local authorities for over 20 years, so we know exactly how important security is within systems used within them. We’re also proud to be in compliance with GDPR law. Read More.

What support will I get as a client?
The Openbrolly Community brings industries together. As part of being an Openbrolly client, access to the community comes as standard. In the community clients benefit from peer support, industry chat and first look at EventsMakr news and updates.

Where can I read more about EventsMakr and its features?
You can contact us here if you have any questions that you can’t find the answers to on this page.

You can also view and download the EventsMakr brochure here. 

What are the benefits of using permitting software like EventsMakr?

  • Saves time: Time spent filing, organising and searching for documents in email inboxes and internal storage is time that could be spent on more productive tasks. 
  • Saves Money: Using EventsMakr improves process efficiency, saving money. Events offices using EventsMakr can process a much larger volume of work compared to traditional offices in the same amount of time.
  • Eases transfer of information: Minimise confusion and lengthy handoffs to other members of staff and departments with one central information point.

How long does it take to get set up?
Once we have the information we require from your license/events office, our set up time is 2 weeks subject to demand. Our tech team will take care of you and will personally ensure everything correctly up and running.

Is there integrated invoicing features?
Yes - EventsMakr has optional built-in invoicing and payments to make life easier for you and the event organiser. 

Can I see a demo before I buy?
Absolutely! You can book a demo here 

How many users can we have on the system?
EventsMakr comes with a license limit of 10 users. Any more than that would be an additional £250 each.

How is our data stored?
We host our systems in the Amazon Web Services data centre in Dublin. The data centre meets government standards for data security, and includes ISO 27001 compliance. Read more.

What other products does Openbrolly make?
Openbrolly provides software products and cloud solution services globally, specialising in local authorities, film offices and the NHS. Check out MovieSite, our leading SaaS package that brings productions to life. 

What does the form look like?
Book a demo to see what EventsMakr looks like for both the user and the event organiser.

Can I add extra fields on the form?
This would be classed as a custom development, contact us to see if what you’re needing is something we can provide.

What is the medical score?
The medical provision is a built-in system service that provides guidance to the event organiser based on their answers throughout the form. In the background, codes have been added to certain answers within the dropdowns from these the system calculates and provides an overall score and guidance.

What is the medical score based upon?
The medical provision is a built-in scoring system that is based upon the UK national events standards included within  The Purple Guide. EventsMakr also allows the event office to add in details to their local Ambulance Service.

What are the system requirements to use EventsMakr?
No infrastructure or IT knowledge is required by our clients to use our services beyond access to the internet via an up to date browser or mobile device.

How much does EventsMakr cost?
Contact us to request a price list 

How will EventsMakr save us money?
Using EventsMakr improves process efficiency, saving money. Events offices using EventsMakr can process a much larger volume of work compared to traditional offices in the same amount of time.

What is the Contacts module?
We feel that being able to add contacts and create contact lists is an integral part of processing event permits, that’s why with EventsMakr you receive a free contacts module to enable you to stay organised.

Will I receive training on how to use EventsMakr effectively?
Yes! 2 hours of training is included with the initial setup of EventsMakr. From there on in you can request priority support, read through our training materials and use the forum in the Openbrolly Community. 

How do I pay for EventsMakr?
Payment for EventsMakr is broken down into an initial setting up fee, followed by an annual maintenance subscription.

Can I purchase a perpetual license for EventsMakr?
No, EventsMakr is not available as a perpetual license

Are there additional resources available?
Yes, we have a growing resource library within the Openbrolly Community for EventsMakr clients containing advice, information and templates to enable you to make the most out of what you do. 

What if I have problems using EventsMakr?
We’re here for you, login to the Openbrolly Community and submit a support ticket to receive priority help from us. Our working hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

What if I want to cancel my EventsMakr subscription?
Contact us and we’ll cancel your subscription for you.