Just launched — the ability to track budgets and actual costs for your trade shows and sponsorships in ExhibitDay.
This new enhancement helps you get a better lens into your investments in exhibits and event sponsorships and gives you more clarity when planning for future events.
“If you can measure it, you can make it better.”
Under the Budget tab of each event, you can now enter the planned budget for the exhibit booth, services, travel reservations, shipments, sponsorships, and other/miscellaneous expenses.
Event Budget Summary
The planned and actual sums are automatically calculated in the top summary section:
Entering Actual Costs
A new “Cost” field has been added for:
- Booth Reservation (under the event [Booth] tab)
- Booth Services (under the event [Booth] tab)
- Travel Reservations (under the event [Travel] tab)
- Sponsorships (under the event [Sponsorships] tab)
- Other Expenses (under the event [Other/Misc. Expenses] tab
Use the newly added “Cost” field to specify the actual cost for each expense. The costs that you enter get aggregated into the actuals under the event Budget tab.
We also added the ability to track annual budgets (for all your trade shows).
Under the annual budgets tab, you can set your overall annual budget for your Exhibits as well as your event Sponsorships. The actual costs are automatically aggregated from the values you enter in the “Cost” fields of all your events for the year.
You have the ability to control which users in your ExhibitDay workspace have access to view and update costs as well as budgets.
Sign up for an ExhibitDay account and start tracking the budgets for your trade shows and exhibits.