Just launched — new ExhibitDay feature to track annual costs and budgets for your trade shows and sponsorships based on your Organization’s Fiscal Year in.
Setting up your Fiscal Year
You can now define your organization’s Fiscal Year under your Workspace Settings in ExhibitDay. Once you switch your budgeting basis from Calendar Year to Fiscal Year, the date range for all your annual budgets in ExhibitDay will automatically adjust to the Fiscal Year start date you choose.
Trade Show Budgets based on Fiscal Year
When you use a Fiscal Year as your Budgeting basis, the date range for your Fiscal Year is displayed on the Annual Budgets page as well as the Event-Specific budget allocation tab in each event.
Sign up for an ExhibitDay account and start tracking the budgets for your trade shows and exhibits.
ExhibitDay’s new budgeting feature lets you set annual trade show budgets as well as more granular, event-specific budgets across all your trade shows for the year.
In this post, we will cover how you can allocate your annual budget across your events in ExhibitDay.
Your Annual Event Budget
Your total annual budget is pretty straight forward — it’s the total budget you have for exhibiting at trade shows, plus, your sponsorship budget.
Allocating Budget to an Event
Once you’ve entered the events you are considering for the year in ExhibitDay and you’ve set your total annual budget, it’s time to allocate that budget across your events.
Under the [Budget] tab for each event, you can enter the planned budget for the event’s booth reservation, services, travel/lodging, shipments, miscellaneous expenses, and sponsorships. As you enter these numbers, the total planned budget for the event is automatically calculated in the summary section.
The Allocation Summary Box
The budget allocation summary box shows the total event budget in relevance to the total annual budget for all trade shows and sponsorships. As you enter the budget for each event, this is where you’ll get a lens into how much of the annual budget remains unallocated (or how over-allocated the annual budget is).
Event Allocation Breakdown
After you have allocated your annual budget to all your events, you can go to the [Event Allocation Breakdown] tab of the annual budget page to see the details of how the budget has been allocated.
Sign up for a free ExhibitDay account and start tracking the budgets for your trade shows and exhibits.