What is included with the standard download vs bidding license?

The Pearl Bids standard license includes everything needed to get your silent auction set up and running, from creating event flyers, registration sheets, and bid sheets. With the standard license, you will be able to track your donations, donators and attendees, whether for one or an unlimted number of silent auctions.

The optional Pearl Bids bidding license allows you to enter in the amounts bid on each item, and use this information to generate invoices, accounting reports, item histories, and quickly see the success of your auction. The bidding license can be used with an unlimited number of auctions, but must be renewed if you wish to use it for more than one year. 

    Included with  the
basic download
Bidding license**
Unlimited auctions    Yes    

 Auction image

 Print auction flier   Yes    
 Instant action overview   Yes    
Accountant Reports        
  Preview/print Accountant donations report   Yes    
    Email Accountant donations report csv   Yes    
  Preview/print Accountant bidding report   Yes*    
   Email Accountant  bidding csv   Yes*    
Unlimited donation items   Yes    
 Supports per individual item:        
   Single unit auction (bidding up)   Yes    
   Multiple unit auction
   (bidding up - e.q. two gift certificates sold separately)
   Multiple unit auction
   (all for the same price - e.q. party, raffle tickets, fund-a-need)
 Include a donation image   Yes    
 Auto calculate bid step increments   Yes    
 Auto number donation items   Yes    
 Organize donation my table   Yes    
 Recognized the donor   Yes    
 Print bidding sheets by:        

   All, selected, my table


   with description, image bid step increments, donor recognition and event name and icon

Unlimited Attendees   Yes    
 Import contact from file:        
    CIVICRM, excel, Filemaker Pro   Yes    
    Tab, CSV, DBfile, XML   Yes    
 Instant attendee donation    Yes    
    and bidding history   Yes    
 Print personalized sign-in fliers with   Yes    
  Credit card information collection form   Yes    
  Customized agreement   Yes    
  'Last time you bid on ...' reminders   Yes    
  'Thank you for your donation' recognition   Yes    
  'Selected items per table' advertisements   Yes    
  'Event schedule and rules'   Yes    
  Customized name tags    Yes    

Enter new bids by

  No   Yes

   By donation item number


   By table


   By attendee

 Auto enter the bidding amount       Yes
 'Auto organize bid winner(s) depending on donation item setting'     -   Yes

 'Auto enter the bidding amount' 

   -   Yes
Close auction by table, selected or all    Yes*    
Winning receipt   Yes*    
 Print selected receipts    Yes*    
    Print all receipts in alphabetical order or greatest invoice first.   Yes*    
 Printed receipt includes:        
    Donation item with image and description   Yes*    
    Donation number, market value, and winning bid value   Yes*    
    Customized (ie for taxes..) information statement   Yes*    
    Total owed   Yes*    
 Email Receipt        
  Emailed receipt includes:   Yes*    
   to: Name, item name and description, winning bid and total   Yes*    
   Customized (ie for taxes..) information statement   Yes*    
   'Buy Now' PayPal button, but people can also pay by check of course...   Yes*    
Reuse features        
 Reuse your contacts from last year   Yes    
 Duplicate your donation items from last year for your new auction   Yes    
 Print customized letters to selected contacts, formatted for windows envelopes.   Yes    
PRICE   $19.99   $99
 *   This feature is only useful if you have entered winning bids,
      however this feature does not expire.
 ** In -app purchase        
 -   Existing  bids can still be manipulated or deleted