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5/6/14 - Marin County, CA - Oakgrounds Inc. is excited to announce the newest release of Pearl Bids Silent Auction Software, the popular application that is quickly becoming a favorite of schools, churches and clubs. With the release of version 7.2, added enhancements and increased functionality make it an even more effective tool for silent auction managers. 

Pearl Bids puts the flexibility, ease and power of a tailor-made, user-friendly database and management system into the hands of non-profits, all for a one-time fee of $19.95. Heralded as the tool of choice for creating eye-catching bid sheets, Pearl Bids provides professional looking results for any user. Based on the feedback from users, the newest release incorporates additional report generation and printing capabilities, including the ability to print name badges for attendees. Improved import functions allow the user to take advantage of pre-existing spreadsheets.

The optional $99 add-on bidding license, which allows the non-profit to easily generate hardcopy or email receipts, and generate additional reports, and track bids, also includes new report capabilities.
A well-run silent auction can mean the difference between success and failure for many non-profit fundraisers. The little extra touches will have both attendees and volunteers remembering your auction and looking forward to participating again.

Filling a void in silent auction software market for small-to-midsized non-profit organizations, Pearl Bids is simple, powerful and inexpensive. 

For more information about Pearl Bids, please visit 


Oakgrounds Inc.

Oakgrounds Inc. is a full-service Macintosh business consulting company located in Marin County, California, specializing in the construction, support and maintenance of Mac servers, databases and networks. Ward Bouwman, Founder and CEO, holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication as well as a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology. He brings over 10 years of experience as a Systems and Network Administrator, and is an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator. In addition, Bouwman has developed several Custom Filemaker applications that have been in use for over 10 years.





Pearl Bids silent auction manager  is the perfect tool to easily set up, keep track, and run your silent auction.


Scroll through the feature slides or watch some of the how-to videos to see for yourself why our customers continue to use Pearl Bids year after year for all of their silent auction events. 


*The original downloadable Pearl Bids is available as an alternative for those who do not have wifi access at their event.