The standalone versions of PearlBids silent auction manager have been a terrific success. With its easy to use interface, our customers report that the software is very extremely helpful and a big time saver. With an increasing use of online tools and desire for multiple users, we have been busy working on a new release that will incorporate these, as well as many other functions.
Using the same basic easy to use interface, the new Pearl Bids incorporates history information on donations and attendees in an easier than ever display. Functionality is increased exponentially by moving the auction to an online system, allowing for multiple users and even allows users to input bids from their phones. Tracking payments is easy, with invoices and reports reflecting partial payments as well as balance due. Preregistration, as well as optional add-ons (such as t-shirt sales....) are simple to include.
The ability to grow items into baskets, while still retaining donor and other individual information is a real plus. This information is then easily pulled into the template that can be used to quickly and easily generate thank you letters; or can be exported in both a pdf and cvs format to be used in what ever format you need.
We are currently in the final stages of testing the new Pearl Bids Online before the official launch which is scheduled for later this summer.