5 Cool Tech Tools for Event Check-In and Registration

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Managing attendee registration and check-in doesn’t have to be stressful and time-consuming. By using a few helpful tech tools, long lines and disgruntled guests will become a thing of the past. Below are five great mobile apps and event management software platforms that will help to start your event off right.

Cvent OnArrival

Cvent boasts that OnArrival allows planners to manage attendees in ways typically seen only at major trade shows and conferences, and at a fraction of the cost. This onsite check-in app aims to make the check-in process as quick and simple as possible. The app even uses Bluetooth to enable check-in by scanning a barcode.

Planners can also take advantage of OnArrival’s self-serve kiosk mode, which allows attendees to register, check in, pay, and even create and print their own name badges. It’s simple to set up—all you need to do is pair an iPad running the mobile app with a compatible printer.

OnArrival is included at no extra cost in Cvent’s Event Management service. For an additional fee, Cvent offers OnArrival premium, which is designed to fit the needs of planners holding larger events.

RegOnline by Lanyon

According to Lanyon, planners who use RegOnline spend 90 percent less time on event registration than they did previously. RegOnline is a web-based event registration and management software tool that aims to streamline the event planning process. The best thing about RegOnine? It’s free to try.

Planners can use RegOnline to handle registration processes ranging from simple to complex, including session sign-ups and inputting lodging and travel details. Event information can be accessed in real time and is sharable from PC and mobile devices. Participants can also log in any time they need to update their registration details. RegOnline is PCI Level 1 compliant, which means payment information is secure and a variety of payment types are supported. The software includes onsite event tools such as badge printing and self-service check-in kiosks.


Event Farm

Event Farm is a unique attendee management and event marketing platform that specializes in using experiential technology. Event Farm’s powerful suite of software tools and wearable technologies enable planners to enhance interactivity, and easily quantify and measure engagement. Because the company believes an event’s experience begins the moment invites are sent, the product offers a highly customizable and brand-focused invitation and registration experience.

For onsite check-in, a mobile app is included in all Event Farm attendee management packages, and can be purchased for stand-alone use. The check-in app offers features such as an offline mode that provides access to your attendee list even if your internet connection is spotty. Planners can also set up arrival alerts for VIPs and special guests.

Social Tables

Social Tables is a cloud-based event management software that makes it simple for teams to collaborate and manage events from any location and any device. It is an easy-to-use platform that allows planners to communicate with each other as well as collaborate with their venues.

The mobile check-in feature is integrated into Social Tables and it can be used on an unlimited number of devices. The fully customizable check-in feature is so intuitive that you won’t need to train onsite staff to use it. Attendee information can be accessed in real time, and sensitive information is stored securely in the cloud.



Boomset is a mobile event app that comes with several powerful features for easy check-in, real-time reporting, lead retrieval and networking at events. Boomset’s innovative features allow attendees to register, check in and change their existing event schedules—all on their own.

Boomset makes it easy for planners to edit guest information and add names to their attendee list. One unique feature of the app’s kiosk mode allows guests to take selfies as they check in. The selfies can be printed on attendees’ badges or saved for event archives and photo galleries. Boomset also offers free trials for planners who want to try before they buy.