V4 is ideal for an auction event, whether a large gala with entrée selection and seating assignments or something smaller, that includes a silent and/or live auction as well as the sale of retail items, and there is a need for graphics or logos on documents and customization of documents, reports, exports, etc. Note: Auction! V4 includes all features of Event!
Event! Only is the ideal tool to manage functions such as a golf, poker or other types of tournament or banquets that do not include a silent or live auction. Event! Only tracks the sale of a limited number of retail items. It has no auction items or catalog.
V3 Single User is available and still supported. It is ideal for a simple, small auction of less than 150 bidders and 150 items where the customization and added features of V4 are not neccessary.
V4 data structure is identical across V4 editions so upgrades within V4 are hassle free. Since V3 projects can be converted to V4, upgrading to V4 from V3 is a snap.
Whether a network or single user edition is right for your organization depends on: Event Size, Event Timing and the Size of your data entry/volunteer team.
Medium to Large Auction Event: Over 150 bidders and over 150 items. Consider Auction! V4 Net. V4 Network edition can easily handle 800 or more guests and 1000 or more items.
Smaller Event: 150 or fewer bidders and 150 or fewer items, for full features consider V4 SU, or for limited customization and basic bid sheets, consider Auction! V3 Single User.
Time constraints can make a smaller-sized event need to operate as a large event. When the event is on a tight time schedule, winning bids must be entered very rapidly.
Network edition allows simultaneous access to the same data set by more than one computer if the computers are networked together. For fast paced events, large or small, Network edition is a time saver.
V4 Cloud standalone
All allow the most rapid and convenient sharing of data among several individuals on a network. When a network environment is available and teamwork is essential, the network version is the choice. Network edition also has the ability to merge projects together. If a network of computers is not available, data entry can still be shared using multiple computers with separate projects. These projects can be merged tinto one complete project.
V3 Single User
For a solo effort, single-user is perfect; all data entry is done on a single computer at any given time.