What's new?

Everything that's new in Zoho Backstage — news, features, and updates.

2020

Jul

Features

Introducing activity logs to track activities in the app

When you have too many members on your team using the Backstage app from various devices, it's important to be mindful of your data security. That's why we've introduced activity logs to provide more visibility of actions taken by your team members on the platform. Learn more.

Jun

Features

Customize roles and permissions for members in your even

Every event is different, and we believe the member roles will be too. That's why we've given event organizers the ability to decide what roles and permissions their event should have.

Updates

Enhanced data privacy and control for your attendees

Managing data privacy is important and difficult, especially in the event industry where data comes from a variety of sources. Zoho Backstage understands this and provides you with options to let your attendees manage their privacy by requesting consent from them in order to send them promotional emails, request access to information, and to delete personal data. Learn more.

May

Updates

Get all the feedback you want post-session

Session ratings alone cannot give you intricate details about how attendees felt about speakers and their sessions. Now you can ask in detail which part of the session your attendees like, how your speakers fared, any new topics you should be covering in the future, and more. Create your own post-session feedback form and customize it with all the questions you want. 

Apr

Updates

Customize the customer query form and manage responses

Customize the Get in touch form based on the information you need from your customers. Respond to the incoming queries and set their status to keep track of them. Learn more.

Mar

Updates

Design your badges using custom fields

Customize your badges by adding fields that are necessary for your event. Choose the fields from the form collected during registration.

Updates

Restrict the number of promo code redemptions for ticket orders

Organizers can choose to restrict the promo code either on a per-ticket basis or to a particular number of tickets for an order.

Updates

Move your events to an online destination

Convert your existing events online and add a virtual meeting/conference link.

Feb

Filter and download attendee list

Don't worry about downloading the entire attendee list and sorting them. You can now download attendees who showed up at the event and the ones who did not.

Export sponsor list

Organizers can now download the approved list of sponsors.

Jan

Style your speaker profile

Change the layouts and styles for your speaker profile so they look distinct and visible.

BadgeUp your attendees

Design customized badges for your attendees. Choose your favorite design from the template list.

Customize cancellation policies as you need

Set the number of days to cancel an order as per your business needs and customize your cancellation policy.

2019

Dec

Customize every section in your website

Design beautiful websites by uploading custom images to each section of your website.

Create invite-only shows with access codes

Set up your private show with a ticket class hidden and accessible only to the people with the code.

Nov

Integrations

Host live chats with your visitors using SalesIQ

Cater to your wandering visitors using live chat. Track visitors who come to your website and understand them better with SalesIQ. 

Features

Track your affiliate marketing efforts

Aknowledge the efforts taken by your partners and affiliate marketers in getting registrations through their promotions by including a tracking code in the link they share. 

Oct

Features

Get your event apps for mobile devices ready quicker 

Request for a customized mobile app and get set in a couple of days. 

Updates

Customize your registration forms

Collect attendee or sponsor information as you need during registration by adding fields that are important to you. 

Features

Bring more order to sessions

Run sessions in a more organized manner. With this update, your sessions are lined up automatically in the order you set. 

Aug

Updates

Include offline registrations in your attendee list

Keep all your event registrations in one place. Save registrations that happened over a call or in-person on-site. Add them manually to your ticket orders. 

Jul

Integrations

Analyze your website traffic with Zoho PageSense

Know where your website traffic is coming from. Get insights about the most viewed pages, speakers, and sessions to understand your audience better. 

Updates

0% commission ticketing opens up for Australia

Zoho Backstage ticketing with 0% commission on paid tickets opens up for the Australian region. 

Updates

Set up free registrations across all paid plans

Conduct events with free tickets in any plan you choose. 

Jun

Updates

Zoho Backstage ticketing with 0% commission for Canada, India, and 13 other regions

Zoho Backstage opens up ticketing support for Canada, India, Australia, and other regions such as the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Mexico. Learn more.

Updates

Add your Medium and Telegram profiles

Give people more options to connect with you. You can now link your Medium and Telegram profile to the event page. 

May

Updates

Add and approve sponsor requests

Raise requests on behalf of the sponsoring organization. Approve or reject sponsorship requests based on the brand relevance and feature them on your website. 

Updates

Set promo codes for selective ticket types

Boost sales of a particular ticket type by enabling promotional offers for them. 

Updates

Zoho Backstage ticketing with 0% commission for UK

Zoho Backstage comes up with commission-free ticketing for the UK. 

Updates

More layouts for your website sections

Organize your content in a row or column, insert images, or set up a carousel slider. Do more to present your content better. 

Apr

Updates

More pictures, more followers — add your Instagram profile

Add your Instagram profile so your website visitors can follow you. Don't forget to add classy images from your event that you don't want them to miss!

IntegrationsUpdates

Convert more leads from your event with Zoho CRM integration

Create campaigns in CRM to export attendee data from your event so you can follow up and nurture leads. 

Updates

Native support for nine languages

Want Zoho Backstage to work in a language of your choice? Choose from nine supported source languages, including Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Bahasa, and Tagalog. 

Mar

Updates

Set a primary contact for every event in your portal

Choose a primary contact for every event you create to avoid hassle and confusion.

Features

Map your domain to your events portal

Maintain brand consistency by adding all your events to your website domain.

Updates

Add Terms and Conditions to your event

Set clauses that an attendee should agree to in order to join your event. 

Updates

Embed the HTML calendar widget

Embed a calendar view of all your events in your websites/webpages.

Updates

Standardize promo code across enterprise

Want to use standard promo codes across all your events? Reuse codes intented for a specific purpose and boost your ticket sales. 

Feb

Features

Reuse and save time by cloning events

Creating an event website using Backstage is intuitive and quick. But what's quicker is cloning them to reuse for similar events so you can keep all the event properties and design intact. 

Jan

IntegrationsUpdates

Set up your own integrations with Zoho Flow

Create workflows and set up integrations with any app from Zoho Backstage to receive or push data using Zoho Flow.  

Updates

List your events in your events brand page.

Your events brand page is where your attendees can find other events you're hosting. List your events and keep your attendees coming. 

2018

Dec

Features

Zoho Backstage ticketing with 0% commission (introductory offer) - For US.

Set up tickets for your event using Zoho Backstage's native ticketing system with zero percent commission charged. 

Features

Mobile app for organizers — managing events gets handy

Keep track of your event with the Backstage mobile app for event organizers. Put out announcements, check-in attendees, run sessions, and more.

Updates

Customize what you share on social media

Promote your events better. Get a creative space to customize the images you want to publish on social media to promote your events. 

Nov

Updates

Approve portal invites

Let people "approve" or "deny" an invite to join your organizing team.

Updates

Create your own profile

Event organizers and speakers can now be in control of what's being edited and updated in their own profile. 

Updates

Check-in to engage during sessions

Organizers can now choose who can join the sessions by letting only checked-in members participate in questions and polls. This gives them more control to moderate their session and audience.

Updates

Single point of contact for attendees

Bring more accountability and less confusion for your attendees by choosing a single point of contact from your list of organizers. 

Features

Push notifications for instant event updates

Keep your attendees updated about changes in schedule, venue, agenda, or anything that's happening during the event. 

Oct

Updates

Import/export attendee data

Know who's attending your event. Import an already existing list of your attendee data or export it from the Zoho Backstage system. 

Features

Automate your email marketing efforts

Set up emails to be sent to your registrants or attendees at various points of your event. Use existing templates, edit them, or create one of your own. 

Updates

Organize your speakers list

Attract more eyes to your event by displaying your speakers list based on their order of importance. 

Features

Add custom pages to your site

Add FAQs, testimonies, or anything that isn't part of your default template. You can also add custom pages and choose an appropriate URL as needed. 

Features

Discuss right from your mobile app

Get your event discussions going from wherever you are. Create and participate in public or private channels right from the Zoho Backstage app on your mobile device. 

Aug

Features

Set up event registration with multiple Eventbrite accounts

Get all your attendees and registration data in one place. You can now integrate Backstage with multiple Eventbrite accounts.

Updates

Markdown support lets you get creative with your event site

Editing section bodies on your event site allows you to get creative by adding lists, links, images, and more. 

Jul

Features

Mobile app for attendees — give your audience a personal event assistant

Give your attendees a complete event experience with this mobile app. Let them personalize their agenda, view speakers, click and upload event images, and check-in, all right at their finger tips. 

Blogs

Introducing Zoho Backstage

Event management involves a lot of activities, including setting up the agenda and venue, soliciting speakers and sponsors, letting the attendees know about the event, and more. That is why we are happy to introduce Zoho Backstage, an online event management platform for event organizers, individual planners, and agencies to market, organize, and analyze large-scale meetings, events, and conferences. Learn more.