Eventopedia – the leading cloud-based venue search platform and demand generation tool for the global meetings & events industry – today announces that it has adopted Microsoft’s Azure cloud services to its venue and supplier finding platform.

The new Eventopedia platform uses ‘serverless’ micro services to manage the build of its robust, always on, flexible and end-to-end API functions which are scalable to meet changing demands. The move also ensures that Eventopedia is fully mobile ready, can roll-out new features rapidly and integrate with third-party systems using the open architecture in Microsoft’s secure cloud environment.

Eventopedia worked directly with Microsoft to implement the modern, Azure Functions based architecture, and is one of the first technology start-ups globally to use Azure Functions.

By moving to Azure cloud based technology, Eventopedia can now compete against some of the biggest digital businesses in the world. Using the latest Azure technologies, the platform has enabled Eventopedia to become a truly extendable, integrated, cloud software environment, with support for its own next generation native mobile apps built-in, and the highest levels of data security as standard. The Eventopedia API also allows for plug-ins of new business functionality and work with other industry providers to integrate their technology swiftly and seamlessly.

Event planners and venue owners participated in user workshops that helped shape Eventopedia 3.0, maximising benefits for all industry stakeholders. The result is a unique search & match function with unrivalled speed, and several unique features to the Eventopedia platform. Crucially, users will benefit from a consistent and seamless experience across desktop, tablet and mobile, meaning many busy event planners can save time by searching for and saving their favourite venues whilst on the go.

Eventopedia’s meetings & communications technology lies at the heart of its clients’ digital transformation, creating time & cost savings, operational efficiencies, improved data security, market intelligence, and flexible tailored solutions. Event hotels and venues are encouraged to claim and manage their free listings to maximise brand visibility and search.

Eventopedia CEO, Toby Heelis, comments: “This product development positions Eventopedia for rapid growth owing to the easy integration, via our API, to leading business and hospitality platforms. This technology has allowed us to gain significant traction with multinational corporations, event agencies and global hotel chains.  This fits with our long-term business strategy to create firm-wide efficiencies and dramatically reduce the daily workload of all event planners.”

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