is now for sale!
you believe it is only a few months shy of 4 years since we first
We've been working hard on v5 for the last 18
months and its finally ready!
The result of all those late nights is over 40 new
- edit multiple guests in a single operation,
e.g. change 100 meal choices in one operation
- show guest names and seat numbers in the floor
plan at the same time
- view your plan in a web browser, e.g. on an iPad
- identify potential problems quickly in the new
- display your seating chart as scrolling text on
a screen at the venue instead of having to print a paper chart
- automatic scaling and word wrapping of text in
stationery, no more fiddling with font sizes
- improved automatic seat assignment for faster
and better seat assignments
- new RSVP status 'arrived' for tracking arrivals
at the event
- royalty free clipart for more beautiful plans
- a new E-shaped table type, no more fiddling
with the alignment of multiple tables
- individual 'you are here' maps in stationery to
help guests find their seats more quickly
- report who sat next to who across multiple
events to check if the same people are seated together at different
- improved custom seat numbering
- save your plan as a template for new events
- bulk editing of proximity, e.g. to change
proximities across multiple seatings
- integration with a barcode scanner for faster
Plus countless small improvements.
The comments from customers who have been beta
v5 for the last few weeks have been very positive and it has already
been used for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee! See below for more details.
the release page to find out more and download a free
V5 upgrade FAQ
Who is entitled
to an upgrade discount?
Anyone who has purchased an
earlier version of PerfectTablePlan, whether version
1, 2, 3 or 4. The upgrade licence will be
issued in the same name as the licence you are upgrading from. If you
are a first time purchaser of PerfectTablePlan, you aren't entitled to
upgrade - you'll have to buy
a new licence.
How do I prove I am entitled to
Copy and paste your version 1,
2, 3 or 4 licence key into the 'Old license key' field during
checkout. You can get your licence key by either:
in the version of PerfectTablePlan you currently have
your email address into our online
key retrieval system
Can v5 read
plans from earlier versions of PerfectTablePlan?
Yes. It will even read plans from PerfectTablePlan
v1! Plans created on Windows and Mac are also interchangeable.
v5 install over the top of earlier versions of PerfectTablePlan?
No. It won't affect earlier versions of
PerfectTablePlan or any plans you have created. For example, you can
have PerfectTablePlan v5 and v4 both installed, licensed and
running at the same time on the same PC/Mac.
have to uninstall earlier versions of PerfectTablePlan before I install
No. You can if you want to. Or you can leave them
installed. Given that they use minimal disk space (each version uses
the same disk space as 20 digital photos), we tend to leave them
there anything I need to do before installing PerfectTablePlan v5?
We recommend you always back-up any important
(e.g. to CD, memory stick or another hard drive) before installing or
operating systems are supported?
On Windows: 8, 7, Vista, XP (both 32 and
64 bit variants are supported).
On Mac OS X: 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5 (Intel
v5 run on an iPad?
No. But you can now export your plan to the web
and access it from any web enabled device, including an iPad. Another
approach is to use the free LogMeIn iPad
app to access PerfectTablePlan on your PC or Mac from your
iPad (NB/ the use of third party software is at your own risk).
happened to v5.0.0 and v5.0.1?
These were test releases.
I try before I buy?
Absolutely! You just won't be able to save, print
or export plans with more than 30 guests until you buy an upgrade to
if I decide v5 isn't for me?
Just uninstall it. We might have
a little cry, but we'll be fine. Really.
there a money back guarantee?
Yes, our standard 14-day
money-back guarantee also applies to upgrades.
long will it take me to download, install and start the free trial?
1 minute and 31 seconds. We timed ourselves. It
might take you a little longer if you have a slow Internet connection
or a teenager upstairs downloading movies.
entitled to a free upgrade?
If you purchased PerfectTablePlan in the last 3
months (on or after 18-Mar-2012) you are entitled to a free upgrade.
You should already have
received your free upgrade licence by email. If you haven't, please
check your spam folder and try our online
key retrieval system before contacting us.
edition can I upgrade to?
You will be upgraded to the same edition, i.e.:
If you purchased v1, v2, v3 or v4.0 you will be
upgraded to v5 Home edition.
- v4 Home edition -> v5 Home edition
- v4 Advanced edition ->
- v4 Professional edition ->
much does it cost to upgrade to v5?
Buying an upgrade is 60% cheaper than buying a new
v2, v3, v4 Home -> v5 Home
Advanced -> v5 Advanced
Professional -> v5 Professional
I buy a CD with v5 on?
Yes. Hybrid CDs containing both the Windows and
Mac versions of PerfectTablePlan v5 are available as an optional extra
for £7/$13/€9, including post and packaging.
They come in smart DVD style packaging and we mail anywhere in the
world. We haven't increased this price despite a recent 68% increase in
the price of airmail from the UK to the rest of the world. Just check
the 'CD in the mail' box on the upgrade page.
do I upgrade multiple licences or an organizational licence?
Email us for details.
stable is the new version?
It has been heavily tested by us, by professional
third party testers and by 100 customers who signed up for the beta
test. So far it has proved to be very stable.
upgrade now, what additional features will I get in future releases?
You will get every update we release for your
edition of PerfectTablePlan until we release v6. So there is no reason
to delay your purchase.
I also upgrade to a higher edition?
Yes. After you have purchased a version upgrade
(e.g. v4 Home edition to v5 Home edition) you can also purchase an
edition upgrade (e.g. v5 Home edition to v5 Advanced edition). We have
just dropped the prices of all edition upgrades, so there has never
been a better time to do this.
if I have any questions or problems?
how do I buy an upgrade to v5?
Click the button below to make a quick and secure
v5 - The long view
A number of customers have been beta testing v5 for
last few weeks. We asked a few of them, who have been using
PerfectTablePlan for the longest, to comment on how it has changed
since the early days. Here is what they had to say:
the changes from version 2 to version 5 has been like watching a child
grow from a precocious toddler to a brilliant adult! I have
a non-profit executive, fundraiser and event planner for 40 years and
found PerfectTablePlan version 2 in March of 2006 just as I was
planning an international conference for my organization and an awards
program honoring Harry Belafonte for his advocacy and human rights
work. I had done quite a bit of research to find the best
software to plan and organize events and PerfectTablePlan
as the only software program that enabled me to comprehensively and
affordably organize the layout, seating, ticketing, programming of the
entire event-conference, registration, breakout sessions, award
luncheon, programs and everything.
then I have used
the subsequent versions (3, 4 and now 5) to plan and organize events
ranging from small intimate gatherings to receptions to galas to
meetings to conferences. Every version has added amazing features and
the developers have been very responsive to the folks on the front line
of event planning and execution. And after all this time of
PerfectTablePlan for events for everyone else, I am so excited that I
will be able to use version 5 to plan my own wedding this year!" Karen Wilson
PerfectTablePlan since 2006 and have found that it has gently evolved
over that time allowing an easy learning curve from one version to the
next. I have found it invaluable for organising all the Masonic
Dinners, Dinner/Dances etc. that I am involved in. I have also found
PerfectTablePlan to be invaluable for controlling attendees at other
functions/events etc. where a seating plan is not needed (especially
with respect to the bar-code function when a bar-code is is printed on
an event ID badge) persons can be scanned in and registered against a
master list. I think its an invaluable piece of kit that should not be
absent from any function organiser's computer." Mike
run Version 5 for the past few weeks I find the
flexibility and power of it amazing and I'm now really starting to
the sea-change in capability since those early days of using this
package. From what I've seen so far I
suspect it will be a long time, if ever, before I have to concern
the lack of any particular function; this really does seem to have
the past six years the continual improvements of
PerfectTablePlan, over its various versions, has resulted in the
ability to easily
produce professional looking plans for a wide spectrum of Masonic
from regular meetings catering for 40-50 people, through twice annual
of a Lodge with some 240 members, to a major charity festival involving
700 guests. The inclusion of graphics,
directly into the plans and stationery, and the ability to output data
different ways (producing Dining-lists for the Senior Steward, payment
the Treasurer, list of apologies et al), which have been introduced
years, has resulted in a package which saves enormous amounts of time.
Without question this excellent program
readily allows easy production of useful and well presented plans and
a wide variety of functions and truly justifies the name of
As used in the
Queen's Diamond Jubilee!
beta test version of PerfectTablePlan v5 was used at one of the
official government events at the recent Queen's Diamond Jubilee in
London. This was a very important event, attended by ambassadors and
VIPS, and they wanted to
ensure there were no gaps in the seating caused by last minute
PerfectTablePlan v5 was used to assign
seats and the new 'VDU chart' displayed the seat assignments as
continuously scrolling text on a 50 inch plasma screen. This allowed
seats to be reassigned and the display updated in 'real time'
there were no empty seats. We are told it "Worked a
If it is good enough for the Queen, it is probably
good enough for you. ;0)
Oryx Digital Ltd