New & Improved Budget & Expenses Manager for Events

Budget & Expenses Manager was initially launched as a very basic budget management tool to add your individual expenses and calculate the total expenses.

However, after receiving feedback from our customers, we decided to develop this into a more complete and visually appealing budget management tool.

With this new update, Budget & Expenses Manager lets you set a target budget and add your expenses. It then calculates your profit/loss based on expenses and the target budget and also lets you know the balance due for each item.


Apart from providing an overall profit/loss overview, it also categorizes your budget and shows profit/loss for each category.

It also visualize your expenses in a nice-looking circle graph / pie chart showing the total percentage of the expenses each item has incurred.

You can export your latest expenses data anytime. To download your expenses, profit/loss and other details, go to Backups Manager and download your data in CSV format.

Let us know what you think of the new Budget & Expenses Manager in the comments below.

Promote your Event on our Event Directory & Social Networks – It’s Free!

We have created an event directory to promote events of our customers, for no extra cost. After you submit your event, our team curates your submission and readies it for distribution on our social networks.

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Let us know what you think of this value-add and if you have any suggestions for us to do it better.


Clone Previous Year’s Event to Create new Event

With Dryfta event platform, you have full control over your event data even after the event is over. Once the event is over, your event website remains up and running till you wish to delete it.

You can export your event data anytime. Event data includes attendees, abstracts, sessions, reviewers, orders among other data types.

If you were to purchase the platform each spring, you can create a new event using your past event data without having to recreate the event each year. It takes literally just one click to copy your past event.


Let us know what you think of this feature and if this was something you were looking for.


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Congresso Nacional de Excelência em Gestão – A Case Study

Since the first edition, Congresso Nacional de Excelência em Gestão (CNEG) has been dedicated to presenting and fostering dialogue and scientific production on organizational sustainability. This conference promote the diffusion and integration of knowledge through lectures, workshops, presentations of scientific works, mini-courses among other activities.


Used Dryfta for: Selling tickets online using PayPal payment gateway, Event registration, Creating Event website, Email marketing, Automated email notifications, Speakers list, Abstract management, Conducting peer reviews, Creating program schedule, Discussions platform for attendees, Videos gallery

Here’s a quick interview with Prof. Marcelo J. Meiriño, D.Sc., Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, about his experience with using the Dryfta event platform for CNEG Conference 2016.
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PayTm wallet is now available for Dryfta

Hosting an event and selling tickets in India? You can now accept payments in INR currency through PayTm wallet on your Dryfta-powered event website.

Set up your PayTm merchant account and get paid directly. No middlemen. Zero fees. Simply link your PayTm merchant account and start selling your event tickets.


To start accepting payments through PayTm on your event website, complete the following steps:

  • Sign up for a merchant account on the PayTm website and get the credentials
  • Enter the credentials in to your Dryfta payment setup for PayTm payment gateway
  • Set currency to INR in your Dryfta payment setup
  • Click on Save.

You’re now all set to start accepting payments in Indian currency on your event website. Use Dryfta to sell tickets and to accept fees for paper and abstract submissions.

Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.


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Process refunds from your Dryfta event dashboard

Until now, when processing refund, the Dryfta platform was primarily acting as a bookkeeper by recording the refund amount in the system. However it didnt actually process the refund. To process the refund, our event organizers have had to log in to their Stripe dashboard and manually process the refund.

We’re changing that. Admin users can now process refunds right from their Dryfta dashboard.


The refund will be automatically processed if Stripe payment gateway was selected while this order was being placed. Admins have the option to make partial refunds. The refund amount does not include tax.

Also, if an order remains pending, the system will now tell you the reason about why the credit card failed or declined. It could be due to many reasons including wrong credit card number, expired credit card, declined by bank etc.

Let us know what you think of this upgrade and if this was something you were looking for.


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