Dean Evans

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View 7 Days of Events with the New Weekly Book

Oct 2, 2020 5:01:43 PM / by Dean Evans

If you have been following our updates for the last several weeks, you will have seen that the Mazévo Event Book has received several enhancements. Continuing the streak, you can now view an entire week's events in the Event Book with this update.

mazevo weekly event book 2


Other Updates

View Past Events in Mazévo Ops - Previously, you could only view current and future events. Now you can scroll to previous dates and see events that took place on those dates.

See Event Status When Viewing Events from the Organization Page - Previously, the booking displayed without the status.

New Delete Bookings Option - You can now delete canceled bookings within ten days of creating the booking.

New Export Option on Manage Pricing - You can now export all of your pricing for rooms and resources to PDF or Excel.

New Pop Up Window to Display Resource Notes - You can now click a resource note and have the note pop up in a separate window. Previously the note only displayed when you hovered over it with your mouse, making it hard to view long notes.

What's Fixed

We fixed an issue with the building filter on the Day At A Glance page, causing it not to remember your settings.

Mazévo was logging out some users after 2 hours, even if they were actively using the system. We fixed this so you can continue scheduling without being interrupted.

We also fixed several other small but nevertheless troublesome bugs that kept us up and night. Thank you to everyone that let us know about these issues!

Updates to Mazévo Messaging

Aug 25, 2020 4:58:47 PM / by Dean Evans

With this update, there are several changes to Mazévo's messaging functions. Many of these changes are behind the scenes, but they are laying the foundation for additional messaging capabilities down the road. However, here are some highlights that you will see.

New Bell (Alert) Icon. Event planners are now alerted to new messages in real-time through the new bell icon at the top of every page. Previously they would have had to visit the Day At A Glance page to check for new messages.

Event planners can now send messages to other event planners through Mazévo. Previously event planners could only send messages to requesters. 

Requesters can now send messages from the web. This capability was previously limited to those using the Mazévo mobile ap. 

Event Planners can now send messages from Find Events and the Event Book. 


What Else Has Changed

Automatically assign security policies to users through SSO. If you are using SSO (Single Sign-On) with Mazévo, you can now automatically assign a security policy to new users the first time they access Mazévo. 

New filter by role option for Mazévo user accounts Want to see a list of all event planners? How about a list of all your Mazévo ops users? You can now filter your list of users by role for quick identification. 


What's Fixed

This update squashes several bugs, including an error when sending confirmations to specific bookings. In some cases, the link to the confirmation would not be sent correctly.  

Disable Unused Configuration Items

Jun 19, 2020 4:31:09 PM / by Dean Evans

An essential part of managing Mazévo is keeping your scheduling data clean and up to date. Over time you will accumulate rooms, resources, and customer information that you may no longer need. With this release, you can now disable unused configuration items. By disabling unused items, they will no longer be visible for new events, but you can still view and report on them for historical purposes. Here is a list of items that can now be disabled.

  • Rooms
  • Room Setups
  • Organizations
  • Contacts
  • Event Types
  • Statuses
  • Cancel Reasons
  • Messages
  • Event Questions
  • Approvals
  • Tasks
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Resources
  • Service Providers
  • Pricing Plans
  • Invoicing Departments


Performance Improvements

Jun 15, 2020 4:24:54 PM / by Dean Evans

No one likes to wait on slow software, and we don't either! With this release, you will notice several performance improvements to Mazévo. Two of the most heavily used tools, the Event Book and Event Editor will now load faster each time you open them even if you have a lot of bookings. Viewing your filters in Find Events, the Calendar, and the Activity Log is also faster.

Introducing Tasks and Advanced Tools to Manage Resources

May 4, 2020 11:11:55 AM / by Dean Evans


Following up with customers is critical to the success of your events. With tasks, you can now keep track of your to-do list in Mazévo. Tasks may be associated with events, bookings or organizations. They have a due date and you can assign tasks to one or more users to complete. Tasks can also be created automatically based on the type of event, location, service, or attendance

Resource Room Exclusions

Do you have rooms where you don't allow food or beverage? Do you have equipment that can only be utilized in specific locations? You can now exclude individual resources or services from being requested in specified rooms. This means when someone wants to request your resources they will only be shown the resources that are available in the room they have selected.

Resource Bundles

With resource bundles you can create a single item that allocates a group of resources. For example you could have a AV package that contains 1 audio mixer, 2 speakers and 2 microphones. By selecting the package each item in the bundle is taken out of inventory for the event. The bundle can also be priced separately from the individual items if desired.


What's Improved

Requester Security Changes - The way that you configure the buildings and the time frame your users can make requests for has changed. Those settings are now found under the new Security Policy menu item in configuration. Previously these were found under account settings and the individual users account profile. This change was made to accommodate the new advanced security functions introduced in the last update.

Resource Options - You can now add options to specific resource or catering items. This allows event planners to select a catering item and then be prompted to make other choices related to that item like selecting sides and deserts. These selections will be displayed on all reports and the confirmation.

April 7, 2020 Release - New Document Links, Updates to Confirmation & Billing

Apr 7, 2020 3:56:45 PM / by Dean Evans

With this release the confirmation document received some love and you can now associate documents with events.

New Customizable Confirmation Fields - The confirmation is the document that your customers interact with the most. It is important that you are able to personalize it for your organization. You are now able to add your organization's logo to the confirmation and add your physical and email address to the header. You can also change the title from "Confirmation" to something else that suits your needs like Quote, Proposal or Permit.

New Heading Layout on Event Editor - The information at the top of the event editor page has been updated. The layout is condensed and organized to display all information related to billing on a single line.

mazevo event editor new layout


Specify the Number of Hours to Use for Item Pricing - You can now enter a specific amount of time to calculate room or resource item pricing. Previously, the event time was always used to calculate hourly pricing.

New Document Links - Document Links allows you to stay organized by linking important documents to your events. You can associate any document (contracts, insurance certificates etc.) to your event. These documents are saved in your cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.

New VIP Flag on Events - You can now designate an event that requires a higher level of attention or service as a "VIP Event". You can monitor these events in the activity log.

New Billing Information on Organizations - You can associate a pricing plan with an organization and mark the organization as taxable and/or eligible for service charges. Once these options are set on the organization all new events created for that organization will receive those options. Previously these options were set with a system default each time you created a new event.

Room Diagrams Visible to View Only Event Planners - Room diagrams associated with a booking are now visible to Mazévo event planners with the view only role. Previously there was no easy way for those with this role to view the room diagram.

Add Bookings to Existing Requests - A requester can now add bookings to an existing request. Previously they would have had to submit a brand new event request to add additional bookings.


March 30, 2020 Release - Enhanced User Security & New Reports

Mar 30, 2020 4:39:18 PM / by Dean Evans

New Advanced User Security - With this release you now have more control over the specific rooms someone can request through Mazévo. Previously all your rooms had to play by the same set of rules when requested. You can now set rules on an individual room determining when it can be requested and for how long. You can also create different room rules for different sets of users (e.g., staff vs. students).

Additional Limits on How Far Out Requests are Accepted - You can now set a fixed date in the future for how far out you wish to take requests. Previously you could only set a rolling date, for example, 60 days from today. This is available in advanced and standard user security.

New Layout for User Security - The window you use to edit a user's security has been changed and some of the user security roles have been simplified. This was done to make things easier to understand and accommodate the other mentioned changes in user security.

New Service Provider View in Activity Log - The activity log can now be used by service providers (AV, catering, facilities etc.) to see new and changed services. They can view the changes that have been made to services over any time frame including the last day or last week.

Reports Now Use A Darker Font Color. Previously the reports used a dark grey font. The new black font will make the text easier to read when printed.

New Room Card Report - Mazévo will now print a list of events taking place in a specific room. The report is designed to be placed outside the room and will display the all the events happening in the room for one or more days.

mazevo room card report

New Service Order Report - The Service Order Report displays a single service for an event. It includes all of the details for the service including the date, time, customer, contact and time of the service and details about the equipment required and service itself.

mazevo catering service order report

Analyze Events by Status in Analytics - There is now a way to analyze the the number of events, hours, revenue and attendance by the booking's status (confirmed, cancelled, tentative etc.)

Performance Improvements to Find Events and Event Editor - The event editor and find events pages will now open and load quicker.



February 25, 2020 Release - New Automated Event Approval Process

Feb 25, 2020 3:24:00 PM / by Dean Evans

Automated Approvals

There is a new optional approval process for scheduling events. If there are multiple people in your organization that need to review and approve events before you confirm them, you can now manage that entire process in Mazévo.

Mazévo can automatically prompt others in your organization for approval based on the size of the event (attendance), the services required, type of event or location. Approvals can be granted from the web or the approver's mobile device through the Mazévo app.

An event planner will have the ability to monitor the approval process and quickly identify events that are still pending approval or have been approved/declined by other approvers.


What's Improved:

New Single Sign On (SSO) Support in Mazévo Mobile

If your organization utilizes SSO you can now leverage that from both the desktop and the Mazévo Mobile app.

New Revenue Analytics Report

If your organization uses Mazévo to keep track of charges and fees for rooms, services, equipment or catering you can now create a summary report of all those charges. The new Mazévo Revenue Analytics Report will display the item, amount, event name, customer, internal account code, billing code and event ID.  This report can also be exported to excel if needed.



February 6, 2020 Release - More Information at Your Fingertips

Feb 6, 2020 3:19:09 PM / by Dean Evans

We made several small improvements with this release which will put more scheduling information at your fingertips and make it easier for you to navigate around in Mazévo.

What's Improved

Room Not Available Explanation - If you are allowing users to make room requests through Mazévo there will be times that the room they want is not available. This can happen for a variety of reasons, for instance the room may be booked by another event or the building is closed that day. There is now a link on the request form so the user can see the reasons why a particular room is not showing up.

Enhancements to the Resources Tab of the Event Editor - When viewing resources under the resource tab of the event editor the resources are now grouped by booking. They were previously sorted by date and location. The new grouping will make it easier to see at a glance which resources belong to specific bookings. There is also a new colored bar to the left of the resource also represents the status of the booking. Previously you would have had to click on the bookings tab to see what the status was.

mazevo event editor resource tab groupings


Event Calendar Indicates Special Dates - There is a new star icon that appears on the event calendar to denote holidays and special dates. Hovering over this icon will display the name of the holiday.

Tab Key Enabled When Entering Times - This is for users that prefer to type in the time to a time field instead of picking the time from a list. Previously if you typed in a time into a time selection field you still had to click the time you wanted from the drop down display with your mouse.

Create New Tab Icon - There is now an icon available to event planners that will open Mazévo in a new tab in your web browser. Previously if you were working on an event and wanted to navigate to another function in Mázevo there was no easy way to do it without leaving the page you were working on. Now you can just click the new tab icon and a second Mazévo tab will open for you to work in.


mazevo new tab icon


Default Start Page Now Displays on Menu Bar - A link to the users default start page now appears on the menu bar at the top of the page.


mazevo default start page item


Text Labels Added to Menu Items in Mobile App - Previously there was only an icon with no text.

mazevo mobile menu text labels


Meeting Room Details Available From Event Book - You can now click a room name in the event book to view a rooms minimum and maximum capacity, the default time to setup and teardown the space, the room image, the room notes and the room setup styles that can be accommodated along with their capacities.

View All Public Events From Mobile App and Web - You can now view all scheduled events from the mobile app and web page if you do not have the event planner role. The view will be limited to only public events. Private events can still only be viewed by an event planner.


January 30, 2020 Release - Support for Single Sign On (SSO)

Jan 30, 2020 7:36:52 PM / by Dean Evans

Support for Single Sign On Added.

Single Sign On (SSO) provides a way for users at your organization to login to multiple applications without having to remember separate passwords for every system they use. With SSO your team members have just one account to use across all systems. Mazévo now supports SSO identity providers that use SAML 2.0.

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