The ATS Expocad Bridge:
Providing Integration with the Expocad Platform

EXPOCAD® is the professionals' choice for graphical exhibition and exhibitor marketing software. It also serves as the administrator for all behind the scenes needs of show management sales and operations teams.

We're With You All the Way

Expocad puts the show organizers - sales or operations - in the driver's seat by providing total and accurate control of exhibitor data and placement, floor plan modifications, and exhibitor marketing.

The ATS Expocad Bridge provides integration to pull booth information into iMIS or push booth sales from iMIS to the Expocad floor plan.

Key Features

  • If you manage booth sales in Expocad 
    • An activity record will be created on the exhibitor record that shows the booth purchase.
    • A custom demo table/panel that provides the full detail of the exhibitors as entered into Expocad.
    • A custom demo table/panel that shows the current inventory of booths at Expocad, including if the booth is rented or not and which exhibitor is in each booth. This data can be used to display a list of exhibitors on your RiSE site via an IQA. It can also be displayed on a staff site dashboard showing how many booths are left unsold.
    • A custom demo table/panel that provides the full detail of each transaction for each exhibitor and is suitable for use in any IQA query.
  • If you manage booth sales in iMIS
    • Using an IQA update exhibitor contact information and update the floor plan via an IQA from iMIS.


Supported Use Cases

  • Many organizations use Expocad as the source of truth for who is exhibiting. They may have been using Expocad for some years and have a database of prospects and return exhibitors in Expocad. This bridge assumes that the list of contacts already exists in Expocad or can be uploaded manually to Expocad using their import feature. As booths are assigned in Expocad and sales are processed in Expocad, key information about the transactions and booths are written back to iMIS. This can be a scheduled job to update as frequently as you wish. In general, the exhibitor detail data will be pulled from Expocad into iMIS. The booth transactions will be pulled from Expocad into iMIS. These will not be financial transactions in iMIS as Expocad is the source of truth for the transaction. They will be in a table for high level reporting. In addition an activity record will be created in iMIS indicating the booth sale and what booth was purchased. An overall inventory of all booths, sold and unsold will be updated in iMIS.
  • If you use iMIS as your source of truth and perform booth sales in iMIS, this bridge can update the floor plan at Expocad. In iMIS you can use an event and register exhibitors in the event, or use the new iMIS Advertising Sales module to record which booth each exhibitor purchases. Using an IQA you can then specify which booth each exhibitor has rented. On a a schedule, or on demand, the floor plan can be updated with the exhibitor information and booth number automatically.
  • If you have a use case that is not listed or would like additional information, please Contact ATS.

Easy Does It: Integration Made Simple

The ATS methodology for bridges uses the iMIS API's to achieve the results you expect from a world-class integration. We work closely with third-party partners to use their API's in the most efficient manner. We pride ourselves on building integrations that work on many versions of iMIS. This means that when you upgrade iMIS the bridges will continue to work without having to be rewritten.

The results of this methodology include:

  • Compatibility with all versions of iMIS (unless otherwise noted) using the appropriate iMIS API's that work best with your version of iMIS.
  • The flexibility of on-premise or hosted models for the software.
  • Easy set-up and one-time configuration including installation services from ATS.


Options for Selling Booths Without the Exhibitions or Expo Module

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2017

The Exhibition & Expo modules will no longer be supported in future releases of iMIS, so what is the best way for your organization to sell and manage booth space? Join us as we review how you can leverage a wide range of options from out-of-the box iMIS to advanced ecommerce platforms to popular iMIS integrated exhibition applications such as a2z, Cadmium and EXPOCAD.

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