Flora Next vs Curate Floral Software

By Ryan ONeil

Floral software: Flora Next vs Curate

Flora Next is a floral software that helps florists create proposals and websites. Curate is an end-to-end event management software platform that helps florists manage their businesses from proposal to strike.

Flora Next is a well-known software used by floral professionals and we recommend event professionals research the best software solution for their businesses and needs. 
So what’s the difference between Flora Next and Curate? We're similar in our proposal set up and have several features that are similar such as payment processing, Quickbooks integration, and proposal creation. Here’s what you should keep in mind if you’re choosing between Curate and Flora Next, or planning to switch from one service to the other.
  1. Which software allows you to create shopping lists from your proposal?

Flora Next allows you to generate shopping lists directly from your proposal. Curate allows you to generate shopping lists directly from your proposal as well as combine shopping lists for multiple events into one list.

Winner: Curate


  1. Which software allows you to create custom categories/sections in the proposal?

Both Flora Next and Curate floral software allow you to create custom categories/sections in the proposal, such as: Bouquets, Ceremony, Reception, etc.

Winner: Tie


  1. Which software allows you to create proposals directly from forms submitted by clients?

Only Curate allows you to create proposals directly from client submissions which automatically populates into the template proposal. This is a great time saver for you if you have many clients whose information needs to be entered into the system.

Winner: Curate


  1. Which software allows you to easily access proposals?

Both software allow you to print proposals. Flora Next allows you to print proposals without having to leave the software. Curate Proposals allows you to print proposal after they have been saved as a PDF, along with digital proposals clients can sign and pay online.

Winner: Curate

  1. Which software allows you to add pictures to the proposal?

Both software allow florists to add pictures to the proposal. Curate also allows up to 8 photos on each line item to be added directly from Pinterest. This is great for clients who have Pinterest boards full of ideas for their wedding or event.

Winner: Curate


  1. Is there a fee to set up an account?

Neither Flora Next or Curate charges a fee to set up a basic account.

Winner: Tie


  1. Which software has a referral program?

Only Curate has a referral program called Curate Shares. This program allows users to be rewarded for referring friends. New users will receive 20% off their first year as a Curator and you receive $100 after 30 days for each friend that you help become a Curator.

Winner: Curate


  1. Which software allows you access from anywhere?

Both software are web based and allow you access from anywhere and are functional on computers as well as mobile phones.

Winner: Tie

We hope this Q & A helps. As a side note, we personally focus on building Curate and are giving these differences based on the best information we have available from users who have elaborated the differences. If we can update anything on here to make it more accurate, please comment below!

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Tags: Curate, florists, comparison articles, Floranext, floral software

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