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3 Ways to Simplify Inventory Management

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 20, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Spend your management time on the right things by having all your inventory management in one easy-to-use place.

As a busy manager or operator there never seems to be enough time for you to get to all the small tasks that you need to do to make your business run smoother. There are always going to be guests to handle, fires to put out, and training to conduct. Your inventory management processes should make your life easier instead of giving you more headaches.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Reporting & Analytics, Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Food & Beverage

What the FEC and Amusement Industry Can Do When They Stand Together

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When a beloved community member who has been legally blind since birth gets the chance to see, the FEC and amusement industry professionals within CenterEdge’s network help make the impossible possible.

Every once in a while, if you’re lucky, you get the chance to be part of something life-changing – something miraculous. We at CenterEdge had such an opportunity recently alongside one of our treasured team members. We got to be a part of helping someone see again.

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Topics: CenterEdge News, CenterEdge Team

CenterEdge Software Debuts New Website

Posted by CenterEdge Software on Jun 12, 2018 1:27:04 PM

CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point of sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, debuted its new, user-friendly website at centeredgesoftware.com.

Built with the amusement industry and its guests at the top of mind, the new website helps visitors navigate through CenterEdge’s product offerings with ease. Its mobile-friendly, modern design and improved functionality effectively highlight CenterEdge’s unique capabilities for every industry.

“We are excited about our new website launch and the story it tells about how users can operate more efficiently, faster and with time left to focus on what matters most - the guest,” said Marcus Mayer, CEO of CenterEdge. “Created with the user experience in mind, we are confident that our new site will provide visitors with content-rich information and take them through an informational journey of our system’s features and capabilities.”

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Topics: CenterEdge News

3 Rules for Growing Your FEC or Park with Referrals

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 4, 2018 11:43:14 AM

When it comes to expanding your client base, it’s all about who you know – and how you leverage those relationships.

Editor’s Note: Referrals continue to be a huge driver of FEC growth, so we’ve updated this popular classic for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Read on!

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Topics: FEC, Trampoline Parks, Customer Loyalty, Sales, Facility Operations

The Secret Formula for Balancing Labor and Sales

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 30, 2018 8:43:55 AM

Cutting staff to control costs just might send your sales into a tailspin. But labor is by far your biggest expense. Get the formula industry expert Alan Kumpf uses.

We believe it’s important to support industry education. One industry event we have begun to support in 2018 is the Maximize Profits Through Operational Excellence seminar program hosted by Funstruction Results. Long-time industry professional and managing partner of Funstruction Results, Alan Kumpf, shared some of his thoughts about team member productivity with CenterEdge. And his secret formula for achieving the right balance between labor and sales. Here’s what he had to say:

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, Employee Management, Facility Operations

Park World Magazine Features CenterEdge in Access Control Article

Posted by CenterEdge Software on May 23, 2018 10:02:43 AM

Park World Magazine featured CenterEdge Brand Engagement Director, Sherry Howell, in an article about the impact technology has on access control in amusement parks and visitor attractions.

"While membership cards and RFID bands may seem like a heavy upfront cost, the data they capture on the backend is essential to your park's success. With reporting and analytics, operators can analyze guest activity and spending habits to gather insights and make informed decisions to improve their business' performance," said Sherry.

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Topics: CenterEdge News

Building Your Brand One Important Detail at a Time

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 23, 2018 8:20:21 AM

4 ways to build your brand that won’t cost you anything.

The CenterEdge team recently had the opportunity to attend an industry education event, LaserTAG360, a two-day conference for new and existing facilities. While the focus of the event is laser tag, the top-notch business practices being shared are applicable across all aspects of the amusment industry from FECs and trampoline facilities to amusement, water and adventure parks.

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Topics: FEC, Trampoline Parks, Museums, Waterparks, Zoos & Aquariums, Customer Loyalty, Marketing, Amusement Parks

One Wristband to Rule Them All: 3 Ways to Make Your Operation More Seamless

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 16, 2018 2:57:20 PM

Common uses for wristbands that increase efficiency and optimize guest experience.

Simplifying the guest experience can be overwhelming when there are so many attractions, food and beverage, payment and access options to consider. Wristbands may sound old-fashioned, but the modern wristband is a terrific solution for not only streamlining your guests’ entrance into your facility, but also helping them more fully engage with everything your business has to offer.

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Topics: FEC, Trampoline Parks, Museums, Waterparks, Zoos & Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Parks & Rec, Access Control, Cashless

Brant Burnett Talks Couchbase on ODBMS.ORG

Posted by CenterEdge Software on May 11, 2018 3:28:53 PM

Brant Burnett, Systems Architect at CenterEdge Software, discusses the way CenterEdge uses Couchbase to provide the most up-to-date and advanced software for the entertainment industry in this ODBMS.ORG article.

“Over time as the functionality of Couchbase continues to grow, so does our use of Couchbase. At this point, Couchbase is our go-to solution for databasing in the cloud environment,” said Burnett.

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Topics: CenterEdge News

Taking the Leap to Leadership? Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Management can be risky business for new and experienced leaders, but it doesn’t have to be.

Picture the worst manager you ever worked with until you see all their negative traits clearly in your mind. Chances are, they didn’t set out to be the worst boss ever. Leadership, just like any other job, takes time to develop. If you’re a new or even an experienced leader, you could be making your way onto a team member’s negative leadership qualities list. Read on for seven common mistakes leaders make, and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Employee Management