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Sherry Howell to Speak at BPAA Bowling University Military Training

Posted by CenterEdge Software on Jun 16, 2017 1:18:26 PM

Sherry Howell, Director of Client Success at CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, will speak at the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America’s (BPAA) Bowling University Military Training on Sunday, June 18 from 1-2:15 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sherry’s presentation, “Parties: Not Just Child’s Play,” will discuss creating, marketing and selling compelling group event packages.

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Topics: CenterEdge News

How to Choose the Right Access Control for Your Amusement or Trampoline Park

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 15, 2017 11:50:05 AM

Go beyond paper tickets and get with the future of access control for your entertainment facility.

The advent of summertime means that the theme park wars are in full effect. Are you Team Disney or Team Universal? I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love to see parks continually striving for that bigger splash in our industry.

No doubt the leadership at your park is also on the hunt for the next attraction, package or even business development that will give you that edge over your competitors. And with attractions and technology that are ever-changing, parks need to be on the lookout for the right systems and processes to manage how guests interact with your attractions and your park.

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Topics: access control

CenterEdge “Role” Call: Meet Rob Roberts

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 15, 2017 8:50:17 AM

In “Role” Call posts, we feature some of our outstanding team members and the roles they play in delivering exceptional customer service to fellow coworkers and clients alike. Because, at CenterEdge, we believe our team is a big part of what makes us special.

Our team at CenterEdge continues to grow to meet the needs of each of our unique clients. Our software development team has added a number of new team members recently, and many bring new skills that will help us take our Advantage point of sale software suite into the future of the fun industry. 

With this growth, we’ve had the need to move several of our great developers into leadership positions so that their experience can help shape the vision of our new team. Today’s team member is one of those new promotes: Rob Roberts, Software Development Team Lead over Advantage Research and Development.

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Topics: CenterEdge Role Call

Reflections on the International Association of Trampoline Parks Conference

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 7, 2017 8:01:51 AM

It’s an exciting time to be in the business of fun!

CenterEdge recently had the opportunity to attend and exhibit at the International Association of Trampoline Parks’ (IATP) first annual European Trade Show and Conference in London. Operators and vendors from all over Europe attended to learn and share ideas with one another. The trampoline park industry is growing so much, especially internationally. In other words…it’s an exciting time in the business of fun!

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Topics: IATP conference recap, IATP

Brant Burnett Speaks at Couchbase Connect

Posted by CenterEdge Software on Jun 6, 2017 2:59:04 PM

Brant Burnett, systems architect at CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, spoke at Couchbase Connect in New York, New York on Tuesday, May 23.

As a Couchbase Expert and .NET systems architect, Burnett contributes his knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to the Couchbase community. In his presentation, “Developer Power-Up: Essential Couchbase SDK patterns for Getting Started Quickly,” Burnett and Couchbase’s Tyler Mitchell educated entry-level Couchbase users on essential Couchbase and NoSQL concepts, taught attendees how to start using the services and APIs, and discussed his experience with using Couchbase Server at CenterEdge. 

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Topics: CenterEdge News

7 Considerations for Selecting a Cashless System Partner for Your Amusement Facility or FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 6, 2017 9:56:00 AM

Before deciding on a cashless system partner, take the time to evaluate a few key factors.

The use of cashless debit card systems has become a standard operating procedure for many arcade, family and multi-attraction entertainment centers. For new operators, the question is no longer, “Should I purchase a cashless system?” but rather, “Which cashless system is right for my business?”

Here are our top seven considerations to help you make your decision:

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Topics: cashless system, Selecting a Cashless System

CenterEdge Sponsors Birthday University Scholarships

Posted by CenterEdge Software on May 31, 2017 11:31:30 AM

CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, is a sponsor of Birthday University slated for June 6-8 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

As an event sponsor, CenterEdge is able to award scholarships to recipients who will be able to attend the event free-of-charge.

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Topics: CenterEdge News

4 Simple Strategies to Grow Your FEC or Trampoline Park with Referrals

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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

Every day I get inundated on social media with requests to join Marguerite’s Fabulash party or shop Lola’s pop up dress boutique. From the days of Pampered Chef kitchenware to today’s Rodan + Fields skincare, direct marketing salespeople are taught to begin with their personal networks, which is why social platforms such as Facebook have become popular vehicles for promoting those types of businesses.

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Topics: how to adopt a referral program

6 Essential Tips for Guest-Centric Event Scheduling in Your FEC or Trampoline Park

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Careful attraction and event scheduling creates a winning experience for your guestsand your business.

Do you ever have that nightmare where you’re supposed to be somewhere and you search and search but can’t find the location? Or the one where you realize you have a final and you’ve forgotten to attend classes all semester? What about the one where you accidentally mess up your birthday party scheduling and double book two parties for 30 eight-year-olds?

Versions of that last one have most likely made an appearance in your dreams – and maybe even your reality. Effective party and attraction scheduling is a must for every busy amusement facility, and sometimes there is a power struggle between what’s best for the business and what’s best for your guests. However, savvy operators agree that the two are far more closely linked than they first appear. 

We’ve put together six best practices for guest-centric scheduling to help keep the nightmares at bay:

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Topics: guest service, features of guest-centric scheduling

Coming Soon - CenterEdge Advantage Version 17.2

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 17, 2017 3:37:26 PM

New CenterEdge Advantage Software Features Coming Soon in Release 17.2

We will soon launch CenterEdge Advantage Software Version 17.2! Check out our Feature Release Video to get a peek at the new enhancements, and sign up for our training webinar so you can set up and use all the new features.

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Topics: FEC, point of sale, waivers, trampoline parks, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, Release Version, new features, Amusement Park, memberships

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