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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

Did You Know: Video Software Tutorials Now Available

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 10, 2017 11:02:45 AM

Do you prefer self-led video tutorials vs. reading How To documentation? If so, today's Did You Know? Video has you in mind!

Watch Sandra Welch, CenterEdge's  own Training and Personal Development Manager, as she discusses new video software training tools you have at your disposal! 

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Topics: FEC, trampoline parks, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, managing your business, Amusement Park, training, Did You Know?

3 Must-Have Payment Methods for Your Entertainment Business

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 12, 2017 3:04:41 PM

These payment methods will keep guests coming back – and spending money in your entertainment facility.

Entertainment facilities are continually seeking ways to improve and grow their revenue, cut costs and minimize risk and waste. Innovation appears in many forms, from consideration of adding a new attraction or offering to developing new sales or marketing strategies.

Entertainment businesses operate in a “What’s next?” mentality of consumer economy where new opportunities crop up all the time, and savvy operators are often left asking, “How can my business encourage repeat visits and guest loyalty?” in addition to, “How can I increase per cap spending for the people currently in the building?” 

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Topics: FEC, managing your business, three payment trends, payment

Did You Know: Constant Contact Integration

Posted by Sherry Howell on Mar 22, 2017 2:32:10 PM

Ready to use your software to take your marketing campaigns to the next level? Learn how in today’s Did You Know video.

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Topics: FEC, trampoline parks, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, marketing, Amusement Park, Did You Know?

Five Steps to Planning for Effortless Birthday Party Check-Ins at Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 27, 2017 3:37:47 PM

Cut through the chaos and follow these best practices to make birthday party prep and check-in a breeze at your family entertainment center.

In working with various entertainment facilities over the years, there are often two distinct philosophies about birthday parties that surface. Some venues view them as “the best part of the week,” while others refer to them as “a necessary evil.”

In my experience, there is a direct link between the level of unwanted chaos during parties and how stressed one feels about them. If it takes ten seconds or less to make a first impression, how you handle your party before and during check-in can make or break your reputation in a parent’s mind. To reduce the risk of negative experiences, here are a few tips for keeping both the guest and your team members happy:

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Topics: FEC, managing your business, Birthday Party

CenterEdge Advantage Version 17.1 Is Coming Soon

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 22, 2017 12:31:38 PM

The next release of CenterEdge Advantage, Version 17.1, is coming soon!  

To learn more about what’s on the way, check out our Feature Release Video below, and sign up to attend our training webinar. There you’ll learn how to set up and use all the new features once you upgrade.  Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Customize discount buttons and functionality (:10 - :40)
  • Customize marketing opt in message on waiver kiosks (:41 - :52)
  • Newly redesigned split check screen to manage checkouts faster (:53 – 1:39)
  • Deferred revenue capabilities for any barcode ticket item (1:40 – 2:03)
  • Added kitchen display servers for improved use across multiple departments (2:04 – 2:40)

Thank you for your continued partnership with CenterEdge.  Register for our training webinar below.   As always, the session will be recorded, so you’ll receive the recording if you can’t attend the live session.  

Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00ET/12:00CT/10:00PT

Register Now!

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

Measuring Success at Your FEC or Adventure Facility: Four Critical Reports You Need to Have

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 7, 2017 11:07:38 AM

The right tools can help you gain valuable insight into sales, trends and scheduling best practices for your family entertainment center or adventure park, but you can’t look at everything all the time. Here are our top picks.

Managing your business is a full-time job, but managing the information about your business shouldn’t be. While many businesses have access to a plethora of data, it’s impossible to keep track of everything or be everywhere at once. Here’s a quick look at some of the most valuable reports that leading FECs and adventure facility owners say they couldn’t live without.

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Topics: FEC, managing your business, Reporting, sales

Interview: Adding an Escape Room to a Trampoline Park or FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 17, 2017 4:54:52 PM

With the new year, new beginnings and all those goals you’ve set, what do you have planned to do differently in 2017 to get the results that you’re looking for? For many facilities, it’s time to think about new games, packages, menu items and even new attractions to boost your fun factor for new and repeat guests.

Our industry has seen such a boom in escape rooms recently. Have you been wondering just what the fuss is all about? I reached out to our friends at Creative Works, who recently added an escape room offering to their portfolio (and they even won Best Exhibit at IAAPA with it, too!). Here’s what their Vice President, Armando Lanuti, had to say.

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Topics: FEC, capacity, Client Success, Partner Spotlight

Listening Is the Key to Successful Upselling

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Upselling is one of those strategies that can boost the bottom line of any organization, be it a family entertainment center, an amusement park, a retailer or a restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s often paid too little – or the wrong kind of – attention.

First things first, a lot of people approach upselling events and services with a “me first” approach: “If I sell more, I’ll make more.” While that’s very likely true, it misses a critical piece of insight that would make upselling  a whole lot easier. And that’s “If I sell the right package, event, or meal, my guest will have a bigger and better experience.”

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Topics: FEC, groups, trampoline parks, waterparks, managing your business, Amusement Park, Client Success, sales

Did You Know: Setting Event Sales Goals for the New Year

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Start the year off right setting meaningful goals for event sales (or anything you'd like to increase, really).  Did you know there are several reports that can help get you started?  Check out today's video to learn more. 



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Topics: FEC, groups, trampoline parks, waterparks, Reporting, Client Success, sales

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