CenterEdge Software Blog

How to Manage Projects More Effectively

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 21, 2022 1:34:52 PM

See your projects through to success with these tips.

Projects, goals, resolutions, new initiatives, and group meetings. Do one or more of those fill you with a sense of dread? If so, it's probably because, in the past, you've been overwhelmed or frustrated when they haven't gone the way you planned.

While it's easy to take these failures personally, it's important to remember that they've happened to nearly everyone in every industry. 

The good news is that failure isn't final. By taking the proper steps and building the right habits throughout every project, your project will have a fighting chance at success. Read on for five tried and true strategies for managing projects more effectively. 

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Topics: Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

5 Simple Ideas to Increase Revenue and Engagement

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 14, 2022 11:09:46 AM

A little creativity and planning can quickly boost your revenue and audience engagement.

When you've been in this business a while, you've undoubtedly tried a lot of different promotions and special offers. But over time, it can be easy to get into a habit of doing things the same way.

Sometimes it makes sense to go "back to the drawing board" and reinvent new ways to sell and promote your business. To help you do that, we put together this list of five simple, low-cost promotion ideas that can help you boost your creativity and your bottom line. Try one, combine them, or use these as a starting point for your own creative magic, and go forth and conquer the world!

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Marketing, Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Facility Operations

How to Save Labor with New CenterEdge Self-Service Kiosk Features

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jan 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Save time, labor dollars, and give guests more control with the new self-service kiosk features. 

Rising labor wages and shortages mean it might be time for your facility to offer guests a self-service experience to make purchases at your facility. 

The CenterEdge development team has been hard at work building and testing new features for our self-service kiosk offering. We’re excited to announce new functionality that will allow you to offer guests even more autonomy when buying from you. 

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Topics: Point of Sale, Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Self-service

2021 Year End Message from CenterEdge CEO, Marcus Mayer

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM

CenterEdge CEO, Marcus Mayer, shares his thoughts on 2021 in this year-end message.


A word from Marcus

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Topics: CenterEdge News, CenterEdge Team

10 Outbound Sales Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Build a strong sales foundation with these do's and don'ts.

Sales is known for being a tough role but selling is a skill that nearly anyone can develop. What the best performers have in common is that they build a strong foundation of winning habits, and you can, too.

Whether you want to improve your inbound sales closing ratio or boost your outbound prowess, read on for ten quick do's and don'ts to help you get to your next 'yes.'

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Topics: Sales, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

Top 10 Growth Resources to Devour in 2022

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 10, 2021 12:53:55 PM

Be sure to put these podcasts and books on your  'To Be Devoured' List for 2022. 

This year has taught us many lessons, and there's no doubt we'll learn many more in the year to come. But the best leaders are also intentional about learning and growth. We asked our team to share a few of the books and resources that have made a difference in their lives this year.

No matter what you want to learn about or improve upon, you're sure to find something valuable in this year's resource roundup.  

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Topics: Customer Loyalty, Employee Management, Facility Operations

Your FEC's Guide to 2022 Goal Setting

Posted by Sherry Howell on Dec 3, 2021 11:09:57 AM

Take a careful look at your data to determine the right goals to set for 2022. 

These next few weeks will fly by but that doesn't mean you can hit the brakes on planning for a strong 2022.

Use these tips and resources to help you measure your facility's wins and losses, and get next year's plan ready to roll out just as soon as the ball drops. 

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Topics: Reporting & Analytics, Sales, Employee Management, Facility Operations

3 Tips For a Strong (and Sane!) Holiday Sales Season

Posted by Sherry Howell on Nov 19, 2021 10:20:14 AM

The holiday season is here! Use these three tips to stay sales-ready in the busiest of times! 

With the end of IAAPA week upon us, it's the unofficial start to the holiday season!  Things will certainly get busier in the coming weeks, and it can get overwhelming if you're not careful. Make sure your facility is equipped to take advantage of all the sales opportunities this celebratory time of year has to offer.

Read on for three tips to help you maximize every moment of the holiday season.

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Topics: FEC, Sales, Facility Operations, Birthday Party & Groups

5 Reasons to Consider Upgrading Your POS

Posted by Sherry Howell on Nov 12, 2021 9:41:51 AM

As you think about new attractions and offerings in 2022, use this guide to determine if you'll have additional facility management and reporting needs.

Our team is excited and preparing to head out to the IAAPA Expo 2021 this weekend (we'll be at Booth #4447!). We have had so many conversations with new and experienced operators who are looking forward to the show and planning for 2022 and beyond.

While you’re on the hunt for your next attraction or product offering, now is the perfect time to make sure your systems and capabilities are comprehensive enough to support your future plans. 

Your point of sale touches every guest and every dollar, so it’s a critical component of your success. That's why we're sharing these five scenarios that might suggest you need an upgrade.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Marketing, Reporting & Analytics, Memberships, Sales, Integrated Waivers, Facility Operations

Sherry Howell to Speak at IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101

Posted by CenterEdge Software on Nov 3, 2021 4:02:05 PM

CenterEdge Software, a leading provider of point-of-sale, online sales and reservations, and ticketing systems for entertainment and recreation facilities, is pleased to announce that Sherry Howell, Brand Engagement Director, will be speaking at IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 on November 14 in advance of the much anticipated IAAPA Expo 2021 in Orlando, FL.

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Topics: CenterEdge News, CenterEdge Advantage POS, CenterEdge Team