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5 Ways to Improve Cash Control in Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Sep 16, 2022 11:29:58 AM

Clear accountability, consistent processes, and a method for tracking are key components of strong cash (and risk) management. 

It is never pleasant to think about how your business may be impacted by employee theft. Unfortunately, though, it is something you need to help protect yourself from.  The best defense is a clear system of accountability, with systems and technology in place that can help you monitor the cash going in and out of your business. 

Theft can come in many shapes and sizes, so read on for 5 cash management best practices to help set your business up for success. 

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Topics: Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Facility Operations, Cashless

CenterEdge Advantage 2022 LTS Upgrade

Posted by CenterEdge Software on Feb 25, 2022 8:02:52 AM

Upgrade to the new CenterEdge Advantage 2022 LTS.

The CenterEdge Advantage 2022 Long Term Support (LTS) version is now available to CenterEdge clients with a current license and service agreement (LSA).

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Topics: Point of Sale, Memberships, CenterEdge News, CenterEdge Advantage POS, CenterEdge Team, Cashless, Payment Processing, Self-service

7 Benefits of an Integrated Events Management System

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 4, 2022 8:55:10 AM

Seamless scheduling, accurate accounting, and flawless food and beverage management are just a few of the advantages of an integrated events management system.

Managing every detail of your facility's event business can feel like a circus where you're struggling to keep everything moving.

This stress is compounded if you're spending valuable time trying to manage scheduling, ticketing, payment, and food service in many different systems, or worse - on paper.

An events management system that's fully integrated with the rest of your overall facility management solution can save you headaches and precious time. But what does integrated really mean? Read on for seven ways you can streamline your events program with an integrated system. 

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

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

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

5 Benefits of Capacity Management Tools for Your FEC

Posted by Sherry Howell on Nov 3, 2021 2:55:32 PM

Improved guest experience, seamless scheduling, and barrier-free buying experiences are just some of the benefits of careful capacity management processes and systems.

Many amusement facilities have needed to adjust how they manage capacity for admissions and attractions over the last year. Processes for ticketing, access control, and cash handling have most likely all been affected. But even though COVID brought a sense of urgency around reimagining our businesses, it always makes sense to review your processes and systems from time to time to ensure you’re operating as effectively as possible.

In conversations with new operators at recent educational events, I’ve found that people are unsure whether or not to use capacity management tools or offer timed experiences for guests. When carefully implemented, robust capacity management tools can create significant benefits for your guests and your business. Read on for our top five to help you decide how your facility should proceed.

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Topics: CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Cashless, Online Sales & Ticketing, Food & Beverage

How to Increase Food Service Profitability

Posted by Sherry Howell on Oct 22, 2021 11:11:12 AM

Smart menu development, forward-thinking, savvy pricing, and processes for consistency are key ingredients of a profitable food service program.

At CenterEdge, we're huge proponents of industry education, and we sponsor a few of the best educational events available. If you haven't attended Amusement 360, Birthday University, FEC Success Institute, or Foundations Entertainment University, we highly recommend that you put one or more of these events on your 'Must Do' list for 2022.

Last week at Foundations, we had the chance to listen to industry expert, Jim Howell, of Perky's Pizza. Jim shared terrific insights that can help any foodservice operator increase efficiency and profitability. We sat down with Jim and asked him to share a few of the most impactful tips that you can implement today to achieve immediate results. Read on for our interview. 

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Topics: Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Food & Beverage

3 Steps to Successful Holiday Gift Card Sales Programs

Posted by Sherry Howell on Oct 15, 2021 12:43:59 PM

Review your data, plan your strategy, and implement your program better than ever.

Today’s CenterEdge blog comes from one of our newest CenterEdge trainers, Kate Jackson. Kate’s a long-time industry veteran who, before coming to CenterEdge, spent eight years as a franchisee trainer for a large entertainment center chain. Bottom line, she knows a thing or two about using your CenterEdge Software tools to manage your business. And with the holidays coming up, Kate wanted to share a few tips and best practices to help you maximize your gift card revenue potential. Here’s what Kate had to say:

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Topics: Point of Sale, Reporting & Analytics, Sales, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Goal Setting

[INFOGRAPHIC] Strong Cash Management Process

Posted by Sherry Howell on Oct 8, 2021 11:22:28 AM

Don't let poor cash management processes cause you to lose the revenue that you work so hard to earn.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Reporting & Analytics, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Cashless