Great news! In today's tech savvy world we have choices. Those choices all happen to be integrated into the Jonas member billing systems so it takes very little effort for your club to provide these really great services to your members. No worries on having to do file export of member charges or billing information. Another bonus is that there is not a interface to either that can stop working at any time.
Which one is right? Should a club do both? Why would we do either?
How smart is automating how members pay their bills? Well.... there is a GREAT benefit to giving members options on how they pay their bills. As competition for your member's dollar and attention has increased, clubs have been loosening up on how they accept payment as a heightened member service. Today we see clubs getting very flexible and creative. Some options include Bank Draft and Credit Cards for either ePayment through a secure, password protected website or a batch processing with records kept at the club.
Recently I worked with a client who came to me with several challenges and requests:
* There is no way to know when an employee is about to go into overtime... Nothing alerts us when someone approaches overtime or is jeopardy when comparing actual to scheduled hours.
* We spend too much time adding up our hours and make tons of mistakes.
* We don't know when someone miss punches and punches in too early or late.
* Our employees have different pay rates for when they work in different departments.
The Excitement! The Thrill! The long awaited Dining Reservation is now in Beta. Jonas just released a sneak peak to us, at TTA, of the new Dining Reservations module and it looks g-r-e-a-t.
As with all of Jonas products it's fully integrated with the member database, POS Sales items & categories, reporting, etc. This makes an extremely easy tool to setup and use not to mention all of the robust existing capabilities such as flow of data such as member file, demographics, etc. Here is a quick list of functionality that I've only quickly scratched the surface on:
Portable Inventory Data Collector:
Impervious to water, dirt, and dust, the Portable Data Collector provides a robust solution for efficient batch data collection in demanding environments such as dusty golf shops, steamy yacht storerooms, and freezing loading ramps. Additionally, its reinforced housing protects it from heights as high as 1.2 meters.
Golf operations today are tasked with attracting and engaging their players at an unprecedented level. Step onto any course to hear that Rounds translate into Revenue into member Retention. The three “R”s. In these challenging times of tough economic conditions plus increased competition, how can computer software drive players to your course and assist in delivering unequaled service? Let’s explore…
Your fitness center sells packages of training classes. The golf pro sells practice or lesson packages. The Sommolier markets a flight of wine which can be poured at any time. Great! Your members are able to take advantage of a discounted price due to a bulk purchase. Tracking the packages, redeeming, and doing the accounting is usually not-so-great. Paper and pencil? Old School....
Sit back, relax... let your club management system atomically send out delinquency emails on the 10th of the month. Or, how about a sales report for this month magically appearing in your inbox every Monday morning? Or, members who dined in your restaurant or played a round of golf last week receive a thank you email and offer to come back later this week.
Electronic Document Archiving, Cataloging, and Organization
Green business is all the rage these days. Did you know that the average office worker uses 2 reams of paper each month?
* TopTech News reports that this used paper gobbled up 15 to 20 million trees last year.