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3 Critical Things To Ask Before You Choose a Point of Sale

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Trust & Transparency

Time to choose a point of sale for your business? Selecting your POS and reservation system is perhaps one of the most important decisions you will make as a growing business; the software you choose will become an integral part of your daily operations.

However, the stability and maintenance of that software is completely out of your hands. Any problems, bugs, or outages in the software will have a huge impact on your business. It’s important to choose a point of sale with solid software provided by a company who treats you as a partner–not a client.

It’s hard to identify the types of attributes that you should be looking for in a software provider, but you can gauge how they will treat you and your business by how they handle any major issues or software outages.

 

3 Questions To Ask Before You Choose a Point of Sale


Question One: Where is your status page?

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Any reasonable point of sale or other software company will provide a status page of their entire system. The status page should give you an overview of:

  • What’s working
  • What’s not working
  • History of past incidents

Why Do You Want A Status Page?

Having a status page shows a level of competence, trust, and transparency. This should be the central location where you can get immediate updates on problems within the system. Many people don’t think to ask for this before they choose a point of sale, not realizing its importance until it’s too late. 

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Sunrise/Sunset: The Most Requested foreUP Feature is Here!

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Here comes the sun! DUN na nah nah! 

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our most requested feature, now included with your foreUP software: Tee Sheet Sunrise/Sunset! 


Sunrise/Sunset:

What you need to know to be successful?

Q: What is the Sunrise / Sunset feature?

A: The Sunrise / Sunset feature is a dynamic timing tool that automatically updates your first available tee time according to the day’s sunrise time, and the last available tee time according to the sunset time.  

 

Q: How do I know if I am eligible for the Sunrise / Sunset feature?

 

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Introducing Bulk Edit

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We are releasing a new and improved bulk edit tool! Coming first to the new customers module, and being implemented into all modules as we continue to improve foreUp software for you, the new bulk edit allows you to edit and modify data for many customers at once.

 

You now have the power to edit the customer information for every customer, or as little as two customers at the same time.

Q: What can I edit?

A : Pretty much anything!

 

Here is how the feature works:

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Brand New foreUP UI Customers Module

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Today here at ForeUP we are pleased to announce our newest release! A redesigned customers module, and we think, it’s a pretty big deal.  We have spent a ton of time and energy getting to know just what you our customers are wanting, how you are using it, and how we can make things better for you.  This is just the first of many new major product updates coming in 2017, for you to look forward to! Here is a quick rundown of the new hotness that we are checking with  a fine-toothed comb making sure it is the absolute best for you.

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Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas: Mobile Starter Sheet

 

While a partridge in a pear tree is certainly a nice thought, here at foreUP, we thought this feature might be just a little more useful. It’s been called ‘a dream come true’, ‘the best thing that has ever happened to me’, and ‘a Christmas miracle’, but for simplicity’s sake, we’ll just call it the Mobile Starter Sheet. 

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Custom Golf Websites

Having a professional web presence is a must these days. Not only is your website a powerful marketing tool but it also allows you to offer online reservations to your clients. At ForeUP Golf, we offer custom golf websites to all of our customers because we understand how to help you market to your customers and bring them to your course.

 

Here are some of the benefits of our web building services.

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1.  Professional Website

 

Your website will look polished and professional with special focus on marketing and driving business to your golf course. We use the latest design web principles and techniques to create quality custom websites. We not only give your customers a good experience when navigating your site, but also entice them to come and play through online marketing and with dedicated support for updates, marketing advice, and all of your other needs.

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Benefits of Golf Marketing Software

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Marketing your golf course is an integral part of your business. When done correctly, it allows you to promote low used tee times and build strong communication channels with your existing customers. A powerful marketing campaign can also bring an influx of new clients which maximizes your revenue.

 

Recent studies show that text messaging is one of the most popular and powerful marketing channels. On average, 94% of all text messages are read, and 80% of consumers have their mobile phone with them all day. In fact, 39% of US consumers would opt for text messages rather than radio or TV advertising, if they were given a choice.

 

With foreUP’s built-in golf marketing tools you can use text messaging to send out promotions and drive huge revenues to your course. You can also use text messages to send out reminders of events, leagues, and tournaments to ensure repeat business and decrease the amount of “no shows.”

 

Your messages will be read almost instantly thanks to high open and read rates, and you can easily create and send messages within minutes.

 

foreUP’s text marketing features include:

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QuickBooks for Beginners

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An important aspect of your business is keeping track of your finances. The best way to do that is to use a reliable accounting software. There is plenty of accounting software on the market today. But if you are looking for a solution geared specifically for small business owners, look no further than QuickBooks.

 

QuickBooks is Intuit Inc.’s set of software solutions designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. QuickBooks’ features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies, as well as training solutions. Each solution is developed according to different industries and their needs.

 

With QuickBooks, you can monitor expenses, create invoices and reports, track change orders and job status, and manage inventory, customers, vendors and employees. In addition to those features and capabilities, Intuit offers various add-ons to QuickBooks versions as well as third-party tools that integrate with QuickBooks in order to enhance current functions.

 

And to really sweeten the deal, foreUP Golf Course Software integrates with QuickBooks seamlessly, which means you can save your accounting team a lot of tedious input time.

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The Power of Cloud-Based Golf Software

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Implementing state-of-the-art golf course software is a wise decision. Not only does the right software reduce business costs, but it also simplifies managing your golf course. On top of that, the right golf course software will also be easy to implement and require little maintenance on your part.

 

If you find yourself wishing your golf course software had those exact features, then you’ll love foreUP’s Golf Course Management Software. Our golf course software has all of those features and is 100% cloud-based. We utilize the latest cloud computing technology to make everything easier for you. But what is cloud computing anyway?

 

In layman’s terms, cloud computing refers to storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.

 

When you use cloud-based software, it means you don’t have to have your own dedicated server and hard drive to power your golf course software. The way you access your data or your programs is over the Internet, or at the very least, you sync it with other information over the Web.

 

Here are 5 major benefits to utilizing cloud-based software.

 

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using an Online Booking System

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It seems that online booking systems are the way of the future.

Does that make the transition to cloud-based tools an inevitable necessity if you want your business to succeed in the future?

Outside of helping you stand out from your competition, what are the benefits of offering online booking options for your players?  Do the benefits outweigh any potential hurdles?

Before making your decision, consider the advantages and disadvantages of online booking systems and tee time scheduling services. 

 

Advantages of Online Booking Systems

1. Your business is always available for reservations.

You’re closed for the day. Does that mean clients have to wait until the next day to book a tee time?

Online booking systems mean your business is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In other words, your customers can make a reservation whenever it fits into their schedule (without you or your employees having to be there). Studies have shown that immediate availability when shopping for products or services dramatically increases the number of purchases or appointments.

With online booking, you’ll capture more of the people looking to schedule an appointment or tee time. 

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