Software http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21491/more en Going Mobile: The Future of Member Check-in Is in Smartphones http://clubindustry.com/software/going-mobile-future-member-check-smartphones <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As smartphones have become ubiquitous throughout society, they will become an integral part of the way health clubs check in their members—and communicate with them in and out of the club.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/software/going-mobile-future-member-check-smartphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/software/going-mobile-future-member-check-smartphones#comments Apps Software Technology Freemium Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:48:00 +0000 34481 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Biometric check-ins have become more popular recently, but the future of check-ins may lie in mobile phones. <em>Photo courtesy 24 Hour Fitness.</em></p> Turn Member Data into More Revenue for Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/technology/turn-member-data-more-revenue-your-health-club <div class="node-body article-body">New technologies and integrated platforms have made it easier than ever for health clubs to collect detailed member data and use it to generate revenue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/turn-member-data-more-revenue-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/turn-member-data-more-revenue-your-health-club#comments Software Technology Freemium Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:14:00 +0000 30751 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Though fitness data can be valuable to the club operator, the laws regarding privacy of health and fitness information remain a gray area. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Differentiate Your Fitness Facility in the Cloud http://clubindustry.com/technology/differentiate-your-fitness-facility-cloud <div class="field-byline"> CSI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of thousands of companies operate daily in the cloud, deploy cloud applications or use the cloud for storage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/differentiate-your-fitness-facility-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/differentiate-your-fitness-facility-cloud#comments Software Technology Freemium Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 29551 at http://clubindustry.com Business Intelligence May Offer a Smarter Way to Operate http://clubindustry.com/software/business-intelligence-may-offer-smarter-way-operate <div class="node-body article-body">For clubs willing to make an investment, business intelligence can pay off by helping operators make smarter decisions that can ultimately improve member satisfaction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/software/business-intelligence-may-offer-smarter-way-operate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/software/business-intelligence-may-offer-smarter-way-operate#comments For-profits Software Premium Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 15991 at http://clubindustry.com <p><em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Fitness Facility Operators Can Lower Attrition through Software that Monitors Member Usage, Participation http://clubindustry.com/software/fitness-facility-operators-can-lower-attrition-through-software-monitors-member-usage-parti <div class="node-body article-body">To improve retention rates, the first step is to identify members who may be at risk of bolting. The most obvious sign is someone who has stopped paying dues, but a second obvious sign is someone whose usage rate has dropped. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/software/fitness-facility-operators-can-lower-attrition-through-software-monitors-member-usage-parti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/software/fitness-facility-operators-can-lower-attrition-through-software-monitors-member-usage-parti#comments For-profits Operations Software Manufacturers Nonprofits Universities Premium Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:14:00 +0000 11151 at http://clubindustry.com Industry Goes Above, Beyond with Cloud-Based Systems http://clubindustry.com/software/industry-goes-above-beyond-cloud-based-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud-based computing, popularized in large part the past few years by companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, puts both data and applications off-site, allowing a club to access all its data and programs via a growing number of devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets) and from any location with Internet access.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/software/industry-goes-above-beyond-cloud-based-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/software/industry-goes-above-beyond-cloud-based-systems#comments Software Manufacturers Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 5672 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Using cloud-based computing technology, trainers can schedule and run a boot camp or class outside the facility on a beach or in a local park.</p> Cloud photo courtesy of Thinkstock, fitness photo courtesy of Forbes Riley/Cheri Jones. Lead Generation Software Evolves to Incorporate Social Media, Structure, Automation to Better Serve Health Clubs http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/lead-generation-software-evolves-to-incorporate-social-media-structure-automation-to-better-serve-health-cl <div class="field-byline"> Brittany Keithley, associate editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some lead generation programs lack a strategic member referral system that accurately captures prospects’ information. However, software companies are developing systems that can add more structure to the process, automatically follow up with leads and monetize social media to generate more referrals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/lead-generation-software-evolves-to-incorporate-social-media-structure-automation-to-better-serve-health-cl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/lead-generation-software-evolves-to-incorporate-social-media-structure-automation-to-better-serve-health-cl#comments Software Manufacturers Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 5746 at http://clubindustry.com Software Evolves to Meet Club Demands http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/software-evolves-to-meet-club-needs-20120301 <div class="field-byline"> William Atkinson, contributing writer, and Pamela Kufahl, editor-in-chief </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Club management software companies say that software is keeping up with the needs of club operators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/software-evolves-to-meet-club-needs-20120301" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/software-evolves-to-meet-club-needs-20120301#comments Software Manufacturers Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 9923 at http://clubindustry.com Unused Club Management Software Tools Leave Revenue Untapped http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/club-management-software-underutilized-revenue-untapped-20110801 <div class="field-byline"> Donna Loyle, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tools that are part of a facility’s club management software and could help increase revenue and membership often go unused.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/club-management-software-underutilized-revenue-untapped-20110801" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/inside_manufacturers/club-management-software-underutilized-revenue-untapped-20110801#comments News Software Manufacturers Mon, 01 Aug 2011 16:00:00 +0000 3833 at http://clubindustry.com