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Here's How To Find the Right Sports Facility Management Software for You

Posted on March 1, 2021 in Bookapitch Blog

Making the decision to start using a sports facility management software is a great way to save time and increase the revenue of your sports facilities. However, finding the right software for your sports facilities is a big decision and it can be hard to know what to look for in a software.

Today on the blog, we’re sharing exactly what to look for in a sports facility management software to make the process of finding a solution for you just a little bit easier.

Public availability calendar

Psst…! Did you know you shouldn’t have to be fielding phone calls all day with inquiries about booking your facilities? It’s true! With an online availability calendar, people can go onto your venue’s website and see what slots are available to book. Not only does it save them time and encourage them to book by making the process simple, but it saves you time that you would have had to use to field phone calls and emails with booking enquiries.

Ability to accept online bookings and payments

Cash is a way of the past and invoicing is too slow and unreliable to be used as a primary form of payment. You need a sports facility management software that can handle both of these forms of payments, but also be able to accept online bookings through credit and debit cards. It’s easier for the user, and it ensures that you are instantly paid the full amount every time. This also makes giving refunds a breeze!

Block bookings and cancellations

If you have regular users coming weekly to your facilities, they shouldn’t have to book in individually each time. Having an option for users to book out weeks in advance will not only save them and you time, but it also encourages them to keep coming back to your facility – guaranteeing you recurring revenue. Having the ability to bulk cancel bookings is also key to save the admin involved with individually cancelling slots.

Pay As You Go features

Many sports facilities are booked out weeks in advance, oftentimes for local 5-aside groups or small clubs to come play. The problem is, a lot of these groups don’t have the cash on hand to pay multiple weeks in advance. With a pay as you go feature, the user is automatically debited on the day of the booking each week.

Mobile friendly

Say goodbye to being chained to your desk! Finding a solution that is mobile friendly is key for you to be able to manage your facilities on the go. It’s also a great way to give ground-staff access to the booking calendar so they know who is coming and when.

Insights and reports

It’s important to know what times your facilities get the most usage and how many people are using your facilities regularly. Finding a system that gives you valuable insights and reporting data on your venue’s facilities is key to any booking system.

We provide all of these features and more in our online sports facility management system. Interested in giving it a try risk-free? Book a demo here and start your 14-day free trial.