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Considerations for Choosing the Right Golf Management Software

Since the computer age began, so many golf management software solutions have come to fore. Indeed, some of them have matched or even exceeded customer expectations. Still, it is a fact that these solutions are not all the same. Therefore, you have to take time to review each option you have before deciding whether or not it is the best for you.

Before you choose any golf course management solution, be sure to consider the following:

Membership Management

First off, choose a golf course management solution that is highly efficient in terms of membership management. The user, for example, must be able to write letters, list management facilities and even make updates to the software a using simple and straightforward method.

Accounting System

Also look into the accounting model that the software uses. Get a solution that uses a time-tested accounting model, on top of standard accounting reporting.

Member Information

A good golf course management solution lets you work with member information without taking up much of your time. For instance, if you’re looking for certain data, you can choose the right fields and apply the right filters, and you will get only relevant results. In other words, with a good system, you can have the member data you want quickly and simply.

Wise Communications

Pick a golf course management system that automatically generates a pdf file for every letter you write and then saves a copy of it for your reference. Letters that can be emailed will be emailed; those that cannot be emailed will be printed on your local printer. Think payment reminders, subscriptions and the like – this feature will be incredibly helpful.

Payment Management

Your system must have the ability to process payments based on your pre-programmed criteria. However, when it comes to fund allocations, you should be given the choice to override the system as well. In addition, a good system will let you set up payment schemes.

Keeping Member Records

As we all know, members’ records have so much information in them. If the system is not covering what you want, you should be able to add custom fields. There have to be two totally distinct major areas – member information and member financial information.

System Integration

Finally, a comprehensive golf course management solution may work as best as it could, but there will likely be instances when you will have to use software that is not part of it (for example, a gate control program, EPOS and the like). A good golf course management solution has the capacity to work with these external solutions without trouble.

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