More often than not, technology is one element that sets the successful clubs apart from the struggling ones. Software can be a savior in areas of day-to-day operations, sales, marketing, advertising and accounting, helping to eliminate paperwork and tedious busy work for club owners and staff.
APEX MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Apex offers check in software; 24-hour access (24-hour tanning) software access with a swipe of a card; instant updates; electronic record of your member's agreement at your fingertips; automatic e-mail technology for member communication, and workout reminders for retention. We also handle EFT statement billing, member cards, member charges; credit lines and cash for contracts are available. We guarantee increased sales and retention or our fees are free. Contact: Apex Management Services, P.O. Box 21277, Eagan, MN 55121; phone: 800-317-2739; e-mail: email@example.com; www.apexmanagement.com.
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FitnessPartner is an Internet technology that can help your club, corporate or community-based wellness program serve its participants with medical and lifestyle questionnaires, activity tracking, incentive programs, wellness workshops, fitness testing and more. Fitness Partner provides individualized services such as health and medical risk assessment, fitness assessment, exercise programming, attendance monitoring and incentive program management. As a web site, FitnessPartner will become a magnet for your active participants and a source of motivation for those getting fit. Contact: Aphelion Inc., 1100 NASA Rd. 1, Houston, TX 77058; phone: 800-324-9800; fax: 281-333-9816; www.aphelion.net.
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Collect more payments and sell more memberships with the products from ASF. For 30 years, ASF has provided brilliant technology products and business programs to club operators nationwide. Product line includes ClubPRO 3000® club management software, online business center, EFT, credit card and billing programs, interactive marketing programs, web sites and more. All payment-processing plans are integrated with the software. Single and multiclub networking options are available. Contact: ASF International, 640 Plaza Dr., Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129; phone: 800-227-3859; fax: 303-914-2744; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.asfinternational.com.
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ASPEN INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Visual ClubMate™, from Aspen Software, now includes DecisionMate™. Create monthly reports summarizing your primary business concerns including tours, visits, member type mix and revenues so that you can better evaluate your operations. This easy-to-use suite includes AR, inventory, POS, and EFT solutions for managing your club — all requiring half the training and providing the greatest return-on-investment. Contact: Aspen Information Systems Inc., P.O. Box 680031, Houston, TX 77268; phone: 281-320-0343; 800-414-0343; fax: 281-251-7271; e-mail: email@example.com; www.aspensoftware.com.
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Card Integrators Verify-IT Software is an easy-to-use member check-in and verification program. Your organization can have positive member identification and account status verification with the swipe of a card. Verify-IT Software displays a photo image instantly. A member's account status is displayed by past due amount, expiration date and number of visits. Group/family association identification is available as well as a comments field and allowances for credits and debits. The software can be networked; we can even help with the import of your current member database. Includes various reports on attendance. Contact: Card Integrators, 4431 Corporate Center Dr., #101, Los Alamitos, CA 90720; phone: 800-599-7385; fax: 714-816-1940; www.cardintegrators.com.
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CHECKFREE RCM SOLUTIONS
With more than 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, CheckFree RCM Solutions knows what it takes to run a club. We provide all the necessary hardware, software and EFT services in one club management system. Managing your finances, operations and memberships has never been more simple or cost-effective. Combined with our world-class support, you can rest easy knowing that we are working for you. Contact: CheckFree RCM Solutions, 4411 East Jones Bridge Rd, Norcross, GA 30092; phone: 800-242-9522; www.checkfreecorp.com/healthclub.
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Computer Outfitters is a pioneer and leader in providing member management and sales and marketing solutions to the health and fitness industry. For 20 years, we've served clients ranging from small, privately owned clubs, to many of the top 100 chains. Contact: Computer Outfitters, 639 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711; phone: 800-827-2567; fax: 520-795-5465; www.healthclubsoftware.net.
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From the front desk to the back office Conexion's seamless integration of club management software and accounts receivable services puts everything you need to manage your club and maximize your profits at your fingertips. There's no software to buy, no major investment in computers, no costly IT infrastructure and it's paperless. Contact: Conexion; phone: 866-955-1234; www.conexionllc.com.
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The CSI Software management system specializes in software solutions for multifunctional, membership-based clubs. Products range from member management, front desk check-in, point of sale, accounts receivable, program registration and member billing. The Health Lifestyle Assessment covers healthy approaches to life and the use of preventive medical care. Exerdiet designs a healthy diet. The general fitness assessment evaluates a client's level of fitness and designs a fitness program. Exerlog helps monitor the fitness program. Contact: CSI Software, 3120 Southwest Freeway,#300, Houston, TX 77098; phone: 800-247-3431; fax: 713-942-7731; www.csisoftwareusa.com.
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CUSTOM DESIGN SYSTEMS
PowerManagement is a thorough, flexible and easy-to-use software package designed exclusively for the fitness industry. This productivity tool delivers an all-inclusive facility management system that is sure to increase overall efficiency and reduce overhead expenses at the touch of a keystroke. It features photo identification check-in, POS/inventory control, full EFT/ credit card processing, sales reporting, appointment scheduling and WAN capability for multisite facilities. Contact: Custom Design Systems Inc., 200 Daniels Way, Suite 210, Freehold, NJ 07728; phone: 800-237-7253; 732-294-0003; fax: 732-294-9397; www.cds-online.com.
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eFit Financial has developed a web-based club management software solution that can be accessed from any remote computer 24/7 via the Internet. Club operators can enter new member accounts, print membership agreements, update member database, print management reports and much more. Additional club services can be added, such as EFT and credit card processing, member check-in with picture display, membership cards, renewal notices and a POS system. Contact: eFit Financial, 3333 South Wadsworth Blvd., D-216, Lakewood, CO 80227; phone: 877-772-3348; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.efitfinancial.com.
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National Fitness Financial Systems (NFFS) E-Club Success provides health clubs with a state-of-the-art club management system. Cutting-edge Internet technology gives a club an effective and easy way to track and instantly share information securely between the club, home, office and other locations. Off-site data and photo backups are also built into the system to provide additional peace of mind. The complete billing and collection services are powered by NFFS. Contact: NFFS, 1645 E. Highway 193, Suite 100, Layton, UT 84040; phone: 888-969-6000; fax: 800-574-0074; e-mail: email@example.com; www.eclubsuccess.com.
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