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PayPal vs Stripe? Which payment gateway is better?

20 August 2018 openplay Leave a comment Booking System, Technology

PayPal and Stripe are two programmes that process online payments. It sounds pretty straightforward, but there is a heap of other products, such as financing services, mobile payments and dashboard reviews. These tag onto their systems, making the booking process cleaner and more effective. These two are by no means the only payment gateways out […]

SEO 101 for sports and fitness websites

31 July 2018 openplay Leave a comment Booking System, Marketing, Technology

With over 57,000 searches per second and at least two trillion searches per year, Google is your biggest marketing tool. Search Engine Optimisation is the name given to the activity of improving a web page’s ranking on Google (other search engines are available) without simply paying for advertising. Social media can drive a certain amount […]

Customer Relationship Management (CRM): What is it and do you need a system in place?

27 June 2018 openplay Leave a comment Analytics, Booking System, Marketing, Memberships, Operations, Technology

In 2018, customer relationship management (CRM) software became the leading and fastest growing software market, with a growth rate of 16%, according to research by Gartner. Worldwide, CRM software revenue reached $39.5 billion at the end of 2017, surpassing that of database management systems (DBMS). With such rapid growth, people have been given little time […]

Reducing Paper at Sports Centres

11 June 2018 openplay Leave a comment Booking System, Marketing, Operations, Technology

Whether it’s the rising threat of global warming, the stress of sorting through mounting documents, or simply a fear of papercuts; in the age of digitisation, paper and printing products are edging towards extinction. People are discovering that printing is an unnecessary expense, with the average small business spending £14K per year, according to research […]

Why Public Bodies Should Work Alongside Private Companies

8 June 2018 openplay Leave a comment Technology

When we think about private companies taking government funding, images of corporate greed and unaccounted for money spring to mind. Government funded bodies, on the other hand, are viewed as public knights that battle heroically against their limited budgets. They scrape by because their crusade is viable: but their vision is sometimes lacking. Entrepreneurs live […]

How to get your members online

23 May 2018 openplay Leave a comment Marketing, Memberships, Technology

Generally it is the retired generation who are most reluctant to embrace online booking. With small print, confusing tick boxes, and ad banners, it is completely understandable. Self-service checkouts received a barrage of complaints when they first arrived. There is less human interaction, glasses need to be put on, and for goodness sake I already […]

Tech and Sports Venues: What tech will increase efficiency?

23 May 2018 openplay Leave a comment Operations, Technology

“Time is money”- So I’ll keep this brief. Tasks that are performed by hand can be slow and filled with human error. Technology not only makes actions quicker, but can keep information regimentally categorised and constantly updated. In some cases, tech can reduce or even replace manual labour and will certainly increase efficiency. Let tech […]

Technology Increasing Sports Participation?

23 May 2018 openplay Leave a comment Operations, Technology

Each year the government spends well over £300 million in attempt to get more people active. They divvy up a proportion of the cash between grassroots clubs but spend far too much on expensive marketing campaigns, research projects, and theoretical initiatives. Frequently ignored (or misunderstood), is technology; which has the ability to massively increase sports […]