Online Registration Software: Custom Build or Buy Off-the Shelf?

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 3:37:43 PM by William Owens & Kristen Goecke

Or maybe a bit of both….

From time to time, we encounter a potential client who is either in the process of building their own online registration and business management system or considering building it themselves. These organizations range from very small family owned clubs and non-profits with modest needs all the way up to to enormous federations or associations working with multiple locations and partners with very complex business needs.

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Entrepreneurship, Accounting & Le Chiffre

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 12:14:40 PM by Sébastien Leduc

This post first appeard February 3, 2017, on Sebastien Leduc's LinkedIn Profile.  

Accounting is one of those prickly tasks many entrepreneurs and managers struggle with. I completed a short interview with Thomas-Louis, co-founder of the Montreal accounting firm Le Chiffre. We discussed the evolution of the Accounting profession and how technology accelerates these changes. In a short time, the 12-employee company has successfully differentiated itself by adapting to the new realities of the industry.

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The Value of Customer Relationship Management for an Entrepreneur

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 2:53:11 PM by Alysson Smith

We’ve all had those weeks when 24 hours per day just isn’t enough time. We want our businesses to succeed, spend time with our families, enjoy our hobbies. Basically, we want to accomplish the impossible. But we’ve all come to the conclusion at least once; often there’s just not enough time in the day to do it all.

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Payment Processor Integration: The Deeper the Better

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 4:14:19 PM by Kristen Goecke


Online Registration and Online Payment is one of those things that goes together like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, Captain and Tennille, each is great on their own but together, they are SOOO much better. With Online Registration and Online Payment your client enjoys the seamless, convenient process of registering and paying for your activities and purchasing memberships, merchandise, just like any other online shopping site. PLUS, you get to enjoy a massive reduction in paperwork, data entry, and debt collection.

Most online registration platforms can connect to multiple payment processors or merchant accounts but some form partnerships with one or two specific payment processor. Why?

These partnerships come about for various reasons: fees, customer service, easier connection, integration. While we can’t speak on other registration providers’ partnerships, Amilia has chosen to partner with Paysafe for all of these reasons.

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How YOU can help make Amilia Great! AND create the products you need.

Posted on Jul 28, 2016 10:11:57 AM by Kristen Goecke

We’ve said it before and we will say it again and again and again: here at Amilia we have an amazing team of developers who are constantly hard at work upgrading and improving the platform and working on new features, products and modules intended to delight our customers and attract new ones. We are striving to have the most complete platform on the market so you have all the tools you need under one roof.

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Evaluate Software Vendors, Not Just Features

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 10:37:03 AM by Kristen Goecke

Online registration software is a BIG investment for your business. We say this over and over again because it’s true. There are features to look at, user experience, cost, scalability - the list goes on and on.

Perhaps the most important element in your purchase can be difficult to quantify and often overlooked. This the software vendor itself.

So what do you look for in a software vendor?

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Do Your User Accounts Help Your Members Win?

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 2:30:00 PM by Marisa Samek


If you run an organization that offers classes and memberships, especially for children, think about how many pieces of paper you create. Between the sign-up forms, the waivers, attendance sheets, notices, invoices, and schedules, there are piles and piles of sheets that you need from your members and that your members need from you.

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March Statistics

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 3:38:40 PM by Kristen Goecke

March has just wrapped up and we are proud to announce that 260 organizations have generated a total of over $10 million using our platform. Amilia software processed over 61,000 transactions including: memberships, activities, and products.  

The numbers speak for themselves! Organizations that use Amilia can get what needs done faster and focus on growing their business. Take a moment and discover some interesting statistics on transactions in March 2016.

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Paper Forms Are Costing You More Than You Think

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 3:03:51 PM by Marisa Samek

It’s time for community-driven organizations—swim schools, gymnastics clubs, dance studios, the Association of Stamp Enthusiasts—to let go of their “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality when it comes to paper forms. Nowadays, even parents groan loudly when their children are required to physically sign a waiver form or worse, when they receive the form by email and are required to print it out, then sign it. Can you imagine anything more archaic, inefficient, and frustrating?

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New year, new look, new features

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 1:05:37 PM by Ashley Wood

As of January 5th, the admin side of Amilia will benefit from a new, more user-friendly interface. These changes are designed to improve navigation and offer a simpler, easier online experience. Check out our new interface and dashboard:

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