6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Invest in a Cheap Software Solution

Posted on 6/26/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

When it comes to assessing your organization’s next software purchase, the price is often the determining factor. The less expensive, the better – or so it would seem. However, investing in a cheap, less feature-rich software option isn’t the best way to encourage sustainable long-term growth.

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Why Custom-Built Online Registration Software isn't Worth it

Posted on 5/31/18 9:30 AM by William Owens & Kristen Goecke

Sometimes, we encounter a potential client who is either considering building their own online registration and business management system or already in the construction process. From very small family-owned clubs and non-profits to enormous federations or associations, the reasons behind going down the custom-built road circle back to two issues: the inability of current software options to satisfy their specific needs and the cost of a platform in general.

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3 Reasons You Should Buy an Online Registration Software in 2018

Posted on 3/29/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: the internet is changing the way businesses and community organizations operate in our interconnected digital world. That includes the way people sign up for classes and activities offered by their local sports club or facility –it’s not easy, convenient and accessible from a smartphone or tablet, the process itself may as well not exist at all. Therefore, if you haven’t done so already, 2018 is the year you must bring your registration process online.

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From Skateboard to Car: Why Agile Development Matters

Posted on 3/28/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

Software platforms that don’t evolve over time or stay up to date with current digital trends are at a disadvantage in the global marketplace. Because of this, many developers are implementing more adaptive tactics into their building process. The resulting method, commonly referred to as Agile, is best understood through the “Skateboard to Car” analogy.

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Amilia's 99.99 Percent Uptime: Why it Matters

Posted on 3/2/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

We’ve all been there: you type a website URL into your browser, only to be met with a homepage that won’t load. Sometimes, you’ll be greeted with a message saying the site you’re trying to access is experiencing a technical overload, otherwise known as “downtime.” These extended blackout periods are, without a doubt, a situation every online vendor wants to avoid.

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5 Cheer Club Management Strategies That Work

Posted on 2/28/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

The world of cheerleading is incredibly competitive, with clubs constantly searching for that new, innovative tools to add to their arsenal. Competitors learning techniques from a younger age, often using programs that run intensive activities all year long. It can be tough to manage every aspect of a cheerleading operation in such a fast-paced environment; fortunately, there are some simple strategies that can help you take your business to the next level.

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5 Tips to Make Your Municipal Website More User-Friendly

Posted on 2/20/18 10:45 AM by Kim Fortin & Matt Fish

In our current climate of instant online connectivity and access to information, having a functional website is critical to cities all around the world. It is not only a virtual showcase for your organization but also a communication and even transactional tool that can be used at all hours of the day and night.

With that said, not all sites that exist on the internet are user-friendly – in fact, some are downright frustrating to look at and navigate. However, if your municipality’s online presence falls into that category, there are easy, inexpensive ways to make the experience more appealing to residents.

Here are five ways you can make your municipal website more user-friendly:

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How Digital Citizen Cards Can Improve Life in Your City

Posted on 2/20/18 9:37 AM by Kim Fortin & Matt Fish

When it comes to any kind of physical card, many people’s wallets are filled to the brim with them: bank cards, membership cards, ID cards, you name it. Municipalities are no exception, typically asking you to present a physical card during the transaction process when you use one of their services.

This method of doing business is quite limited and often causes a lot of frustration in our digital age of dematerialization. Does it have to be this way? Not with the use of digital citizen cards. Ease of access, pain-free usage by different members of the same family and, above all else, less of an administrative burden on those who work for your city – this technology is a perfect fit for the smartphone generation.

Here are four reasons why your administration should consider introducing digital citizen cards:

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Website Integrations by Amilia: Take Your Online Registration to the Next Level

Posted on 1/15/18 2:17 PM by Kristen Goecke

As the 2017 Black Friday numbers roll in, there's one thing that’s clear — more and more shoppers are going online and avoiding long lines. According to Adobe Analytics Data, the newest — not so shocking statistic is that mobile set a new black Friday record with 55% of all visits (45% smartphones, 10% tablets) and accounted for 36% of sales. In addition, Adobe states that “Retailers that have invested in mobile, email and social have seen 30% more sales on average.” 

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From Digital Space to Green Space: Increasing Resident Engagement with Technology

Posted on 12/14/17 9:55 AM by Renaud Beaulieu-Labbé et Kim Fortin

Residents line up early in the morning to register their children for swimming lessons. After waiting for an extended period of time in line, a mother is dismayed to find out that the class is full. John goes to the library to borrow a book but, once at the check-out counter, he realizes he has forgotten his library card, making it impossible for him to rent the book he's had his eye on. You rush to your child's karate class only to discover that the gym is being used by another group, resulting in a cancelled session and major disappointment.

These are just a few situations that create frustration for residents when dealiing with city services. However, the expereince doesn't have to be a negative one. Discover what citizens think about Smart Management of Parks and Recreation (P&R) services.

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