Why Consider Consolidating Multiple Software Systems into a Single Solution?
22/05/18

Why Consider Consolidating Multiple Software Systems into a Single Solution?

Easier to Manage

Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, consolidating all your software systems into one solution is just easier to manage.

The more systems that you’re using for your park, the more resources and members of staff that you need to dedicate to them.

This makes the whole management process much more complicated than it needs to be and means that you and your team are spending precious time on keeping multiple system updated, when they could be carrying out other important revenue generating or customer focussed tasks.

Overall though, having all your records and documentation in one place is just a lot easier to keep track of and manage, and being able to do everything from within one application  is a much more user-friendly experience that will make the lives of you and your staff a lot easier.

What’s more, consolidated systems such as EliteParks often support integration with some of your existing systems, such as Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel to make the switch even easier.

In addition, lots of your existing systems that you invested in some time ago might actually be obsolete now, so be sure to take stock and think about what applications you actually need and which ones you no longer use. By consolidating everything into one package, not only do you get a simple interface for all your tasks but also you get an upto date software, perfect for your modern holiday

Cost

Running all of those different software systems is also quite expensive. Bringing it all together under one platform may mean a higher outlay than any one of the individual systems you’re currently using, but overall, it will work out a lot cheaper than managing multiple systems.

When looking at the IT software that supports your park, you have got to take into account the cost of updating, maintaining and training staff on all of these different systems, which again will be considerably less if you streamline down to one solution.

Obviously, this all depends on the specific circumstances of your park and the software that you’re using, but in the vast majority of cases, consolidating to one solution means lower total cost of ownership and ultimately, an improved return on investment.

Support

Having multiple systems means that you’re also relying on multiple different support teams if anything goes wrong.

Some might be more helpful than others, or some may not even have a support team available, especially if the software is particularly dated.

A lot of smaller holiday parks are using software packages that they signed up for as long as ten years ago. In these cases, it’s likely that the software may be an outdated version, or they may be missing out on the latest support packages. It’s a gigantic task to continually assess your IT support for any holidays park, especially if you work with outdated software with no support.

Security

Finally, consolidating your software down to one system also means that there’s only one entry point, which helps to make it much more secure and harder for anyone to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information about you, your park and your guests. By having one system, it is far easier to keep secure data safe.

With GDPR coming into force on 25th May, the security and safety of your data is now more critical to your business the ever before. By having one system to confirm and manage consent and the privacy of sensitive data, you can remove the hassle of having to keep multiple data sources in line with the new regulations.

Having everything stored in one place also makes it easier for you to keep track of this data and keep one backup, just in case anything were to go wrong in day to day park operations.

So, if you’re looking to move your holiday park management software under one solution, why not get in touch with us here at Elite Dynamics to arrange a demo of our EliteParks software?

Just fill out the contact form on our website and our team will get back to you to discuss how EliteParks could be helping your business.

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