As a holiday park owner, holiday park management software can help you to achieve a great range of things, from greater efficiency in booking processes to the effective management of finances, and much more. However, not all holiday park management software was created equal, so there are great differences between the options available.
While many park owners will choose to find a cheap option in order to keep costs down, they could be costing themselves more money in the long run, so what are the hidden costs of cheaper park management solutions?
Lack of Efficiency
Managing a holiday park can be a huge task, so efficiency is absolutely essential. Anything that takes longer than necessary is a waste of your time, ultimately leading to a loss of your money. This lack of efficiency can be due to systems that are unable to provide all of the functions that you need, forcing you to use multiple tools and systems to carry out your day-to-day tasks. This can often be time-consuming and can lead to a loss of time which could be spent on other necessary tasks.
Inadequate Security Measures
We understand that as a holiday park owner, you’re likely to be storing a great deal of personal information about your customers such as contact and billing information. Of course, it is of the utmost importance that this data is held securely, protecting both your customers and you. With the new data regulations (GDPR) now in place, this may be an even larger concern of yours.
We have all heard the stark warnings about what can happen if you repeatedly fail to comply with these new regulations. With this in mind, it is essential that your holiday park management system is able to provide you the peace of mind that the data you hold is secure.
Deficient Customer Service
While many people may think that customer service is all about the face-to-face contact you have with the customer. However, part of the customer service that you provide is in the digital systems that you use and customers have to interact with. There are a number of things that can put customers off and could even cost you business in some cases.
For example, if your booking system is complicated or difficult to use, you may find yourself losing customers who were ready to convert but were discouraged at the final hurdle. By using a system that makes things easier for your customers, you are able to provide them with excellent customer service before they even set foot in your holiday park. This can then contribute to a great experience which encourages customers to return.
A cheap holiday park management system may seem like a tempting choice when you are trying to improve profits, however, it could end up costing you more in the long run when compared to the cost of investing in a system that costs a little more but offers a lot more.
Our EliteParks software offers a huge number of functions and benefits which can help you to manage everything from marketing to reservations to park maintenance. If you would like to find out more, you can contact us to request a free demo.