Bowling Management Software For Pandemics
Let’s be real people. COVID19 has placed a huge burden on businesses. Bowling alleys are having a hard time keeping their doors open. New policies are in place to limit which lanes can be used. Business have limited bowling party sizes. All bowlers are required to wear face coverings and gloves and use sanitizer. It’s crazy. But, they are doing the best they can given the circumstances. Is your bowling management software doing the best it can during a pandemic?
That’s not the end of it. The PBA and USBC have cancelled their biggest events of the year. Tournaments and leagues seem like an impossibility in some states. But what if we could add an extra layer of health safety and bring them back? What if we didn’t need to leave our lane to check a stack of printouts to see our scores? Can you imagine doing everything from our phones – in real time. What if you use an app with built in social distancing? Now, imagine not needing to stand in long lines to order food? Could we go back to bowling in leagues and tournaments? I for one hope so.
These are the key differentiators between Tournament Planet and other Bowling Management Software solutions. The other systems rely on print outs and outdated technology. Tournament Planet leverages the power of your cell phone. Tournament Planet is software designed for modern times and can make your league or tournament pandemic proof.
Covid 19/Social Distancing
One of the key practices the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of covid19 is social distancing. Yes, this means keeping a distance of 6 feet from people. But it also means not sharing pencils and pens during the check-in process. If you can prevent the use of common use tools like this that is also social distancing. Did you know that Tournament Planet allows you to check players in without a paper form? It’s true, when players have the Tournament Planet app they can share their player QR code at check-in booth and be added in seconds. Simply scan their code and move to the next player. The days of long check-in lines are done.
That’s not all, you can also manage payouts in a similar manner. When you pay a player their winnings at the end you can check a box in the app. They are marked as paid, and everyone sees this immediately in real time. No more long payout lines, no more complex calculations for winnings, and increased transparency in the payout process. Does it get better than that?
Order Items From Your Phone
Remember the old days of standing in line to order a burger and fries during a tournament? Forget those days. Tournament Planet makes ordering through your phone possible with our Contactless Ordering Feature. You can also read the full description of how to use the feature on our support page. Basically, contactless ordering allows your customers to order items directly from the app. That means they don’t need to leave their lane and the action, and you don’t have long lines of waiting customers.
When a player orders an item in the app they will select which items they want. They will also be able to select how many they want. Lastly, they will add applicable notes like which lane they are on. After they click submit, an email will be sent directly to you. Once you receive an email you can fulfill the order like normal. It’s so easy and is the perfect solution during a pandemic to prevent the spread of germs.
No More Paper
Tired of handling reams of paper and heavy printers and peripherals just to run a tournament? Don’t you worry anymore because Tournament Planet solves this problem. Because scores are updated immediately in the app, once you save scores they are available to players in real time. All players enrolled in notifications are sent a push notification when scores are updated. This means that you don’t have to spend all that time printing out paper.
Less paper is great during a pandemic because we’re all familiar with the big groups of players that gather at the printouts table. You shuffle through the stack trying to find your name and your standings. Everyone does this too. And that means germs are spreading in this red zone. So by switching to Tournament Planet for your bowling management software you instantly stop the spread of disease from paper printouts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I Don’t Have Tournament Planet. How Can I Get Started?
Start by downloading our app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. If you prefer to use a browser then use our webapp at tournamentplanetapp.com. If you want to use our bowling management software as an admin then you’ll also need a business software license which you can get at tournamentplanet.io. Create your account and you’re ready to go.
What If I Have An Idea For A Feature That Will Help During This Pandemic?
You have an idea for a feature, that’s great! There are two ways you can suggest a feature. First, you can leave a comment below. Because we read every comment we’ll see your suggestion and add it to our list of future changes. Second, you can report bugs or features in our app. All you need to do is click the three bars in the top left of the app to open the menu. Then, you click the “Report A Bug” option. Once you fill in the details and click submit then we’ll see the request and add it to our list of future improvements. Whichever way you choose to report, we thank you for your help in making Tournament Planet the best bowling management software on the market.
Final Thoughts On Bowling Management Software During Pandemics
As the pandemic continues to rage on it’s important that we all do what we can to keep everyone safe and businesses open. This means we need software solutions that are reactive to the daily challenges. Tournament Planet does this by enabling social distancing, contactless ordering, and reducing stacks of paper.
Not only that, but Tournament Planet has other key benefits such as Instant Score Updates, Competitive Pricing, being a One-Stop-Shop, is Eco-Friendly, Modern, and having robust App Support And Documentation. What other bowling management software does all this?
So let us know, have you used Tournament Planet and if it helped you continue running your bowling events? Do your players and admins feel safer? Are there features we can add to make everyone safer during these pandemic times? Let us know in the comments below.