October 2022 Newsletter — Welcome Spooky Season with KDS, Clubessential’s Sizzling New Kitchen Solution


October 17, 2022

Autumn is here with an outstanding October update for you – Clubessential’s Kitchen Display System (KDS) is fresh off the grill and ready to improve the dining experience at your club!

There’s no better time than the present to start delivering a whole new level of exceptional service, modernized dining, and extra visibility into kitchen operations. Find out more in our October webinar, featured below!

Improving the dining experience at your club is a multi-faceted objective; you have member experiences to enhance, staff efficiency to improve, and a lot of untapped data to collect in order to make exponentially smarter decisions.

During October’s webinar, Clubessential Product Manager RJ Hoendorf will instruct clubs on how to achieve these goals with our new Kitchen Display System (KDS) solution. Our session will feature topics such as:

– The value of mobile technology in the next generation of dining

– Driving kitchen efficiency with real-time visibility

– Full integration of mobile ordering and the entire Essential Suite

– Equipping servers with high visibility into kitchen activity

– Curating better member experiences through benchmark reporting

– Proactively delivering exceptional experiences with increased insight

Are you attending any of the events below and want to meet in person with the Clubessential team? Would you like to hear about The Essential Suite, Mobile POS, or any of our products? Fill out the form below.

– October 24, 2022 – Corporate Partner Program (CPP) Reception at Westmoor Country Club

October –  Customer Education and Training Available – TALK WITH A LIVE TRAINER ON THE SOFTWARE YOU USE EVERYDAY

At Clubessential, we want to ensure you always have the most up-to-date information to grow your club. If you haven’t attended one of our live virtual courses yet, check out our free education and training series. We have August packed full of courses that we’re sure will meet your needs. Get on the line to have all your questions answered so you can walk away an expert at your job.

BONUS FOR ATTENDING THESE COURSES: Not only will you be on your way to mastering Clubessential products and becoming a rock star in your position, but also our training courses are now eligible for CMAA Education Credits! All attendees will receive a follow-up email within 48 hours of the training course that can be used as “Proof of Attendance” and submitted to CMAA for 1 hour of education credit.

Take a look at the available live virtual courses for October:

For the Controller or F&B Manager:

– Accounts Payable Overview

– Dining Dashboard Management

– Financial Report Writer

– F&B Management

– General Ledger Overview (Check me out, I’m new!)

– Integrating Your Calendar Events With Back Office

– Kick Start Your Mobile Ordering Platform

– Membership Analytics Predictor

– Month End For New Users

– The Power of Data Genie

– Understanding F&B Mobile POS

For the Golf & Tennis Professional:

– Retail Management

– Understanding Retail Mobile POS

– Inventory – Retail Rundown

For the General Manager or Membership Director:

– Calendar Utilization – Creating & Managing Your Events

– Creating Group Mail With Ease

– Dining Dashboard Management

– Integrating Your Calendar Events With Back Office

– Kick Start Your Mobile Ordering Platform

– Membership Analytics Predictor

– Membership Maintenance

– Prospect to Member: Making the Most of Your CRM

– Uncover the Potential of the Email Editor

For the Catering Manager:

– Banquets – Creating Events & Functions, and Adding Event Services

– Banquets – Service Menu Setup & Service Menu Components

– Banquets – Correspondence & Reporting

Coming Soon: Year End Readiness Series – Join us for live training sessions covering everything you need to know for your Year End. Sessions coming November, December and January.

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For questions about these training courses, reach out to [email protected].

In case you missed it: Clubessential held a live Semi-Annual Enhancement Review in July. Don’t worry! You can still learn more about all the great product enhancements that have gone out to you in the first part of 2022. If you’re curious about your platform, wonder no more!

Next Gen Mobile App Improvements

– App Home screen customization option: Custom verbiage now available for the articles on the app home screen. Instead of “News”, clubs can customize the name of this section

– Support for auto-crossovers for tee times in the Mobile App

– Mobile Food Ordering: Members can now view their past orders made from up to one year ago in the new “Orders” tab

Reservations Improvements

– Spa Management/Professional Services Reservations and Management:

– Admins- control system settings, can view and book for any provider in the system, can add or delete services, etc.

– Members- the system will recognize members and will allow for them to book appointments/lessons if their member type is permitted to do so

– (NEW) Provider-lower level of admin access for specialists or professionals to manage their own schedules, book, edit, or cancel member reservations only on their schedule. They will not have admin access to any configuration settings, and will not see other providers’ schedules or appointments/lessons

– There are now 3 levels of access for the system: Admin, Member, or Provider

– Added a “Save as New” option for email notifications to easily copy a notification

Office Improvements 

– Clubs now have the ability when creating vouchers to mark them as “infinite quantity” which will allow the vouchers to be used indefinitely until the expiration date has been reached. These vouchers will not appear on voucher related reports, and will be excluded from the voucher expiration wizard except to allow for the expiration date to be changed

– Clubs now have the ability to access mobile pos timekeeping data within the manage timekeeping node of CMA

– Clubs also now have access to mobile pos timekeeping data within the timekeeping export

– New wizard for Voucher Expiration – you now have the ability to change the expiration date on a voucher as well as the ability to partially or fully expire vouchers through this tool

Mobile POS Improvements:

– Clubs configured with the new spa systems now have the ability to have their members check-in for their reservations via the new “Find my appointment” button on check-in configured devices

– Staff now have the ability to configure and print out a gift receipt at POS for members who have purchased items as a gift for someone else.

– Servers now have the ability to favorite items for members that do not have modifiers associated with them

– Mobile POS will now display the number of new incoming orders on the Mobile Orders tab as long as the device is signed in and awake

– Tee times: Shotguns now display with all start tees and start letters (if applicable) in Mobile POS for booked and open times

Like what you see? Click here to get help implementing these new features!

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Whether you are ready to expand your Clubessential solution and need budgeting information or have questions about redesigning your website, adding cloud-based Mobile POS, the Next-Gen Mobile App, or any other upgrade, be sure to connect with your CSM today!

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What are some unique ways your club has been accelerating from essential to extraordinary? We would love to hear from you!

Email [email protected] with your ideas and stay tuned for details!

Join the Clubessential Community to share your voice and submit your ideas for product enhancements.

We’ve made it easier than ever for you to engage with us. Our newly improved Community portal has a re-designed user interface complete with chat support –because your voice is the most important one in the mix.

Through the Community, you can easily create, view, and manage support cases; find answers and tips in the Clubessential Knowledge Base, and share and vote on new ideas for solutions and support. The Clubessential blog and latest Release notes are also readily available.

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Email [email protected] with your ideas and stay tuned for details!