Features of software
Ever heard of the saying, ‘you get what you pay for’? Well that’s especially true with software. Free software is all well and good until it doesn’t do what you need it to do. Features may not be as well-executed as they could be; the software may not have everything you need; or it may not be designed for your specific type of club.
You may be under the impression that the software you’re interested in is free, but when it comes down to it, only some features may be. Meaning you may need to spend money on upgrading your package.
Make sure you analyse the software’s features and how well they work for you before going any further.
PAID FOR MEMBERSHIP SOFTWARE
As we’re sure you’re aware, the world of sports club membership software is incredibly niche. There are so many different types of software out there that it can sometimes take months to narrow down your favorite.
The good thing about using ‘paid for’ software, is that their features tend to be higher quality and therefore fit your needs better.
It’s still important to check for any features that may only be accessible in the higher packages of member management software.
Using a system like Coacha is ideal as it can be used for any type of sport/pastime club. It was designed for complete flexibility with whatever type of club you have, so you also know it’s easy to use. Plus, as Coacha charges one set price for completely unlimited access, you can guarantee no ultimatum of paying more to access the crucial features of your members management software.
So when it comes down to the question of this article, 'is free membership manangement software really free?', it's really down to the unique software provider and their fees. But you should remember that having no monthly/yearly usage fee doesn't neccessarily mean that the software is free to use. You should consider transaction fees and 'other' costs in comparison with other software before you make a final decision.
If you'd like to try a free trial of Coacha or simply have some questions to ask our team about member management software, please be sure to get in touch and we'll be happy to help.