6 Ways to Save Your Business From Software Surplus

Oct 30, 2020 - 6 min read
Avoid software surplus in your fitness business

You want to run your business like a well-oiled machine. After all, this is your bread and butter, and having a cohesive workflow will only open up more time to focus your energy on other, better things.

However, when it comes down to choosing the right tool for your business, there seems to be an infinite amount of software to pick from. From wildly complex and expensive to dubiously simple and generic, how do you pick the right fitness enterprise software for your organization?

Naturally, you want something that addresses your needs, facilitates an array of tasks, talks to your current (and new) software, and has an easy-to-use interface that does not betray its complexity.

And, while it’s doing all that, it has to look good. But, you’re also aware of the trappings of software that aren’t scalable and end up adding to the plethora of perplexities that your business and clients have to end up dealing with.

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In effect, you want a streamlined product that:

  • Is multipurpose and can assist in various facets of your business
  • Is cost and time-efficient
  • Is scalable
  • Communicates well with other pre-existing applications or tools
  • Is user-friendly (for even non-tech-savvy people)
  • Looks damn good – that is, it’s customizable with your own brand elements

Let’s not forget that you’ll also need it to rise above the hurdles of any pandemic or progress in the tech industry. We know there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the perfect software for enterprises, health clubs, and studio chains.

So, what should you look for in a fitness enterprise software?

What cost and time-saving tools do you need?

The idea of purchasing software that facilitates many different goals is not synonymous with getting many different software to meet these goals. The key is to bring everything together in one easy environment.

You’ll need something that many different departments can use for different purposes and one that you will have an extensive overview of.

Virtuagym’s app for enterprises addresses some of the most pressing issues of gym software for large fitness chains with many moving parts. It promotes online communities made up of gym members and staff, in which your employees can gain imperative insight into their work – and so can you.

1. Something that saves you time and money.

Embracing the fact that technology can unify disparate work processes is what will set your enterprise apart from the rest. But how does technology save time in the workplace? When everyone has an overview of workflows – past, present, and future – they can plan accordingly and increase efficiency by streamlining operations and managing expectations. Having the right ideal fitness software can also save you the cost of subscribing to multiple ones, each with its own learning curve. Tech fatigue is a thing, don’t let your employees fall prey to it.

Virtuagym’s enterprise software solutions will give you insight into the performance and statistics of individual clubs in your organization. You can immediately leverage these insights for strategic decision-making – all from one central platform.

2. Doesn’t cost a fortune, blood, sweat, and tears to implement

Aside from migrating data, coding, testing, customizing, and across-the-board implementation, the human cost of implementing a new product into daily workflows is often overlooked.

Sure, your enterprise will benefit from a gym management software, but how do you make the transition as easy as possible? The simple answer is to build a simple product.

Technology is already in every crevice of our lives – and even if your employees don’t regard themselves as being particularly tech-savvy, the positive (and at times, harmful) effects of tech are a part of their everyday lives. They’ll be no strangers to Virtuagym’s easy-to-use interface, and couple that with some training, and your enterprise’s latest software venture will be on its feet in no time.

3. A personal fitness app, tailor-made for your enterprise needs

A no-holds-barred enterprise fitness app with your own brand elements doesn’t have to be complicated. With just one app, you’ll save time and effort on promoting multiple platforms. This thing is doing all the legwork for you, all you have to decide is what you want it to look like.

Our custom-built enterprise fitness app is catered to the services of your gym or studio chain. Everything from design to content creation is on you, so go nuts crafting your ideal fitness app. Its intuitive design means that it’s easy for you to customize and easy for your clients to use. Change it up as you please and as often as you like. The possibilities are endless!

4. Address customer pain-points (and yours, too!)

Flexibility isn’t only for your fitness employees but also for your app. While clients can enjoy the perks of having an integrated app for booking, tracking, and communicating, you can enjoy the no-strings-attached benefits of providing an app that’s completely independent of your equipment suppliers.

Whichever way your business direction swings is of no consequence on what services you provide on your branded mobile app. Curate your app content per-location and disseminate information as needed, without worrying about being shackled to third-party limitations.

5. Too many tools at work? It’s time to integrate

Gone are the days where you need one app to track key metrics and another to manage your enterprise clients. Unify your processes in a single software from which you can create more touchpoints with members and open new revenue streams , all while integrating with what’s out there.

For example, Virtuagym’s app for enterprises allows you to easily embed and integrate third-party partners and services. New technology is coming up all the time, and you shouldn’t feel left out. Thanks to standardized interfaces, you can embed new integrations quickly, so your members have everything in one place: your app.

6. Finally, invest in software that navigates uncertainty

Future-proof is a term that’s thrown around a lot since the pandemic started affecting businesses. And, truth be told, there’s no secret formula to ensuring that your business or offerings are infallible. The term itself has become a simulacrum of itself, with more and more software claiming to be ‘future-proof’ – software is only as good as the people who designed it. What you’re really investing in are the right ideas.

To ensure you’re getting the better end of the deal, go for flexibility and tactfulness. With an enterprise fitness app like Virtuagym’s that embraces change as it happens, you’ll be sure to reap the benefits of opening up new revenue streams and integrating with new tech. Plus built-in, freemium models means that you can test the waters before taking the plunge. Not a fan of something? Abort mission – now that’s ‘future-proof’.

To learn more about our customizable app for enterprises, visit our dedicated page for enterprise software for health clubs and studio chains. Whether your enterprise is made up of just a few, or a few thousand, we’ve got you covered.

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Neesha Kanaga

Neesha is a copywriter and wanderer who currently finds herself bound to the weather-challenged Netherlands due to the unforeseen circumstances of 2020.