NEW! Industry Insights Webinar Series Sponsored by Kinetic Software

By Kinetic Software

A Unique Webinar Series Presenting Real-World Perspectives to Empower Conference Professionals

The mantra of "doing more with less" is repeated daily across venues. Whether being asked to create additional revenue from renting facilities or increase cost, resource and communications transparency related to internal events, the insights of the industry-at-large are instrumental in creating the competitive advantage your venues needs.

This FREE series explores the best principles of the half-a-trillion dollar North American meetings and events industry, and how these principles can be applied in the conference and events sector.

Each session delivers insightful information and provides timely takeaways to help venues streamline working practices, increase efficiencies, improve the quality of service, increase revenues, and create a strategy for long-term success.

Each webinar will feature guest presenters from diverse backgrounds in the hospitality industry who have had extensive experience managing the kinds of challenges conference professionals face every day.

Click on the webinar date to learn more about each session and speaker. You can also register online for any or all of these free webinar opportunities.

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What's in your RFP Response Tool Belt?

By Laura Lafferty

Does your RFP Response Tool Belt contain a personal flotation device? Or is it every man for himself?

Soon conferences will end at colleges and universities to make way for a new school year. Conference and event venues are gearing up for a busy fall as people travel to enjoy cool mountain air and changing leaves, all while wanting to be renewed in an unique setting.

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Kinetic Software is now an Ellucian partner

By Kinetic Software

As of September 1st, 2013, Kinetic Software is an accepted member of the Ellucian community partner program. As a partner, Kinetic shares the common goal of a commitment to deliver quality solutions to higher education institutions. The community relationship also opens up other avenues of cooperation. For Kinetic, it is the ability to integrate Ellucian's Banner Finance with our Kx software solutions.

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Getting the most from your Support Contract

By Kinetic Software

We've covered the topic of support before, but is never a bad idea to review how it works. Kinetic prides itself on providing excellent support to its customers. There are no tiers at Kinetic, we provide the same high level of support to each and every customer regardless of size of operation or number of products used in the venue. What follows is an overview of how to get the most from your support contract.

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KxUser Fall Roundtable Sessions

By Kinetic Software

In addition to our fall workshops, Kinetic is hosting a series of roundtable discussions online for our users. Kinetic will provide a conference call link and phone number for everyone to call into. Each session will have a Kinetic host to facilitate the talks. The roundtables are a great opportunity to connect with other Kx users, share ideas and maybe come away with a fresh perspective on how to manage your operation. Each session is free for any Kx user or venue.

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The Kx Options: The Classroom Interface

By Kinetic Software

Are you allowed to schedule classrooms for events? How do you request use of those classrooms? Whether you have to wait until the academic schedule is completed, or are booking simultaneously with the Registrar, Kinetic has a classroom scheduling interface that automatically updates the information you need on availability of space. The interface can be a one-way stream from the Registrar to Kx, or a two-way capture of data from the other system and Kx. Either way, you get the information necessary to make the right booking decision.

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Summertime - Do you know what day it is?

By Kinetic Software

OK, so we're a day early for National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, but is it ever too early to talk sundaes? This week we are taking a break from business and indulging in some summer fun. Let's start with a little history.

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The Kx Options: KxCalendar 2013

By Kinetic Software

Introducing the latest version of KxCalendar!

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The EPos Card Kx Option

By Kinetic Software

The ePoS – Electronic Point of Sale – interface dynamically transfers charges to a client’s account during their stay. When a guest uses your POS system to take advantage of the amenities you offer; bars, restaurants, non-inclusive activities, shopping, the EPoS interface funnels the charges back through the Kx system onto your guest's account. The charges can be sent to the master bill, or broken out as add on charges to an individual group member. Kx keeps track of each transaction, and settles the bill accurately at the end of the stay. Kinetic provides the interface and works with the POS provider to integrate the information transfer to Kx.

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Room key effeciency with Kinetic's Key Card option

By Kinetic Software

One of the optional Kx interfaces that does not get enough attention is the Key Card interface. This simple option matches a room allocation in KxResidential to the associated guest and initiates the cards for the door locks at check-in. By providing real-time management of key allocation, check-in during peak arrival times is faster and your staff is able to add another layer of customer service to its accommodation management.

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