The concept of multi-tasking frightens most people.

Knowing that as a Coach or Teacher, you are responsible for marking registers, recording achievements, interacting with parents and teaching can make for a stressful lesson. And it doesn’t stop there. Beyond the lesson, pupil class movements, scheduling your staff, pupils and facilities, taking payments, renewing memberships, remembering concessionary charges and making note of catch-up classes are just a few of the many  of tasks you have to juggle.

That’s where CoursePro comes in. It really is the ultimate multi-tasker. Ordering every element of your Sports Club or Leisure Centre can be done without hassle by utilising our modern system.

It’s so popular that to date, we’ve had nearly 2 million members enrol on the software across nearly 30 sports!

The product’s versatility makes it unique. It doesn’t just juggle every aspect of your club and centre, but it also juggles a huge number of sports from Swimming to Tennis, Gymnastics to Trampolining, and even Martial Arts to Nordic Walking, there really is no task too far for CoursePro.

 

Part of the reason for CoursePro’s adaptability comes from the fact that the software was designed in partnership with a Leisure Centre, meaning it really does work with the Coach/Teacher in mind. And with 50% of the Cap2 team originating from sporting backgrounds, the product has been equipped to work within a wide variety of facilities.

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Cap2 are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement with Better (GLL).

 

 

The new partnership means that Better’s 145+ Leisure Centres that use CoursePro will continue to utilise the software on into the future. With more than 130,000 members taking part in their sporting activities each week, CoursePro has been used to improve their admin, lesson, course, teacher and customer management on a huge scale.

We spoke to GLL’s Business Sales Manager, Ibrahim Mehmet regarding the new long-term partnership.

 

‘CoursePro has provided GLL’s Lessons & Courses booking functionality since 2012. The partnership has gone from strength to strength and the future looks positive with further developments on the way.’

 

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This week we spoke to Joel Chapman  – GLL’s (Better) South West and Wales Manager. Joel was a key part in the creation of Cap2 and was one of the first people to give it the go ahead back in 2009!

At the time, Joel worked for Tone Leisure and was looking for a way to cope with the strain that admin, bookings, top-ups and customer interaction had on the business.

He looked to Pete Walker and Ross Mccaw – two young entrepreneurs with heads for sport and technology. The two would go on to form Cap2 Solutions & help enrollments on CoursePro grow to the 2 million mark!


‘I was involved in assisting the team in developing the initial concept and idea for Coursepro.’

‘I took a very large spider map process drawing to them with an idea on how we were struggling to cope with 1600 parents waving ten week course payment cheques in our faces and how there must be a better way!’

Joel believed in the two young men – and saw that the company he had a hand in bringing together could go much further.

‘It was apparent from day one that both Ross and Pete would add value to the initial idea and process map as throughout the discussions and meetings they both kept adding features and developing ideas which provided real benefit to the business and the customer experience.’

‘My boss allowed me to promote the work that Pete and Ross had done to my contacts within the leisure industry to see if others may be interested in CoursePro once it was developed. I attended several meetings across the South West with Ross to present the concept to leading and forward thinking business development people within the industry. This helped Cap2 get a “springboard” into a wider market place and ultimately to several of the largest UK leisure providers.’

Whilst there were plenty of hills to climb along the way, Joel could see the bigger picture from the start.

‘Our aspiration was to progress pupils at different points in any lesson programme – as opposed to having to wait until week ten of the course.’

‘I felt the product was strong and there was an obvious need for the solution but the stumbling block was getting the product linked with the core leisure management systems such as Gladstone, Legend and Clarity. This was an early barrier to Cap2 but when Russell Crisp ( a Tone Leisure trustee) became involved and saw how to achieve these links the future was always going to be good for the company.’

The company may have achieved unprecedented success within the Sports and Leisure industry, but Joel believes there is more to come!

‘My view would be that the principles within this software application should be able to be applied to any type of course structure, even outside of the leisure industry altogether!’

And with a 2017 plan committed to innovation and improvement – we at Cap2 are also confident that CoursePro can only improve on into the future.

We’d like to thank Joel for taking the time to talk to us, and wish everyone at GLL (Better) all the best for 2017! For more information on GLL (Better) you can visit their website here.

And for an in depth look at the Cap2 story, visit our timeline here.

More than 60% of our customers use the HomePortal Branding Service. That means that well in advance of 1 million members access their HomePortal through their Club’s own personalised gateway.


We wanted to find out why!

We spoke to Anna Strong at Farnborough Fins to find out why the service is so popular.logo-header

‘We decided to have the HomePortal branded as it gives continuity to our customers, they know that they are on a Farnborough Fins Swimming Club site which is very reassuring when they go to put card details in to top up their swimmers.’

And it’s clearly working! Of the Swimming Club’s 2500 members, 86% are using HomePortal on a regular basis – meaning they are in our top 10 HomePortal rankings table , beating off hundreds of other Sports Clubs and Leisure Centres. Something that Anna believes can only benefit the Club.

‘Aesthetically the page is more pleasing to look at and if they are showing friends and family the HomePortal, it’s another great advertising opportunity!’

HomePortal is a fantastic tool because members actively show it off for you! Your pupils and customers want friends and family to see their successes and achievements. It’s free advertising to prospective customers.

Make the most of that opportunity by branding your HomePortal.

Visit http://www.cap2.co.uk/bolt-on-products/ to find out more.