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Why Accounting Software Is NOT Enough

“The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade.” - Benjamin Franklin

Having the right tools in your toolbox is essential for any job you do. If you were a plumber, you would not show up to a job and try to do the work with your bare hands. You would not send your employees out to a job with no tools. No, you would show up with the right tools to get the job done. The same applies to every business, including marinas!

Some inexperienced managers may ask, “Why does the business need anything other than accounting software?”

Accounting software is just that – “accounting software” – and nothing more. It does not consider your everyday business functionality and everything that goes into running your business.

In the marina industry, you need more than accounting software. As a manager, you must ensure your team has the right tools to help them succeed. In turn, you, as a manager, and your business will thrive.

Why does your business need anything other than accounting software?

In the marina industry, there are many day-to-day tasks your team members complete. From checking boats into their slips, point-of-sale transactions in the ship store, fuel transactions at the fuel pumps, invoicing, service work, and the list of tasks goes on and on.

Each team member and department has specific tasks they complete. Therefore, as a business manager, you need to ensure each team member is fulfilling their particular responsibilities and that you have equipped them with the right tools. For example, the team member working in the ship store needs a point-of-sale station that is easy to use. The fuel attendant needs to be able to do his job. Managers should not require all personnel to know how to enter data into the accounting software. Doing so would be inefficient and impractical in many ways.

Choose the right tools for your staff to get the job done!

Marina management software streamlines processes by providing a user-friendly interface that helps team members and your business be successful. Including:

  1. Provides a map to see your spaces available for vessels.

  2. Allows users to check customers in and out.

  3. Give users the data they need to know who is checking in today, tomorrow, or next week.

  4. Automate recurring, seasonal, and other invoicing and payment processing.

  5. Manage the slips and boats at the marina easily.

  6. Collect vital customer data to connect with your customers.

  7. Service and work order software helps you streamline complicated ongoing processes, including estimates, work orders, jobs, payments, invoices, tech time, and inventory – all at your fingertips. You don’t have to search through papers and folders. That data only takes seconds for you to look up and know the exact phase or step you and your customer is at this time.

  8. Point-of-Sale software automates the transaction process in your ship stores. It makes it easy to enter the items and collect payments. The software walks your seasonal help through the process with a user-friendly interface.

  9. Provides reports for management to make short-term and long-term business decisions.

  10. Provides audit trails to help with accountability.

  11. Vessel data, including insurance expiration dates and more, help you make important business and insurance decisions.

  12. Space (or slip) management - Do you know the number of empty or full spaces on top of your head? You don’t need to generate this answer from brain power. Scribble Software’s space/slip management solutions provide these answers.

  13. Want to see a color-coded map of your marina based on filters for specific decisions? No worries! Select the options you want and immediately see the map on the screen.

  14. Want your customers to be able to see their data and update it when they have a chance at 2 am? MARINAGO Office Customer Portal has you covered.

  15. Process fuel transactions and know how much fuel you sold.

  16. The features and modules in marina management software solutions are extensive and can help every department and team member at your marina. Just give us a call to find out how.

Give your team members the tools to do the work you hired them to do successfully.

Scribble’s Software solutions are built around the marina industry. Therefore, the functionality included in our solutions directly relates to your business needs.

Scribble Software has products that help you automate and streamline your business functionality! Call us today to find out how our solutions can help you today!

  • Customers

  • Vessels

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Slips and Spaces

  • Maps

  • Properties

  • Companies

  • Point-of-sale Transactions

  • Fuel

  • Launch and Haul

  • Audit Trails

  • Service

  • Work Order

  • Technicians

  • Tech Time

  • Invoices and Payments

  • Contracts

  • Restaurant Transactions

  • Refunds

  • Inventory

  • Financial data

  • Historical data

  • And so much more!

Stop wasting money and time with manual processes or an outdated system! Invest in your business today by automating these processes with Scribble Software solutions, saving time and money exponentially.

Use technology to streamline, automate, organize, and make intelligent business decisions today!

We are here to help you choose the correct marina technical solutions for your business needs, whether cloud or desktop. For more information on all our products, check out our website and give us a call today!

Please check our blog and social media in the previous and coming weeks for specific details on how Scribble Software’s solutions help your team streamline particular business processes, including reservations, fuel purchases, and more!

Contact our Sales Team at (804) 427-8100 x7 or and learn how Scribble Software’s solutions can help you streamline many processes in your business!

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