Choosing and Transitioning to New Recreation Software

The Benefits of a Complete Parks and Recreation Management Solution

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Aired On:  Thursday,  September 20, 2018

Duration: 30 min

Parks and Recreation departments across the country have expanded and evolved their programs and facilities, and many are still trying to manage the expanded options from the same old tired management software, or worse yet, by good old paper. Citizens are expecting the convenience of being able to reserve classes and rent facilities, along with complete payment transactions, all from any desktop computer or mobile device.
Have you been considering switching or adding a cloud-based management solution to your software stack for your parks and recreation department? Are you nervous and do you have questions about the switch? Join us for a conversation about best practices when choosing and implementing parks and rec software with the leading Rec software expert, Landon Schenck, CivicRec® Product Director.
Join us for a casual Q&A and learn about:
  • The benefits and options to look for when evaluating new software solutions
  • How to pick a software that can save time and increase your department’s revenue
  • Procurement phase and implementation phase to-dos and possible pitfalls
  • Niche vs. comprehensive solutions
  • The benefits of a cloud-based solution
  • Must-haves you might not know you need
  • Questions to ask potential software providers
  • What a new system means for your citizens

About the Hosts: Landon Schenck & Jennifer Elliott

Landon has been in the recreation software industry for over 15 years. He founded the product REC1 in 2003. Over the next 13 years, REC1 gained a reputation in the industry for being a fresh alternative to the legacy products that dominated the software market at the time. In late 2016, CivicPlus® acquired REC1, rebranding the software as CivicRec. The team expanded, and resources were added to ensure that the CivicRec product could be opened up to a wider market of cities and counties—all hungry for a more modern and elegant recreation management solution. These days as the Product Director, Landon manages the exciting growth of CivicRec. He makes strategic decisions on initiatives as varied as product development, customer experience, marketing, and business development

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 As the CivicRec Marketing Manager, Jennifer’s focus is to understand local government and parks and recreation department needs and challenges in regards to managing programs and facilities. She ensures that the benefits of the CivicRec system are communicated and leveraged by our local government clients. She leads the marketing effort for the CivicRec product and assists Product Strategy with communications and implementations. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with a major in Public Relations from Kansas State University. She has over 18 years of experience in both the public and private sector handling internal and external audience communications with a focus on marketing.