|Scott's Tech Tip
We would like to thank all the people of have taken their time to enter in their suggestions to our user forum. Please keep it up.
This is one of the most important, yet also one of the most neglected areas of computing. Backing up your data should be at the top of your computer maintenance list, right next to Virus Protection. Without data backup, you are running the risk of losing your data. And it will happen; it is only a matter of time.
Campground Manager does not have a built in backup utility but we have kept the important data centrally located within a folder called "Data" typically found within the Omnis7 folder. If you have a multi-computer setup (a network of computers), this folder is located on one computer only (the server).
There are many possible solutions to backing up your data like On-line backup services. On-line live backups are becoming more popular every day since the majority of the public now has high speed Internet. One company that we recommend as an option is called Evault. Visit their web site. Any questions about this product can be addressed to Brian Catalano at 510-903-7168 or Brian.Catalano@evault.com. Please visit our website where we have a section to sign up for Evault. You will receive free installation which is a $139 discount from Evault.
For those of you not taking advantage of an online backup service like Evault, the data folder should be backed up on a daily basis. The media being used is also important because it should be small enough to be easily taken off site. Taking your backup information off-site is highly recommended to save your data from fire or theft. A perfect hardware solution for this is a USB thumb drive with a size of no less than 2 gig. This small device works like an external hard drive. It is important to remember that Campground Manager must NOT be running while you are trying to backup the data files. This is because files cannot be backed up while they are being used. It is also a good idea to keep more than one copy of your backed up data. With the example of using a USB thumb drive, create seven folders on this device named after the days of the week. Copy and replace the data folder within these folders based on the day of your backup. This way if you need to go back more than one day you can.
Please call me if you have any questions and thanks for your business!
|Campground Manager SoftwareŽ Updates
Campground Manager SoftwareŽ version upgrades, There are no new releases since last month's newsletter. The latest version is the same as last month. The the link to download it for our customers remains the same. You will have to enter your access code and password. Hope you enjoy it!
Version 7.20.7 released on January 22, 2007
Features and Enhancements
1) added ability to have custom option to print maps
2) added user access function to control deleting comments
3) added option to roll forward all other non-pos open account transactions when archiving data files
4) added site unit length column to availability grid
5) added site unit length to site map change list opened through the grid
6) added user access function to control rate override pencil tool
7) added link to online forum on about screen
ˇ updated fax number label on the customer info screen to indicate email addresses
ˇ use archive date for profile name and archived data file name instead of current date
|Upcoming Trade Shows and Campground Manager Events|
|We will be attending the upcoming tradeshows in your area. Hope you can join us.
Florida/Alabama ARVC Convention.
Arizona Travel Parks Association Annual Meeting
May 17-18, 2007Arizona Travel Parks Association Annual Meeting, Fort McDowell Hotel Casino & Convention Center, City, AZ. For information contact Carolyn Bethka at 520-323-2872 or email@example.com
Texas Association of Campground Owners.
Guadalupe River RV Resort and the Inn of the Hills Resort & Conference Center, both in Kerrville, TX.
Trade show date - May 16, 2007.
For information contact Brian Schaeffer at 800-657-6555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Campground Manager Software Webinar
Please join us online for a one hour webinar outlining the features, benefits and results of using Campground Manager and Bookyoursite.com.
Included in that will be a discussion of our new alliance with ReserveAmerica
and how that is to function.
Hope to see you there.
|Campground Manager SoftwareŽ POS System $200 Discount
We have extended the date of our POS discount until April 30/2007. If you have ever thought about upgrading your system to better handle your retail space now is the time. Price is a one time fee of $795 which is a saving of $200.The system is a full feature POS that offers inventory control, maximum discount protection and a huge labor savings for those items that have UPS codes codes.(you no longer have to price each item) The system is engineered to work with 3 pieces of hardware;
a receipt printer, a cash drawer and a barcode scanner.
If you need some references or would like to investigate further please feel free to give us a call. Hope we can earn your trust and your business.
We also continue to offer our $25 discount off support for those people who link to Bookyoursite.com. Details can be found here.