Technology is constantly evolving, and nowhere is this more true than on the web. When PFP Track was first launched in 2006, it represented a leap forward for club management software systems: it was a web application in an industry that was still primarily reliant on desktop applications.
You could access it in a browser, and that, along with the many features we built into it, made it cutting edge.
A lot has changed since 2006. Many other software development companies have made the move to the Internet, although many club owners are still using desktop applications to run their clubs.
The state of fitness club management software has moved forward, and so has the state of web development in general - very much so.
New software development tools have eased the development of complex web applications. New technologies in the browser and faster computers have extended the limits of what is possible online.
We've also heard from an increasing number of club owners that they want simple, easy-to-use software that can handle replace the software they are using alongside PFP Track in their clubs to improve their personal training business.
PFP Track has always been focused on managing personal training departments according to the principles of the Pro Fitness Program, but there's room for growth into other areas of the club, including managing memberships.
We're paying close attention to trends on the web. We're also listening to you. We know many of you are frustrated by the clunky desktop applications you're using right now. We know you want to avoid having to enter data in twice, or more than twice, in various systems.
We know you want great software and we know we can provide it.
That's why we've set out to take PFP Track to the next level. We've commenced building the next version of PFP Track on an entirely new platform. We're rewriting the software from the ground up, we're expanding it, and we're making it a lot better.
But to make this happen, we need your help. We need your suggestions and comments. (You can leave them here if you wish, to get started, or contact us.)
We will also be commencing a beta program that will allow selected clubs to try out the software in advance to provide feedback. Preference will be given to clubs who commit to spending time with the new software in order to test it and provide substantial feedback. Let us know if you're interested by contacting us.
The tentative launch date for PFP Track 2 is at the end of March, 2010. We'll keep you posted on progress in the weeks ahead.(Read More)