5 Reasons to NOT Use an Online Registration Software

by Asaf Darash,

We get a lot of prospective clients who call in interested in moving their paper process online but aren’t sure it’s worth the cost to do so.

I’ve written about why paper is actually more expensive, and why automating your processes can save you time and money.

I came across this article about why you should never date a salesperson. Of course, all the reasons “not” to were really reasons why you should. It made me chuckle and I thought it would be fun to spin this for registration software.

So, I put together 4 reasons why you should definitely not sure an online registration software.

Reason #1: Money Is Not Your Priority

We get it: not everyone likes money. Perhaps you have too much money already. Or maybe you’ve been treated poorly by wealthy folks in the past and have sworn to live a life devoid of profit.

If that’s the case, there’s no better way to keep the money from flowing in than by sticking with a manual registration process. That way, you’ll frustrate your audience into looking elsewhere for something easier to sign up for, and for the tenacious few that stick with it to the end, at least you won’t have a streamlined way to track all those awful funds and balances.

Reason #2: You Like Manual Data Entry

Online registration platforms are all about streamlining and automation. Often, the most successful software are the ones that can do it with the most speed or the most convenience. But maybe that’s not your bag!

There are plenty of people out there that enjoy nothing better than the grueling slog of ceaseless data entry and byzantine spreadsheets that are sure to provide countless hours of arthritis-inducing joy, and the added fun of stress-inducing error correction!

To be sure, if you see the hidden magic of punching everything in yourself, line-by-line until your eyes cross and your fingernails start to chip off, then online registration certainly isn’t for you.

Check out a Regpack client who used to not take a lunch break because he loved manual reporting so much!

Reason #3: You Already Bought The Carrier Pigeons

I’m sure we’ve all counted our chickens before they hatched at some point. In your case, perhaps it was a big flock of trained pigeons that you thought would help you carry your important messages to and fro across America like the good ol’ days. Nostalgia is great!

But if you already put the money down and are awash in feathers and birdseed, then you are definitely NOT going to want online registration software, since it will provide instant, electronic bulk- or targeted-messaging to your client base and will render your poor pigeons obsolete before their first flight.

Not to mention that singed-up blanket you used to use for smoke signals before you made the pigeon-upgrade.

Reason #4: You’re A Renegade

Some people love to live on the edge. If that’s the case, online registration may be too mundane for you!

Most software these days comes with built-in security protocols designed to protect your registrants’ sensitive information, and to protect your company from the consequences of mismanaged data.

But you might be a rule-breaker! If you prefer to wave a bunch of handwritten credit card numbers from your hapless audience at Johnny Law and say “Come get me, Officer!”, then you may want to avoid the world of online registration altogether in favor of a good lawsuit-inspired adrenaline buzz.

Reason #5: You Don’t Like Change

We live in a world with options to suit anyone’s preferences.

The online platforms will always be there for the ones among us who appreciate the speed, convenience, accuracy, and safety. But don’t give up on being yourself!

If you love nothing more than doing everything by hand and trusting your business and money to the forces of chance, then there’s nothing demanding that you make the switch.

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About The Author

Asaf Darash

Asaf has extensive experience as entrepreneur and investor. Asaf has built 3 successful companies to date, all with an exit plan or that have stayed in profitability and are still functional. Asaf specializes in product development for the web, team building and in bringing a company from concept to an actualized unit that is profitable.