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Ryan Uhlhorn
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Looking into all the possibilities of POS systems and thought some of you could offer some suggestions positive or negative.

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Mike Blakesley
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Look at boxoffice.com or imeonline.com and check the ads.

There are a number of different systems, all with their strengths and you'll find a lot of threads on this site discussing all of them. We use RTS, but there are other systems and one member here has even been working on building one of his own -- not sure where that project stands.

By the way -- this thread should be in Ground Level.

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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Sensible Cinema for sure... very good system and very good support. They are a small company and can give you the attention you may need when you need it.

Mark

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Aaron Garman
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I use Tessitura, which is the best system out there for the arts. In fact you have to be a non-profit to even get a license. It's a fantastic piece of software, with a huge network of users in all corners of the world. It'd be over kill for a venue with cinema only, but boy do we love it.

Tessitura Network

AJG

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Tom Petrov
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Anyone ever used OMNITERM?

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Mike Blakesley
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Just out of curiosity I'm looking at the Sensible Cinema website. Wow, it looks awesome. RTS hasn't really changed or tweaked anything since we started using it (2003 or so) and it shows.

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Jake Spell
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Iv used RTS as an operator(not owner) and really like it. It's got tons of features that we dont use but could and honest should, the systems work and their tech support has been good the one time iv dealt with them. They are also pretty damn easy to use.

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Joe Redifer
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We use RTS and the management doesn't seem to like it much for whatever reason (I have no idea why). I was told that when we submit our numbers, our corporate office cannot see which showtime is doing what business (ie: number of tickets for each individual movie and showtime), it just groups them all together for a movie. I don't know if this is RTS' fault or something else as apparently the printouts allow us to see individual show results.

Also, I'd never use anything that Mark G recommends, mainly because it'd make me feel dirty.

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Mike Spaeth
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Joe:

That is absolutely incorrect. I've used RTS since 2003, and that is one of the most basic reports you can pull from a site...

Who knows though?

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Jack Ondracek
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quote: Mike Blakesley
Just out of curiosity I'm looking at the Sensible Cinema website. Wow, it looks awesome.
We used Sensible (it was our first), and had problems. Mainly, it's the support model they use, IMHO. If he's pretty much still running the show by himself, I don't think he has time for a comprehensive support program that's sometimes needed. I dropped the program after a couple of particularly nasty problems cropped up & I couldn't get him on the phone.

Been with RTS ever since, and even though they may not be as flashy, the program does pretty much everything you could ask of it.

... and the support and upgrade model is very good.

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Joe Redifer
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quote: Mike Spaeth
Joe:

That is absolutely incorrect. I've used RTS since 2003, and that is one of the most basic reports you can pull from a site...

It must be something else going on, then. I asked our manager why corporate gave us late shows of a certain movie when it did zero business the previous week and he said they couldn't see which showtime does what business so they wouldn't know.

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Mike Spaeth
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My guess is, since you guys use outside bookers, they only see the grosses reported to Rentrak and don't have access to your system.

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Caleb Johnstone-Cowan
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We use Compeso WinTicket.

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Joe Redifer
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I'd use that one based on the name alone as it sells tickets that are full of win. But it probably means it runs on Windows.

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Chris Slycord
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quote: Tom Petrov
Anyone ever used OMNITERM?
I was unaware they still existed. Granted, the last time I used them was when I worked in a Cineplex Odeon before they sold all their US theaters to be part of Loews-Cineplex, so it's no surprise it's a Canadian company.

You'll probably find that most of the people here have mostly used stuff based in the US.

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