Cobalt Software Goes Live with Accounting and Membership Modules at Boca West Country Club
The Go-Live marks the first phase of completion for Cobalt’s new, innovative club management software platform
BOCA RATON, FL AUGUST 2018 – Cobalt Software today announced it has released the first phase of its new software platform for country clubs and private clubs.
Cobalt plans to build a comprehensive suite of modules for club management, with Boca West Country Club (BWCC) as it’s exclusive first client and partner in development.
“We performed an extensive evaluation of the club management solutions on the market, and nothing quite met our needs,” said Jay DiPietro, President of BWCC. “We see an opportunity for a new technology partner not only to serve Boca West, but to benefit the entire industry. Clubs have been limited in our options of technology partners for too long. The team at Cobalt has what it takes to create a new, advanced, solution for the club industry, and Boca West is thrilled to be their partner in this endeavor.”
BWCC was previously using an AS400 system. While they had the benefit of in-house IT personnel with the knowledge to make changes to the system on-the-fly, the user interface was extremely outdated, and data integrity was sub-par.
BWCC’s needs were complex since the club is home to over 6,000 residents, hosts over 600 social events a year, and has four championship golf courses, six unique dining venues, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and luxurious European spa. The club was looking for a platform that could provide best-in-class functionality to manage all these areas, in addition to back of house operations such as membership and accounting. The existing platforms the club investigated were up to the task of handling some, but not all, of their operations with the level of functionality they required.
Stephen Bruno, president and CEO of Cobalt Software, stated, “Our 30+ years of experience successfully providing complex enterprise software allows us to create the robust and comprehensive suite of solutions the club industry needs. We pride ourselves on being a partner that understands our clients’ business needs and provides powerful technology supported by exceptional service. We are excited to bring this experience to the club industry.”
The membership module includes membership management, guest card management, recurring charges, and property sale transaction management. Accounting includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger. All modules include formatted reports and smart search for easy access to data.
ABOUT COBALT SOFTWARE
Cobalt Software partners with private clubs to power community. Providing best-in-class functionality as part of a fully integrated suite of solutions, Cobalt solutions are flexible enough to meet the needs of various types of clubs. Cobalt’s modern and beautiful user interface makes it easy for new employees to learn and provides one of the best member-facing experiences available in the industry. Cohesive data and advanced business intelligence empower insights that fuel strategic planning and reporting. In development since 2016 and launched to market in 2021, Cobalt is the new product division of established software development firm Computer Software and Solutions International, LLC (CSSI), in business since 1991. Prior to launching Cobalt, CSSI operated VUE Software, a leading insurance distribution management platform, acquired in 2019 by Vertafore (now part of Roper Technologies, NYSE: ROP).
ABOUT BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB
An award-winning private, gated, resident-only luxury country club community is home to 6,000 residents (3,400 families), with magnificent residences including a new luxury high rise with units ranging from $1 to $4 million, townhomes, patio homes, villas, garden apartments and single-family homes. Boca West is a Platinum Club of America, 5-Star Private Club since 1997, and is proudly recognized as a Distinguished World Club by BoardRoom Magazine since 2013, a 2013 USTA Outstanding Facility Award winner, and has been named a 2019 AGM Platinum Award winner by the Association of Golf Merchandisers. Boca West’s Top Platinum Golf & Country Club designation was featured recently in Forbes.