New Browser-Based Application Enhances Box Office and Concession Sales and Increases Mobility of Cinema Staff
Vista Cinema Will Also Present Industry-Leading Advances in Mobile Apps, Food & Beverage and Group Sales
Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), a company of Vista Group International (NZX & ASX: VGL), is the leading global provider of cinema management software solutions. At CineAsia 2017, Vista Cinema will introduce Cinema Manager, a browser-based application that enhances Box Office and Concessions Sales activities and frees cinema personnel from the back office, allowing for increased mobility, more efficient execution and improved focus on customers. Cinema Manager is the result of nearly two years of development: an intuitive, comprehensive, cloud-ready, browser-based application that supports the continued reinvention of cinema exhibition.
“Cinema Manager, which will start rolling out in early 2018, was designed with a user-first approach from the ground up,” says Kimbal Riley, CEO of Vista Cinema. “We spent a lot of time researching how managers really worked, so that the tasks they complete in the application better match their operational goals. It’s a browser-based application, so is accessible on a range of devices, and utilizes a contemporary user interface design that is more intuitive, easier to learn, and faster to complete day-to-day tasks. All of these advantages combine to allow managers to spend less time in the office, and more time front-of-house with their customers and staff.”
Teams of Vista executives and product marketers have been previewing Cinema Manager as well as other tech advances by Vista, in a series of “Road Show” presentations to theater owners and managers over the last several months in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Dubai and London. The feedback was intense and informative with cinema operators from all regions calling for more browser-based applications and expressing significant interest in moving to the Cloud.
“Cinema Manager takes 22 years of Vista software development and re-imagines it in a much more intuitive interface,” said Mark Pattie, Vista’s Head of Product Management. “You get all the rich functionality that you know and love in Vista, but presented in an easier-to-use way.”
Other highlights of CineAsia 2017:
- Vista Cinema will be showcasing their software at Booth # 115.
- Vista China CEO Lawrence Wang will outline Vista’s advances in the China market.
- Vista Cinema product experts will be detailing advances in Mobile Apps, Group Sales and Food & Beverage.
- Vista Cinema sales experts will detail their favorite features from the recent (September 2017) release of Vista 4.5.8.
About Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’):
Vista Cinema is the world leader in cinema management software solutions with installations in more than 80 countries and an estimated 38% global market share in the Large Cinema Circuit market. The Vista Cinema software product line comprises multiple modules integrated and scalable, suited to cinema exhibitors operating 20+ screens and up to 100s of cinemas. Vista is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand and has subsidiaries incorporated in Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Mexico City and Cape Town.
About Vista Group International:
Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL). Vista Group provides cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics software to companies across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions, the core business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Cinema Market), MACCS (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence by Share Dimension (business intelligence solutions), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information) provide products that leverage the success of this platform into other parts of the film industry; from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has over 500 staff across nine offices in New Zealand (Auckland headquarters), Sydney, Los Angeles, Dallas, London, the Netherlands, Romania and China.
Source: Vista Group International Ltd, Auckland, NZ