The Advantages of TMS Integrations in Day-to-Day Operations

February 14, 2024
The DX Team
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In the world of cinema management, operational efficiency is key. 

The more streamlined your operations are, the more time you can recover from your busy schedule to curate a memorable cinema experience for your moviegoers. 

And that goes for your day-to-day workflows and tools you use. 

Chances are that switching constantly between different systems takes up a big chunk of your Monday (or maybe different chunks throughout your week) — from Excel to your website management system, or your ticketing system, and all through your theatre management system, while manually updating everything.  

Using two or more separate systems to be able to run your cinema means, in the end, that you have to double the work and double the time. Not only that but sudden schedule changes imply having to start from scratch with manual updates in every part of your cinema. Which, in turn, increases the chance of delays, errors, and unhappy customers.

How about you flip the script? 

Let’s say you spend most of your time creatively curating your film schedule and then everything else is automatically updated.

Because our aim at DX is to make your life as a cinema manager easier, we’re always thinking ahead at ways that our cinema management software becomes your companion in your daily habits, without any hassle.

In this article, we’d like to explore how choosing a cinema management platform that automatically syncs with your TMS helps you be even more efficient in your day-to-day operations.

Manage your film schedule in one place. Get it in sync everywhere.

The list of your daily tasks is long and, often, unpredictable.

Having an all-in-one platform for your cinema journey makes at least part of your operations predictable, as you won’t have to worry about updating information in multiple systems or doing as much repetitive, manual work.

The idea behind choosing a cinema management software which automatically syncs with your TMS is that it allows you to just schedule your films according to your plan and everything else gets updated: your website, your ticket-selling process, your players).

Why does that matter to you? 

For starters, it saves you or your projectionists the hassle of manual entries and cross-checking between tabs and multiple screens, or even running between places. 

As a result, you’ll save the time you're likely spending on manual work between multiple systems. 

Plus, we’re exploring ways that allow checking your KDM keys in advance (so you make sure you have them and they’re still valid), while also having a detailed view of each auditorium’s playlist (films and ads). All from the same tool.

After all, more control in one place means fewer things to worry about.

Fewer errors, less hassle, more real-time updates

Checking between two systems is not only time-consuming, but it can prevent you from getting the correct data, as switching between tools makes it easy to miss key information. 

The advantage of having a cinema management solution that works in sync with your TMS is that you only need to keep one updated and everything else will fall into place. That also includes faster training for your staff and easier coordination between them, as changes will be made faster. 

So you’ll be able to monitor everything from one place and stay ahead of any potential issues. 

A better POS experience for your cinema staff

Overall, having a cinema management system that fully syncs with your TMS means automated workflows and less time spent doing manual scheduling. 

But that’s not all. 

At DX, we’re creating a future-proof cinema management solution that streamlines the full customer experience — meaning that once you’ve created or edited your film schedule, it automatically updates at your points of sales as well. 

So, not only are you providing an easy and always up-to-date online experience, but all changes are immediately reflected at the box office. And, of course, as already explained, in the auditorium.

No part of the chain is left behind. 

As we explore the right partners to build this integration with, we’re looking into all of the above aspects to make it easier and more familiar for your cinema operations.

If you want to learn more about our cinema management solution, continue reading here or contact us.

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