Why I use Cobot to Manage My Coworking Space

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This picture has nothing to do with Cobot. I just really like photos of Ian clapping in rooms.

People often see Cohere’s logo on the Cobot website and ask for my thoughts on this coworking space management software. I LOVE COBOT. Cobot saved me from a few poorly managed google spreadsheets, post-its and multi-platform invoicing tools. Cobot saves me time and money. I imagine I’ll use them for as long as Cohere lives. I feel like Cohere grew up with them. Cobot and Cohere were both founded in 2010 🙂

Here are my responses to the most asked questions:

What do you like? 

After an initial learning curve, I find it easy to use and not too fancy. I like that the Cobot team will make global changes for me, (like when I needed the new membership agreement to be on every plan and attached to all current members) a task that would have taken me 2-3 hours.

What do you dislike about the software?

Sometimes my currency shows in pounds but it’s an odd little glitch that doesn’t impact anything.

>>>Update: a few hours after reading this post, Cobot emailed me and asked if they can fix the currency issue 🙂 See?! That’s why I love them.

Which are the most useful features?

I integrated it with Stripe (credit card processing) so when a member chooses that it automatically charges their card on their invoice day. I also find the Cobot staff useful and resource booking/scheduling.  I also enjoy browsing the analytics for revenue and membership numbers.

What features do you wish the software supported?

A member workflow would be helpful. Like a checklist of what a new member needs that reminds me to do those tasks at intervals until onboarding is complete.

What’s it like working with Cobot… Are they a responsive partner when issues arise?

Yes, very.

Have you integrated Cobot with 3rd party software?

Stripe, Paypal, Zapier

Have you had success integrating the software with an on premise access control system?

Nope, never tried.

Have you experienced significant down time while using the platform?

Nope, their site was down once for a few hours 2 years ago.

What other competitors did you review alongside Cobot, if any?

I played around in MindBodyOnline but I’ll always stick with Cobot. They are constantly adding neat features and it gets the job done.