… And so begins the Wherewolf journey … And nothing is more intimate than a copy paste of the press release / bio I wrote …
Wherewolf was founded in early 2013, to realise the commercial potential of an innovative guest signup process created initially for Big Night Out pub crawl in Feb 2012. The fun, quick, user friendly systems have lead to a world leading social media “follows/likes per customer” conversion rate, orders of magnitude greater than even the most iconic brands can hope to attain, with rapid on-sell and cross-marketing conversions resulting in increased client sales at a fraction of the price of traditional methods.
The founders Wulf Sölter and Ben Calder have both lived and breathed the tourism and service sector in Queenstown for a combined 20 years, and are well versed in the needs, problems and solutions of these vibrant growth industries. Ben, with a Masters in Entrepreneurship, is successful in the fast paced tourism world and has an overflowing cauldron of fresh ideas. Wulf is a senior cloud software and mobile app developer with a passion for living the dream and doing the activities that people travel the world for on a daily basis. Together their competitive drive and industry understanding is creating innovative products that are revolutionising the tourism/services sector and creating solutions that are rapidly becoming indispensable to the operators.
The paperless workplace is no longer a pipe dream touted by a few Silicon Valley evangelists, but rather a working practicality for a rapidly growing number of New Zealand operators. The Wherewolf suite handles the complete end-to-end, from guest and customer signup solutions through to staff management and integration with real time booking engines and accounting software. Wherewolf provides a range of off-the-shelf white labeled, customised mobile app and Software-as-a-Service solutions to streamline the tourism/services industry, reduce administration overhead, increase timely marketing effectiveness, increase online & social media presence and professionalise the guest/customer’s “on deck” experience. Instead of clipboards, diaries, filing cabinets, or any of the other sources creating mountains of slow expensive paperwork, now all that is required is a simple press on one of the provided digital tablets or a web enabled device for the customer to check in and sign the liability waiver. Then our clients at a touch of a button can see all up-to-date statistics, they can instantly email further guest information, deals, photos and especially links to Facebook and Trip Advisor. Similarly, the bookings, rosters, time sheets and more are in one neat contained package.
Utilising the latest standards-compliant HTML5, Node.js, jQuery Mobile and cross-device compatibility tools ensures a suite that can run on any modern browser and device, and remain usable no matter how the world turns tomorrow (*nuclear zombie ninja attacks may pose a problem). From iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, webOS and Blackberry through to Windows, OS X and Linux, Wherewolf works on your devices. Our Amazon Web Services and Rackspace backed infrastructure has less downtime than any other provider, meaning your tools are there when you need them and fully functional without any concerns of your business growing too large for us to handle.
Wherewolf streamlines and grows your business, on a level that can scale with you.