This is a reference to the necessary technology that goes into running a coworking or shared workspace business. This includes the membership onboarding and management software that handles recurring billing for memberships, the booking and billing for the use of meeting and conference rooms, as well as the membership directory for internal uses. This also includes events management, often for after hours events. At the center of the plumbing is a POS system that is the payment gateway for all transactions in the space. Increasingly, the coworking plumbing includes more social tools, so that members can communicate and collaborate with one another and not just with the community manager.