Kathy Blake of Kathy Blake Dance Studios, Sam Beckford of Successful Studio Strategies, Kensey Bowling of CK DanceWorks, Adam Barrett of Temecula Dance Company, and Olivia Allen of Gotta Dance tell us why Jackrabbit is the only choice for their dance studios.
"We have two studios to coordinate from two different towns. Jackrabbit's Software has made the process seamless. It allows us to access all student information 24/7 at either location. We will also be participating in all the webinar trainings that allow us to stay up to date with all enhanced features of the software. It was a pleasure visiting with you and your team at the UDMA show in Chicago."
"Implementing Jackrabbit has been of tremendous benefit to our business because Jackrabbit understands the needs of dance studios."
"Jackrabbit is a great tool for dance school owners who are looking to enhance their business and to smooth out the important daily activities that can slow you down."
"Before Jackrabbit, I was not using any type of software system. It was so easy to learn the program through your online manual, video help, and customer support. I am really impressed with the amount of enhancements that are made to the software. You are always improving and adding new helpful ways to make your program even better. The biggest help has been online registration! This has saved us hours of paperwork. As a studio we look much more organized, professional, and definitely stand out from other local competitors. Thank you for all that you do!"
"I would like to tell the developers of Jackrabbit that it has CHANGED my life! By being able to allow my customers to check their accounts at all times and enroll while I sleep, I have increased sales to new customers, increase the satisfaction of my current customers--they always know WHY I charged their account (or at least know they can look it up!), and have managed to keep accounts from getting out of control for non-payment. A perfect example of this is this past weekend when we had costume pickup. I was able to, in a few keystrokes, print a list of all my customers who had a balance due for whatever reason (expired cards, declined cards, etc.) and have that with me so that they took care of their balance before they picked up their costume! Last year, I ended up handing out costumes to people who owed me quite a bit of money. This alone has made the tiny amount I pay each month worth every penny!"
"I tell everyone I know about this program because it is WONDERFUL! I have been fortunate to be involved in the beginning (at least I think I was) with dance studios using this program and have been very impressed with the constant improvements and customer service that Mark and his staff have shown. I have gotten support in the middle of the night from this company--do they ever sleep? THANKS TO YOU!!!!"
"I want to say thank you for developing software so easy to use and utilize for dance studios. We incorporated the Jackrabbit software a year ago and the benefits keep rolling. We were using another dance studio software system that was not web-based. The web-based system is worth the sign-up. It is so nice to look on the site at home and find the same info when I arrive at the studio."
"We are able to offer our dance families on-line registration through our website, which helps us eliminate loads of paper (we have gone green!) and countless hours of inputting each dance family's info. We have also required all dance families to make payment by credit card or bank draft. Just by a few clicks on the mouse we charge families for tuition on the 10th of every month and a few more easy steps to bank draft customers signed up w/ that method of payment. Credit card and bank draft info is all saved and we are able to update account info immediately."
"A new option we added a few months ago is the Customer Portal log-in. Our customers have loved this new option. Families are able to look on their accounts to view charges, view transactions; they can update and change their own family info, etc. Our studio also offers current dance students the opportunity to register for next season's classes before the end of the current year; by utilizing the Customer Portal Log-in current families registered for those classes and it eliminated outside families from registering and taking those slots b/c they did not have a log-in or password."
"I can not count the number of hours this system saves me each month. We have been truly happy w/ this system and look forward to utilizing all the new updates and enhancements in the future."
"Jackrabbit is a fabulous example of customer service and always accessible when we have a question. Everyone I speak with is patient and clear with communication. Jackrabbit makes everything easy and I love all of the new additions and user friendly applications over the last year. Every Monday I look at the birthday list - the children love to be recognized and I feel organized. We've been in business for 35 years and Jackrabbit makes everything so much easier."
"It has taken us 15 years to develop our Dance studio and Club Volleyball program to a point where we are servicing over 2000 students, most of them with multiple class enrollments, spread over three separate locations. We were spending more time trying to manage our student database, than teaching the classes."
"We were using a combination of Excel spreadsheets, billing software and a variety of hard copy forms, which then needed to be filed and stored. Although we had already implemented an auto-debit system to collect tuition each month, my biggest fears were the lack of security of our current system, as well as the worry of our computer crashing and taking all of our data with it."
"By working with Jackrabbit, a web based class management program, we immediately alleviated my concerns regarding security and the possibility of losing important data which was only stored on our in-house computers. The Jackrabbit program also allows multiple users to login simultaneously from each of our three locations. This allows for all registrations and other changes to be processed immediately, rather than waiting for one person to input them into our old, archaic system."
"The Jackrabbit staff has been extremely open to suggestions regarding how to continue improving the value and effectiveness of their software. It is actually very satisfying to see some of our recommendations or suggestions be implemented into the software. It makes me realize that Jackrabbit really does care about what their customers have to say."
"We are looking forward to a long, and continuously improving relationship."
"After reviewing many software products over the past 10 years, it is clear that Jackrabbit is the #1 choice. Its' easy-to-use features are perfect for the entire range of business, whether you are a start-up club or a large, full-service children's activity center. The incremental cost and ability of the software to grow with your business is without peer in the industry. The Wings Center runs over 2000 kids through summer camps."
"It is my privilege to tell you about my experience getting a new camp/class management system from Jackrabbit. Every aspect of Jackrabbit has dramatically improved my operations!"
Summer Registration results:
"If anyone is considering updating or changing to a new system, please take a look at Jackrabbit. I checked it out from Jeff Metzger's staff and another school. It is everything I could ever wish to have to simplify my school administrative operations. Now I can concentrate on the area I love – the kids!"
"It's very easy to use and adapt to. I love the "Executive Dashboard" initial page which displays the status of enrollment and account receivables. I sell just about everything I believe in, especially which has helped me to streamline my company or my life. Thanks for creating a fantastic solution."
"I have evaluated MV Soft and Get Physical. While the programs provided some useful features, they just didn't feel complete to me. In addition, I was not pleased with the user interface of the programs. I took a quick look at ProSchool, which at a glance seemed like a good program but was not affordable for someone like me with a very small center."
"I chose Jackrabbit because it is a complete system. All of the spreadsheets and queries I created using Excel to keep track of the business are already available in Jackrabbit in one place, even the Birthday List. I still have the option of exporting data to Excel if needed. I like the look and feel of the program. I especially enjoy the ability to be able to access my information online from anywhere, anytime. Most importantly, the monthly payment makes it affordable. Honestly, I was sold at the initial data conversion... even with the minor issues we had."
"Thanks a lot for making one of my tasks as a new owner easier."
"I am so glad that you created Jackrabbit. We have found that using your system is easy to understand and easy to use. Jackrabbit went above and beyond with all of the different elements that are offered. We look forward each day to being able to use Jackrabbit. My business information has never been this well organized. Thank you Jackrabbit!!!!!!!!"
"I love the Jackrabbit program because it is easy to use, its online, and you don't have to worry about software installation & updates or backing up your work its all done for you!"
"We love the Jackrabbit program! I can't believe how easy it is to manage my kids and their accounts!"
"I want to let all the school/centers to know how pleased I am with the Jackrabbit program. I have found it easy to read, easy to work and above all, very user friendly. This has made MY job somewhat quicker and more efficient. I can highly recommend this program to anyone who chooses to have interest in this. Thanks once again for developing such a thorough program."
"Until Jackrabbit we pretty much did everything manually. We used QuickBooks for tracking our customer's payments, tuition and purchases, but individual camp/class rosters were set-up in Microsoft Word and had to be manually updated each month before printing them. If we needed info on a student or their family, we had to search through our enrollment forms. We have 2 locations so we had to make a copy of the enrollment forms of the students attending at the 2nd location."
"Our managers and instructors had very little, if any, access to student and customer information before Jackrabbit. Checking to see if a student was making up too many camps/classes was a long and time consuming job, searching through every camp/class roster. Tracking the number of students in each camp/class involved reviewing each class roster daily and manually counting each student then forwarding that count to the lady that does our placements. I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Jackrabbit has put everything about our camps/classes, students and their families at our staff's fingertips. It has freed up time to develop new programs and improve the ones we have. We shopped around, but found Jackrabbit to be the best and most affordable school and customer data management system available. "
"The Jackrabbit system is a very powerful but intuitive system to use. The ability to log in from any computer anywhere without the need for installing additional software or buying additional licenses is one of its greatest advantages. I imported my data from another system via the Jackrabbit spreadsheet import feature and was up and running in a matter of minutes. The software is simple to use and provides us with powerful management reports. This system will revolutionize the way we manage our customers!"