The New ClassJuggler Is Here!

In case you haven’t heard, a plethora of improvements are now live at ClassJuggler.com. Among the new features in our September release are:

  • Class > eMail Multiple Classes – This new feature lets you select one or many classes to email. Each class will be evaluated for enrollees, duplicate enrollees will be removed, and then the parent (customer) account and secondary contacts (if provided) will be emailed the selected email template. The customer Communications Tracker will also log these emails with all details of the classes selected.
  • Tools > Mass Delete Classes – This new tool allows you to select one or more expired, canceled, or inactive classes for mass deletion.
  • Reports > Financial > Deposit Summary – This new report makes generating a daily or monthly deposit summary list simple. These summary reports can be used for deposits to your bank for cash and checks, and will be extremely useful allowing you to easily reconcile ClassJuggler with your bank and merchant account statements and your accounting software

Some notable enhancements to existing features include:

  • Customer > Transactions > Input Charge – We’ve added a new button to the Input Charge screen to allow for payment collection immediately after creating a new charge. We wonder why we waited so long to add this simple enhancement?
  • Customer Transactions – You’ll find updated the credit card indicator icon from the old [c] icon to a modern credit card icon. This new icon make it much easier to determine credit card transactions.
  • Customer > Communications Tracker – There’s new tracker items for customers included in a mass emailing multiple classes.
  • Customer > Maintenance Page 2 – Notice the modified listing of policies and agreements to display the text “MAN” and “OPT” to differentiate mandatory and optional policies. The answers for optional polices are displayed as “Yes” or “No” just before the title of the policy.
  • Customer > Policy and Agreement Management – On the edit screen for policies, the mandatory and optional type of each acknowledged policy Ð and the optional answer Ð is now displayed under each policy where the “date added” is displayed. Added a date picker to the pop-up window when adding a new policy to a customer. If the policy is optional, you now must select to agree or not agree to the added policy, based on your customer’s wishes.
  • Class > List Classes – Greatly improved the sorting of class information presented in this report. By default, the listing will show classes sorted by the primary sort option and then day of week and start time Ð for example, when selecting class name it will sort by “class name, then day and start time”. The only exception to this rule is for the sort option “Day, time, name” which sorts first by day and time, then by name. Eliminated the sort option “Begin Time (special)” which was an old workaround to the sorting issue by day and time. (thanks to many suggestions from our clients)
  • Events > List Scheduled Events – Improved the speed of the list scheduled events and calendar of scheduled events screens by over 460%.
  • Events > Enroll Existing Student – Updated policies functionality to include new optional policies.
  • Tools > Self-Service Manager – Made settings for all credit card types “on” by default for new client setup. Added more robust and useful default messages for the sign-in page and My Messages page. This also includes a prompt to customize this boilerplate text.
  • Tools > Inactive Record Manager – Updated this screen to include a date picker button and modified the confirmation to show on a screen of its own for easier processing. Also re-wrote the help page to include much more information on how the tool works and instructions for backing up your data prior to running the tool.
  • Customer Self-Service: My Information – The Policies & Agreements screen now shows the status and response of policies so that mandatory and optional policies will have correct identification. Acknowledged policies will also be displayed in most recent agreed order by family, and then by child names for student policies.

That’s not all! – There are over 40 updates in this release. To get even more information on the new release and what’s changed, you can peruse the full “Change Log” notes, which you’ll find on your Home Base screen after you log in to your ClassJuggler account:

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Here, you will find all of the details on each and every new feature, enhancement, and bug fix. In fact, you may even see your own name listed beside one of the features or fixes if you suggested it to us!

These improvements affect our customers who are using any of these ClassJuggler products:

Kudos from Cheer Camps & Gymnastics School Customers

It’s always a joy to receive testimonials from our customers, because YOU can say it much better than we can.

Here are five from cheer school and gymnastics studio owners and managers who have chosen Cheer ClassJuggler online business management software for schools to help them manage their classes, students, instructors, and studio bookkeeping.

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We really appreciate your words of praise for our cheer/gymnastics studio software.

If you’re not yet using Cheer ClassJuggler for your gymnastics or cheer school, get one month free now!

Kudos from Dance School Customers

It’s always a joy to receive testimonials from our customers, because YOU can say it much better than we can.

Here are five from dance studio owners and managers who have chosen ClassJuggler Dance to help them manage their dance classes, students, instructors, and dance studio bookkeeping.

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Their words about our dance studio software:

  • “I love everything about it – Great product!” (Shannon of Rising Stars Cheer & Dance)
  • “I am VERY satisfied with their system!” (Dominic of Philadelphia Dance Theater)
  • “I highly recommend this to anyone!” (Natale of The Dance Center)
  • “I did free trails for three different companies, and ClassJuggler was head-and-shoulders better than the others!” (Robert of Just for Kicks Dance)

If you’re not yet using ClassJuggler Dance for your dance school, get one month free now!

Great new improvements for ClassJuggler in September

Coming this month is the new release ClassJuggler 6.6.2. In it, you’ll find improvements to existing features, as well as several new features. Here’s a teaser of what to expect.

New Features:

  • Mass-Delete Classes: dance - so excited
    ClassJuggler already saves you time by auto-archiving old classes when their end dates pass while keeping the class history available – useful when you need to research prior enrollment or attendance history. But if you’ve built up dozens or hundreds of expired, canceled or inactive classes that you no longer want tracked, the new Mass Class Delete tool makes it easy to select one, dozens, or hundreds of classes to delete in one fell swoop!
  • Mass E-mail Multiple Classes:
    It’s so easy to send an e-mail in ClassJuggler to all parents who have a child in a chosen class. But there are times when you need to send the same email to the parents of multiple classes. Now you can e-mail one class or dozens of classes, all at the same time, using the new e-mail Multiple Classes communications tool.
  • Deposit Summary Report:
    This new report makes generating a daily or monthly deposit summary list drop-dead easy. These summary reports can be used for deposits to your bank for cash and checks, and will be useful for reconciling ClassJuggler with your bank and merchant account statements and your accounting software.

Improvements:

  • Class Listings
    The Class Listing screen shows a lot of information at a glance about all of your scheduled classes. You also have a bevy of filters for searching for a specific class in dozens of ways. With the new release, the class list screen will also be able to show happyChick-orig - Copyclasses sorted in the order of day and time.

    By default, all classes now will be sorted by the primary sort field you choose, such as “class name,” and then by day and start time. You can even choose a new sort option that allows you to look at your class listing by day, time, and then name to see your entire weekly class schedule at a glance. We know you’re gonna love this new requested feature.

  • Quick Payment Input After Charge
    We’ve added a new button to the Input Charge screen to allow for payment collection immediately after creating a new charge – a simple enhancement that will save you time!

And remember: since ClassJuggler school software is online, the entire upgrade happens seamlessly – no work on your part!

Responsiveness – the key to customer satisfaction

At a recent gymnastics conference we attended to introduce ClassJuggler to potential new customers, we got to hear from newly signing customers on what made us “stand out” for them among competing products in the field of gymnastics school management software. One theme that drew them: RESPONSIVENESS.

Nearly half of the new customers signing up were switching from other providers, which is interesting.  It’s one thing to acquire a new cheer or gymnastics studio customer who is switching from pen-and-paper bookkeeping and management – a slam-dunk to demonstrate the benefits.  But it’s a whole different thing to get new customers who were already using a different gymnastics/cheerleading software product.

We often hear from new customers what we heard at this event – that school owners have too little time in the day to deal with an unresponsive service provider. And our reputation for customer service and quick response times apparently preceded our arrival at the conference.  This reputation, along with our in-person product demonstrations, prompted them to switch to ClassJuggler. We are grateful! – and we work hard daily to maintain that reputation.

But you don’t need to just take our word for it:

These are just some of the reasons that Cheer ClassJuggler for gymnastics schools and cheer camps is growing and growing.

In ClassJuggler, Hovering Is Your Friend!

ClassJuggler tracks a phenomenal amount of data about every type of record in your database, including classes, students, parents, and instructor data. But due to limits of screen size and practicality, we help you by only showing a subset of that data in listings.

But there is a trick to seeing much more!

Any listing column may have additional information hidden in it, easily revealed though right when you need it. Simply hover your mouse over it.

Here’s an example: When you’re looking at a student record, what you see is this:

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But if you hover over the class name – in this case, Ballroom Beg. – more info on that class suddenly pops up:

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To find these helpful popups, Just look for any column cell that has a little green dog-ear in the upper left corner.:

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That little green symbol means there is more info that you can see while hovering your mouse.

Give it a try on the last or first name columns on the Customer Listing screen. Or try the Class Name column on Class Listings. There’s a bevy of extra info without even clicking into the maintenance pages for those records.

The hovering feature is available in all our school management software offerings, including:

Any questions remaining? Simply contact us and we can answer your questions or walk you through it.