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Features Overview

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Innovative

is a new type of web based software. It is developed for a new generation of people. These people are looking to pay their child care bill online at 2 a.m. and register for a yoga class through a cell phone.

provides solutions by integrating all aspects of community education, while adding new technologies alongside industry standards.


Gears

Integrated

Every feature of utilizes the same master database for easier administration and reduced data entry. Creating courses or child care sites not only book your facility for you, but also provide real time conflict checking and resolution. Your customers will also enjoy the single login and account management for all of the programs that you offer.


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Secure

is programmed in the United States using best-of-breed technologies for security and stability.

All of 's credit card information is stored and transmitted securely at one of our several PCI DSS compliant gateways. We have successfully completed the SecurityMetrics PCI DSS site certification with a risk factor of zero.


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Scalable

is fully hosted in a state-of-the-art and secure computing cloud. At any given time can be running on ten to one hundred different servers.

It works exactly how a standard retail store does: As more checkout lines are needed for customers we add more available lines. The scaling happens automatically to ensure all of requests are responded to quickly and efficiently.

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Credit Card Processing

offers fully integrated credit card support from several major gateways. Credit cards can be stored securely at one of our PCI DSS compliant gateways for later use and automatic payments. All credit card information is transmitted securely with industry standard high grade encryption.


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Budget Codes

All of the financial information entered into is assigned to a budget code for easy tracking. The transactions report can break down payments to exact pennies even when customers are paying for several items at a time.


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Fiscal Years

can break payments between fiscal years for accurate finance tracking. It can even handle the complex situation of large pre-payments or courses that span over fiscal year cut-offs.

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Interesting Course Descriptions

provides an advanced "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWG) editor to create eye-catching course descriptions. Both videos and images can be embedded for a very appealing look.

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Multiple Rates

allows each of a courses sections to have different rates for customers. You can toggle between the default rate and choose which you would like to be options online.


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Discounts, Adjustments, and Promo Codes

is designed to meet the needs of several different types of enrollments. It can accommodate may diverse enrollment situations, including:

  • Percentage or flat discounts
  • Multiple payments of similar or different methods
  • Pending payments to be collected later
  • Miscellaneous adjustments to course costs
  • Promotional codes that can be used online
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Instructors

manages all of your instructors' finance and contract information. It has options to choose different payment rates and reimbursement for supplies. All of the instructor finance information is totaled with the other course expenses so you can easily include it in your bottom line. Finally, instructors have the ability to sign in to the public side to view the information about their courses including current enrollment counts.

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Finances

tracks all of your courses' financial information including course receipts, supplies, instructor contracts, and any additional expenses or credits you may have. It even has built-in functionality for handling the billing of organization discounts such as SCHA and UCARE.

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Archiving

automatically archives past data when the time is right. With just a few clicks you can view all of your past courses and enrollments making it easy to copy information into current or future courses.

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Global

Online

provides a user-friendly and fast online course registration interface, which includes:

  • Full text natural language searching
  • Easy-to-read dates and calendar
  • Interactive map of location(s)
  • Multiple rates

Your customers will also enjoy the ability to:

  • Find courses similar to the one he/she is intrested in
  • Register multiple family members at a time
  • Share a course with friends by email, twitter, or facebook
  • Request a course reminder email after enrolling in a course
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Lottery

Lottery

provides an option to run a lottery for your courses. This includes collecting and securely storing credit card information upfront to make for an easy transition from waiting list to student.


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Multiple Rates

has an easy interface for adding several different rates for courses to accommodate any sliding fee scale.


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Interesting Course Descriptions

provides an advanced "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWG) editor to create eye-catching course descriptions. Both videos and images can be embedded for a very appealing look.

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Sale Label

Discounts, Adjustments, and Promo Codes

is designed to meet the needs of several different types of enrollments. It can accommodate may diverse enrollment situations, including:

  • Percentage or flat discounts
  • Multiple payments of similar or different methods
  • Pending payments to be collected later
  • Miscellaneous adjustments to course costs
  • Promotional codes that can be used online
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Safe

Archiving

automatically archives past data when the time is right. With just a few clicks you can view all of your past courses and enrollments making it easy to copy information into current or future courses.

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Global

Online

provides a user-friendly and fast online course registration interface, which includes:

  • Full text natural language searching
  • Easy-to-read dates and calendar
  • Interactive map of location(s)
  • Multiple rates

Your customers will also enjoy the ability to:

  • Find courses similar to the one he/she is intrested in
  • Register multiple family members at a time
  • Share a course with friends by email, twitter, or facebook
  • Request a course reminder email after enrolling in a course
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Account Management

offers straight forward and intuitive account management for all of your different child care programs. Accounts can have multiple owners or children participating in any number of different child care programs.

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Mass Invoicing

can invoice an entire child care program with just a few clicks. The application works in the background generating PDFs for mailing and sending email to parents while you can continue doing other things. Normal invoicing time for programs with 500 families is less than 30 minutes start to finish.


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Flexible Rates

Whether you bill daily, weekly, or monthly, 's invoicing system can accommodate your needs. It also provides specific functions for handling registration fees, late fees, drop-in days, grace periods, discounts, and account adjustments.


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Non School Days

has specific functions for managing entire days of child care over breaks allowing for different rates and sites during those dates. It will also automatically invoice them during the appropriate period and combine the charges with regular child care charges.

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Automatic Payments

can securely store customer credit cards and charge them automatically on the due date of their invoice. Parents can change which card to use or turn the option on or off at anytime online. will even email them a receipt or a reminder that the card on file will be expiring soon.

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Paperless

provides parents the option to have invoices emailed to them rather than receiving a paper copy. The emails are generated and sent automatically during mass invoicing. Parents will receive email receipts of payments when they pay online or when they are automatically charged by the automatic payment system.


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Online

Each child care account in can have several different owners with different logins. Each owner can do a number of different things, including:

  • View invoices and receipts
  • Download PDFs of invoices and receipts
  • Make a secure one time-credit card payment
  • Enroll in paperless invoicing or automatic payments
  • Download year end tax statements

also provides the option to make a quickpay payment without logging in. It just requires two answers to simple questions and a credit card payment can be made instantly.

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Key

Account Management

Users can easily manage several different accounts all at the same time. Whether they have more than one organization, a sub-organization, or a personal account makes it easy for staff and customers to manage all of their accounts in one place.

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Series

Series Creating and Editing

provides the option of creating and modifying facility requests either by series or individual dates. Series editing allows for much faster entry and modifying when requests with several different dates have the same location and times.

When more detailed control is required offers individual part editing for very precise control over your facilities and permits.

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Approval System

Customers and staff can make complete facility requests from start to finish. All that is needed is the approval of a facility administrator to finalize the request. With an approval-based facility system the requests will only need to be entered once.


Availability

Calendar and Availability Views

Get a top level view of what is going on at your buildings with the Calendar view or get a detailed room by room view with the advanced Availability view.

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Conflict

Conflict Checking

offers real time conflict checking and resolution including the option to allow double booking.


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Versioning

uses a versioning system for keeping track of changes to facility requests. This makes for an easy to read view of what has happened to a facility request from the initial entry to the final invoice.

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Invoicing

can invoice for an individual request or mass invoicing entire date spans. You can easily create combined invoices for customers who have several requests for easy to read and concise invoices.


Equipment

Personnel and Equipment

can manage personnel and equipment rates and supports hourly, daily, flat fees, or a combination of any of the above. Easily assign different rates and different budget codes within the same facility request.

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iCalendar Support

creates industry standard iCalendar type files and subscription feeds. Instead of sending building schedules every week can be used to publish iCalendar feeds that can be subscribed to by standard calendaring clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, or Google Calendar. When a facility request is modified the clients' calendar will update automatically to reflect the changes.


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Online

provides an easy to use online interface that allows facilities to:

  • View invoices and receipts
  • Download PDFs of invoices and receipts
  • Make a secure one-time credit card payment
  • Request the use of facilities with administrator approval
  • View status of pending facility requests
  • View events and requests on a calendar
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State Report

State Reporting

provides built-in functions to specifically create and organize the data required to successfully complete the entire ED-00226-26 annual community education report.


Output Types

All of 's reports can be created as multiple file types, including:


Email Report

Email Address Export

Email addresses can be exported from almost every list in the system, whether you are looking at child care sites, courses, or entire course catalogs. It can also easily exclude people who have chosen not to receive marketing email as well.


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Mailing Labels

Like exporting email addresses, can generate mailing labels from almost any list in the application. It even allows you to choose label offsets so you don't end up with wasted sheets.


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List Interaction

provides an intuitive way to run reports from the list pages. It allows you to select several different objects and run several reports at the same time, even combining them if you wish. This provides a flexible way to run common reports such as:

  • All of the course rosters for an entire week
  • Building schedule report for all of the gyms
  • Instructor contracts for anyone who is teaching a course tonight
  • Sign in and Out sheets for child care sites that offer after school care
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Exporting

will export any of its list data as either Excel, CSV, or OpenSpreadsheet formats. Search, sort, or filter the data however you like and the exporter will give you the results exactly as you see it on the screen. It is a perfect fit for creating your own custom reports with mail merge or calculating specific metrics.


Custom Report

Custom Reports

's reporting engine was programmed to allow for completely custom reports. If your organization uses a report that is very specific in layout and formatting feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.

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Advanced Search

uses an advanced searching function to help you narrow down results to exactly what you are looking for. It allows for you to do searches such as:

  • All of the credit card payments for the past week that were more than $50.00
  • All of the school age child care attendees that attended last Thursday
  • All of the events in Gym A for the basketball team
  • Etc...
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Columns

Custom Column Views

Every list of data has several different columns that can be shown at any time. You may choose which columns you want to view, search, and sort by.

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Exporting

After selecting columns and searching provides the option to export the list you are viewing in either Microsoft Excel, CSV, or OpenOffice formats. also provides some pre-built ways of generating common items such as email lists or mailing labels.

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Social Web

Social Web

offers integration with some of the most popular social networking sites including facebook and twitter. To make it easier and faster for customers to register online they can use an existing facebook account to login and register. Users can even share interesting courses with friends by providing links to tweet courses or share them on facebook.


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Account Management

Using a single login of email address and password all of the different pieces of can be used. All of the different pieces have a similar look and feel to create a unified and easy online experience.

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Search

uses a state-of-the-art search indexing technology to deliver the best search results possible. Whether your customers search by course numbers, titles, instructor's name or simply keywords in the description, it will deliver great results. takes finding classes one step further by implementing a similar option that allows customers to find courses that are similar to the ones they are interested in.

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Shopping Cart

Shopping Cart

uses a standard shopping cart interface for enrolling in courses. This is very similar to designs that your customers have seen before; making the transition from buying books online to registering for courses seamless.

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Secure

is programmed here in the United States using best of breed technologies for security and stability.

All of 's credit card information is stored and transmitted securely at one of our several PCI DSS compliant gateways. We have successfully completed the SecurityMetrics PCI DSS site certification with a risk factor of zero.


RSS

Syndication

Users and other applications can subscribe to RSS, Atom, and iCalendar feeds. These different forms of syndication are a nice way to present an up to date list of current offerings.


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Archive Information

easily lets your customers view past information including payments, courses, or invoices. They can even download tax statements from previous years.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. We are able to leverage this to bring new and compelling features to in less time and with less resources then other web frameworks.


MySQL

MySQL

MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database software. All data entered into is stored in MySQL. It allows us to do computationally heavy queries without breaking a sweat.


Solr

Solr

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open-source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. We utilize Solr to allow you to find information in quickly and accurately.


OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. We use OpenOffice.org to convert reports and data exported from into native Microsoft Office documents. All reports and data are available in Open Document and Microsoft Office formats.

Rails, Ruby on Rails, and the Rails logo are registered trademarks of David Heinemeier Hansson. MySQL and OpenOffice.org are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation. Microsoft Office is a registered trademark of Microsoft.