Horizon Dynamic Web Designs

HorizonWebRef.com


4.5 / 5
6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We service over 500,000 English speaking Referees and Umpires in 46 different sports within 18 countries around the world. Baseball, basketball, football, hockey, volleyball and 41 other sports too!


Average Ratings

6 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $178.50/year
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Horizon Dynamic Web Designs
  • www.horizondynamic.com
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About HorizonWebRef.com

Founded in 2005, HorizonWebRef.com is an online referee and umpire scheduling software system that was created by Officials, Assignors & Schedulers to solve many of the confusing issues and to fill all the gaps in existing online assigning systems. We strive to stay current with all the latest technology that can help make scheduling your referees and umpires as easy as possible. We use the latest technology integrations like free Android & iOS apps, Google Calendar synchronizing and much more!


HorizonWebRef.com Features

  • Background Screening
  • Donation Management
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Facility Management
  • Game Results Tracking
  • Online Registration
  • Scheduling
  • Team Assignments
  • Volunteer Management

HorizonWebRef.com Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Greatest software for Assigning business

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Horizon Web Ref allows me to run my business on a single platform. I am able to have all my independent contractors on one site to assign their work, and now allows me to pay them as well! Makes life so much easier not having to transport game info to another platform or software for payments.

Cons: Horizon Web Ref has a lot of great features, BUT, there are A LOT more that could make it better. HWR allows us to request new feature, however, I do not feel they really read and look at the ones that could most beneficial at times. Think more privileges should be given to association owners in regards to who can see what in their associations and receiving more notifications when things happen inside of their association.

Overall: Horizon Web Ref is by far the best assigning website when comparing to competitors. It is great that in sport of hockey, majority of major assignors use it, which allows all assignors to know which workers are where for which assignor at a certain time. I will continue to use Horizon because my overall experience is amazing and they have my ultimate needs for my business to survive. I would like to see the certain features requested get updated or added quicker, but again, I know nothing about that field and not sure how much work and time it takes! Regardless, they have been improving the platform and can not complain!

Vendor Response

by Horizon Dynamic Web Designs on April 02, 2019

Thanks for the kind words! Rest assured, we do indeed read & re-read every feature suggestion we get. Unfortunately, our engineers have a tough job to try to balance and prioritize which features they should implement, but we're working every day to add more functionality.

Higher Quality, Lower Price

Mar 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, as we have youth officials as well as senior officials using the program and they all understand it with minimal training.

The ability to customize lots of options to suit your needs.

Cons: Visually it could be more modern.

More customization features (although I understand the difficulty this brings)

The auto assign needs some work. If my "top guy" is available every day, he will be scheduled before anyone else. Would prefer if it spread assignments around more.

Overall: Before I came across Horizon, our officials schedule for a 110+ team league was all done using a spreadsheet. Horizon turns this into a task that once took 4+ hours into something you can get done during a lunch break. The price per official is way better than any other program. I use other platforms for other hockey leagues and this is by far the best one available. Being cheaper than all the others is just an added bonus.

Vendor Response

by Horizon Dynamic Web Designs on April 02, 2019

Thanks for the kind words. Just for clarity, our Auto-Assign system will not always use your "top guy". It does have built-in distribution methods. Auto-Assign uses an advanced calculation method to find officials that are qualified & available as well as fairly distributing the game assignments the best it can, while ensuring every game is scheduled completed, if possible. You can see all the criteria the Auto-Assign system uses here: https://horizonwebref.com/kb/articles/1845379

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No development

Aug 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Its relatively easy to use for my umpires. It does assign games and I like the text and email features.

Cons: Very little if any development for new ideas. Many of the recommendations have been planned or under review for 3 to 4 years.

Overall: Customer service can get snooty at times.

Vendor Response

by Horizon Dynamic Web Designs on August 31, 2018

Thanks for submitting a review! We do indeed release new features and improvements to the system almost daily. See http://horizonwebref.com/changelog

Unfortunately, we get a lot of requests. Some take a few days, but some requests may take extensive planning or system overhauls to fit into the system. Other ideas may get prioritized lower and may take years before we get to them. Nevertheless, we do appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have. If we didn't outright reject your idea, then it is something we'll be considering in future releases. It may not be right away, but we'll certainly take it into consideration and prioritize it the best we can with the rest of the features and improvements we release. If there's something you absolutely must have, we do offer paid development too to get a dedicated engineer on top of your idea right away. Thanks again!

What's not to like!

Mar 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This system enables me to reduce the time and effort in assigning umpires. It's an easy to use system that even non-computer users are able to use.

Features galore and great effort to improve system based on suggestions.

Help desk is terrific, I have used them several times over the years and they have always come thru for me.

Priced right!

Cons: Not really a con, but it is difficult when umpires have to use competing systems.

Overall: See above statement.

Vendor Response

by Horizon Dynamic Web Designs on April 02, 2019

Thanks for the kind words, Harold! We're glad to have you around!

WebRef Review

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and effiency for payroll and stats tracking

Cons: It would be great if the SMS feature was usable in Australia

Overall: Fantastic software. It has cut my workload by 2/3 and made my time more effective.

Game Changer

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use and how efficient it is to use

Cons: Customer service isn't always accesible

Overall: I have fewer problems knowing who is available