Who Uses This Software?

The Travel Tracker fits school districts of all sizes. We serve public school districts as well as private schools and charter schools.


Average Ratings

35 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $83.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Cook Consulting
  • www.app-garden.com/travel-tracker
  • United States

About Travel Tracker

The Travel Tracker is a cloud-based solution that manages school field trips and athletic trips through funding approvals, bus scheduling, and invoicing. Features include: Features include: - Trip estimator - District wide calendar - Automated Invoicing - Google maps interface - Automated permission slips - Excel exports for reporting including automated charts - Email routing for the approval process - District wide visibility - Access anywhere, anytime


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Travel Tracker Features

  • Academic Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Management
  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Clinic Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent / Private
  • K-12
  • Library Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Special Education
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Computer Aided Dispatch
  • Customer Database
  • Emergency Dispatch
  • Fuel Management
  • Mileage Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Vehicle Tracking

Travel Tracker Reviews

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Jul 02, 2016
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Review of Travel Tracker

Nov 18, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to use, paperless, does not take a lot of time

I have not taken the time to look at all the features

Overall, I am please with the travel tracker program

Travel Tracker

Nov 06, 2014
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Travel Tracker is sometimes difficult to navigate. I sometimes need to change info on the request form, but some field are unchangeable. Overall it is beneficial in keeping up with field trips. I think with more use, it will become easier to navigate.

Vendor Response

by Cook Consulting on November 21, 2014

Thank you for your review. I understand your concern however, we don't allow certain items on the trip to be changed once the trip has been approved as it was approved based on that information. Items such as customization of the permission slip can be changed after approval.

New User

Nov 06, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: I am on the School Finance side of travel tracker. Once I approved travel and approved payment several times I finally got the hang of things. The one thing that took "my brain" a while to comprehend was hitting the payment sent button when a budget code was being used.

Review of Travel Tracker

Nov 05, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Travel tracker has been asset for me. It has made the field trip process more efficient. The online format prevents paperwork from getting lost or forgotten. I love that all necessary people are notified when a request is submitted and I do not have to do a separate request for buses or funding approval. The fact that Travel Tracker generates the field trip form is also very helpful. This prevents teachers from distributing permission slips prior to trip approval. I had to complete a help ticket in order to print the first permission slip. The help desk was extremely helpful and very quick to get the issue resolved. I also like being able to pull up a list of upcoming field trips all in one place. It helps with scheduling and planning. The trip calculator is also awesome. Teachers are always impressed when they are able to plug in the number of students, and venue cost and Travel Tracker calculates the cost per child, including the mileage. The only thing that would make this feature better would be to include the driver's hourly rate. Although it may not be possible to calculate this exactly, due to varying driver pay rates. Using an average hourly rate specified by the county in the cost estimation process would be helpful with budgeting.

Principal

Nov 05, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy and more effective way to do our travel plans and approvals. Like you can view your travel history for trips as well.

Travel Tracker

Nov 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The over all review of this product is good. The pros are that its a good way to see where all your buses are going at any giving time. The cons are that its not always easy to changes buses if the bus that is down has not came back in on time. Also if a user does not put down the right time you may over schedule a bus on one day.

Vendor Response

by Cook Consulting on November 05, 2014

Thank you for the review. The system does track the bus scheduling based on the information that the user indicates as far as dates and times that the buses are needed. We do provide a configurable "gap time" that puts a buffered amount of time specified by the administrator on both ends of the trips times. So for example, you could indicate a 60 minute gap time between the scheduling of trips.

Travel Tracker

Nov 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am impressed with the overall ease of use for this application both in reserving vehicles for my travel and approving trips submitted to my office.

Travel Tracker

Nov 03, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Works very well...need to have a second reminder if not approved within a two days...

Good overall

Nov 03, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros- Efficient program that includes many uses for activity trips.

Cons- Needs a more effective way to see when your buses are in use and not in use. There are several different screens where this can be done. One effective one would be helpful.

Travel Tracker

Nov 02, 2014
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Satisfied so far this school year

Travel Tracker

Nov 02, 2014
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Very professional and thorough program, central location for tracking buses
Cons: Does not notify drivers or keep track of how to rotate drivers, only one person can manage--would be nice if it were set up as a google instrument so secretary, principal, or AP can manage

Great tool

Nov 01, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Travel Tracker is easy to use. We like how it calculates prices and walks us through the process of planning a field trip very smoothly.

Travel Tracker

Nov 01, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros- Easy to use, quick
Cons- It does not notify the cafeteria manager. If her email could be added so that she receives the field trip information, it will help with communication.

Overall it is a good product.

Travel Tracker for School Buses/Cars/Field Trips

Oct 31, 2014
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: We are sporadically receiving emails to notify us that someone is making a request.

Travel Tracker for bus transportation

Oct 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great product. Easy to use. Printing options are very helpful.

Principal

Oct 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Travel Tracker has made field trips easier to submit and review. Smooth process and very easy to use.

Travel Tracker Review

Oct 31, 2014
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like the software. It's easy to use.

Travel Tracker

Oct 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: It is easily accessible and user friendly. Great feature that tracks field trips mileage and cost as well as submitting field trips for approval.

Travel Tracker is not user friendly for schools that do not have their own fleet of activity buses.

Oct 31, 2014
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Although the electronic notification systems can make paperwork much easier to manage, my school has a neutral opinion of Travel Tracker. Our school does not have its on fleet of activity buses, so when buses are not available, we are not able to know this in real time, and then be prepared to make other arrangements.

Travel Tracker

Oct 31, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We went live with Travel Tracker on July 1, 2014. The implementation process was very smooth even though we requested a lot of additional programming. The Travel Tracker implementation team were extremely open to meeting our needs to help make this program work for our Finance Dept. Each of our principals, teachers, coaches, and program directors now have access to this site and can view their relevant trips to know they have a bus scheduled, the cost of the trip, and whether it has been paid.
I feel like there are still enhancements that can be made to make Travel Tracker even better! Current suggestions include more ways to search for a trip...especially for the system admins who spend so much time reviewing all trips in the system. Another suggestion would be to be able to pull data into a pivot table to roll up invoices ready to be booked by budget code. Having the pivot table format as in the Cook spreadsheets would be a fantastic enhancement!
Overall, we are extremely pleased with this product. It has given our school system a greater visibility of the transportation trips for everyone that is involved in any aspect of the trip!
THANK YOU COOK CONSULTING!!!

Still new

Oct 31, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: The part I have to do with travel tracker is relatively simple. I just approve what's been entered. I haven't had any problems.

Not bad at all

Oct 31, 2014
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like the way the program allows all staff to submit requests, but for people who approve trips it is sometimes difficult to go back and find previous trips and to assign multiple buses.

annual review

Oct 31, 2014
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have had a hard time finding certain trips; however, this could user error.

Vendor Response

by Cook Consulting on October 31, 2014

We provide views of the trips by date, requesting location, trip number, requester and status.

travel tracker @ West Middle

Oct 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: works well
quick and easy

Travel tracker

Oct 31, 2014
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I personally like the product, some of the school administrators still prefer a paper trail of trip requests and approvals. Cook Consulting has always helped and assisted with any problems we have had. We have had some problems with the Google Map part of the mileage calculations as some of the addresses at our schools are not recognized by Google Maps.

TravelTracker Review

Oct 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: TravelTracker speeds up the turn around time for trip approvals. The program guarantees all parties review and approve trips in a systematic process.

Travel Tracker

Oct 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have found the system user friendly.

My Experience with Travel Tracker

Oct 31, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I wish there was a way to enter in all the info without the number of students to see how much the busing would cost, so it is easier to decide how much to charge each student.

Vendor Response

by Cook Consulting on October 31, 2014

We can understand this, however, knowing the number of students is a key part of calculating the cost of the trip and the cost per student.

Travel Tracker

Jun 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been impressed with the Travel Tracker system Cook Consulting has implemented for our school system. In March, I began working with the system only on the School Finance/Finance Department side. Once we receive the checks from the schools and departments, it is a 'piece of cake' to record and update invoices being paid. Sometimes we don't get all the necessary information from a school or department we need to record a payment, but there are multiple options to look up the information. With this being the first year Gaston County Schools has used it, there have been a couple of learning curves. Cook Consulting is always available to answer questions, train our staff and address concerns in a timely manner. Travel Tracker has helped us track trip requests and payments. This is a wonderful system and I would recommend it without hesitation.

Transportation Cost Clerk

Jun 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is an absolute solution for Activity Buses for our School System. We are still in our first year, but going from all hand and paperwork to the App-Garden Travel Tracker. From the person responsible for trip to the Finance office completion of payments and journel entrys, each stage of the process holds each person accountable for their part of the process.

We have had some snags, but the customer service is GREAT. Everything we have asked for or problems we incurred were taken with the up- most priority and promptly reconciled to our satisfaction.

Cook Consulting's Travel Tracker software

Jun 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This product is up to Cook's usual standards for quality, ease of use, and support. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the Travel Tracker. All involved parties are able to see the parts that affect their job responsibilities which greatly enhances the communication aspect. Great product!

Cost Clerk

Jun 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It takes about one school year for every one to get on board. But after that its works good.

Bertie County School Transportation Department

Jun 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our experience with the software has been beneficial to the scheduling of our activity buses. The accuracy and efficiency by-which the scheduler has been used has help tremendously with the over-all effectiveness and use of our fleet. kudos go out to you and your developers . Keep up the good work. Looking to continued usage of this great software.

Awesome Program

Jun 19, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After dealing with other programs I find this one to be the most user friendly program. Also the customer service is on point. If there is a future upgrade they will tell you, if there isn't a upgrade to you request they don't string you along. Honesty is still number one with any company I deal with. Thank you for that integrity factor it's a huge factor!