BarnManager

BarnManager

4 / 5 8 reviews


Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $40.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    17% off for annual subscriptions. Levels are based on the number of horses
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BarnManager
  • www.barnmanager.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About BarnManager

BarnManager is a cloud-based software solution that provides horse owners and managers with the tools they need to streamline and simplify their daily management responsibilities. The program offers digitized record keeping for the many facets of horse care as well as simple business tools to make small business management accessible and easy. Access from a computer, smartphone, or tablet to create detailed horse profiles, track medical records, schedule appointments, and more.


BarnManager Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Breeding Management
  • Client Database
  • Expense Tracking
  • Feed Management
  • Horse Database
  • Horse Records
  • Income Statements
  • Medical Records

BarnManager Reviews Recently Reviewed!

I have used barn manager to run my equine rehabilitation business since it's conception.

Oct 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of loading digital records to each horse's folder. We use the software to track feed changes, important dates like farrier appointments, vaccination records, veterinary treatments and much more.

Cons: We do struggle at times to make the full transition from paper to digital. It is very fast to record daily events in a paper day book, and it does take a bit of discipline to log into the software-we have unreliable internet and since the program is web based we do not always have full access.

Overall: The record keeping features that do not take up physical space. The ability to generate invoices and do bookkeeping. The ability to pull up records on horses years later from anywhere do to the web based nature of the program.

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 25, 2017

Thanks for your feedback Jamie! We love to hear how BarnManager is making your life easier. We know that the transition from paper to phone is tough to adjust to, and it is something that we try to consider in each aspect of our design. We love to hear how each person makes it work!

Barn manager has modernized and streamlined the way we have run our farm.

Oct 18, 2017
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: Barn Manager is exactly what the horse world has been missing! The website is extremely user friendly and the customer service is second to none. I've been so impressed with the ease of the transition from paper to digital files and the ability to search with keyword tagging. The best part is that everyone on the team can contribute, but the administrator can set different permission levels (so they only have access to the horses that they are assigned to).

Cons: The only piece that Barn Manager is missing is billing/invoicing capability, but they are apparently developing it now.

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 23, 2017

Thanks for your feedback Charlotte! We love to hear that BarnManager is working for your whole team. We are in the process of developing billing and invoicing capabilities, so keep an eye out for those functions coming soon!

I love that Barn Manager is bringing tech into the barn.

Oct 02, 2017
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: Provided that you have employees who are consistent in using the software, it's so helpful to have all the information in one place. With employee turnover, and simply all the different persons who are required to keep the barn running, its key to have a reference. If you can reference horse history for your farrier/vet/owners etc, this is not only saving time but increasing knowledge and overall awareness for the wellbeing of your animals as well as your organization.

Cons: I have heard often that people, and myself included, weren't taking the time to update information and files, given the chaotic and physical demands of the job. Few barns have a designated office person sitting at a desk all day. The new mobile app is making this more accessible!!

Overall: I love that Barn Manager was created and is run by a rider. That said, they are accessible and open to constructive suggestions on how to constantly improve their product. They are not just a company trying to make money, but are fully invested in providing a product to improve the efficacy of the people that create the horse world that Barn Manager knows and loves on a personal level. I one hundred percent support them.

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 05, 2017

Thanks for your review Elizabeth! We especially love to hear that you found our team accessible and positive to work with. This is one of our main goals as a company, and our customers are like partners to us. We are heavily invested in the mobile app and trying to make BarnManager integration into our customer's routine as seamless as possible and we love to hear feedback!

We use Barn Manager to manage a high performance dressage sport horse facility.

Sep 27, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to store farrier appointments, vaccines, and vet records (with the attached PDF files). It makes it incredibly easy when clients ask "when was the last time my horse was shockwaved" to look it up online instead of flipping through our paper calendar.

Cons: I LOVED the older version of the website- to be honest I have the old platform open in my browser right now. The new website makes it harder for me to use the website for what we bought it for- keeping those vet, farrier, vaccination, etc appointments organized. Not all of our files were transferred over from the old platform onto the new, so the new platform has little to no use to us. I love the idea of the whiteboard and the communication aspects, but it's easier for us to communicate via text instead of using an app platform that I don't want all of our employees to have access to. The old platform was wonderful and easy to navigate, and I have a much harder time entering information or accessing files on the new platform.

Overall: Organizing records

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 04, 2017

Hi Lauren, Thank you for your review! We are working diligently to make the new platform something that our longtime customers are able to fall in love with. The calendar section and appointment scheduling is a huge part of the platform and something that we are definitely using customer feedback to tweak in future updates. While we have multiple user roles and permissions for each role in the platform now we are also working on further expanding those so you can tweak exactly who has access to what information. We appreciate the feedback, it is the most helpful way for us to make a platform that you will love!

Very nice and easy

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can access it anywhere that has an internet connection even on horse back in the middle of a field or on show grounds

Cons: Like all internet connections it can be scratchy in places that have poor internet service, or bad cell service

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 04, 2017

Hi Maggie, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the product or app - I wish we could fix the internet everywhere!

I used Barn Manager when I worked for a show jumping stable (approximatley 25 horses).

Sep 26, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The biggest benefit to this software is the cloud-based storage of information. I think one of the major limitations of stable management to date is the lack of organization and communication between different members of the staff and stable partners (veterinarians, therapists, etc). A cloud-based management system fills this significant management gap by keeping the entire stable team connected with real-time information regarding each horse. I think the possibility of `data-mining this information in the future has exciting implications for optimizing revenue, removing cumbersome practices within the stable, and better understanding healthcare practices.

Cons: The major limitation is the unintuitive nature of some features. In the equestrian community, individuals who have very limited time perform much of the day-to-day management. Thus, anything they perform must be very user-friendly and efficient. I know some stables have tablets for staff, but ideally, most staff would prefer to work off smartphones, so an easy to use smartphone app is needed. Further, a better way to sort through horses is needed. For example, one groom may only need data on a few horses, instead of having to scroll through data on many horses. Also, I find the program can be cumbersome. It is unclear what information is vital to have versus nice to have. A way for individual stables to highlight key information may make the staff's job either. Another nice feature to have would be to work with some big feed company to include information about their diets, such that for the feed tab staff can simply select feeds from a drop-down menu.

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 04, 2017

Hi, Tim. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are working hard to address all of the concerns that you mentioned. Some of them, such as easier sorting through horses, have been resolved with recent updates. But we know that we can always get better. Thank you for taking the time to share your insights with us. We are constantly making updates and improvements thanks to feedback from our users, and we look forward to sharing those updates and improvements with you soon.

Nice to have info wherever we are just by using app on our phones

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Being able to put all the information in and having different sections for everything. Having the program on everyone's phone so no matter where someone is they can access horse information.

Cons: Not being able to make notes on each horses profile. Would like to be able to print out lists when horses are due to be shod or when they had vet work done and what type.

Overall: Having it on everyone's phone so that if they are at a show or a horse is at the clinic you can access all of their information right away.

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 04, 2017

Hi Cyndi, thank you for your review! We are constantly working on product improvement and pushing out updates that our customers are looking for. We are currently working on making the "lists" more multi-functional and creating new ways for you to keep your data organized in the fields. We appreciate your feedback, every bit helps us make something great!

I have had a great experience with this software

Sep 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to keep track of all the horses. The archives are great for horses that go out on lease. I still have all their information but don't have to have them in the day to day records.

Cons: The new software still has some kinks and I am still learning how it works. As of now horses are not in alphabetical order. I would like to be able to click and pick which vet, farrier ect as you could in the original. Also the owner section seems to have a glitch. You can not scroll through and pick an owner.

Overall: It helps me be organized in a barn of 40+ horses

Vendor Response

by BarnManager on October 04, 2017

Thanks for your review Molly! The update allowing horses to be sorted in alphabetical order is out now, so that is all fixed up. More updates are coming out continuously that should address the other shortcomings that you noted. We appreciate your feedback!