Who Uses This Software?

Professional zoological and wildlife management organizations, field biologists, animal welfare management, animal rehabilitation, university research centers and rescue operations.


Average Ratings

15 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $92.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Price based on user tiers.
  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • OERCA
  • www.oerca.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About One Earth

OERCA is a sophisticated web-based electronic record management & communications system for zoological institutions, wildlife management, research centers, rescue centers and field operations. No IT required or infrastructure required. Includes companion smartphone Progressive Web App for both Animal and Dive Management. Existing system is comprehensive and easily configurable or can be customized to specification. Extreme low cost of entry.


One Earth Features

  • Animal Monitoring
  • Animal Records
  • Breeding Management
  • Facility Management
  • Feed Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Medical Records
  • Membership Management
  • Ticketing
  • Volunteer Management

One Earth Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Records no longer feel like a chore!

Oct 03, 2018
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: You don't need people's opinion on a fact. Do bears exist? Yes. Is One Earth the best record-keeping software for animal care and welfare? Objectively yes!

The user-friendly design, same-day customer service, and continual commitment to innovation makes this system the complete package! My favorite feature is the Express Session; I am able to input several individuals' records in mere minutes, and behavioral records no longer feel like a chore!

Cons: I work in an isolated location where I do not have access to internet or computers. A mobile app design which allows me to access individual diets (similar to the desktop Express Session layout) would be ideal!

Very promising software, needs to address bugs

Sep 28, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Potential for tracking just about everything we would want to regarding the exhibits. I haven't had to use it, but my collegues have been happy with customer service.

Cons: Buggy. System will crash if it doesn't like something. Comments are not always easy to find from basecamp. App does not have the same functionality as web app. Somethings are not user intuitive and it is not always easy to just go back a screen.

Overall: Functional and helpful overall, a good work in progress. But lots of details need to be addressed.

Vendor Response

by OERCA on October 01, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review OERCA. We take great care in understanding and incorporating end-user feedback and new ideas and are very appreciative of this type of feedback. We know constructive criticism is the lifeblood of a successful management system. We are constantly making changes to incorporate more centralized and intuitive functions and new technology when and where available. In 2018 we dedicated resources specifically to stability and are carrying that initiative into 2019 and beyond and hope you'll notice continual improvement.

Very Convenient

Sep 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like how everything is in one place, and how easy it is to be connected to others who are also using this program. Anything I change is immediately visible to higher-ups; communication is easy and fast, meaning problems can be addressed and solved quickly.

Cons: It's not super user friendly to new people, and sometimes I still get lost while navigating. Luckily there is a series of introductory videos for beginners, which are very helpful.

Overall: When I first started this job (in an aquarium), there was no centralized place where records were stored. We didn't even have an animal census, and all of my data/records were being written in a spiral notebook. Now, I have a proper census, a place to store water quality results, diet records, animal health records, and any other pertinent data. It's a wonderful organization tool and I feel much less anxious about losing data or records.

Vendor Response

by OERCA on October 02, 2018

Our humble thanks for taking time to provide such a thoughtful review. We love input from our users and this is top notch stuff. We're never satisfied with the system and always making improvements, like our recently added and always expanding "onboarding" guides. If there's a specific area that needs additional guidance, we would love to hear from you anytime.

OERCA

Sep 25, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to track our entire collection and operations from one platform.

Cons: It seems to be geared more towards large mammals instead of diverse fish collections

Vendor Response

by OERCA on October 01, 2018

We are very appreciative of your feedback, thank you for taking the time to review the One Earth system. OERCA did in fact start as a large mammal system; however, as of 2016 over 60% of our business is now aquarium management. We have a well developed master plan 90% of which comes from direct user feedback - that plan details a continual expansion of aquarium functionality (among others). Once again, thank you for your feedback.

Dolphin Adventure

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and support services are the exceptional aspect of the software

Cons: Some of the Animal Care functions could improve, as well as the ability to customise the Animal Care data.

Overall: We enjoy using OERCA. Its integration of animal care and training systems have changed the way we operate.

Always Improving

Sep 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system is getting better and better all the time, customer service is top notch.

Cons: There are some difficult features that seem older (but those are slowly being replaced).

Bass Pro Shops

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
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 operate with or without Registrar

Intuitive platform which make remote training possible

Cons: Can be minimally buggy in a few areas

Overall: I needed an affordable option for animal records and one that could be customized to specific needs not commonly used in similar industry.

OERCA Review

Oct 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software has fairly feature rich and software support is responsive/helpful.

Cons: Some of the features do seem out of date and require more information than I feel is required. The nutritional plans need to be revamped in my opinion.

The ease of Oerca

Sep 28, 2018
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: The software is easy to use and there is a function for every application. It's intuitive nature makes using the system a breeze and enjoyable.

Cons: If I'm going to nitpick, there maybe too many options or applications at my disposal.

Overall: I'm extremely happy with One Earth and their software. It makes logging my data easy and enjoyable.

Vendor Response

by OERCA on October 02, 2018

We're thrilled that you enjoy using OERCA and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. That said, we know it's not perfect and look forward to continued user guidance in helping create the ideal management system.

Oerca is good, no issues here.

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software I think is very user friendly. The main dashboard is very simple to use and easy to find what you are looking for, also the big icons are appealing to the eyes, once again making everything easy to find.

Cons: My only complaint is that I've downloaded the Oerca app and i have never been able to log on through my phone. It will forever say loading. Booting up my laptop takes forever and so I wish I could just access oerca with my phone, it would be much quicker if it didn't forever say loading.

Overall: I've been using oerca a few months now and I've been able to get in quick, input the things I need and get out hassle free.

Vendor Response

by OERCA on October 01, 2018

Thank you for reviewing OERCA. We're sorry to hear you're having trouble with the mobile app. We are retiring the "native" app found in the iTunes and Google Play store in favor of the progressive web-app (PWA). Try simply going to the domain on your smartphone browser and then create a "Home" button. This will work exactly like a native app. Contact us through support if you continue to have any issues and thank you again.

Overall, a good functioning system

Oct 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to retrieve data,

Ease of ain't entries to completed templates,

Ease of adjusting census numbers

Cons: Changing parameters in templates, adding species to census are more tedious than they need to be.

Overall: Overall, I am very pleased with One Earth, and look forward to growing our program with theirs.

Great Software

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software was a little overwhelming at first, but the learning tutorials definitely helped and made it more user friendly. The software itself allows for customization based on customer needs, which I really like.

Cons: The navigation needs more work. You can't use the back button, so sometimes I need to go all the way back through a pathway to back up one step.

OERCA

Sep 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that it's very easy to use, data entry is simple, and it's always online.

Cons: I don't really have any complaints, I really like the software and am glad I can use it. Much simpler, and works better than MS EXCEL.

Vendor Response

by OERCA on October 02, 2018

Thank you for taking valuable time to provide a review of OERCA. Our most humble thanks.

Feature rich, easy to use

Sep 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Entering water quality data is very simple and quick. I like the water quality report that allows for easy tracking of trends. They seem to make updates to improve the software functionality.

Cons: Some areas are not as straightforward or intuitive as they could be.

Good Overall

Sep 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program is super easy to use and overall very user friendly.

Cons: Some glitches still but usually gets adjusted and improved fairly quickly through customer service.