Best For

School district transportation departments and transportation contractors.

Product Details

A complete solution for managing transportation departments, including route management and consolidation, boundary planning, vehicle maintenance, live weather overlays, live traffic flow overlays, field trips, editable route maps, rider management and your own personal Lynx advisor. Lynx fully integrates with all major student information systems.

Contact Details

Lynx Software

http://www.busingsoftware.com

Founded in 1983

Located in United States

Lynx Pricing Overview

Lynx pricing starts at $1795.00 as a one-time payment.There is not a free version of Lynx.Lynx does offer a free trial.See additional pricing details for Lynx below.

Starting Price

  • $1795.00/one-time
  • Pricing is based on the number of users, student enrollment and size of fle

Free Demo

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours

Lynx Features

Dispatch Management
Driver Management
Field Trip Management
GPS Tracking
Parent Portal
Route Optimization
Scheduling
Student Information / Records
Territory Management
Cost Tracking
Fuel Tracking
Maintenance History
Maintenance Scheduling
Parts Inventory Management
Repair Tracking
Tire Management
Vehicle Information
Warranty Tracking
Work Order Management

Lynx Reviews

Showing 5 of 27 reviews
Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.9/5
Ryan S.
Routing Technician
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 11, 2020

“I Love Lynx”

OverallLynx is used for nearly every aspect of managing Phoenix Elementary's transportation department. From routing, student data management, driver data management, vehicle maintenance record keeping, and much more.
ProsLynx is easy to learn and to use. Lynx is a capable routing software for school buses and Lynx is great for student data management.
ConsThe route maps and directions we're not user friendly. However the developers created a new map function and now the maps and directions are easy to ride and very accurate.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 11, 2020
Shae S.
District Secretary
Education Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 11, 2020

“Lynx software is great! Customer service is AWESOME!”

OverallThe customer service with Lynx is second to none. We are a unique school district client with multiple contractors and with the relationship we have with our Lynx team, we are very satisfied with the products, updates, customer service and day-to-day operations.
ProsIt allows us to organize our school bus routes and manage riders.
ConsBecause of the historical processes used in our district of many bus contractors, it is difficult to use the managment tools and maps to find the most efficient routes. This is due, mostly to our process, not Lynx's capability. Lynx has the capability to provide this function for us... but our contractors require some different recordkeeping which prohibits this function to work as it should. I wish there was a way around it. We just have not come up with anything viable yet.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 11, 2020
Geary C.
transportation coordinator
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 13, 2020

“best software for $”

Overallbeen using for over 16 years,ive had the option to purchase the more expensive softwares and ive stayed with Lynx, it does what they say it will do.Customer service is second to none
Proseasy to use, contains all the information in one software that a transportation director needs
Consnavigation of reports is a little tricky
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 13, 2020
Kevin K.
Assessment and Data Coordinator
Education Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
6/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 18, 2020

“Lynx Review”

OverallOverall, Lynx does what we wanted it to do. It is a little more complicated than we expected but it houses the data we needed it to house and we can generate reports out that we needed it generate. It is not a very nice looking, user centric program but it does a lot of heavy lifting.
ProsThe functionality of the software for the price is very good. It gets the job done that we needed to have done. The different report and search options are very helpful. After you are trained it is relatively easy to use. The customer support is outstanding.
ConsThe data sync is a little clunky. It would be nice if it were cloud based with a better connection to our student information system. The end user interface is not very user friendly or intuitive. When we have questions this generally results in a call to support. However, the support team is always excellent. It is just time consuming to have to call in everytime.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 18, 2020
ROBYN L.
Assistant Manager - Delavan Location
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 11, 2020

“Lynx makes Student, driver and Fleet Management a breeze!”

OverallLynx is my one-stop-shop for Transportation Management of students, buses, drivers, weather, reports, and chartering. I've been working with this software for over 6 years. in that time I have never waited longer than a half hour for an email or phone call when I've requested help. Usually, it's 0-5 minutes. Lynx is an excellent program I have come to trust and rely upon.
ProsWhat I like most about this software is its ability to manage all the areas of Student Transportation. Transportation is so much more than just knowing where to pick-up and drop-off students. It's maintaining & licensing a large fleet of buses, & keeping track of drivers, their licensing and physicals. Lynx covers these areas and so much more! It also provides weather reports, zoning, school calendars, and detailed reports for DPI and school districts.
ConsMy only con would be the learning curve to master this software. That being said, the basic operation of creating routes and adding students, buses, and drivers is easy enough for novices. Lynx offers dozens of FAQ tutorial videos that make learning the software a breeze. Plus help is always only a phone call or email away!
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 11, 2020