Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $24.00/month
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • QuestWare
  • www.studioware-online.com
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About Studioware

Studioware is the easiest way to manage your Dance Studio. Why spend $60 a month or more, when Studioware is only $24 a month? Studioware is full of features, including: Unlimited students & users, Online Registration & Class Enrollment, Professional invoices that can be paid online without an expensive merchant account, Custom Letters that can be emailed to students, Full Accounts Receivable and Financial Reporting, and much more.....Try the Premium Edition of Studioware Free for 30 days!


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Studioware Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Class Management
  • Competition Management
  • Instructor Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Recital Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Management

Studioware Reviews

So many bugs!

Nov 08, 2015
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I know this system is not high end, but I have had issues where it won't allow students to register! the entire registration page just wont show up. It also has students try to enroll and then there is no ENROLL button after it says "click enroll button."

Spend the money for a program that will at least let students enroll in your classes.

Invoicing is confusing for parents

Mar 10, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a good value program, however, the invoicing needs much improvement!
First, when parents receive an invoice all they see is what is being charged without a running balance. If they are invoiced for 3 months, it shows all charges for 3 months and if they want to know what their balance is through month 2, they have to add it up.
Also, when they see their total due, they only see what is due through that particular invoicing period. If they had paid a large chunk, it says they have a $0 balance, even though they still owe for 7 more months!
If you have 2 parents paying equal amounts, it will bill for half but if one parent pays ahead, the balance gets divided in half and it does not keep track of what each parent paid┬┐┬┐
Billing is the most important reason for us having this and it is a bit of a nightmare when parents start coming in and complaining about their bill.
The customer service is just not readily available and you will need to pay if you need help after your initial set up.

The best solution we could find for our Dance business

Jan 14, 2013
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Best value in terms of functionality, ease of use, configurability, set of features and cost. Can be easily configured to support any business model in our sector. Accommodates multiple revenue models, very strong invoicing functionality and an excellent customer self service portal. After implementing this system our paper enrollment was reduced to 2% of all students. Online payment processing is now used by 70% of our customers. Excellent time saving and automation of administrative overhead for us. Communication module gives this system an excellent customer service edge. We use it for all email distribution to current and prospective students.

Cons: Ability to build custom reports would allow us to slice and dice data for analysis a bit better. However, I am not sure if any other similar system allows for custom reporting either.

Overall: When selecting a system for Dance, Fitness, Sport or similar enrollment/registration business do not fall for marketing pitches. Try each system first. Studioware must be on your trial list.

Great Program, Even Better Support

Jan 11, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: We run a dance studio that sees 100-150 students per year through the door and find Studioware very easy to use and we were able to get up and running very quickly. Invoicing by email with PayPal payment option works great. Bulk processes automate data entry (i.e., tuition generation). Customer support has been awesome (they restored 80 accounts I mistakenly deleted). Can't beat the price.

Cons: Missing some of the features of the pricier dance studio apps out there. Would like to see some things be more configurable, like discounts, and more customer relationship management features.

Overall: Overall this is a great, and very solid, program for tracking students, student accounts, and classes. It is a great value too compared to other cloud based accounting type programs. Customer support is awesome.