About Sawyer

Sawyer Tools’ all-in-one interface allows educators to build custom class schedules and easily manage online registration, payment processing, parent communications and more. Our dedicated and top-rated support team provides training videos, hosted webinars, and business resources for educational leaders to bring our community together.

Educators are also provided with biweekly webinars where our community comes together to learn from each other and industry experts. Past topics have included online classes, user acquisition, digital marketing, financial strategy, and more!

Key benefits of Sawyer

  • Accept all forms of payments–credit, checks, even cash.

  • Instant communication with parents right from the web app.

  • Download customized reports on attendance, payment history, and more.

  • Manage different classes and camps by age and activity.

  • Save child information such as allergies and after school pickup.

  • Access to a community of like-minded providers and resources to grow together.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    Class scheduling
    Parent portal
    Communications & reports
    Report out on your most loyal customers
    Simple and clean revenue reporting
    Monitor class capacity and enrollment counts
    Track against your revenue goals
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    Features

    Total features of Sawyer: 61

    • Activity Management
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Attendee Tracking
    • Availability Indicator
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Built-in LMS
    • Calendar Management
    • Class Management
    • Class Registration
    • Class Scheduling
    • Client Management
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Contact Management
    • Costume Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Customer Management
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Payments
    • Employee Management
    • Enrollment Confirmation
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Registration
    • Event Scheduling
    • Faculty/Staff Management
    • For Classroom
    • For Labs
    • For Summer Camps
    • Group Registration
    • Independent/Private
    • Instructor Management
    • K-12
    • Live Chat
    • Online Booking
    • Online Payments
    • Online Registration
    • Onsite Registration
    • Parent Portal
    • Payment Processing
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Price / Margin Management
    • Program Management
    • Promotions Management
    • Referral Tracking
    • Refund Management
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Portal
    • Staff Management
    • Student Information/Records
    • Student Management
    • Summary Reports
    • Wait List Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (179)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,1/5
    Customer Support
    4,6/5

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    Ara C.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very easy to use and adds a professional look to my website

    Reviewed on 2019/07/18

    Pros

    1. I love that HiSawyer is specific to use for children activities and classes. I tried other booking plugins or websites that were a "one size fits all" (appointments for nail salon or doctor's office) and well... they didn't quite fit for my business.
    For instance, HiSawyer allows the possibility to see the age and birthdate of the kids, having an "older sibling discount", adding semesters or multiple locations, specially because our class doesn't have only one location... Bookings are specific for a kid's class, and it's awesome.

    2. Very easy to use! All what can be done in point #1, is very easy to set up!

    3. Professional look. Some other plugins I had tried before look very outdated and amateurish. I love HiSawyer fresh and professional design.

    It's exactly what I was looking for for months until I bumped into HiSawyer.

    Cons

    I really love everything about it. If I had to really look for perfection: it would be awesome if there was an app. It might be just me, but checking it from mobile can be a little bit frustrating sometimes. Nothing out of this world, not bugs or errors, just think about checking social media from a web browser in your phone.

    But other than that, I love this!

    Jessica C.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2019/07/18

    We are solving are registration process by using Sawyer. Originally, we were using about 6...

    We are solving are registration process by using Sawyer. Originally, we were using about 6 different spreadsheets that were all complicated on their own level. Because of this, the registration process became very lengthy because parents couldn't register on their own but instead, they had to register with me, an individual, and would have to wait for a process to be completed in order to move forward with registration. This became extremely difficult because one individual registering over 500+ students is not an easy task.

    Pros

    I like how easy it is to manage and use. Our clients seem to enjoy it as well since it allows them a lot of accessibility and privacy especially when registering. I also appreciate all of the options that we can do for creating camps and classes. Overall, there are a lot of options that we can do for our programs now that we have Sawyer.

    Cons

    Because of how easy the program is to use, there are some options that we would appreciate having but do not have yet. For one, it would be nice to have the ability to send out receipts to clients on the financials page if we were to increase their balance or charge them through there. It would also be nice to have a notes section on the financials page so that our accountant and I don't have to look through all of our emails to find information regarding a client but instead have it readily available. Another thing, we would appreciate is if the financials alone had the ability to sort the clients by payment method and etc. And if we move to another page and press the back button, it would be nice to not have to restart but instead just have it still remaining on the clients that we searched for.

    Brian M.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Love the Customer Support

    Reviewed on 2021/02/18

    Very positive

    Very positive

    Pros

    Customer Service, the team is very helpful and answer questions quickly.

    Cons

    There are some functions that are very repetitive, some copy and paste functions would really help. It would save time when listing classes and reduce errors. There does seem to be a tendency for the tech team to build new features when improving some of the base features would be more impactful.

    Karen (kate) R.
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    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Accounting and Payouts are not transparent

    Reviewed on 2021/01/20

    While I appreciate the ability to imbed registration on our website, there is no way to track click...

    While I appreciate the ability to imbed registration on our website, there is no way to track click rates, their customer service is not at all educated on the software and we've gotten responses on average 3 weeks after the initial question is asked! Poor customer service, micropayouts are not transparent, and the cost for ticket items more than 70 usd is more expensive than eventbrite. Unfortunately I can not recommend this platform!

    Pros

    It can be imbedded on your website. Visually it is appealing to the purchaser.

    Cons

    Instead of paying out event registration income once, after the event, or one time at the end of each month, they pay out micro payments every 3 days. This renders keeping your checks and balances almost impossible, and we are currently paying extra payroll hours for our accountant to tally up each payment (We are talking about payouts as small as $1.25, when we are receiving as much as 10K a month with their platform). Can you imagine your accountant adding up all of those micropayments to hit 10K? It equates to hours of work. The whole process does not at all match industry standards and is very unrealistic for companies to handle. It's a hidden expense that makes the platform not worth the use.

    Response from Sawyer

    I am so sorry that you had a less than stellar experience at Sawyer, that is never our intent nor our goal. We continue to evolve our products because of feedback like this and would love to connect on how we can improve if you're open to it.

    Tasha C.
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Sawyer makes it easy!

    Reviewed on 2021/02/10

    Amazing! Sawyer is responsive, affordable, and easy!

    Amazing! Sawyer is responsive, affordable, and easy!

    Pros

    The Sawyer software is easy to use. The technical support team helps with initial set up and deployment, training, and on-going support which was a very valuable service. Our favorite feature is our ability to make changes quickly and efficiently through a customer-centric design. This was very impactful in our ability to adapt quickly to our customers' needs during the world-wide pandemic. There are reporting features that we find helpful for strategic planning.

    Cons

    I would like there to be a way for the customer (or at least the company) to choose the calendar layout. I would prefer an option that had a calendar style instead of a text layout.

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    Sawyer has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000

    Sawyer supports the following languages:

    English

    Sawyer supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Sawyer integrates with the following applications:

    Constant Contact, Mailchimp

    Sawyer offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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