Sawyer

Class management software for kids activity providers

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Sawyer Overview

What is 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!

Sawyer Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is a per transaction fee


Sawyer Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

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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Sawyer Reviews

Sawyer Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
106

Very good
56

Average
9

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,7
93% recommended this app
Ara C.

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


Jessica C.

Sawyer Review

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.


Scott H.

Chefsville

I am still developing our relationship with Sawyer. Can't say that I am able to give any fair opinion of the overall experience at this time.


Natasha C.

Sawyer gets the job done!

Overall, we were very satisfied with Sawyer! The support team is very responsive and personable. They take the time to make sure companies understand all the applications of the software. We are very excited about the new appointments option so that furthers the usefulness of the platform. Deposits and refunds are processed seamlessly and quickly.


Michelle F.

Sawyer has made my life easier!

I have been very happy overall with Sawyer; creating classes and schedules is easy, reports are a breeze, and parents find it much easier than our other system.


Ara C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/18
Review Source: Capterra

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!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jessica C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Sawyer Review

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/18
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Scott H.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Chefsville

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2018/08/23
Review Source: Capterra

I am still developing our relationship with Sawyer. Can't say that I am able to give any fair opinion of the overall experience at this time.

Pros

Its ease of use. Many concepts make sense. To be able to assign teachers and increase parent communication. *** Please add ability to attach files *** and please *** update your form software for custom forms - it is terrible right now ***

Cons

This summer Chefsville had over 30 camps. The normal training schedule for Sawyer didn't allow for us being out working those camps so getting trained was twice as hard for Mollie.

We actually had to test, play and figure it out until she advised us and we could follow.

I still have no idea of what an acknowledgement/registration confirmation e-mail looks like and have customers calling me asking when there next payment is due and what dates our programs are.

I have a great email that I use, but I can't use that when I am trusting your software to do it along with payment receipt.

We still are not trained and know that your software does more than what we know. Mollie has been out and schools started for us this week. So we are having to scramble to find information.

We still need help with our form, our form asks several questions that your profile automatically does. I need to find where and how to get this information, change our form so it asks only one time.

Website Widget - we have no control of it! I had to figure out the coding to modify the short code to show Semesters and not camps. I did ask for help, but by the time customer service got to me, many people passed our programs over because they couldn't see how to register by changing "Camps" to "Semesters". I think your clients need to have more controls on their WordPress.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Natasha C.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Sawyer gets the job done!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/17
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, we were very satisfied with Sawyer! The support team is very responsive and personable. They take the time to make sure companies understand all the applications of the software. We are very excited about the new appointments option so that furthers the usefulness of the platform. Deposits and refunds are processed seamlessly and quickly.

Pros

I really appreciated the support setting up the software. Our Sawyer rep did a lot of the set up for us which saved a lot of time. We were consumed with tasks associated with the kick-off of the camp and class programs we were marketing, so we really appreciated Sawyer assisting to speed up the learning curve for our company.

Cons

The widget does not work on all browsers which confused some of our customers, but I believe they are working to resolve this. Some clients were confused how to utilize the camps tab vs. the classes tab.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Michelle F.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Sawyer has made my life easier!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/01
Review Source: Capterra

I have been very happy overall with Sawyer; creating classes and schedules is easy, reports are a breeze, and parents find it much easier than our other system.

Pros

Financials - reporting, payment plans, etc. I used to spend so much time creating and managing payment plans for parents! Our previous software made it almost impossible to get information about our deposits, fees, etc. It is very transparent with Sawyer.

Cons

It is more for children at this point and we have classes for children and adults so sometimes we have to do a lot of explaining to people. A little more flexibility for that would be nice.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,5/10
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Sawyer Pricing

Sawyer Pricing

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Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is a per transaction fee

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Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 174 user ratings
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Sawyer Features

Sawyer Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
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Additional information for Sawyer

Additional information for Sawyer

Key features of Sawyer

  • Activity Management
  • Availability Indicator
  • Billing Statements
  • Calendar Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable User Profiles
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Filtered Messaging
  • Filtered Views
  • Group Scheduling
  • Instant Messaging
  • Instructor Management
  • Instructor Scheduling
  • Multi-School Management
  • Online Booking Integration
  • Online Registration
  • Parent Portal
  • Price Management
  • Program Management
  • Referral Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Sawyer FAQs

    Sawyer FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Sawyer.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sawyer offer?

    Sawyer offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Pricing is a per transaction fee

    Q. What are the main features of Sawyer?

    Sawyer offers the following features:

    • Activity Management
    • Availability Indicator
    • Billing Statements
    • Calendar Management
    • Class Scheduling
    • Class Summary
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Custom Forms
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Customizable User Profiles
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Payments
    • Employee Management
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Scheduling
    • Filtered Messaging
    • Filtered Views
    • Group Scheduling
    • Instant Messaging
    • Instructor Management
    • Instructor Scheduling
    • Multi-School Management
    • Online Booking Integration
    • Online Registration
    • Parent Portal
    • Price Management
    • Program Management
    • Referral Tracking
    • Self Service Portal
    • Summary Reports

    Q. Who are the typical users of Sawyer?

    Sawyer has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Sawyer support?

    Sawyer supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sawyer offer?

    Sawyer has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Sawyer support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Sawyer supports

    Q. What other apps does Sawyer integrate with?

    Sawyer integrates with the following applications:

    Constant Contact, Mailchimp

    Q. What level of support does Sawyer offer?

    Sawyer offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support