Total Driving School Management

Total Driving School Management

Most widely used driving school software solution.

4.9/5 (16 reviews)

Total Driving School Management Overview

Total Driving School Management is a web-based software designed for driving schools, instructors, and students in the US and Canada, which can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. The platform includes features for managing student information, lesson scheduling, instructor and class availability tracking, online enrollment, payment processing, and more.

With Total Driving School Management, both students and office staff can schedule in-car lessons and class sessions, with a drag-and-drop interface enabling quick rescheduling of sessions. The multi-instructor calendar lets users view all instructor schedules for a single day, allowing the rescheduling of lessons to different instructors, and instructors can check and print their daily, weekly, or monthly schedules. Lesson reminders are delivered to students, staff, and parents automatically via email, with the option to send multiple reminders for upcoming sessions. The software records all classroom sessions and in-car lessons booked and attended by each student, giving users insight into attendance histories, upcoming lessons, and lesson balances.

Total Driving School Management integrates with driving school websites to provide online enrollment capabilities. Students can sign up for specific classes and submit their personal information to be recorded directly into the school database, removing the need for double entry of data. Integration with Authorize.Net and PayPal enables the processing of credit card payments for classes, and enrollment confirmation emails are sent out automatically. All student payments can be tracked, including cash or check payments, and users can print out individual or summarized payment receipts.

Pricing

Starting from
US$2,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Total Driving School Management Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
100% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Pamela C.

Longtime User

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/20
Review Source: Capterra

Our Driving School has been using this software for 10 years. We were a little hesitant at the start, as none of us had strong tech skills and we were a little afraid of everything being in the "cloud." Also, the program had so many components that it was a little overwhelming at the beginning. But our concerns did not last long, as we found out that we could limit our use to one component at a time and keep adding to our usage as we became more comfortable. We can't imagine surviving without this software. Every employee in our school from the instructors to the master schedule controller to the bookkeeper use this one software program on a daily basis. It is the "central core" that keeps us all together, even though we live miles apart and do not connect at a central office on a daily basis.

Pros

Our team highly values that the software is all-inclusive and everything that we used to do totally on a paper schedule/log book is incorporated in the program. We like that is is Driving School Specific and not just a general appointment scheduling software. We appreciate that the software has "grown" over the years, responding to recommendations from the Driving School Industry.

Cons

There is not much to dislike! In the early years, it took a few days to receive a response to a question/concern. But now, it is apparent that this problem has been addressed, as the response time from the Support team is very fast.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Marcy M.

We have been using this software for 5+ years. We couldn't stay in business without it.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/26
Review Source: Capterra

Time savings, cost savings. Can use anywhere I have an Internet connection. Frees up time from our offices having to schedule over the phone and we can spend more time with prospective customers.

Pros

We used a scheduling only software at one time, but quickly outgrew it. Driving School Software was only slightly more cost but does so much more! We needed an all in one software in order to open additional locations and be able to run all locations from any office. We register, receive payment, track classroom hours, track BTW hours, track State Testing, and final underage Certification. All tracking keeps us compliant with State requirements. Scheduling students is FAST! Creating open appointments and changing them is a breeze. Looking up students and and using quickviews for a brief overview is a real time saver. Automated e-mails and sms, plus we can send single sms directly to student and/or parents.

Cons

Although it's fast, moving through different screens for student accounts, i.e., billing on one screen, enrollment on another, general information on another; can be cumbersome, but not a real Con, just could be better. The developers are addressing these issues at this time and we are eagerly looking forward to the enhancements.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Al kay G.

Have been using the program going on 3-years. Very easy to maneuver and great technical support.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/20
Review Source: Capterra

Works good with my website. Calendar reminders, reports, managing accounts receivables and receipts, rosters, attendance and will be using drive time reports soon.
Ease of doing business is great!

Pros

The support team is what makes this software. They are right there to assist and make the adjustments to the needs of the driving school. I had left Danube for another vendor's software and found out I made a mistake. The other software was the same for every school customer they had and if I needed something specific for my school, it could not be done as it would affect the program for all their customers. Danube is not limited and I was back to Danube within 2-months. " You don't know what you've got until it is gone". I can generate the data for my state's specific reports, I can create excel spreadsheets and have fields that assist me with proactive marketing. Emailing customers is easy and sorting out what receipts came in for specific locations is vital when having to do gross receipts tax with different tax rates.

Cons

Gross receipts don't match up monthly with that of the merchant account because they don't have the same dates when taken into our school.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Veronica M.

We'd be lost without it!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/10
Review Source: Capterra

Many upgrades have come about in the last few years to improve the features of the program. They have worked hard to make response time to issues quicker.

Pros

The fact that it is capable of doing a LOT of things for your business; it's multi-faceted and user-friendly. We've had this program since 2010 and we have experienced substantial growth in our business with the online enrollment portion of the program---it makes taking enrollment so much easier if you can get the client to enroll themselves.

Cons

I don't like the bookkeeping aspect of it; it needs to be developed more with accounting in mind, but then again, it's not accounting software---we use QuickBooks for that.
Also, it didn't come with a user manual when we first went with the company which was 11 years ago but they are developing it now. We were one of their first customers so at that time, the company was small.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
William S.

Great software

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/06/07
Review Source: Capterra

You send executives an e mail and they respond very quickly.

Pros

Once you take the time to learn it it's so easy to use.
There's nothing this software can't do to help you
cut down on office man hours, paper, stamps.
no more arguing with parents and students over
no show, or late charges. the software will put the charge
into there account if they cancel with in 24 hours. even if they
don't cancel you can put the charge anyway. that's because students
make there own lessons on line. schedules very easy to control you
just print them out everyday and that's it. This software will make you'r school
run so much smother. you should not be without it.

Cons

It's not what i liked least about it. I'ts more that we live in a
{i wan't it right now world} you need to invest the time learning
about it, to get the most out of it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
User Recommendation
9.5/10
Based on 16 reviews
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Total Driving School Management Pricing

Starting from
US$2,00
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is based on usage and it starts at $2/student account. Student account fees are a one time payment.

Value for Money
4.9/5
Based on 16 reviews
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Total Driving School Management Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Customizable Branding
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
Features
4.7/5
Based on 16 reviews
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Additional information for Total Driving School Management

Key features of Total Driving School Management

  • Access controls
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic email reminders, notifications & alerts
  • Certificate printing
  • Class availability management
  • Class roster printing
  • Class session scheduling
  • Confirmation emails
  • Credit card payment processing
  • Custom reporting
  • Enrollment management
  • In-car scheduling
  • Multi-office support
  • Online student registrations
  • Outstanding class & in-car lesson tracking
  • School branding
  • Staff availability & working hours
  • Staff schedule printing
  • Staff vacation & sick leave tracking
  • Student information management
  • Student purchase & enrollment tracking
  • Student search
  • User rights management
  • Vehicle availability & information management

Benefits

  • Integrated email automatically delivers notifications and reminders to staff, parents, and students based on school settings, with the option to send multiple reminders for upcoming class sessions or in-car lessons.

  • Office staff can schedule student lessons or students can be allowed to schedule their own lessons, and instructors can check and print their daily, weekly, or monthly schedules.

  • The drag-and-drop scheduler can also be used to reschedule appointments for a different date or time with the same or different instructors, and the multi-instructor calendar lets users view all instructor schedules for a single day.

  • Student information including addresses, phone numbers, and account balances can be viewed within the scheduler, and students’ home addresses can also be viewed on the integrated map.

  • Users can access a history of each student’s purchases with a single click, including programs, packages, no-shows, and cancellations.

  • Total Driving School Management FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Total Driving School Management.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Total Driving School Management offer?

    Total Driving School Management offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$2,00

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Pricing is based on usage and it starts at $2/student account. Student account fees are a one time payment.

    Q. What are the main features of Total Driving School Management?

    Total Driving School Management offers the following features:

    • Access controls
    • Attendance tracking
    • Automatic email reminders, notifications & alerts
    • Certificate printing
    • Class availability management
    • Class roster printing
    • Class session scheduling
    • Confirmation emails
    • Credit card payment processing
    • Custom reporting
    • Enrollment management
    • In-car scheduling
    • Multi-office support
    • Online student registrations
    • Outstanding class & in-car lesson tracking
    • School branding
    • Staff availability & working hours
    • Staff schedule printing
    • Staff vacation & sick leave tracking
    • Student information management
    • Student purchase & enrollment tracking
    • Student search
    • User rights management
    • Vehicle availability & information management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Total Driving School Management?

    Total Driving School Management has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Total Driving School Management support?

    Total Driving School Management supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Total Driving School Management offer?

    Total Driving School Management has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Total Driving School Management support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Total Driving School Management supports

    Q. What other apps does Total Driving School Management integrate with?

    Total Driving School Management integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.net

    Q. What level of support does Total Driving School Management offer?

    Total Driving School Management offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support