Open Black Belt

Open Black Belt

Web-based martial arts software

4.3/5 (38 reviews)

Open Black Belt Overview

Open Black Belt is a web-based martial arts software with student and class management, attendance tracking, rank tracking, mass communication, payment processing, a mobile app, and more. The platform provides users with everything they need to run their dojo, gym, yoga studio, school or facility, and is easily accessible online.

Users can store student information including their names, attendance records, contact info, birthdays and age in a central location. The online payment portal allows students to make payments online, and schools can setup recurring billing. With Open Black Belt, users can quickly search and find members in the system database and make changes to their contact information, as well as track attendance through the student self-check-in tool. Each member gets a unique ID, and barcodes and swipe cards can also be setup.

Open Black Belt provides users with reports which include graphs and charts for insights into the performance of the business. Mass communication tools enable users to send email and SMS messages for notifications, campaigns, and more. The cloud-based solution is also available as on-premise deployment.

Pricing

Starting from
US$30,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Latin America, United States

Supported Languages

English

Open Black Belt Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
87% positive reviews
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Kyle M.

Was a great entry level member management option

Reviewed on 2017/04/04
Review Source: Capterra

I enjoyed the simplicity and minimalist design with open black belt. It was incredibly helpful to have a free option to go in and try it out before I purchased anything. I found it easy to add members and programs and communicate with my members.

Ultimately, it lacked some functionality in the payment and point of sale areas. To put this in context, the payment options for recurring billing and such were just getting started with openblackbelt while I was a full member so that may have changed now.

I had signed up with openblackbelt as I was tired of mindbody online (too many unused options for me) but the payment integration was still in progress and I was not able to wait to get everything worked out. The merchant processor (Signa pay I think) also lacked POS support so ultimately I had to have two separate programs. This simply became too much hassle to deal with on a consistent basis and I found another place that could do both pretty week..

Overall, I was pleased with openblackbelt. I needed something with a integrated POS option and recurring billing support in one spot, and that was something I had to find elsewhere.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for the review. We are working on making our integration with payment providers a more optimized and seamless experience. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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Lisa H.

Excellent do it all martial arts program

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

This program serves all my needs for my martial arts program! If I have had an issue, it has been resolved promptly, customer service is,quick and amazing!

Pros

The ease of use, that it's designed specifically for the purpose of managing my system.

Cons

Their app isn't ready... yet!

Response from Open Black Belt

Hi Lisa

Thanks for the awesome review. We hope to have the Android version ready for alpha testing soon(within the next week)

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Kevin D.

A key part of our dojo!

Reviewed on 2015/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

Open Black Belt Pro has streamlined our student tracking and sign-in practices. We were using the classic "binder" method of storing registration forms and having students check off the date as they attended class.

Now, with Open Black Belt, we store our forms in a box and use the "Self Check-in" system with barcodes. We purchased a laptop and barcode scanner gun primarily for this purpose. We are also able to use an iPad during class to make notes on students or to do check-in manually.

All of our Senseis can access student information from home to check attendance to help prepare for gradings and other events.

The "Customer Support" is second to none! Open Black Belt is constantly asking its users for suggestions and to try new additions to the system. Any time we have needed assistance for something Open Black Belt has responded quickly with easy-to-follow instructions.

Joining OBB Pro has proven to be a wise, and affordable, investment for our dojo. We couldn't be happier with Open Black Belt.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for being such a wonderful customer, we are glad to hear Open Black Belt is an integral part of your school.

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Kyle K.

Excelent, Easy to use software. I love it.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

Layed out nicely. Does everthing I need it to do. Does everthing they claim it can do. I always had everything available at a quick glance and/or click.

Pros

Ease of use. Very easy to use, interact with and understand.

Cons

I can't think of any cons. It did exactly what I needed it to do.

Response from Open Black Belt

Thanks for the review.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jeremy T.

Software for the new school owner

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

We did the trial and it was nice, but not exactly what we needed in the long run. I would recommend this software for those just getting started for the first time in running a school. Easy to use and eases you into management software if you are not used to being in front of a computer.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Did not have some of the marketing tools that their leading competitors have

Response from Open Black Belt

Hi Jeremy

Thanks for the review. We would love to hear your ideas on new marketing tools we can implement for the future. Please feel free to contact us.

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Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

Open Black Belt Pricing

Starting from
US$30,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

OBB Plan: $29.99 per month
Credit Card Processing: $18.95 per month

Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.

Open Black Belt Features

  • Attendance Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Registration Management
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Custom Forms
  • Customer Database
  • Electronic Payments
  • Event Scheduling
  • POS
  • Recurring Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Website Integration

Additional information for Open Black Belt

Key features of Open Black Belt

  • Attendance Management
  • Student Management

Benefits

• ID’s provided for self-check-in attendance can be created and scanned using a barcode scanner to allow a faster kiosk-based check-in for students.

• Open Black Belt provides multiple email templates to help users save time on drafting an email, whether for a member, group or class.

• Open Black Belt can be accessed via mobile device, allowing users to access important information while on-the-go via their smartphones and tablets.

• Groups can be created to divide members into sections without assigning specific classes. Create sections of members such as Little Tigers, Blue Belts, Brown Belts, and more.

• Open Black Belt can process credit cards and track memberships, and enables students to easily set up recurring billing.

Open Black Belt FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Open Black Belt.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Open Black Belt offer?

Open Black Belt offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$30,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

OBB Plan: $29.99 per month
Credit Card Processing: $18.95 per month

Free 30 day Trial available. No credit card needed.

Q. What are the main features of Open Black Belt?

Open Black Belt offers the following features:

  • Attendance Management
  • Student Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Open Black Belt?

Open Black Belt has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Open Black Belt support?

Open Black Belt supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Open Black Belt offer?

Open Black Belt has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Open Black Belt support mobile devices?

Open Black Belt supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Open Black Belt integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Open Black Belt has

Q. What level of support does Open Black Belt offer?

Open Black Belt offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support