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  1. Create an Android/iPhone app

    Please make an iPhone app so that I can access my studio more easily from my phone.

    137 votes
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  2. Create Book and Pay function for NEW & returning students to register, book & pay for their own lessons, for efficient connection

    While Studio Helper does allow new students to register, it would be helpful if it could be an instant registration that also allows them to pay at the same time. This helps us connect with new students and further guarantee commitment.

    93 votes
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  3. create a contact log for potential students.

    There should be a way to log the contact you have made with potential clients. You should also be able to mark which potential clients need follow up and be able to assign it to a member of your staff on their todo list.

    45 votes
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  4. charge late fee

    It would be great to be able to charge a late fee automatically to invoices that are past due (and have this be an option on each invoice). For example, we charge a $15.00 late fee for all tuition not paid by the 15th of that month. It would be nice to set our recurring tuition invoices to generate a $15.00 late fee when the invoice is not "paid" by that date (so by the 16th or whatever).

    41 votes
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  5. Make A Choice For Grandparents Or Parents To Be Able To Pay For Invoices

    Third party billing would allow for a grandparent or outside person to pay for lessons instead of having to make them the students parents.

    41 votes
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  6. Allow Selection of Multiple Students (not all or one) on Lessons Taught Report

    To have a report generated by selecting 1-4 students for a drop down list.

    e.g.
    Start Date:
    End Date:
    Teacher:
    Event Category:
    Student 1:
    Student 2:
    Student 3:
    Student 4:
    Attendance:

    33 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Reports  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    For what this is asking about, it seems reasonable to do it in the relatively near future. That being said, it is not the most voted suggestion we’re looking at, so I can’t estimate how long it will be before doing it, but I can see a clear value to adding this.

  7. Add Teacher Status as Lessons Taught Report Option

    I have something that might be easily inputted into a lessons taught report.

    1) We have a lot of teachers who no longer teach for us.
    2) We don't want to lose a record of their past history (calendar events, attendance, etc.)
    3) There is an option to mark a teacher within his/her profile to a STATUS of "Active/Inactive/Former, etc."

    4) Can this STATUS be added to the list of options for running a LESSONS TAUGHT report?

    Happy to put this through the voting process, but it seems like an easy fix with almost no negative consequences.

    Hope all is…

    30 votes
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    For what this is asking about, it seems reasonable to do it in the relatively near future. That being said, it is not the most voted suggestion we’re looking at, so I can’t estimate how long it will be before doing it, but I can see a clear value to adding this.

  8. I'd like to be able to make an invoice from automatic billing for more than three months

    It would be nice to be able to choose the ending date for an invoice so I can use automatic billing from the calendar for more than three months. Many parents like to pay twice a year or year in advance.

    29 votes
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    planned  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    We have moved this to the planning stage as we are working out the details involved in doing this.

  9. The idea of having to convert a payment to a credit is clumsy and adds unnecessary steps.

    I don't want to have to apply money paid at a lesson as a CREDIT and make up invoices that will never be sent, in order to apply the credit. This should not be necessary. I just want to be able to add the money and send a receipt to the parent. Please add this option under payments.

    25 votes
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  10. Allow parents to also be students

    I have several parents of students who also take lessons themselves. I would like the parent of a student to be able to register as a student.

    22 votes
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    planned  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    Good News! We will be working on this so parents can also be students in one profile.

  11. Add the ability to Mouse-over an event/lesson in Calendar to view lesson notes, attendance, etc.

    Add the ability to Mouse-over or Click on an event/lesson in Calendar to view lesson notes, attendance, etc. MTH has this option and its awesome! i.e To check what you did with a student the week before you can simply go to a previous date, click on the event, and the lesson notes, attendance, etc pops up.

    20 votes
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  12. Export all INVOICE data as a CSV file

    Please add the ability to export all INVOICE data as a CSV file. We are able to CSV export payment and expense data, but not invoices.

    Whilst I'm not expecting StudioHelper to integrate seamlessly into every type of accounting system out there, the ability to do a simple text-based exports of invoices is vital, giving us the opportunity to link in to nearly all accounting packages, especially cloud-based systems such as XERO and SAASU.

    20 votes
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    planned  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    Good News! We have moved this to the planning stage and will be working on the details for this.

  13. Make a space for "Studio Announcements" on the HOME page for Students

    It would be very convenient if students and parents logging onto the site would automatically be taken to a home page that might contain studio announcements that would be relevant to all, such as holiday schedule, recitals, concerts, recommended events/programs for students to attend, etc.

    17 votes
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  14. Send text message reminders

    Allow an option to send text messages in addition to emails to remind students of upcoming events.

    16 votes
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  15. Can SH email, or text, the teacher their schedule every day (or their attendance page every day/morning)?

    Could each teacher at my studio have the option of being sent a text or email on their smartphone every morning to remind them of their daily schedule prior to the upcoming day. Or could they be sent their attendance page for that current day?

    Also could any scheduled events which might be added, deleted or changed on their schedule, on that current day, also be texted and/or emailed to them so they do not have to remain chained to a computer while teaching, and their schedules are truly live.

    14 votes
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  16. 2 way sync between studio helper and google calandar and/or iPhone.

    This is important because I would like to make quick changes from my iphone when I'm not near a computer, and have my personal schedule update to studio helper so I don't get scheduled for lessons when I'm unavailable.

    13 votes
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  17. Create a quick way to see that Studio/ Location/ Teacher is unavailable on calendar without seeing event details

    We want everyone, regardless of permissions, to be able to see that certain times are BOOKED on the calendar when they log in! These times should include studio-wide Blackout days (holidays, etc), when locations are full, or when teachers are booked. This would be SO helpful for parents and teachers trying to schedule makeup lessons!! Could be as simple as a color change and would be an easy expansion of your already in-development Calendar Blackout option.

    13 votes
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  18. If there is a negative number in the Balance Due field, there should be an option to add that to credit

    If you remove a charge from a client's invoice after they pay, it will show a negative balance in the 'Balance Due' field. There should be a way to apply that remaining balance into their credit!
    With the current studiohelper set-up, if a student pays in advance for the month, and then cancels one of their lessons after paying, you must delete their and recreate their invoice, delete and recreate their payment, delete and recreate their credit. Please implement this modification, it would solve a huge problem for us!

    10 votes
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  19. Only show available teachers on calendar.

    Right now, the calendar shows all teachers on all days. It should only show the teachers who have availability on that day so that you don't have to filter teachers every time you look at a different day.

    10 votes
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  20. Update "Updated Package Rates/Prices" automatically in Calendar

    When you change a package/ rate (ie updating pricing for 2014) and there are events that have already been assigned a package with a price; the package field goes blank & the price remains at the old rate.

    This is horrible when dealing with 300+ calendar events per week, having to go through and individually change each package to the new updated package (even though it was selected originally).
    This greatly affects billing from the calendar (as we almost sent out 500 invoices at our old rate, even though we had updated the package!)

    It would be nice to see…

    10 votes
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