Suggestions

Please submit your ideas here for how we can improve Studio Helper. You have 10 votes you can use to vote for the ideas you’d like us to do next.

  1. add a pay teacher "per student" rate.

    Instead of a percentage of package or hourly or other just a flat per student per month or week or lesson. But at least month.

    5 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Money  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    For now you can use the flat rate per month. Since it is a flat rate no matter if you use packages or students.

  2. Enabling the option of sorting by balance column in the Family Accounts display

    It is often possible to change the display of a list by sorting it according to the column most crucial for our needs at the moment. But when viewing Reports > Family Accounts, it seems the clients can only be listed by the Client column (alphabetically) but I am not able to click on the Balance column so that the Family Accounts are sorted according to the Balance column. This would be very useful.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Money  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Separation between mass emails and mass texts

    When I send mass emails, Studio Helper puts all of the emails for each student together including the text mail. We should be able to select which one is used so we aren't sending out multiple emails and texts to the same person

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    I’m not sure what you mean here. When sending mass email, you use the filters to choose which groups and people get the email. You can select all or you can individually select the recipients. If you have text email addresses in profiles as well as the regular email then they will get a duplicate. You will need to remove the text email address so they don’t get duplicates. That is not something that SH supports at the moment. In mass email history you will see who gets the email but each person gets the same email you created. If you need individualized emails, please use the email tab in your admin profile in the upper right corner and manually enter the email and/or text email of the person you need to send to.

  4. Do not show "inactive " and "former" students in drop down menus in Reports

    Sadly, the studio just does not have such a long list of students... So many inactive students just make the list cumbersome.

    9 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    I’ll put this under review to see if it gets enough votes but we have this in case inactive or former teachers and students return so you don’t lose their information. You would want this information for your bookkeeping purposes.

  5. Add an option to allow certain staff to have administrator access

    There have been many cases in which our staff has encountered problems with "permissions" related to features that are not listed on the permissions page. I believe this can be solved if there were a way to allow certain staff all the same permissions as the administrator account.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Please consider linking "Closure Dates" to "Locations"

    I have multiple locations and they all have differing vacation schedules... This poses a problem when I set the closure dates and then try and add lessons in these weeks for other locations. There aren't any decent work-arounds currently, besides deleting the closure dates, which would impact everything else.

    I hope you do consider this please!

    Thank you!

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Option to choose default 'due by date' for manual invoices

    When setting up invoicing have an option for due date to be calculated automatically '7 days from today' (or x days from today)

    eg, today's date is 21/11/2014, so if my default due date were 'in 7 days' it would appear on the invoice as 28/11/2014

    I believe this happens for recurring invoices, but it would be a huge time saver if it could be implemented on manual invoices too!

    Thank you :)

    7 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Money  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Make A Checkbox For Duplicate Info On The Registration Form

    When filling out the parent of a student on the registration form, often times there is duplicate information (email, phone, etc..). It would make it much more seamless if there was an option on the parents reg. form next to these boxes you could check that would carry this data over from the students registration.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  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.

  10. Easily allow admins to be teachers

    It would be nice to have a streamlined way to allow admins (me, a studio owner) to have one login for admin and teaching. Currently I have to have a different login and email. If it could be one login, and then we could switch the view upon entering the sight.

    8 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    1 comment  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add a 'Fees charged'/transactions list

    As in MTH, I can charge a fee anytime to a student, and it shows up on their invoice and transaction history. This is a great feature because I don't have to try to remember until the invoices are created at the end of the month. I can charge it as soon as it happens, and the invoice system pulls the info and includes on the total.

    It helps me not forget money that is owed! I use this mostly for music purchased for students.

    I think this would be a great addition to the current "add line item" feature.

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Money  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    Good News! We are planning this so you will be able to do this, in the coming months.

  12. Create an Undo feature

    I would love to have an Undo (Cmd Z) feature that would essentially UNDO the last thing done i.e. I've often changed an Event and hit Save and then noticed something about it wasn't done correctly and have to go through the entire process again - an Undo your last entry would be so helpful!

    9 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add a Mark as Sent feature to invoicing

    When sending invoices via e-mail, the system tells me the last time it was sent. Some of my students have not provided e-mail addresses and so I send them their invoices in the mail, but the system does not provide me with information about when I sent it. If there was a Mark as Sent feature, I would know when the paper copies were sent as well as the e-mailed copies.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    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.

  15. Add a counter feature to count the number of months a student has been enrolled.

    We offer rewards to our students based on the length of time they have been registered. It becomes difficult when students leave for months at a time and return. According to their enrollment date, on paper it looks like they've been enrolled for longer than they actually were.

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    This is something we will be working on in the upcoming year

  16. Custom Permissions...Create, Edit, Delete events on calendar

    It would be great if you could separate the Create, Edit, Delete events on calendar options under permissions. For example some instructors I allow more freedom than others to adjust their schedules. Likewise, I don’t necessarily want anyone to be able to delete events so it seems that this permission option should be more flexible. Is there a way to customize this per instructor?

    4 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Improve customization of Registration form

    Items like 'lesson length' or 'student age' should be able to be added as drop-down options. A text box isn't appropriate for all uses.

    Also, a (checkbox) gift certificate option would be handy, to sell certificates without immediately scheduling the class.

    A redirect to a custom landing page rather than just a 'success' message would allow better integration of marketing or billing features.

    13 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Remote Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Make it possible in families under people list to choose "active"

    The "family" area under "people" needs more smarts so you have a button to choose "active" rather than all families at once.

    Also it would be useful to have a total of this at the bottom of the page.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Notifications for Messages sent in an event

    If we can be notified by email when a student or parent comments on an event in the calendar that would provide better communication. Also to have an option for Students and Parents to email directly from the website or message teachers or studio admin that would be great.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    you can email from profile tabs….go into a profile and look for the tab email…there is a section there that the student or parent can email the administrator or teacher. I will mark under review for your other suggestion.

  20. Show Teacher availability by the week

    In order to let students know when teachers are available to teach lessons during the week, it would be easier to visually see the teachers' availability for the full week on one screen.

    It could be a feature that must have only one teacher's schedule up at one time, but that would at least lead to a better way of communication for students. This also allows for a more clear representation to decide on make-up times.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    0 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Cathy Conrad responded

    I’ll put this up for review. However, it is not feasible to have only one teacher up on the calendar at one. If you need that you can use the filters to the right hand side and unselect all teachers and then just select one and update. The teacher availability is under review but the one schedule at a time up is not.

  • Don't see your idea?

Suggestions

Categories

Feedback and Knowledge Base