Sawyer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Class management software for kids activity providers

4.42/5 (109 reviews)

Sawyer overview

Built by and for children's activity providers, Sawyer is a customizable class management software with features for scheduling, online payments, and messaging. Sawyer Tools' aim is to ensure every child has the opportunity to discover their own love of learning by making the process of discovering and booking activities as seamless and accessible as possible.

The business intelligence software is built by and specifically for providers of children's activities. With custom classroom and camp management, instant communication with parents, online registration and payment processing, and powerful scheduling tools, Sawyer aims to help businesses with the scheduling and planning of classroom activities.


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Business size



United States

Supported languages

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Sawyer reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
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Galina Isman

Review for Sawyer from Tiny Tunes Studio

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

I love having Sawyer. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have this platform. Simplifies things so much. I would do it over again. I love that it's so easy to use and very user friendly. I didn't need to "learn" to use it - it's very self-explanatory. I like that I get paid very fast with Sawyer direct deposits. I like this new party booking feature - haven't tried it yet but intend to sign up for that!

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Olivia Ramsey

Sawyer tools

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

I have been with sawyer from day one, and it has been so great to see them grow. It has definitely solved a lot of registration problems, and makes the process a bit more seamless. It has freed up quite a bit of admin time to focus on growing the business in other ways. THe customer service is the most wonderful aspect of sawyer. If I ever have the smallest problem, the admin team gets back with me within minutes, and a fix is on the way. They are constantly working to make the software better, and really value the relationships they build with their customers. You get the sense that they really care about helping us grow our businesses.

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Sarah Gladwin Camp

Incredibly easy to use and nicely streamlined for parents. I love their customer service too!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

I'm having a much smoother time registering families for my programs. Previously I had a lot of drop ins and even registrations who hadn't actually paid, but with Sawyer I've really minimized how many people I have to track down for payment later. I also appreciate that there are questions built into registration and that I can even add more questions, which comes in very handy when I'm running the camp and have kids for the whole day. It is really user-friendly. It did not take long to learn it and I can train my admin staff to use it pretty quickly. I like the interface, everything looks nice and is readily accessible. I LOVE the customer service team, they have always been really fantastic and totally understand my needs as a small business offering kids' programming.

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Rachel MOORE

Why I like Sawyer for my Business

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-09-26
Review Source: Capterra

Positive, Forward Thinking, Clean, Professional, Understands Enrichment Classes, Oppertunities to Grow you business using their product. Sawyer "gets" my business. It is nice to have a platform that has already thought of what I need for my enrichment class platforms. I have worked with other online registration platforms, the interface is not as clean and beautiful as Sawyer and it required more time spent on my end customizing. Also, Sawyer sends payments DAILY rather than twice a month - which is huge for a small business.

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DeMarcus Suggs

Great, but not Excellent

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

I thought the onboarding with Sawyer was smooth and the team was enthusiastic to support our transition into the software. While the service is pretty great, and our support person has been receptive to our needs, it does not seem that Sawyer is able to make adaptive changes based on the customer's needs. I say this with the assumption that organizations similar to ours (in terms of services offered and size of customer base) have similar- if not the same- needs as ours.What I like most about the Sawyer software is that it suits the needs of a robust program like ours in that it provides seamless attendance tracking , easy student and parent information maintenance, as well as accessible finance reporting.

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Sawyer pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Pricing is a per transaction fee

Sawyer features

Calendar Management
Communication Management
Customizable Reporting
Electronic Payments

API (67 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (77 other apps)
Activity Tracking (43 other apps)
Assessment Management (68 other apps)
Attendance Management (59 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (58 other apps)
Course Authoring (48 other apps)
Course Catalog (43 other apps)
Customizable Branding (43 other apps)
Data Import/Export (50 other apps)
Learning Management (72 other apps)
Progress Tracking (44 other apps)
Records Management (56 other apps)
Registration Management (48 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (65 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (54 other apps)

Additional information for Sawyer

Key features of Sawyer

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