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Sawyer

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Class management software for kids activity providers

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Sawyer product overview

Price starts from

129

Per year

Other

What is Sawyer?

Sawyer is an all-in-one interface that allows educators to build custom class schedules and easily manage online registration, payment processing, parent communications and more. Our dedicated and top-rated support team provides training videos, hosted webinars, and business resources for educational leaders to bring our community together.

Key benefits of using Sawyer

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Chat
    Phone Support
    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Webinars
    In Person
    Documentation
    Live Online
    Videos

    Sawyer pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    302

    Starting from

    129

    Per year

    Other

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Sawyer features

    Functionality

    4.1

    /5

    302

    Total features

    96

    10 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Activity Dashboard
    Reporting & Statistics
    Third-Party Integrations
    Reporting/Analytics
    Alerts/Notifications
    Learning Management
    Customizable Reports
    Course Management

    Functionality contenders

    Sawyer users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.6

    /5

    302

    Positive reviews

    92

    %

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.66/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    201

    76

    18

    3

    4

    Pros
    Customer service is very responsive and friendly. Color scheme/design of software is nice.
    Love the comprehensive scheduling capabilities and the way it works with my website.
    I love their prompt replies to help requests. They are easy to work with and overall the platform is easy to use.
    Cons
    I am confused as to why we have to set up an activity AND a camp or semester.
    The reports that you are able to run are useless. Parents should be able to register and select check or homeschool funds.
    I noticed that, when I added a few more weeks to an existing semester, a few random classes were displayed as cancelled. This happened immediately after I added the weeks.

    Overall rating contenders

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    Michelle F.

    General Manager

    Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

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    Overall Rating

    Sawyer has made my life easier!

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Michelle F.: My name is Michelle. I am the general manager at a nonprofit, and I rate Sawyer a five....

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    Alison B.

    Arts and Crafts, self-employed

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Great software for registrations!

    Reviewed 6 years ago

    I have been super impressed with the way Sawyer is adding options and new features all the time. The customer service I have received from Isabelle and the rest of the team is top-notch!

    Pros

    I love that I have all of my services in one place. It makes registration simple and easy for both my customers and myself! I also love that I can create a service once and then simply copy and paste it into my schedule. It makes customization very easy.

    Cons

    Sometimes the navigation of Sawyer Tools can be cumbersome. It would be nice to have a menu drop-down that allows access to other pages without having to go back to the main menu each time. Also, being able to add a quantity option for adult events and classes would be quite helpful.

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    Lia S.

    Arts and Crafts, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Easy way to manage class and camp registrations

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    My favorite thing about Sawyer is that I trust that all my registration information is accurate and in one place. It's been incredibly helpful in running my business. In my years using this software, I've also seen how Sawyer is always changing and improving to meet the needs of clients. It has improved my experience and what I can offer my customers.

    Pros

    I like the clean look of this software, and that it is easy to add, change and adjust information on my end. The dashboard helps me see all my upcoming programming and stay in communication with registered participants. It makes billing very easy, offering flexibility for participants and automatic payments so I don't need to spend time tracking this each month or sending reminders. I like the waitlist option.

    Cons

    The cons are small things - I wish you could edit the coupon codes because I can never get them right the first time. I wish there was a printable check in/check out list as a roster setting that could fit onto one page. I would probably use a mobile app to check class registration, or be able to have different teachers use a mobile sign-in process for classes. But these are small compared to all the benefits.

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    Noemi M.

    Education Management, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Amazing platform!!!

    Reviewed a month ago
    Pros

    I like the process to integrate the parents to the classes. Easier and quickly!

    Cons

    They need to put also the Spanish option because we have many latin families.

    MN
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    Michael N.

    Music, 11-50 employees

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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    I wanted to love it.

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    It took me a while to come on board with this company. Their management is truly a money driven experience. You can feel it from any company from major corporations to small biz. The way they address their clients and the way they are deeply out for information (emails of their clients', clients) - they are even sneaky about it. I express my utter discontent with the [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and the response was, thanks for giving us a try. Not, let's make it right. I've been in business for 15 years and received the most outlandish, crazy complaints, my customer is always right. Always. This particular company is completely disappointing because I really want to love it and ..... it isn't good deep down to it's core.

    Pros

    It looks great. That's really it...really, that's the selling point it's all downhill from there.

    Cons

    The widget slows your website down dramatically and the problem has existed for a long time. Customer Service is the major negative with this platform. They are set in their ways and will do absolutely nothing beyond their initial intentions. There are many other platforms that will customize your experience, and they are nice. Which is great. Cost - You can save $125 a month with multiple other companies. Your clients must sign up for sawyer before even seeing what you have to offer. They are absolutely hungry for your users information.

    Vendor response

    Hi Michael, I am so sorry that you had a less than stellar experience at Sawyer, that is never our intent nor our goal. We continue to evolve our products because of feedback like this and would love to connect on how we can improve if you're open to it. Let us know if you have time to hop on a call to review!

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    Jennifer H.

    E-Learning, self-employed

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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    Review from Sit Beside

    Reviewed a month ago
    Pros

    Online payment system. Classes can be duplicated. In system communication with clients.

    Cons

    Plug in within square space sometimes does strange things.

    Sawyer FAQs

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Sawyer offer?

    Sawyer has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $129.00/year
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Sawyer?

    Sawyer has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Sawyer support?

    Sawyer supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Sawyer support mobile devices?

    Sawyer supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Sawyer offer an API?

    No, Sawyer does not have an API available.


    Q. What other apps does Sawyer integrate with?

    Sawyer integrates with the following applications:
    Wix, Constant Contact, Google Analytics 360, Zapier, WordPress, Stripe, Squarespace, Meta for Business, Mailchimp


    Q. What level of support does Sawyer offer?

    Sawyer offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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