Total Driving School Management Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Total Driving School Management

Most widely used driving school software solution.

4.9/5 (20 reviews)

Total Driving School Management overview

What is Total Driving School Management?

Total Driving School Management is a web-based software designed for driving schools, instructors, and students in the US and Canada, which can be accessed from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. The platform includes features for managing student information, lesson scheduling, instructor and class availability tracking, online enrollment, payment processing, and more.

With Total Driving School Management, both students and office staff can schedule in-car lessons and class sessions, with a drag-and-drop interface enabling quick rescheduling of sessions. The multi-instructor calendar lets users view all instructor schedules for a single day, allowing the rescheduling of lessons to different instructors, and instructors can check and print their daily, weekly, or monthly schedules. Lesson reminders are delivered to students, staff, and parents automatically via email, with the option to send multiple reminders for upcoming sessions. The software records all classroom sessions and in-car lessons booked and attended by each student, giving users insight into attendance histories, upcoming lessons, and lesson balances.

Total Driving School Management integrates with driving school websites to provide online enrollment capabilities. Students can sign up for specific classes and submit their personal information to be recorded directly into the school database, removing the need for double entry of data. Integration with Authorize.Net and PayPal enables the processing of credit card payments for classes, and enrollment confirmation emails are sent out automatically. All student payments can be tracked, including cash or check payments, and users can print out individual or summarized payment receipts.

Pricing

Starting from
$2
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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Total Driving School Management user reviews

Excellent
18

Very good
2

Average
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Poor
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Marcy McGinnis

We have been using this software for 5+ years. We couldn't stay in business without it.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-26
Review Source: Capterra

Time savings, cost savings. Can use anywhere I have an Internet connection. Frees up time from our offices having to schedule over the phone and we can spend more time with prospective customers.

Pros
We used a scheduling only software at one time, but quickly outgrew it. Driving School Software was only slightly more cost but does so much more! We needed an all in one software in order to open additional locations and be able to run all locations from any office. We register, receive payment, track classroom hours, track BTW hours, track State Testing, and final underage Certification. All tracking keeps us compliant with State requirements. Scheduling students is FAST! Creating open appointments and changing them is a breeze. Looking up students and and using quickviews for a brief overview is a real time saver. Automated e-mails and sms, plus we can send single sms directly to student and/or parents.

Cons
Although it's fast, moving through different screens for student accounts, i.e., billing on one screen, enrollment on another, general information on another; can be cumbersome, but not a real Con, just could be better. The developers are addressing these issues at this time and we are eagerly looking forward to the enhancements.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pamela Corliss

Longtime User

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-03-20
Review Source: Capterra

Our Driving School has been using this software for 10 years. We were a little hesitant at the start, as none of us had strong tech skills and we were a little afraid of everything being in the "cloud." Also, the program had so many components that it was a little overwhelming at the beginning. But our concerns did not last long, as we found out that we could limit our use to one component at a time and keep adding to our usage as we became more comfortable. We can't imagine surviving without this software. Every employee in our school from the instructors to the master schedule controller to the bookkeeper use this one software program on a daily basis. It is the "central core" that keeps us all together, even though we live miles apart and do not connect at a central office on a daily basis.

Pros
Our team highly values that the software is all-inclusive and everything that we used to do totally on a paper schedule/log book is incorporated in the program. We like that is is Driving School Specific and not just a general appointment scheduling software. We appreciate that the software has "grown" over the years, responding to recommendations from the Driving School Industry.

Cons
There is not much to dislike! In the early years, it took a few days to receive a response to a question/concern. But now, it is apparent that this problem has been addressed, as the response time from the Support team is very fast.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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JAKE COONEY

BEST DRIVING SCHOOL SOFTWARE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

Driving School Software has revolutionized our business. They are the best product out there for Driving Schools and have rigorously developed an incredible one-stop shop for everything we need: Registration, Billing, Scheduling and Tracking. All in one, state-of-the-art system for Student, Staff & Instructors.

Pros
The people that run it are AMAZING! The [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], personally guided CMSC Auto School through our onboarding and has been there for us ever since. His sharp team of Customer Service Techs--including [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] always crack the code in a timely fashion. They not only answer the phone but seem happy to hear from us and go above and beyond! Covid is a perfect example: instead of shutting down, they ramped up for all their customers and innovated: Digital Driver's Ed, Final Exams, and Electronic Waivers and Signature Sheets to help our customers feel safer about coming back to our school. In so many ways, having DSS is a huge competitive edge! - Jake Cooney, CMSC Auto School, Owner

Cons
The pros far outweigh any cons-none of which I can think of at the moment!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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manish sondhi

Great software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Scheduling appointment online and is change the song real time.

Cons
User name password should we email, Before making payment the customer should see the schedule first.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Al Kay Guadagnoli

Have been using the program going on 3-years. Very easy to maneuver and great technical support.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-20
Review Source: Capterra

Works good with my website. Calendar reminders, reports, managing accounts receivables and receipts, rosters, attendance and will be using drive time reports soon. Ease of doing business is great!

Pros
The support team is what makes this software. They are right there to assist and make the adjustments to the needs of the driving school. I had left Danube for another vendor's software and found out I made a mistake. The other software was the same for every school customer they had and if I needed something specific for my school, it could not be done as it would affect the program for all their customers. Danube is not limited and I was back to Danube within 2-months. " You don't know what you've got until it is gone". I can generate the data for my state's specific reports, I can create excel spreadsheets and have fields that assist me with proactive marketing. Emailing customers is easy and sorting out what receipts came in for specific locations is vital when having to do gross receipts tax with different tax rates.

Cons
Gross receipts don't match up monthly with that of the merchant account because they don't have the same dates when taken into our school.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Total Driving School Management pricing

Starting from
$2
Pricing options
Subscription
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Pricing is based on usage and it starts at $2/student account. Student account fees are a one time payment.

Total Driving School Management features

Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Reporting & Statistics

API (178 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (203 other apps)
Activity Tracking (108 other apps)
Assessment Management (182 other apps)
Blended Learning (110 other apps)
Calendar Management (107 other apps)
Communication Management (149 other apps)
Content Management (122 other apps)
Course Authoring (143 other apps)
Data Import/Export (119 other apps)
Learning Management (217 other apps)
Progress Reports (133 other apps)
Progress Tracking (144 other apps)
Self Service Portal (109 other apps)
Third Party Integration (145 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Total Driving School Management

Key features of Total Driving School Management

  • Access controls
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic email reminders, notifications & alerts
  • Certificate printing
  • Class availability management
  • Class roster printing
  • Class session scheduling
  • Confirmation emails
  • Credit card payment processing
  • Custom reporting
  • Enrollment management
  • In-car scheduling
  • Multi-office support
  • Online student registrations
  • Outstanding class & in-car lesson tracking
  • School branding
  • Staff availability & working hours
  • Staff schedule printing
  • Staff vacation & sick leave tracking
  • Student information management
  • Student purchase & enrollment tracking
  • Student search
  • User rights management
  • Vehicle availability & information management
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Benefits

Integrated email automatically delivers notifications and reminders to staff, parents, and students based on school settings, with the option to send multiple reminders for upcoming class sessions or in-car lessons.

Office staff can schedule student lessons or students can be allowed to schedule their own lessons, and instructors can check and print their daily, weekly, or monthly schedules.

The drag-and-drop scheduler can also be used to reschedule appointments for a different date or time with the same or different instructors, and the multi-instructor calendar lets users view all instructor schedules for a single day.

Student information including addresses, phone numbers, and account balances can be viewed within the scheduler, and students’ home addresses can also be viewed on the integrated map.

Users can access a history of each student’s purchases with a single click, including programs, packages, no-shows, and cancellations.