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Sportsman Web Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.1

/5

21

Total features

50

7 categories

Sportsman Web features

ACH Payment Processing
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Attendance Management
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management

Common features of Parks and Recreation software

ACH Payment Processing
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Attendance Management
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Management

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Functionality

4.1

/5

21

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Total Features

50

Unique features

  • Visitor Registration

  • Equipment Tracking

  • Event Ticketing

  • Email Management

Functionality

4.6

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Total Features

76

Features in Common

11

Unique features

  • Website Management

  • Customizable Branding

  • Auto Update

  • Multi-Property

Functionality

4.3

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Total Features

137

Features in Common

31

Unique features

  • Alerts/Notifications

  • Marina Management

  • Access Controls/Permissions

  • Historical Reporting

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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SportsMan has been a Godsend for our overall operations.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Since switching to SportsMan we finally have a viable, online option for our clients to register for our programs.

Pros

The overall ease of use of SportsMan and SportsMan Web has made our job so much more efficient. The customizable dashboard it top-notch in that it gives you real-time information to our daily operation.

Cons

As of this writing there have been no noticeable downsides to the product.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review!

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 3 months ago

We've had challenges over the years but that is to be expected. I have always felt comfortable calling and walking through a scenario for ways to do things differently or to learn a new way to do something. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] has been AMAZING at the brainstorming process too. The follow up from Sportsman after something is enhanced or if they need to research and get back has been stellar recently. Really love getting those calls/e-mails back letting me know something is updated or show me how to work through something.

Pros

The "small town" feel when you call in for support. I share this with many different people, really important to me to have similar people helping out and it's great if they happen to know you too. Sportsman has this and I hope it continues! The last couple years Sportsman has been taking HUGE leaps and advances. I like where it's going and the webinars are SUPER GREAT, keep it up!

Cons

Struggling a bit with special event permit management on our end and the potential integration between Police and us. I think it's a conversation we need to have with Sportsman to see if there is something we are unsure about. I know our Special Events Coordinator has been having challenges with that. Coupon (discount) options aren't offered online and aren't "smart" enough to only be applicable to certain things with a date range or expiration. Would love to see that expanded. Example: We have Admit One coupons to our Rec Center we would love to give out to people so they can bring a friend BUT then it really requires the person to come in to be able to apply the discount. We are trying to get people to register online as much as possible so this puts us in a weird spot.

Vendor response

Thanks for the review, Kaisa. We appreciate it and we will be in touch so we can help you out with the things you're struggling with!

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Good solution with very few improvements

Reviewed 3 months ago

I have enjoyed my time with Sportsman. It has potential to be a great software for small recreation departments. However, our community is growing and so too is the expectations of our clientele. Mobile friendly users demand to have the ability to register online as they are on the go parents. Sportsman web is lacking many features that the desktop version has. The software has tremendous value for the money, but I think changes need to be made to improve and keep up with the times.

Pros

We have been using Sportsman for roughly 20 years (legacy in the early 2000's, then SQL until present). We were one of the first users in Massachusetts and Sportsman quickly became the go to application for P & R towns in Massachusetts. Over the years, Sportsman has made minor improvements, but in my opinion has not kept up with the industry.

Cons

Many of the features in Sportsman, are the same as they were in 2004. Getting improvements done seems to be a major undertaking. Developers are not working hand and hand with the end users, instead relying on an overworked staff to implement change. Facility management tool is poor. It lacks flexibility to change reservations without deleting and restarting. The look and feel to Sportsman is very basic. Server vs. cloud is still not ideal.

Vendor response

Thanks for the review, Ryan. It is important to us that we continue to meet our customer's needs. Have you had a chance to see our new Sportsman Web App? We have made several improvements and I think we have a solution for your concerns. Feel free to reach out anytime for a quick demo.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sportsman is the best

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

What i like best is the customer service. I can call anytime and know that they will listen to my concerns and have them solved very quickly. They truly care about their customers and that makes using the program a no brainer!

Cons

I want to print a monthly calendar and can't

Vendor response

Thanks, Laurie. We really appreciate your kind words.

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Customer service is why Sportsman is the best

Reviewed 3 months ago

We are still experimenting with Sportsman Web (we're diehard Sportsman SQL/Cloud users). BUT we're starting to use Web on mobile devices, for check-ins, remote registration & payments which is VERY convenient. I also love the polished look. Great job!

Pros

Truly one of the best aspects with Sportsman / Peak Software Systems is the top notch customer service. Anytime we're in a bind, have a question, or are looking for increased capabilities, the tech team is always there to help. In addition to the customer service, I appreciate that Sportsman is always looking to improve their software - and make sure the rollout is smooth and glitch-free. I'm amazed how often I hear horror stories from other recreation departments using other software packages. While Sportsman isn't the biggest, they definitely are the best!

Cons

No cons. I truly feel this is one of the best recreation software packages out there.

Vendor response

Hey Chuck, thanks for the great review!

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Recreation Management Software

Reviewed 3 months ago

Really enjoyed the web based option thus far!

Pros

Sportsman offers the most bang for your buck! Low cost - high output.

Cons

Does not offer the most customer friendly portal for online registration, user accounts and no app available.

Vendor response

Hey Bob, we appreciate the review, and the honesty! We are always working to improve the experience from both your, and the customers' side. I think you'll be please with some of the updates coming out this year.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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50 50 simplicity

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall it isnt bad. Its hard to get customer service help when you call. I dont think it is worth the price but it gets the job done

Pros

I like how easy it is to create a new program and hide old ones so that the management side doesn't look cluttered

Cons

The till on sportman doesn't close at the same time as our bank software so sometimes its hard to match up transactions

Vendor response

We appreciate the review! Have you looked into Sportsman Web yet?

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Overall pretty good, but struggles with specific needs

Reviewed 4 years ago

Moved from paper to online registration...a huge help!!

Pros

Easy to use and teach the basics to our seasonal staff. We use the software to check in our pool members and it's been easy to teach our 14-17 year old staff members how to use it.

Cons

Custom reports and/or custom needs. We would like to have an easier way to create our own custom reports to fit our department and our committee needs.

Vendor response

Thanks for the review Stacey. We'd love to show you the new features on Sportsman Web!

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Sportsman more than meets our needs

Reviewed 3 months ago

No problems. If we do have an issue we just call and they help us with it.

Pros

Our customers like the option of booking online and not having to come in to our office.

Cons

Adding additional people still seem to have some confused and they call. It would be nice to have an easier way of adding people to their group when reserving activities

Vendor response

Thanks, Vicky. We'll keep up the good work.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great platform to manage recreation facilities and programs

Reviewed 3 years ago

We manage a City fitness center and pool as well as a senior center with Sportsman SQL. We also use it for reservation of fields, and facilities. It works pretty well for maintaining client data and membership as well as allowing for online registration for activities and sports.

Pros

SportMan SQL is inexpensive compared to similar products and is very capable in of managing client memberships, activity registrations and cashiering. The interface is easy to understand and use and it doesn't take much time to train new employees to use it.

Cons

The activity registration website does not allow us to link directly to a facility or activity in order for users to register but we have to start them at the beginning and have the user find their way to the activity etc.

Vendor response

Thanks for the great review!

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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New To Sportsman

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall using Sportsman has been an easy and hassle free. Simply taking the time to play around in the system and learn the functions is enough to make it functional quickly. There are some bells and whistles available, and it seems like more are in the works to make operating a recreation business even easier!

Pros

The online platform for public users is so easy and makes the registration process very smooth for the customer.

Cons

There are some features that are still not available in the web version, but I'm sure over time that will be resolved. Overall the discount functionality is a bit confusing to learn. Also, I wish there was a function that would allow us to have an approved registrant list so we can allow people to register online for a program that they need to approve to participate in (i.e. pass a certain level, only offered to specific groups, etc.)

Vendor response

Thanks for the review, Lauren!

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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Tough to use

Reviewed 2 years ago

Put it this way, glad we switched software.

Pros

Not much. About the only pro was the ease to input data.

Cons

Where to begin? It was tough on the end user to find programs, it was often difficult to navigate on the management side, there always seemed to be issues that took a long time to be corrected, the management side was easy to look at, etc.

Vendor response

Sorry to hear you had trouble with Sportsman SQL. Have you looked into our new Web App?