A new year, a new month, and a brand new Friday Five.
If it’s your first time here, each month we host a Jackrabbit Friday Five to give you a tidbit on five power tips, fun facts, or robust features in less than 5 minutes. Just think of it as your monthly dose of quick information while you sip your morning coffee or afternoon tea!
Now that you’ve gotten a little background on what this is, let’s jump to the good part – Jackrabbit’s 2021 Product Roadmap.
What is a product roadmap?
Think of a product roadmap like your class lesson plans. You sit down to brainstorm and develop what your lesson plans are for the week, month, or year for each level to make sure you and your instructors are prepared and consistent in what you are teaching.
A product roadmap is also a plan. More specifically, it’s the result of our Product team getting together to brainstorm and develop the enhancement and innovation plans for the year to make sure you and your team are able to work smarter, not harder.
Jackrabbit’s 2021 Product Roadmap includes a lineup full of enhancements that are meant to give you the gift of time. Partnering with you in your swim schools, gymnastics and cheer gyms, dance studios, and music schools shows that we are bigger, better, and smarter as ONE.
How can Jackrabbit’s 2021 Product Roadmap benefit your youth activity center?
Saving time and making your life easier – your ears probably perked up when those things were mentioned. But stay with me because the features coming to Jackrabbit this year are complete game-changers.
Set it and forget it tuition billing
Have you ever been at a dance competition, swim meet, gymnastics practice, or even a family vacation and it’s time to bill and charge tuition? Thought so!
With the powerful automation in the Set it and Forget It tuition posting and payment processing, you can schedule everything ahead of time, and that’s right – set it and literally forget it. Jackrabbit will do the work for you so you can get back to business or work on that work/life balance you’ve always wanted!
Beta testing starts soon so don’t miss the chance to join the beta and get early access to the most-requested feature of the year!
Parent experience upgrades
We know that if your customers have a great experience, then so will you! And customer service might be the most important competitive edge you have right now.
That’s why the Jackrabbit team wants to make the family experience as smooth as possible by updating the Parent Portal to:
- give new and existing families a consistent experience when registering and enrolling in new classes,
- automatically post registration fees with new enrollments, and
- require payment to complete enrollment for classes and events like a true online shopping experience.
We can’t wait to share these exciting upgrades with you throughout the year! (—> Learn how to leverage the Parent Portal at your youth activity center)
Do you host summer camps? Do you have a competitive team? Do you have classes that have different rules and expectations? If you answered yes to any of those, this enhancement is specifically for you!
With the changes to how your youth activity center operates due to COVID-19, it became more apparent that having multiple sets of policies for your classes, sessions, teams, etc. was more needed than ever before.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the release date!
This year, the Jackrabbit team is focused on researching and learning more about private lessons, when and how they are used, and the functionality that is needed by our clients to support scheduling and managing them. Our goal is to streamline the process and keep as much of the operations as possible in the Jackrabbit application.
With so many different scenarios, there is a lot to uncover here but we are looking forward to working towards one of our most popular ideas in the Idea Portal.
It’s not too late to join the conversation. Tell us how you use private lessons in the Idea Portal!
Spot TV integration phase 2
It’s no secret that Jackrabbit takes great pride in the partners we choose to integrate with. Last year, we debuted our exclusive partnership with Spot TV, a live streaming service that connects right to the Jackrabbit Parent Portal.
This year, we are taking the integration a step further to streamline how you assign cameras and classes, as well as how you manage groups on the administrative backend for the streaming service.
What are your next steps?
Coming off of a year that brought on challenges that none of us were prepared for was a great learning opportunity. We’ve listened, we’ve learned, and we’ve developed an exciting plan to take on 2021 as ONE with you and your team.
In addition to the new features we are bringing to our application, our Support team is dedicated to helping you tackle any feature or workflow because we know your time is valuable. Work with a Support rep 1:1 during a Checkup Call and start checking things off your to-do list!