If you haven’t heard, here at Jackrabbit Class we like to be creative and deliver exciting content in different ways. Enter Virtual Release Notes webinars.
These short and sweet webinars are focused on recapping enhancements our Product and Engineering teams have recently released, previewing what’s in beta testing, and looking ahead at what’s coming up next on the product roadmap. With a quick demo of how to get started with these new releases, you can ensure you’re always making the best use of your time and using your Jackrabbit application to the fullest!
October’s refinements and releases with Jackrabbit Class
When it comes to putting out the latest and greatest enhancements, the Jackrabbit team understands the importance of making sure the feature works for the majority of our clients. That’s why it’s common to see refinements to features after the initial release – we believe in growing and improving right beside you!
With a Q&A format, Marie and I easily cover what the enhancement is, how it’s helpful for you and your team and how you can start using it right away. Of course, our support team is always ready to help you get up and running.
Q&A on Jackrabbit’s latest enhancements and refinements
What is the newest user permission available?
Along with every great feature comes user permissions that determine who can perform which tasks. This helps you keep your data safe and secure in the hands of those you trust the most.
Recently, our team added a user permission for task automation – part of the powerful Set It and Forget It feature. Task automation is where you go when you need to edit, pause or delete an existing scheduled function or automated task. (—>For helpful guidelines on user permissions, check out this help article)
How have smart grids improved when filtering dates?
Smart Grids are one of the most powerful features in Jackrabbit due to the numerous ways you can filter and sort your data. To make this process even easier, the team adjusted the columns with dates so you can simply type in the date instead of searching for it with what we call the ‘date picker’. This was a highly requested refinement that was a big win for our smart grid pros!
What’s the latest improvement to costume management?
To help with managing the posting of costume deposits and balances when using the Costume Management feature, the Jackrabbit team added duplicate fee detection. Through the color coding on the preview page before posting costume deposits and balances, you can easily see where the duplicates are and the reason. With more robust functionality in place for costumes and apparel, you can ensure accurate billing – which parents will love you for! (—>Learn more about duplicate fee detection when posting fees for costumes)
How has the filtering for Email Students Schedules been enhanced?
Email Student Schedules is a great way to send out each student’s schedule in a matter of a few clicks for an upcoming session. With the latest filter, Class Status, you can be really specific about which classes are included on the schedules you are sending out.
Anything that helps improve communication with students and parents is a huge win!
What’s next for Jackrabbit enhancements?
As the team is continuing to produce and refine existing enhancements, there are a few exciting new features on the way!
Features currently in beta testing
Beta testing is a time period where a subset of users gets access to a new feature. During this time, they use the feature, give feedback, and adjust their use of the feature along with any helpful updates made by the Jackrabbit team. It’s a great way to get early access to a feature you’ve been waiting for and helps shape the outcome of the feature with real-life scenarios.
Some of the most exciting features of 2021 are currently in beta testing or are getting ready to start their beta testing very soon:
- Multiple policies: customize your policies and waivers based on the class.
- Auto-posting registration fees from the Parent Portal: automate the enrollment process for existing families.
- Automated payment processing: the last step to automating your tuition billing process.
We can’t wait to share more about these features when they are ready to release!
What’s next on the 2021 Product Roadmap?
While we have some features going through the beta testing process, we also have a few that will be making their debut later this year! These enhancements include:
- Adjust columns in smart grids: auto-size your columns to see more information on your screen.
- Updated interface for processing ePayments: process credit cards and bank accounts en masse, simultaneously.
- Notifications for absences scheduled in the Parent Portal: option to receive an email when a parent submits a future absence from the portal.
2021 may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean our team’s work on making Jackrabbit the best it can be is following that trend.
Ready to get started with these exciting new features and refinements? We thought so! If you’re already using Jackrabbit and want to take advantage of all that it has to offer, a checkup call with our support team is the best next step for you!