Best School Management Software to Help Grow Your Business
Since 2012, Udio's goal has been to develop and maintain the best school management software to assist the growth of class and session-based businesses.
Udio has partnered with schools across Australia and New Zealand to ensure our software continues to be an effective management solution. Our platform was created in collaboration with school owners and managers who have over 40 years of experience. We’re dedicated to simplifying everyday tasks, so you can focus on growing your business. Start achieving a better work-life balance and take control of your time.
Why We Built School Management Software
Udio was formed to solve a specific problem. In 2012, we identified the need for a resilient software product class-based businesses could use to better manage their operations.
While most booking systems were simple server-based tools, the industry needed a more sophisticated way to manage customers and complete admin tasks at their own convenience. But there was no system flexible enough to meet the demands of school owners and managers.
Similarly, other class and session-based businesses were also struggling with inefficiencies via legacy booking systems. Limited payment functionality, slow speed and lack of transparency meant many owners and managers were growing increasingly frustrated with their management software. Not to mention, inadequate automation had staff working harder than they needed to.
Many business owners and managers wanted the flexibility to access all information, anywhere, any time.
The Udio team set to work, building a school management system powerful enough to nurture the future development of businesses worldwide. Udio was born - an adaptable cloud-based booking software.
In 2014, the first operational Udio module was launched in all State Swim schools in Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Since then we’ve partnered with Australia and New Zealand’s leading swim schools to develop Udio into what it is today.
By August 2016, features such as the customer portal and integrated payments gateway brought more benefits. The customer’s of our class-based clients gained account access 24x7, eliminating a need to rely on the businesses only when they’re open. Schools, sports facilities and fitness studios saw time-saving rewards and a reduction in tedious admin hours.
Udio's Vision and Mission
Udio's aim is to provide you with the best school management software to help you achieve professional success. Our complete software solution is constantly evolving. Since its inception, platform additions have been motivated by our customers and their feedback. When suggestions are beneficial to the system and everyone using it, the Udio team will include them.
Our mission is to help streamline the way you do business. Udio is fulfilling this mission by removing the challenges of legacy booking platforms and innovating with new software management features to benefit your business.
What I like most about Udio is the customer portal and self check-in. Having the ability for customers to manage their own bookings and check themselves into lessons has enabled us to shift our resources to other areas of the business. This means we are able to offer a better level of service to our customers and more support to our staff.
With Udio, there is transparency and convenience for the customer, smooth cash flow for the business and it allows staff on-site to deliver on higher-value tasks contributing to us being able to provide exceptional service. Implementation was smooth and the Udio team will always go above and beyond to deliver great customer service.
Udio was able to quickly and accurately upload our XL spreadsheets and implement our management system. Our customers have enjoyed being able to access their family profiles, including their bookings and invoices.
The dashboard makes everything so simple and convenient. This product has made me confident in doing my administration work whilst minimising time at my computer.
Udio has had a very positive impact on the management of our staff, parents and students. The customer portal ensures all students are checked by their parents, as well as making staff aware who is and isn’t attending.
I don’t know what I would do without Udio, to be honest. It's very intuitive and it's certainly reduced the admin time, particularly around invoicing - the process is just seamless.
It's fantastic that the customer portal for achievements and progress is integrated into the one unit; it's an integration that saves time.
We’ve seen an 87% uptake of bookings online; that’s over 4,000 transactions per week. We spend less time answering the phones which saves us around $8,500 per year.
We were looking for a dedicated swim school software solution that would centralise our booking and membership system across our 9 centres. Udio was the ideal solution as it was modern, cloud-based and enabled us to have a progressive rollout strategy and also we could add functionality to the core platform on an as needs basis.