DanceBiz Blog

DanceBiz Blog

For all the latest news and information from DanceBiz and ThinkSmart Software.

New Release - Version 15.1
New Release - Version 15.4
Wednesday, 25th March 2020 by ThinkSmart Software

The planning around this software version was for a few minor features and adjustments in preparation for the anticipated release of the feature-packed version 16 next month. In light of the effect...

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Five Reasons Staff Training Is A Worthwhile Investment
Thursday, 13th February 2020 by ThinkSmart Software

As small to medium business owners, you likely know the importance of having help. Employees are more than just a number - they are the assistance and talent you need for your business to thrive. ...

Sitting down with Jaime & Paul Richmond from Vibe Studios
Sitting down with Jaime & Paul Richmond from Vibe Studios
Tuesday, 8th October 2019 by Caroline Leigh

Recently I had a refreshing chat with both Jaime and Paul Richmond from Vibe Studios in Melbourne. They provided an inspiring summary of the journey Jaime took to build her business into the vibran...

We are SCA Ready!
We are SCA Ready!
Tuesday, 27th August 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

Version 15.2 has just been released. In this update, we have delivered on the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) EU requirements. This means for all our EU customers, we are fully prepared and re...

New Release - Version 15.1
New Release - Version 15.1
Wednesday, 17th July 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

Our Version 15.1 is out now and is jam-packed with new features and capabilities! Check them all out in the version history. Included in this release is our new check-in app (for Android tablets)....

What's On 4 Kids 2019 Conference & Awards Night (Australia)
What's On 4 Kids 2019 Conference & Awards Night (Australia)
Sunday, 2nd June 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

ThinkSmart Software was proud to sponsor the What's On 4 Kids Conference & Awards night. This event brought together a diverse range of children's activity providers. Andrew and Natalie enjoyed...

New Release - Version 15
New Release - Version 15
Tuesday, 7th May 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

We're excited to announce that version 15 has just been released. This version includes our new 'Notifications' feature. Now users can completely automate messages to both customers and staff based...

Ten Reasons To Break Free From Excel; It Is Holding Your Business Back
Ten Reasons To Break Free From Excel; It Is Holding Your Business Back
Wednesday, 13th February 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

The future is calling out to you. Obviously, if you are using Excel, you know your way around a computer. Take this knowledge and start using a customised Class Scheduling and Registration software...

Happy Customers = Successful Business
Happy Customers = Successful Business
Wednesday, 30th January 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

Think about a customer’s interaction with your business from the first touch to the last. First touch points could be social media posts, your website, over the phone or in person, then customers...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 14.1
Wednesday, 30th January 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

Version 14.1 has been released and has some handy new features! These new additions are just some of the features we have in store for our customers for 2019. Below is a snapshot of some of these....

10 Essential Things to Consider When Choosing Dance Studio Software
10 Essential Things to Consider When Choosing Dance Studio Software
Thursday, 24th January 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

Usually, word of mouth is the way people decide what software product to use. This is a strong voice of reason. If one of my trusted colleagues or friends recommends a software product, I am a lot ...

ThinkSmart Software featured on Industry Leaders
ThinkSmart Software featured on Industry Leaders
Tuesday, 15th January 2019 by ThinkSmart Software

Andrew Leigh and the Aussie team featured on the TV show 'Industry Leaders', which aired on Foxtel during October 2018. The segment follows the fascinating story of how ThinkSmart Software began an...

18 Fantastic Ways To Say 'Thank You' To Staff
18 Fantastic Ways To Say 'Thank You' To Staff
Wednesday, 5th December 2018 by ThinkSmart Software

It’s that time of year. A time for Christmas parties and thank you gifts. What do you think your staff want? More money, cold hard cash, praise, a new title or a new car? Well, they may have to s...

New Release - Version 14
New Release - Version 14
Tuesday, 27th November 2018 by ThinkSmart Software

Version 14 has been released and is jam-packed with new features! Our software has taken a big leap, which will accelerate the development of new features being planned for 2019. Here is a small s...

Marketing Tips For Dance Studio Owners
Marketing Tips For Dance Studio Owners
Thursday, 15th November 2018 by ThinkSmart Software

Gone are the days where a letterbox drop and an ad in the local paper would make up the essence of a sound marketing plan. Now there are a great deal more avenues to explore, such as social media a...

SwimBiz Now Integrates With SwimDesk
SwimBiz Now Integrates With SwimDesk
Friday, 12th October 2018 by ThinkSmart Software

If you love SwimDesk then you'll be happy to hear that it now integrates with Australia's favourite swim school management tool - SwimBiz. SwimBiz can directly push across class and student inform...

Version 14 - Coming soon
Version 14 - Coming soon
Monday, 17th September 2018 by ThinkSmart Software

We are busy working hard at getting version 14 ready. While we apply the final touches to this release, we're asking any supportive customers to contact us who are willing to help test it and get ...

New Release - Version 13.4
New Release - Version 13.4
Tuesday, 3rd April 2018 by ThinkSmart Software

The wait is over, version 13.4 has arrived! New features include... The ability to define emails for marketing purposes and allow contacts to unsubscribe. Notification of absences through the ...

New Release - Version 13.3
New Release - Version 13.3
Monday, 18th September 2017 by ThinkSmart Software

Version 13.3 is now available and offers a number of features and enhancements. Our users can now display student names on the schedule, access a worktime report summary for their whole company, v...

New Release - Version 13.2
New Release - Version 13.2
Thursday, 16th March 2017 by ThinkSmart Software

We're excited to announce a new software release - version 13.2. This release now allows our UK customers to integrate in with the direct debiting system GoCardless. There are many more great fea...

ThinkSmart Partners With CDET!
ThinkSmart Partners With CDET!
Monday, 7th November 2016 by ThinkSmart Software

We are thrilled to be one of only a select few partners of this prestigious organisation and cannot wait to get our partnership underway! Since 1979 CDET has provided quality assurance for the pro...

New Release - Version 13
New Release - Version 13
Saturday, 1st October 2016 by ThinkSmart Software

So the update is here: Version 13! After months of hard work here at ThinkSmart it's fair to say we are happy with the results. With 40 plus new features, the new update will help our clients autom...

New Release - Version 12
New Release - Version 12
Friday, 1st January 2016 by ThinkSmart Software

Happy new year! Just before Christmas we released version 12.0 of our product range. There is a HUGE list of new features in this release which can be checked out in the version history. Amongst t...

SportsBiz & ClassBiz
SportsBiz & ClassBiz
Tuesday, 8th December 2015 by ThinkSmart Software

We're excited to announce that we recently released two new products - SportsBiz and ClassBiz! As part of the SportsBiz release we're running a radio ad on SEN 1116 in Melbourne, Australia. Check ...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 11.1
Wednesday, 5th August 2015 by ThinkSmart Software

Our development team have been busy building and testing a long list of updates to the software and we are happy to finally have this update live. Each new update brings about new enhancements and...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 11
Tuesday, 30th June 2015 by ThinkSmart Software

With one of our largest updates to date, we are proud to release version 11 into the market. There is something for everyone in this latest update, and we look forward to another major update in t...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Releases - Version 10.2 & 10.3
Wednesday, 1st April 2015 by ThinkSmart Software

We've been so busy that we forgot to put a post up about our previous update. Anyway, version 10.2 and 10.3 were released recently. Some of the main updates were: Aussie users can now integrate ...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 10.1
Monday, 24th November 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

We released version 10.1 last week that introduced a number of handy features. Among them are: You can now text and email enrollments directly from classes. You can view and edit your email b...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 10
Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

Version 10 has finally been released into the wild. This is one of our biggest updates ever that includes many, many new features and enhancements. A lot of late nights and serious coffee drinking ...

The Source Of Profit Is Out
The Source Of Profit Is Out
Tuesday, 8th July 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

You may have begun your business after spotting a gap in the market, or simply love what you do. Either way, chances are you’ll spend less time being paid for your work than you would like, and m...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 9.10
Monday, 7th July 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

Late last week we released a new version. This update saw some new Xero integration features, plus many other minor upgrades. The next major release will be version 10. This will include a lot of ...

Value Your Time
Value Your Time
Friday, 16th May 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

When running a business, there is one resource of which there could always be more: Time. More hours in the day, more time for this one project, more time away from work. Your business pays for you...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 9.9
Wednesday, 7th May 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

We recently released version 9.9 which included a new event planner component. (In DanceBiz & MusicBiz it's called a recital planner.) This handy feature allows you to organise events like per...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 9.8
Monday, 28th April 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

Last week we released version 9.8 of the software which included two handy invoicing features. From now, when auto generating invoices, all new enrollments will create new invoices. Also, individu...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 9.7
Thursday, 13th March 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

We released version 9.7 of the software this week. The main update in this release is the totally revamped online class registration add-on with a cool new interface. If you haven't seen this add-o...

You're Worth More Than Discounts
You're Worth More Than Discounts
Wednesday, 5th March 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

Whether we're selling a product or service, it’s important to understand the value of our work. Discounts are abundant, offering promises of potential lifelong clients and a surge in profits. We ...

New Release - Version 14.1
New Release - Version 9.6
Wednesday, 26th February 2014 by ThinkSmart Software

We're excited to announce that this week we released version 9.6 of the software. Amongst many other things, the major update here is the attendance tracking packages. This allows you to assign a ...

Keeping Your Customers Happy
Keeping Your Customers Happy
Saturday, 14th December 2013 by ThinkSmart Software

It’s simple and straight forward business practice to treat your customers well but this article is going to give you some solid statistics on why. These are our favourite four stats: 97% of c...

Welcome!
Welcome!
Thursday, 12th December 2013 by ThinkSmart Software

Welcome to ThinkSmart Software’s™ new blog. This blog will be used to deliver news to our customers about the latest software releases, and also as a forum for us to publish interesting article...