2907, 2015

ASAP Quarterly Product Review For Q2 2015

By |July 29th, 2015|Latest News|Comments Off

Every three months we’ll be posting a review of the work we accomplished in the prior quarter. It’s an opportunity to highlight improvements and new features you may not have discovered yet. We’ll also touch on any upcoming projects that have reached the final planning stages in the “What’s Next” section at the bottom of this post.

Today we’re reviewing the projects we completed in the second quarter of 2015.


We made a large number of “under the hood” improvements to the code that powers our financial features (invoices, fees, financial reports, etc). You won’t see most of these changes visually but you will see improved stability and speed when dealing with […]

2909, 2015

What is the GED really testing?

By |September 29th, 2015|Adult Basic Education, Community Education|0 Comments

Some of you may recall the news that there is a new GED (General Educational Development) test in town.

The GED Testing Service, a non-profit, administered the old GED and decided what content was included. The GED was well known as a decent replacement for a high school diploma for any student who dropped out of high school before graduating. Students could go to school, catch up on their education, study and most could successfully pass the GED. This would help them find jobs, better jobs, get into college, and generally move their lives forward.

But then, in 2014 the GED was privatized and is now owned by Pearson, a […]

1509, 2015

New WIOA keeps schools guessing… for now

By |September 15th, 2015|Adult Basic Education, Conferences|Comments Off

A big topic at the recent conferences I have been attending, including some regional state conferences and COABE in Denver, has been the new WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014) legislation that was passed by Congress. This is one of the key funding vehicles that provide adults with education at the local level. The previous legislation, WIA (Workforce Investment Act), provided funding to agencies to help educate adults who lack basic skills. Both acts are meant to educate adults who lack basic education (think Reading or Math or speaking English), who dropped out of high school and now realize they need to finish their high school diploma or […]

909, 2015

Student merge tool down for maintenance

By |September 9th, 2015|Latest News|Comments Off

This Saturday, September 12th, we will be taking the student merge tool (Tools > Student Merge) down temporarily while we complete work on a new version of the tool. The new tool will be available some time in October.

Why not make the existing tool available while we work on the new one? 99% of the time the existing tool works perfectly, but there have been reports of student/parent records disappearing after being merged, and we don’t want to take the chance of anyone losing data unexpectedly.

One of the features of the new tool will be the ability to scan your entire student population for duplicates rather than having to go searching name by name. When […]

1008, 2015

Introducing Mobile Attendance and Schedules for Instructors

By |August 10th, 2015|Latest News, New Features|Comments Off

Among an instructor’s least favorite activities, two that are usually at the top of their list are:

recording and submitting attendance
keeping up with changes to their schedules

With that in mind, as a gift to instructors (and administrators) everywhere we present to you the ASAP Teacher’s Assistant app. With Teacher’s Assistant an instructor can record and submit attendance from their phone, right from their classroom. And if there’s a last-minute change to their schedule, that will appear in the app as well.

To make sure there’s no excuse not to give it a try, we’ve made the app really, really easy to use:

Open the app.
Touch the class or lesson you want to submit attendance for.
Mark […]

2406, 2015

ASAP Events Revisited

By |June 24th, 2015|New Features|Comments Off

Hey there everyone, my name is Eric. As some of you may already know, I am your dedicated “Events” guy, charged with improving this side of the product and making ASAP that much easier for our users. We’ve been rethinking Events and just released an update with several improvements I want to call your attention to.

Some of the features we’ve recently added originated as client suggestions, while other ideas evolved as developers and I redesigned the look and layout of your screen. Let’s check out some of the changes.

One of our most recent improvements is a redesign of our Event Detail page. You’ll notice a few things have been […]

203, 2015

Improvements to Recurring Billing

By |March 2nd, 2015|Latest News, New Features|Comments Off

ASAP’s recurring billing feature gives you the ability to you offer your students various ongoing payment options (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) when registering for a class.

While one of our more popular features, we’ve received feedback that we don’t make the fact that a class is set up for recurring billing (or what the specific terms of the billing will be) clear enough to the student when they’re registering for the class.

With this in mind we set about to clarify what the student sees on your online registration site as best we can. The following is a summary of the changes that we’ll be adding to the site this Wednesday (March […]

3001, 2015

New Feature: Switching Private Lesson Instructors

By |January 30th, 2015|Community Arts Education, New Features|1 Comment

So an instructor called this morning to say they need to take the final three weeks of the year off due to a family emergency. Or, you got a call from a student and they would like to switch to a different instructor for the remainder of the semester.

In the past you had to drop these students from their lessons and re-enroll them with a new instructor, meaning that switching instructors was possible but not as easy as it should be. Well today we’re making it a whole lot easier.

There are actually two ways to switch instructors now. Both of them can be done from the student’s private lesson detail […]

1809, 2014

ASA announces Chief Operating Officer

By |September 18th, 2014|Latest News|Comments Off

SUNNYVALE, CA — Administrative Software Applications (ASA) announced today the promotion of its Chief Technical Officer Travis Prowell to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Citing strong revenue and account growth that surpassed the company’s first quarter 2014 goals, Chief Executive Officer Joel Meyer presented the new management structure at a recent company-wide meeting.  Meyer, at the helm filling both functions since 2004, will increasingly focus on expanding strategic business partnerships and new revenue streams. Prowell will direct all corporate departments and the day-to-day operations of its enterprise registration and management software platform, ASAP.

“Continuing this rate of growth requires that we work on more independent tracks,” Meyer said. “The […]

2208, 2014

New Director hired for Community Arts

By |August 22nd, 2014|Community Arts Education, Latest News|Comments Off

As part of an expansion of Client Services at ASAP, we’re pleased to announce Susanna Kemp is joining us this month directly from the esteemed Levine Music to lead our new Community Arts services group.

“With a 20-year history in software assessment and implementation for non-profits, Susanna’s thorough grasp of the users’ experience will be a valuable voice for arts organizations in our product development process and strategic planning for this market,” said Joel Meyer, CEO.

In her role overseeing ongoing support and services to arts organizations, Susanna will manage a team that steers new clients through design and implementation phases of the ASAP registration and management system. In her […]