May 2016

Where did the “Change Status” link go?

By |May 19th, 2016|

You may have noticed that we’ve removed the “Change Status” link from the invoice detail page. By clicking that link you used to be able to change the status of an invoice from PAID to UNPAID, allowing you to add new items to that invoice or edit the amounts of existing items (you couldn’t previously add or edit items on a PAID invoice).

While having the ability to add or remove items from a paid invoice is important to some schools, allowing someone to change an invoice’s status to UNPAID when there’s a payment recorded against it would occasionally result in some strange behavior with the invoice, including the amounts on the invoice not totaling […]

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Preview our new invoice detail page

By |May 5th, 2016|

We’re excited to announce the beta release of our new invoice detail page, and we’d love to here what you think about it. Updating our invoice page has been a long time coming in regards to the display as well as functionality. As ASAP has grown over the years, more and more features have been added to accommodate the changing market. As such, we are making the new design available today as a public beta.

How To View The New Page

In order to view the new page, go to the original invoice detail page and click the “Check out the new Invoice Beta” link:

If you ever need to get back to the […]

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ASAP University Now Live

By |May 2nd, 2016|

We’re excited to announce the release of ASAP University! ASAP U is a collection of video tutorials specifically designed to get you up and running with ASAP. The tutorials are grouped into four courses:

Registrar Basics
Class Management
Private Lesson Management
A Quick Look Around

The courses are set up as a guided curriculum with each tutorial building upon what you’ve already learned. The four courses include video guides that are quick and instructive, all of which will help you get versed in and up to speed with the different modules in ASAP.

In addition to the video courses, ASAP University also includes scheduled webinars, which are broadcast globally, on our new features and revamped pages, […]

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April 2016

New options for student report templates

By |April 15th, 2016|

We’ve recently made changes to our beloved Student Report, and the underlying data templates that power it.

In addition to giving you the ability to build templates from any data fields for a student, we’ve now added the ability to include aggregates and other related data. For starters, we’ve included the following new options that can be added to any student data template:

Age
Account Balance
Account Credit
Customer Groups
Enrollments
Primary Account Name
Primary Account Email
Primary Account Phone
Tenure (months)

Let us know what else you’d like to see included here and we’ll get to work on it!

For more info regarding how to use data templates with the Student Report, check out this article

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March 2016

New Instructor Availability Page!

By |March 26th, 2016|

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new redesigned instructor availability page! Our development team has been busy working on a number of improvements and new features for this page and we’re pleased with the results. The new page will be available live on Thursday, March 24th.

For those of you new to entering availability in ASAP, instructor availability allows you to track when your teaching staff is available to teach. Any availability entered will integrate with the master calendar, making scheduling much easier and quicker. Click here to learn more about how instructor availability works in ASAP.

The new page will have better search and filtering options, as well […]

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February 2016

New Servers Are Coming!

By |February 25th, 2016|

On Saturday, March 12th April 23rd at 4pm pacific time, we will be performing a major upgrade to the hardware that runs your ASAP system.

For the last few months our engineers have been busy drawing schematics, purchasing servers, and configuring systems that will become the basis for a new ASAP Systems Platform.

The new hardware includes a brand new database server with exponentially more power than what we are running on now, as well as improved configuration for quicker disaster recovery, failover, and scalability.

We’ve also significantly upgraded our physical web servers with greatly improved specs for performance. In addition, all are now running virtualized […]

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January 2016

ASAP Now Accepting eChecks for BluePay!

By |January 13th, 2016|

As we continue to integrate with the multitude of different merchant payment gateway processors within ASAP, we are happy to announce we now accept Automated Clearing House (ACH) or eChecks with BluePay. This feature has been requested for quite some time and we’re proud to include it among ASAP’s robust payment options for customers. Some of the benefits with eChecks include an increase to sales by offering flexibility in payment types received as well as the ability to cut down on costs associated with paper processing checks. This could mean more revenue and less money spent on time-consuming processes.

eChecks are provided by BluePay as a means to not only offer fast and convenient services […]

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December 2015

Happy Holidays Everyone!

By |December 22nd, 2015|

We just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for being our customers and to wish you all the very best for this holiday season and for the new year to come!

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November 2015

Changes To Our Software Update Process

By |November 4th, 2015|

In an ongoing commitment to quality and service we have recently decided to change the way we deliver updates to the ASAP platform. And after several months of planning and preparation we are excited to announce that today will be the last of our traditional “weekly updates”, in favor of a new process designed to improve quality and reduce the potential for deployment-related problems. This new process is known as Continuous Delivery and is used by many of the biggest and most successful cloud service providers including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Airbnb, Atlassian, and even one you may not think of as a software company: Tesla!
 
Historically we have developed and released […]

August 2015

Introducing Mobile Attendance and Schedules for Instructors

By |August 10th, 2015|

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 […]

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