Why choose Jackrabbit over Studio Director?

Jackrabbit TechnologiesStudio Director

Online Registration is completely streamlined

More functionality, with class openings easily embedded into your existing website:

  • Ability to embed real-time class information directly within your own website.
  • Simple one page registration form for new customers.
  • Parents can view children’s absences, skills & sub-skills via the customer portal.

Studio Director’s interface requires more scrolling

  • Classes do not embed directly on your website
  • Multiple step process to complete online registration, no simple one page registration form for parents.
  • Their online registration offers a visual weekly view, but is harder to understand with icons and an abundance of information. Filtering classes is not available with the weekly view.

Jackrabbit has a Time Clock

Organize your staff’s hours worked

  • Each staff member enters their own time and all you have to do is approve the time.
  • The time clock can be accessed at multiple locations or on
    the go.
  • Export data to QuickBooks or Jackrabbit’s payroll partner, Express Payroll, with one click.

Can this really save me money?
One employee making a five minute error each day equals $3,360 lost annually.

Studio Director has no time clock

How do they track time?

  • Your staff will have to track their time on paper
  • Or you’ll have to purchase a separate time clock software
  • This means lost time and money



  • Easily determine which fees each payment is applied to.
  • Create reports to compare revenue totals for each category.
  • Link directly to QuickBooks for your revenue reporting.

Studio Director financials

  • With Studio Director, you can link to payments, but have to create different reports and then compare revenue.
  • Does not integrate with QuickBooks.

Jackrabbit’s Robust Executive Dashboard

A quick view of your key business metrics

  • Alerts are automatically synced with your database so you can quickly keep up with waitlists, incomplete time entries, absences, and birthdays.
  • Keep up with aged accounts and enrollments.
  • Compare your current month revenue to the prior two years revenue with the color bar chart.

Studio Director has a limited executive dashboard

  • Cannot show alerts, aged accounts, or revenue summaries.
  • This means more time spent running reports just to find important revenue and enrollment information.

Jackrabbit’s Customizable Class Schedule

See your upcoming classes at a glance

  • You can see monthly, weekly, daily and room schedules.
  • Classes can be color coded to provide easy viewing
  • Create new classes by double clicking the appropriate time and entering more information in the pop up box.

Studio Director has only

  • basic class schedules
  • This makes it difficult to organize class details
  • Harder to see things at a quick glance

Jackrabbit’s Lead File

Maintain an unlimited number of prospects without increasing your subscription fee

  • No limit to the number of prospects, inactive families, students, and contacts on file
  • Easily send emails to the entire group about upcoming classes, special events or promotions
  • Included in your monthly subscription fee

Studio Director doesn’t have a lead file

  • No way to keep prospect list in the database
  • Higher subscription fee to keep all families in database

ePayment Processing

You are not penalized for processing ePayments

  • No additional fee from Jackrabbit
  • Gateway/merchant account fees do apply
  • Quickly process credit card and bank draft payments

ePayment Processing

  • $30 fee to utilize ePayment processing
  • Gateway/merchant account fees do apply
  • Quickly process credit card and bank draft payments