Update and Reminders Release

Hi everyone!

We have been pretty quiet for the last few months, while we’ve gone through a location change and have worked on some major “under the hood” functionality required for the new features being developed!

Updates to Stable Manage

This morning’s release includes three things:

  1. A new feature called “Reminders”, which allows users to set reminders for any entry on their schedule.
  2. Improved Horse Weight Report, where users can now select a date range over which to view the progression of a horse’s weight.
  3. Improved Horse Details, where users can now see the date that a horse was added to Stable Manage, in addition to its foaling year or date.

Reminders

This simply presented but powerful feature allows up to three reminders to be set for any schedule entry. The schedule entry can be any type and it can be a once off entry or one that repeats. If the entry repeats, then the reminder(s) will be triggered every time a repetition of the entry approaches.

To see an overview and a step by step guide for creating, editing and removing Reminders, please refer to this article on our website: Reminders Overview.

Some simple examples of how Reminders could be used:

  • Set a Reminder for a once a month farrier schedule entry, to ensure that you have the right horses ready in time.
  • Set multiple Reminders before an important meeting or yard visit.
  • Set Reminders for each riding lesson or training session to ensure that staff, helpers and horses are in the right place at the right time.
  • Create a “Health Check” schedule entry with notes describing what should be checked and add a Reminder to it. When the Reminder is received, the Staff member can see from the notes what they need to do and record for the Health Check; e.g. check temperature, examine hooves, take stool sample etc.
  • Create a schedule entry of type “Other” within “Professional Visit” category. Allocate a Horse to it and notes reminding the assigned member of staff to call the breeder to discuss some aspect of the horse’s development.
  • .. and so on, the combinations are endless!

If you have any questions please contact us through any of the usual means: Contact Us.

Reminders Overview

Reminders Overview

This simply presented but powerful feature allows up to three reminders to be set for any schedule entry. The schedule entry can be any type and it can be a once off entry or one that repeats. If the entry repeats, then the reminder(s) will be triggered every time a repetition of the entry approaches.

To see a step by step guide for creating, editing and removing Reminders, please refer to this article in our “How-To” documentation: How do I manage Reminders?.

Some simple examples of how Reminders could be used:

  • Set a Reminder for a once a month farrier schedule entry, to ensure that you have the right horses ready in time.
  • Set multiple Reminders before an important meeting or yard visit.
  • Set Reminders for each riding lesson or training session to ensure that staff, helpers and horses are in the right place at the right time.
  • Create a “Health Check” schedule entry with notes describing what should be checked and add a Reminder to it. When the Reminder is received, the Staff member can see from the notes what they need to do and record for the Health Check; e.g. check temperature, examine hooves, take stool sample etc.
  • Create a schedule entry of type “Other” within “Professional Visit” category. Allocate a Horse to it and notes reminding the assigned member of staff to call the breeder to discuss some aspect of the horse’s development.
  • .. and so on, the combinations are endless!

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Refer to our step by step guide for Reminder management here: How do I manage Reminders?.

If you have any questions please contact us through any of the usual means: Contact.

Update and a minor release!

Hi everyone,

We have been so busy following up after Dublin Horse Show 2016 at the RDS in Ballsbridge last month.  We had a fantastic show and spoke to all kinds of equestrian professionals about how their yards operate.

This weekend we have updated Stable Manage to include the first changes following the show. These are a precursor to the major work we have planned in the lead up to Christmas.

  • Contact History Report – This report has been significantly updated. You can now select any Contact in your Stable Manage account, and a date range and choose to either display a summary report or to download a detailed spreadsheet report containing all of the activities that the contact has been associated with during the date range; as a Staff Contact, Entry Contact or as an Attendee.
  • Horse Allocation – The Horse Allocation dialog has been updated to include a switch, which allows you to include or exclude horses that have been marked as “Deceased” or “Unavailable” on the Horse Details screen.
  • Mobile Views – Mobile Views now include a “Back to Top” link at the bottom of each screen to improve usability.

All of these changes are direct customer requests – thank you for your on-going feedback and please keep it coming!!

How to manage Contacts in Stable Manage (video tutorial)

Contacts are used in numerous ways in Stable Manage; for assigning and reporting on staff and student activity, for saving repeat visitors to the yard such as jockeys, students, tourists and service providers (vet, dentist, farrier etc).

This video shows the basics of managing contacts in Stable Manage.

Please see our other documentation and tutorial videos.

How to manage yard Facilities on Stable Manage (video tutorial)

Any entry on the schedule can be associated with a facility at your yard. A facility can be any place (even an offsite). For example, a walker, arena, office, class room, sporting location, tack room, paddock. A facility can even be as simple as an area or place where some activity takes place, for example “Wall of the back yard”, perhaps that’s where the horses are always washed.

This video describes are facilities are managed in Stable Manage.

Please see our other documentation and tutorial videos.

 

Competition Winner Announced!

iPad Mini

A huge thank you to everyone who entered. Our lucky winner is Bridgette McCarthy representing Grennan Equestrian College in Thomastown, Kilkenny – we’ll reach out to you on Monday to sort out your prize – yay!

A extra shout out goes to the entries from Shannon Cussen and David Waldron for unrivalled enthusiasm – we’ll get one of our fancy stainless steel folding Stable Manage hoofpicks and a Stable Manage cap into the post for both of you.. our only requirement is a photo of you wearing your new cap and giving us a big thumbs up for our Facebook page 😀

We’ll be in Hall One at the RDS for the Dublin Horse Show in a couple of week’s time; please come along and say hello.

As a special thank you to everyone that entered, if you come and say hi to us at the horse show, we’ll have a little something for you too!!

Stable Manage I.T. Survey Competition 2016

Stable Manage I.T. Survey Competition 2016

Complete the Stable Manage Information Technology (I.T.) Survey by midnight 1 Jul 2016 GMT and you will be in the hat for a shiny Apple iPad Mini. It takes just two minutes.

The survey is about how I.T. is used at equestrian yards. To access the survey click this link: http://goo.gl/forms/7DZk57Xm0U

With the survey done, you are entered to the competition for the iPad – please read the T&Cs: Competition Terms and Conditions.

Thank you!



Making the Jump to Stable Manage

>> Have you entered our Stable Manage I.T. Survey Competition 2016 yet? .. it takes just a couple of mins and you could win an iPad Mini! <<

Making the Jump to Stable Manage

All yards have an existing system; it might be paper, a drymarker board, perhaps some Excel templates, an Access database, and often “it’s in my head”.

When someone decides that they want to improve how their yard runs by using Stable Manage, making the jump can be daunting. Even if you want to change because you feel your existing system is not working for you, you might have been using it for years and it’s comfortable. So how do you make the jump to a new approach?

The simplest starting point, which has a huge effect is to briefly revisit the way you think about your planning. Consider the things that get done on a regular, repeating basis at your yard. For example; feed preparation, feeding, muck out, afternoon haylage, worming, weekday rideouts, weekend day rideouts, early gallops, health checks, skip out, and so on – it varies per yard of course but *everyone has a core set of repeating operations*.

This gives you the starting point in Stable Manage.

When you set up a “Weekly/Never Ends” or “Monthly/Never Ends” repeating Schedule Entry for each of these repeating events, all of a sudden you’ve got the core of your Schedule set up for the foreseeable future and it took just a few minutes.

From there you can adjust the schedule (including these repeating events) with the ad-hoc schedule entries and updates that come up along day by day. All those minutes previously spent writing up unnecessary repeating events daily add up incredibly fast. By this simple set up process you save a massive amount of time for your yard over the days, weeks and months!

Let us know if you’d like some help getting your core schedule set up; we’re glad to assist.

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