Getting Started with Stable Manage

Getting Started with Stable Manage

So you’ve decided to make the jump to Stable Manage, you have logged in for the first time and you are presented with an empty schedule for today’s date. Panic sets in! … you have a few important questions:

  • What am I looking at?
  • What do I do?
  • How do I do things?

It might sound flippant put this way but a new user doesn’t know where things are yet, so this little article aims to give you enough pointers about the menus to help you get started!

The “main” menu

“Schedule” is visible as the selected page in the main menu by default because the Schedule is the default screen.

You can click on “Schedule” or the little black arrow to open the menu:

Main Menu

This menu gives you access to the main screens in Stable Manage:

  • Schedule – here you can view and update everything occuring at your yard on a selected day.
  • Allocations – here you can allocate horses to entries on your schedule on a selected day
  • Horses – your horses will be listed here:
    – the filter (search box) on the type right is useful on this screen.
  • Contacts – your contacts; professionals/service providers, suppliers, staff, students, clients – and anyone else who you might want to associate with an Entry on your schedule:
    – the filter (search box) on the type right is useful on this screen.
  • Facilities – the facilities at your yard; arenas, offices, stables, walkers, paddocks, and so on.
    Reports – this screen provides quick access to the various reports within Stable Manage, currently the following are available:
    – Horse History by Owner
    – Entry History by Service Provider Type
    – Horse History by Horse
    – Contact History
    – Horse Health Record
    – Horse Weight Record
  • Account – On the Account screen you can update the name and description of your yard.
    – You might have to scroll the menu with your finger or mousewheel to see this item because it’s at the bottom of the menu.

The “action” or “add” menu

This menu has a white “plus” symbol on a bright pink circular background. When clicked it opens up the menu which allows you to quickly add things to your account in Stable Manage:

Action Menu

When clicked the action menu will pop open a form, which defaults to “Add Schedule Entry” in the “What do you want to do?” dropdown list.

What Do You Want To Do?

From this list you can select any of the following:

  • Add Schedule Entry
  • Add Contact
  • Add Facility
  • Add Horse
  • Record Horse Weight
  • Record Horse Health

That’s really all there is to it – when you’re used to these two menus, you will find that you fly around Stable Manage in no time to produce the daily lists that your yard runs on, and for getting reports, to use for invoicing and all sorts of analysis about how your yard functions and uses resources.

For other articles including detailed guides showing how to add Schedule Entries, Horses and Contacts, please refer to Making the Jump to Stable Manage and check out our documentation by clicking here.

 

Can Stable Manage be used on mobile devices?

  1. Can Stable Manage be used on mobile devices? YES!
  2. Do I have to have a desktop computer with wired broadband? NO!

It doesn’t matter if you are using your phone, a laptop or or desktop computer; Stable Manage is responsive and will adjust itself to suit your device; all that you need is access to the internet, which could be over a mobile phone data plan, wifi, wired broadband or any other kind of access to the internet.

Below are some screenshots showing how Stable Manage is presented on various mobile devices:

10″ Android tablet running Google Chrome (JIDE Ultratablet):

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An Android smartphone (HTC M8):

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Apple Safari iPad Air 2:

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Apple iPhone 6s:

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Update and a major release!

Hi everyone,

Things have been a little quiet from us while we have prepared for the new release of Stable Manage which we deployed this morning. The release includes the following changes:

Invoicing Report

You can now download a spreadsheet report (Excel or CSV) of the activities for any horse during a time period of your choice.
The spreadsheet can be imported into external accounting systems or could used directly to assist with invoicing.
This will be of particular use to trainers, livery yard owners and breeders, or anyone needing to see what has happened for a given horse across a period of time. For example, how many farrier or vet visits the horse has had, how many schooling sessions and so on.

Look & Feel

We done the first part of some major visual improvements to make Stable Manage easier to use.
For example, you will find menus that are easier to find and a more consistent look and feel throughout the system. We’ll be rolling out more improvements over the next few releases.

Some examples in our “photo” albums: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…

Other Minor Changes

We’ve added facility types dedicated to “land”; for example trekking trails, beaches and fields.
You can now record height and weight of attendees, which will be of interest to riding schools and tourist focused riding centres.

We’ve fixed several small bugs too!

Catch Up

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking to the folks who signed up before and during the Dublin Horse Show – thank you for your on-going input. If we haven’t contacted you yet however, we will reach out over the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, feel free to contact me directly particularly if you are having any trouble getting started. We want to help!

Thanks :)