1. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Well, my mother does. She runs a daycare and she tasked me with finding her a website that she could log into and update her customers on what's going on with her daycare. She wants each parent to be able to have their own login so that their information is private to them only. I'm sure there's something out there and if anyone knows it it's the best forum community on earth.
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    10-03-2015 11:48 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    10-03-2015 12:50 PM
  3. Rose640's Avatar
    Well i think wix would be a bit of a nightmare for the job his his mother plans to do.

    I'd propose buying a domen and a webspace (50$ and less per year), installing a free forum (phpBB a perfect choice) or getting a payed one which is a better option (IPB). With these forums you can create custom rooms for each group/user and supply them with info there. And it is super simple to use.

    Also, if she doesn't want to spend any money, you can get a free webspace at 000webhost.com and a free domain on freenom.com.
    10-03-2015 01:40 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I've moved this thread to the Off-topic Lounge, since this is not a topic related to Windows devices.
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    10-03-2015 01:49 PM
  5. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Well i think wix would be a bit of a nightmare for the job his his mother plans to do.

    I'd propose buying a domen and a webspace (50$ and less per year), installing a free forum (phpBB a perfect choice) or getting a payed one which is a better option (IPB). With these forums you can create custom rooms for each group/user and supply them with info there. And it is super simple to use.

    Also, if she doesn't want to spend any money, you can get a free webspace at 000webhost.com and a free domain on freenom.com.
    She doesn't really want to build her own website, and I don't have the time to do it for her. I was hoping there was something (an application or website) that would allow her to do this.
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    10-03-2015 01:50 PM
  6. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well i think wix would be a bit of a nightmare for the job his his mother plans to do.

    I'd propose buying a domen and a webspace (50$ and less per year), installing a free forum (phpBB a perfect choice) or getting a payed one which is a better option (IPB). With these forums you can create custom rooms for each group/user and supply them with info there. And it is super simple to use.

    Also, if she doesn't want to spend any money, you can get a free webspace at 000webhost.com and a free domain on freenom.com.
    With Square space you get the domain and e-commerce, however what you suggested is rather overly complicated to manage lol it has to be simple :). But yeah there are usually caveats with free webspace and free domains. With Wix.com you do have a lot more freedom and I figured OP would be setting it up for his mother so yeah shouldn't be overly complicated for him.

    She doesn't really want to build her own website, and I don't have the time to do it for her. I was hoping there was something (an application or website) that would allow her to do this.
    Ah, right... basically you are looking for an all-in-one package that has database management and cloud access with a website front-end?

    Because that is what it sounds like to me as you want the parents to have individual login data which would link to their records (database) via a website (front-end) being able to used on any device your mother owns (cloud access).

    Edit: Did a quick bing search:
    http://smart.care/smartcare-features/
    http://www.kindersoft.co.uk/
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    10-03-2015 01:53 PM
  7. Rose640's Avatar
    She doesn't really want to build her own website, and I don't have the time to do it for her. I was hoping there was something (an application or website) that would allow her to do this.
    With auto-script installer which every Web Host provides, you're looking at 3 hours of work, maximum. I'd do it for you since i kinda do forums for fun, and have a lot experience, but my PC's dead, so :/.
    10-03-2015 01:55 PM
  8. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    With Square space you get the domain and e-commerce, however what you suggested is rather overly complicated to manage lol it has to be simple :). But yeah there are usually caveats with free webspace and free domains. With Wix.com you do have a lot more freedom and I figured OP would be setting it up for his mother so yeah shouldn't be overly complicated for him.



    Ah, right... basically you are looking for an all-in-one package that has database management and cloud access with a website front-end?
    She just needs a way to manage her customers information. A secure way to update the parents and do it so only those parents can see. I could build one for her but to be frank I don't have much experience with websites. I've made two and a blog but...none of those were very serious. I don't have a whole lot of time to spend on it either.
    10-03-2015 01:58 PM
  9. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    With auto-script installer which every Web Host provides, you're looking at 3 hours of work, maximum. I'd do it for you since i kinda do forums for fun, and have a lot experience, but my PC's dead, so :/.
    I don't have the experience nor knowledge to work with it. It may be incredibly simple to you but, I mean, I can't know everything, haha. My expertise lies in other areas.
    10-03-2015 01:58 PM
  10. TechFreak1's Avatar
    She just needs a way to manage her customers information. A secure way to update the parents and do it so only those parents can see. I could build one for her but to be frank I don't have much experience with websites. I've made two and a blog but...none of those were very serious. I don't have a whole lot of time to spend on it either.
    I figured as much, check out the links in the edit in the previous post. However be weary though some of these companies charge an arm, a leg and several organs when it comes to a customised website. I know several instances where the bill was in excess of 10,000 (not for a day-care but real estate companies trying to go electronic / migrating from one CRM {i.e. caldes [java-based] to jupix} .

    The end product is sometimes not worth $10 dollars of work.

    Furthermore there are caveats with cloud hosted crms as the data is not under the domain of your mothers but the company or companies hosting/storing the database.

    So if they have any issues she and the parents may experience access issues whereas on the flipside it is generally cheaper than self-hosted solutions as you need to have infrastructure in place to deal with always-on-access and the frequent ddos attacks.

    Like with anything there are advantages and disadvantages. Therefore I would suggest you find out the following:
    1) License cost per additional user (after the set license cost - there are usually 3 - 4 licenses given as standard for any crm)
    2) Data redundancy - have everything confirmed in writing in laymen terms (be weary of the small print).
    3) Login / data encryption - again have them confirm in writing how secure it is, if anything goes side ways - you have recourse.
    4) Fixed price contract?
    You don't want to end up in a situation where they increase the price (usually they cite increase in line with inflation - however that doesn't concern you - you signed to a set cost contract and not a variable cost contract).
    5) Any review periods?
    6) Termination / data migration.
    These things most people do not ask about (especially family businesses) and when it side ways - they are more than often told to refer to their agreement.
    Last edited by TechFreak1; 10-03-2015 at 02:30 PM.
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    10-03-2015 02:19 PM
  11. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I figured as much, check out the links in the edit in the previous post. However be weary though some of these companies charge an arm, a leg and several organs when it comes to a customised website. I know several instances where the bill was in excess of 10,000 (not for a day-care but real estate companies trying to go electronic / migrating from one CRM {i.e. caldes [java-based] to jupix} .

    The end product is sometimes not worth $10 dollars of work.

    Furthermore there are caveats with cloud hosted crms as the data is not under the domain of your mothers but the company or companies hosting/storing the database.

    So if they have any issues she and the parents may experience access issues whereas on the flipside it is generally cheaper than self-hosted solutions as you need to have infrastructure in place to deal with always-on-access and the frequent ddos attacks.

    Like with anything there are advantages and disadvantages. Therefore I would suggest you find out the following:
    1) License cost per additional user (after the set license cost - there are usually 3 - 4 licenses given as standard for any crm)
    2) Data redundancy - have everything confirmed in writing in laymen terms (be weary of the small print).
    3) Login / data encryption - again have them confirm in writing how secure it is, if anything goes side ways - you have recourse.
    4) Fixed price contract?
    You don't want to end up in a situation where they increase the price (usually they cite increase in line with inflation - however that doesn't concern you - you signed to a set cost contract and not a variable cost contract).
    5) Any review periods?
    6) Termination / data migration.
    These things most people do not ask about (especially family businesses) and when it side ways - they are more than often told to refer to their agreement.
    Thank you.
    10-03-2015 02:51 PM
  12. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Thank you.
    Your most welcome, I forgot to add the search term used was "day care management software", alternatively "daycare management crm" may bring up more specialised results.
    Remember to shop around don't settle for one quote and haggle :) as your in the driving seat. CRM companies rely on repeat business as without it - they won't last long so it is in their interest that you're as comfortable as possible.
    10-03-2015 03:07 PM

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