Open Black Belt software


38 reviews(4.0/5)
38 reviews(4.0/5)

Open Black Belt is a martial arts school management solution that features online registration, attendance management, rank management and student management functionalities within a suite. The solution is available in both cloud-based and on-premise deployment options.

Open Black Belt enables users to store all student information such as name, age, contact info and attendance records in a central location. The solution features an online payment portal where students can make payments electronically. Users can search for members in the system database and change their contact information. Users can take attendance of members either through admin attendance or through member self-check-in. Self-check-in can be done through a unique ID provided to members. Users can also set up barcodes and swipe cards to log student attendance.

Open Black Belt provides users with reports including charts and graphs to assess the performance of school.

Open Black Belt offers live online support to its customers during business hours. Pricing is per month.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Karra from RMNU California, LLC

    June 2017

    Super fast response and great product

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The ability to list rank. It was great to be able to log attendance so you can see their attendance as a promotion factor.

    Cons

    Inability to maintain belt progression. I - received blue belt 6/1, 1st stripe was received on 7/1 etc

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    June 2017

    Thanks for the review

  • Samuel from Capoeira Mandinga Alameda

    April 2017

    You can run your own martial arts organization without the help of the open black belt service

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    I run a small Capoeira group. As the director it is very challenging to stay organized, promote my classes, and maintain a high level of quality teaching classes. This service appeared to be a very useful tool to help me in all of these areas. Unfortunately open black belt just allowed to do a bunch of fill in the blanks about my group and my student's. I can organize my group with in a similar fashion using any free spreadsheet program out there. Open black belt could be a lot more effective if it offered some features that could provide new insight into how to organize and improve the various aspects of running a martial arts business.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Hi Samuel We would love to hear your input on how we can make our solution work for you, please feel free to email us at support@openblackbelt.com

  • david from martial arts america

    April 2017

    Open BB for school of 100 students

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    So far, Open Black Belt has been a positive experience. Most other companies have billing "included" and a much higher price. I don't need billing software, so it would have been a waste to pay more money per month for a feature I'm not using.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Rosa from Central Sports

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2017

    Helpful for every and any business

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    Value for Money

    I was able to find everything I needed. Capterra saved me countless hours and present their pages clean and easily read. If i had to research the vendors it would have taken me weeks. Instead now I am ahead of my deliverable goal and was able to make an educated decision. I would highly recommend

    Pros

    information easy to read. organized well. aids in decision making. comparison tool.

    Cons

    some reviews are lacking

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Shawn from PInnacle

    April 2017

    Big money saver!!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Huge saving on merchant part, unbelievable rate and pretty easy to use. Many features including mobile app on managing part and fast response when asked thru chat box. But It is still work in progress.

    Pros

    Huge Saving on merchant part

    Cons

    Managing part needs improvement

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Ricardo from Dokidos TKD

    April 2017

    Good experience

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    Value for Money

    The software is a good solution for management innyour martial art school. I would recomend improve in it for manage several schools simultaniously.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review

  • Kyle from Southeast Jeet Kune Do

    April 2017

    Was a great entry level member management option

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    I enjoyed the simplicity and minimalist design with open black belt. It was incredibly helpful to have a free option to go in and try it out before I purchased anything. I found it easy to add members and programs and communicate with my members. Ultimately, it lacked some functionality in the payment and point of sale areas. To put this in context, the payment options for recurring billing and such were just getting started with openblackbelt while I was a full member so that may have changed now. I had signed up with openblackbelt as I was tired of mindbody online (too many unused options for me) but the payment integration was still in progress and I was not able to wait to get everything worked out. The merchant processor (Signa pay I think) also lacked POS support so ultimately I had to have two separate programs. This simply became too much hassle to deal with on a consistent basis and I found another place that could do both pretty week.. Overall, I was pleased with openblackbelt. I needed something with a integrated POS option and recurring billing support in one spot, and that was something I had to find elsewhere.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review. We are working on making our integration with payment providers a more optimized and seamless experience. Feel free to contact us at support@openblackbelt.com

  • Carlos from Nippon Budo Sosei Kai

    April 2017

    Open Black Belt is just great!

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    Value for Money

    ITs easy, and usefull, your experience will make you feel better than other options! This software is friendly as you!

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Terri from Empower ATA martial Arts Petaluma

    April 2017

    Great customer service

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    Support
    N/A

    They are always willing to listen to suggestions and add features that we need for out martial arts studio

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Mark from Stuart Martial Arts Center

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    March 2017

    A Great Product In The Making

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    Value for Money

    As the owner of a dojo that is 30 years old and having many students, I've seen a lot of software. This is one of the better products offering great value to martial arts business owners. Keep up the great work!

    Pros

    Student tracking.

    Cons

    More features around multiple styles & ranks would be great.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    April 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • dj from PMCC (4th Watch)

    March 2017

    Missionary

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    Value for Money

    Easy to use. Love it & very useful. Cant find anything else but that. I utilize it in any way I can.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review

  • Michael from Smart Coach Center

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    Average student software

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    I found the software useful and easy to use. However tech support did not address my concerns very well. Many attributes in the software seemed to be lacking, rank updates for example.

    Cons

    I thought many of the software attributes and reports were not useful as constructed.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review. We would love to hear your ideas on making our solution better suited to your needs. Please feel free to contact us support@openblackbelt.com

  • Christa from East West Karate

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    March 2017

    Open Black Belt

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    We owned a small dojo for about 2 years. I initially signed up for free trials to review many different software platforms. We had about 40-50 students. We've since sold the business to a friend but I found that a lot of the platforms seemed to cater to larger dojos. They were usually out of our price range. I logged into Open Black Belt again to review the options and it looks different when compare dot what I saw 2 years ago. The price seems reasonable and you've added a lot of new features. At the time I was looking for a system that would help me keep track of attendance without manually entering it. I also wanted something that could help me take and track payments. The software as it sits now looks amazing. I ended up keeping track of everything manually but given what you have available at this time I think I would have signed up for the monthly payments. I like that you added a marketing piece as well. I'll pass your info along to the new owners.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • wayne from mutare teachers college

    March 2017

    goodness of open blackbelt

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    actually open blackbelt is enjoyable to use and follow.it contains important educational lessons.since l have srarted them am becoming more stronger

    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from Ward

    March 2017

    More than capable of running a Dojo

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    Value for Money

    I cam across this applicatiobn by chance and although it is not exactly easy to use since the user interface is a bit too techy it is more than capable of running a dojoo. Overall I think in its current version it is worth its score and with a bit more effort it could easily move to 4/5. Thank you for taking your time to build this app.

    Pros

    Straight forward rationale behind it with good features and performance.

    Cons

    Poor user interface or rather it should be less techy.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review David. My team would like to hear more about your experience with the OBB interface. Please free to email us at support@openblackbelt.com

  • Kyle from Peaceful Warrior Self Defense

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    Excelent, Easy to use software. I love it.

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    Value for Money

    Layed out nicely. Does everthing I need it to do. Does everthing they claim it can do. I always had everything available at a quick glance and/or click.

    Pros

    Ease of use. Very easy to use, interact with and understand.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. It did exactly what I needed it to do.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Terri from Yesha Ministries Tae Keon Do

    March 2017

    Great product for your school

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    Value for Money

    Very easy to use. Great product for your school. Great customer support. Recommend this to all my friends.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Karra from RMNU California

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    Great Software and service

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    Quality
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    Value for Money

    I was using mind body but it just didn't really fit for our gym. Got a call about this at the perfect time. Not only is it 1/4 of the price but it has better features and the credit processing is way cheaper

    Pros

    Attendance log

    Cons

    No mobile app yet.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review.

  • Melinda from Infinity Martial Arts

    March 2017

    Customer support is lacking

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    Value for Money

    I have tried this software before but features were limited. I attempted to give it another shot. I contacted support twice trying to gain access but no response.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Hi Melinda We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Please feel free to contact us at support@openblackbelt.com

  • Jackie from Mid-Cities Arnis

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    Solid and Simple

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    Value for Money

    If you want a simple, solid martial arts management software, Open Black Belt fits the bill. Not overloaded with too many features you won't use.

    Pros

    Simple and not over-filled with too many bells and whistles.

    Cons

    At the time there was no integration with MailChimp.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Open Black Belt, Open Black Belt

    March 2017

    Thanks for the review Jackie. We would love to hear more about the MailChimp integration feature. Please contact us about this.

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