Montage Arts Theatre
Montage Arts Theatre provides dance classes to children in the Lewisham area and is a registered charity.
The charity was working with an antiquated version of FileMaker for its database, which was virtually impossible to use. For instance, management reporting could not be carried out; all records had to be exported to Excel and the reports constructed manually.
We implemented a system that was far easier to use. The benefits of the new system included:
- A more attractive user interface
- A new search facility so that a family’s records could be found
- A new data hierarchy so that information flowed more smoothly – families, children, terms and courses attended
- Click-through buttons so data could be investigated
- A function to add new terms; previously a new database was added at the start of each term
- The ability to create additional courses
- Design for a complete set of management reports
One of the outcomes of the new system was that the charity applied successfully for a £10,000 funding grant.