"Music School Manager is without doubt the most approachable and efficient tool to assist busy Directors of Music manage their departments. Will and the team at CJM are not only there to support, but to listen and adapt the product to meet the requirements of their clients.
The timetabling tool is highly effective and the most recent developments really do ease the headache of creating and managing instrumental timetables on a day-to-day basis.
The ability to track a student's musical progress throughout their time at school makes this a valuable addition to any music department.
I really am impressed with the product, but more the personal relationship we have built with CJM over the last two years. Thank you."
Jeremy Nicklin, Director of Music, The Blue Coat School, Birmingham.
"I have found MSM is a very good system for managing a large department of musicians in a busy school especially now that it can be linked with iSAMs. Apart from the technology, one can be assured of plenty of help and patient ‘remote’ assistance to set it up and learn how to use it. After 6 months I am still exploring areas to use as well as appreciating the time-saving that the Associated Board timetabling programme is helping me with. The company is always very keen to hear ideas for extending the software to cope with the individual needs of our department. I have been very pleased with this product."
Sally Wortley, Music Co-ordinator, Norwich School.
Comments from Norwich School's visiting music teachers on completing end of term instrumental reports from home:
"All completed, what an easy way to do them, great system!"
"Such a user-friendly method of entering reports"
"This was easy, I did them on my husbands computer unaided! He wasn't even in the house. So much better."
"MSM has helped us unify our department's data management into one self-contained system. It's clear that it has been designed by people who have been in our situation, and know what an active music department needs from their software.
One of the nice things about CJM is that they take an interest in how you're doing with the software and will actively inquire if they don't hear from you. As the department's technician I frequently relay the comments of my colleagues to CJM and they always take our feedback on board. Software updates are regular and often implement these suggestions.
The support team are always very helpful and friendly, and remote desktop support makes explaining and resolving problems easier than ever. It's like always having one of the team in the next room. "
Chris Humphries, Music I.T. Technician, Headington School Oxford.
"CJM Software has created an outstanding music database package that has transformed the way we organise our busy department. With every step the support received has been outstanding and the product has evolved to fit around our needs so that it now not only deals with music but also Lamda."
Simon Williamson, Wellington College.
"Thanks to Will and MSM, hours of work saved - Brilliant!"