Hi Jessie and Group,
We developed our own web based booking system, as we could not find anything on the market to meet our needs.
We decided not to sell/license to other providers in the EU just yet, however we can provide US/RoW with a demo and start discussions re licensing to other markets. Given that the regulatory and compliance requirements are different across the pond, we'd need to understand the business rules that apply as part of a gap-fit analysis against what we have developed.
As with any system, ours is constantly being updated as our offerings, customers and market evolves. We actually learnt more from our difficult customers that push the system and our processes, which helped refine and improve our services.
I would recommend that before you purchase a booking and resource management system, map out the cross functional end-to-end processes, dependencies and constraints so you can plan out how you will later integrate and build out other systems in a scalable way (such as HR, finance, demographic analysis, nursery management records, reporting etc). After all, these systems should remove admin overhead!
Do you have a business requirements or functional requirements specification created? If not, that should be your starting point before selecting a bookings tool. I can provide you with some general tips to create a traceability matrix if you call or email me.
All the best,
(co-founder of Third Door)