I've been using Crewsware since my first month online 10 years ago and have used it every month since. My favourite feature is Pairing Filters, I've never downloaded the parings from PBS and I can't imagine going through every one each month to select flying. Some other features I use regularly are Award Importer, Pay and Expense Tracker and Pay Tables. My family really appreciates the Family Calendar as an easy way to understand my schedule. Thanks for putting out a great product,
Crewsware has been an indispensable part of my working life since its inception many years ago. The ability to sort through the pairings each month with Pairing Filter, using multiple parameters has proven to be a very powerful tool, so far beyond the basic data which is published by the company.
The ability to upload a well laid out Pairing Brief to your smartphone/ipad prior to check-in, with every specific detail you could possibly require is incredible.
On a very tangible feature, Crewsware has tracked down and generated missed expense claims totalling over $900/year during the past 4 years! This alone has paid for a career's worth of Crewsware subscriptions! The ease and speed of claiming these missed expenses compared to other methods is beyond comparison!
It is noticeable how the folks at Crewsware do not rest on their laurels! The continual improvements and added features that regularly appear indicate that Dave and his crew are totally focused on making the working life of the line pilot as organized as possible. From the new Award Importer, to the Expense Tracker, the eLog book, the Pairing Brief, the Family Calendar.....I don't think I could get through a month without the tools, and ability to manipulate data that Crewsware provides!! Bravo Dave and your team!
My experience with your Crewsware product over the last several years has been fantastic.
I started out (like most, I suppose), using your software to help with building the best block of flying that I could hold at my seniority month after month. Let's face it, the Pairing Filter function is a must to allow an individual the ability to plow through the hundreds of possible flights and pairings from month to month and make sense of what's available.
As time went on I started using other functions such as Award Builder to fine-tune my bidding as my relative seniority increased on my equipment. The Pay and Expense Tracker was a God-sent, allowing us to track and then claim for lost pay and expenses that fell through the cracks from month to month.
I personally feel that the best feature that your software offers is that it is continually being improved and expanded upon. It's seems that you're never content with the current version, always looking for customer feedback and ways to fine-tune your product.
A few examples are "My Layover", great ideas here for new things to do while away from home. "Who's in Town" and "Friends Blocks" allow us to connect with buddies and keep in touch. I've even found the "Currency Converter" very helpful recently since the Canadian dollar has been fluctuating as of late against other world currencies.
The best new tool that you offer is the "Position Planner". Here I can take a snap-shot look to see what I could hold on equipment bids, allowing me to make an educated decision as to future moves.
To sum things up, your software is ever-improving and more and more useful every year. It's like opening up my tool-box at home and finding an cool, shiny new tool there and realizing "yes, I can definitely use that !!"
Thanks for not being content with mediocrity and continually striving towards putting the best tools in our hands year after year. I look forward to seeing what you have to offer in the years to come - keep up the great work !!