Innovation for today, innovation for excellence

Tracks® Software was developed to help aquariums and zoos fulfill their missions of education, conservation and animal care.
Requests and input from aquarists inspired the effective animal group management and water quality tools available in Tracks® Software.
Tracks® provides medical staff with comprehensive and integrated medical modules, helping aquariums and zoos meet their goals of excellence in animal care.
Tracks® is an innovative and comprehensive animal collection management software designed to the current and future needs of the aquarium and zoo community.
Husbandry features in Tracks® integrate animal care records into a central location. Staff has easy access to an animal's information, which improves efficiency, increases the accuracy of collected data, and provides a comprehensive picture of each member of the animal collection.
Complete laboratory tools in Tracks® Software help lab staff effectively and efficiently do their jobs.
Comprehensive medical and prescription features in Tracks® Software help institutions fulfill their missions of excellence in animal care.
Diet planning and feeding components in Tracks® help aquariums and zoos provide the best in animal nutrition.
Water quality testing tools in Tracks® support routine testing and conform to an institution's needs and work flow.
All animal and enclosure data has a place in Tracks®, including husbandry, medical, diet, lab and water quality records. Comprehensive reporting and search features keep data accessible.
Tracks® Software is a model for how aquariums and zoos can use technology to care for the animals in their collections and meet the growing demands on the industry.

Innovation for today, innovation for excellence

Meeting the complex  data management needs of aquariums and zoos was the driving force behind the Tracks® Software project .  Now, with fifteen years of development in the program, that’s still the reason a growing number of institutions use this powerful application to help them be their best at what matters most  – excellence in animal care.

Tracks® Software is the obvious choice for many aquariums and zoos.  No other application can match the comprehensive features available to aquarium and zoo staff when they need them most:  right now.   

Industry professionals have guided the program’s development, resulting in an application designed for its users and their daily processes – not the other way around.  Tracks® Software helps institutions provide the best in animal care, as well as make the most of staff resources.  Institutions have been collecting inventory data for years.  Tracks®  helps put that information to work by providing tools for quick access and analysis of data – knowledge to use now, as well as for the future.

This powerful tool is now available to zoos and aquariums through the purchase of an annual license. The pricing is available here.

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Tracks® Software is a joint project between the Denver Zoological Foundation, the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Zier Niemann Consulting, based in Salida, Colorado.

News from Tracks Software

Time-Saving Tip: Custom Record Templates

Thu, 16 Jul 2015

The ability to create custom record templates saves time and improves data entry accuracy - this feature is available in Tracks in each of the journal modules, for events, and now also for Accessions and Removals in the Daily Wizard. You can see how templates prompt staff for complete information on important animal transactions:

Admins will need to set up templates for accessions and removals in the Daily Wizard configuration; otherwise, templates are configured in each of the aforementioned modules.
FYI: Saved templates and comments are in the re-branding process. You'll see them referred to as hug-able and charming "Snippets" in the newest Tracks update. We also have a new video coming out soon to help you get going on using Snippets at your aquarium or zoo.


New Video: Configuring User Security

Thu, 02 Jul 2015

And here's the sequel to last week's data security overview video: Configuring User Security is a brand new video that provides a detailed look at the user security configuration module in Tracks. Lots of basic information here, such as adding a new user, and you'll also learn some nifty time-saving tricks, such as creating user profiles with a set of default module permissions. Program administrators can find the new video here:

Data and User Security in Tracks

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

Data security is one hot topic these days! Tracks Software gives zoo and aquarium administrators tools to deftly balance data security and user access.  As you’d expect, Tracks facilitates flexible and fluid data management that reflects each institution’s preferences for handling information and allowing staff to do their best work.

There’s a brand new video out that provides an overview of data and user security features in the program. Administrators who are new to Tracks, as well as those who would like to review  the security options available to them might want to check out the video: User Security Overview.


Also note, we will be presenting on User Security issues at the Zoological Registrars Association conference coming right up this fall! This should be a great opportunity to learn more about data security challenges and solutions in the zoos/aquarium community!