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Likelihood to Recommend

AcademicWorks

This is an excellent system for any college/university or scholarship provider that offers a large volume of scholarships to a high number of applicants. The price point might be a little high for a smaller school/provider and may not be worthwhile if their numbers are lower.
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Cirrus Insight

For someone who uses both Gmail and Salesforce as part of their main role, this software is an invaluable connector for them both. Some of the features are also not Salesforce specific - such as the Meeting Scheduler, which has proved invaluable to me, and I would recommend to any Gmail user who frequently set up meetings (either internally or externally).
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Pros

AcademicWorks

  • All colleges and universities have differences in the way scholarships are awarded at their schools. AcademicWorks listens to the individual needs of each college/university/scholarship provider and will either add system enhancements or help users to find ways to best utilize the system to meet their needs/requirements.
  • The AcademicWorks help desk is very good about support. They are timely in contact and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively.
  • AcademicWorks has worked closely with our IT Department to ensure that the imports and the system will work efficiently despite changes and updates.
  • Students need to only complete one application to be automatically matched to hundreds of scholarship opportunities. This is a very efficient use of the applicant's time and efforts to apply for scholarships.
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Cirrus Insight

  • Easily add records to Salesforce using contact information from an email.
  • Interact with Salesforce records in my email inbox.
  • Easily schedule meetings with the meeting scheduling feature.
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Cons

AcademicWorks

  • Ability to personalize applications - we serve many companies, and we get requests all the time to use their logo, but we can't do that in AcademicWorks.
  • Selective reviews - some review committees don't want to review specific parts of applications, but we can't pick and choose which questions are reviewable for specific opportunities.
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Cirrus Insight

  • I love the Cirrus tool, however, feel as though I have only scratched the surface of functionality and value it could bring our organization. Easy tutorials would be helpful.
  • Some minor bugs lately where saving email timed out.
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Likelihood to Renew

AcademicWorks

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Cirrus Insight

Cirrus Insight 9.1
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It is the best google to salesforce integration on the market.support is incredibly responsive and very helpful.They are constantly adding new features, and the current feature set is well beyond anything else that is currently offered in the market
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Usability

AcademicWorks

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Cirrus Insight

Cirrus Insight 9.1
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Very easy to use. Everything opens in a familiar interface right inside the google apps sidebar.It brings in salesforce records, so as long as you know google apps / gmail and salesforce you'll be all set.It's point and click.
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Reliability and Availability

AcademicWorks

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Cirrus Insight

Cirrus Insight 9.1
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Haven't had a down issue in the almost 2 years I've been using the product.Support is also super responsive.
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Performance

AcademicWorks

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Cirrus Insight

Cirrus Insight 9.1
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Pulls in salesforce data very quickly, and syncs very quickly.
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Implementation

AcademicWorks

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Cirrus Insight

Cirrus Insight 9.1
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The plugin is installed inside your internet browser as an extension/add-on.It can be found in most add on stores and is easy to install. Usually just a few clicks.It handles authorization for you once you sign in, and then takes care of all the rest.It couldn't be easier to get working right out of the box.You're up in running in less than 5 minutes.
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Alternatives Considered

AcademicWorks

At the time that we made the switch, NextGen was not able to offer the option that committee reviewers could rank a student and that their ranking could carry over into multiple scholarships. We already had over 70 committee reviewers and the process to review some of the more general scholarship applicants was taking more than 10 hours. The AcademicWorks System allows each applicant to be ranked by a number of committee reviewers (you set the number of reviewers) one time and the score can be propagated across multiple scholarships. This is an efficient use of the reviewers time and keeps the time commitment manageable.
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Cirrus Insight

We have Outreach and can't tell you why we switched
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Return on Investment

AcademicWorks

  • Increase in new scholarship fund holders
  • Streamlined qualification of applications
  • Faster processing of awards
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Cirrus Insight

  • We can log activity quicker, no manual logging
  • Spend weeks troubleshooting applications issues
  • Building flights takes FOREVER
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Pricing Details

AcademicWorks

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AcademicWorks Editions & Modules

AcademicWorks
Additional Pricing Details

Cirrus Insight

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$500*
1.  per installation

Cirrus Insight Editions & Modules

Cirrus Insight
Edition
Starter
$271
Closer
$451
Rainmaker
$721
1. per user/month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing based on annual billing.

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