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Likelihood to Recommend

AcademicWorks

We manage over 200 applications online, and could definitely take on more. If you only manage a low number - this would still be great software, but you may not need this. Also, if you have very specific applications, this might not be the best fit. However, if most of your applications are the same and just vary with some specific questions - this is perfect!
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iMIS

iMIS is well suited for membership organizations. Of its many modules, the Dues Billing and Meetings module allows organizations to manage their membership easily. iMIS also has tools to create dashboards enabling the organization to analyze their member data in a variety of ways to help the organization better engage their members. Lastly, the CMS aspect of iMIS is very powerful and provided the organization with tools to build responsive websites to engage their members.
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Pros

AcademicWorks

  • Ease of set-up of the scholarship applications every year.
  • The report functionality allows us to be able to sort through the applicants easily.
  • The review functionality is user-friendly that anyone new to the system can easily learn it.
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iMIS

  • Keep track of individuals's information (e.g. address, telephone number, email address, payment history and membership type).
  • The ability to create fields and functions.
  • Create/generate reports. Once, I needed a report of how many non- members were taking classes in the Fall in comparison to members of the organization. I worked with my IT department to help create the fields needed in order to generate the report.
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Cons

AcademicWorks

  • There could be improvement when attaching documents. Students sometimes get errors on uploading documents due to file names with certain characters.
  • Room for improvement could be mobile functionality.
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iMIS

  • It was difficult for various departments to customize the functionality of iMis without it impacting the organization as a whole.
  • I often felt restricted and limited when using iMis. I do not feel that this software is current with today’s technology.
  • It did not sync well with Authorize.net. Therefore, I had to do double data entry. This let to me needing to hire on more staff.
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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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iMIS

I think both are great tools. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. I really like the CMS component that comes with iMIS. It is important for an organization to be able to quickly build websites to engage their members. iMIS provides tools to do this out of the box.
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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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iMIS

  • Ability to keep track of membership
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Pricing Details

AcademicWorks

General

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

iMIS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
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