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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Senior Systems, from Community Brands

Senior Systems school software is great for small schools looking for a software package that can be implemented across many departments in the school at a reasonable price. Senior Systems does offer on boarding and training to help learn the system but continuing training is difficult though also necessary. Senior's admissions software modules leave much to be desired though they have purchased Ravenna which offers a top-of-the-line option that blends very well with Senior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Student and Faculty Administration

ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
6.4
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
4.0
Online Registration Management
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
7.0
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
6.0
Roster Management
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
8.0
Platform Customization
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
9.0
Student Data Security
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
7.0
Community Support
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
5.0
Class Scheduling
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
7.0
Compliance Support
ACTIVE Education
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
5.0

Pros

ACTIVE Education

  • Separation of payer and the person attending the activity. For example: children incur charges, but the parent is responsible for paying them.
  • Fast - in our old system there was a delay while customers waited for the system to respond.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Senior Systems, from Community Brands

  • A broad-based, unified platform that can be used in many areas across campus.
  • Robust database that is very customizable.
  • A web-based platform that can be used on any device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ACTIVE Education

  • I really like the look and feel of ActiveNet Reporting, but it isn't extremely customizable. Maybe there is something I am missing, but other employees have shared that same feedback.
  • It would be nice to have the system synchronize with other software we use. (EMS, StarRez, etc.) When planning conferences, we currently have hotel guests and registration that we would like to share information for through each system. Currently it is just double data entry.
  • Would like to be able to add more resources and details to a room booking and have the corresponding departments be notified of the order/track inventory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Senior Systems, from Community Brands

  • Outdated look and feel for internal and external customers.
  • Somewhat complicated and tough to learn; it's not very intuitive.
  • Customer service response times and support leave something to be desired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ACTIVE Education

ACTIVE Network allowed: grouping of classes, good interface, allowed importing of records, complex payment plans, per class fee structures, user fees, and trial classes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Senior Systems, from Community Brands

On the admissions front, SchoolAdmin beats the Senior Admissions module hands down for ease of use, performance, customer service, and reliability. We have had no downtime issues with Senior but regularly experienced downtime issues with Senior. School Admin is also very intuitive and easy to learn and use. Senior has a much steeper learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ACTIVE Education

  • Not sure yet.
  • It is newer to me and my department.
  • Double data entry which is just extra man hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Senior Systems, from Community Brands

  • A fairly priced system.
  • [The] convenience of having to manage only one system and database.
  • Senior is long overdue for an update and refresh to make it look modern and to make it more easy and intuitive to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ACTIVE Education

General

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

Senior Systems, from Community Brands

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education
5.0
Senior Systems, from Community Brands
6.0

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