ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net) vs. Ellucian Banner

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ACTIVE Education
Score 9.3 out of 10
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ACTIVE Network's ACTIVE Education solution is designed to provide up-to-date, user-friendly registration software which enables administrators and students to enroll and purchase merchandise with ease. The software supports loyalty building activities, increase registrations, and keep a student database up-to-date as well as streamline the participant experience.N/A
Ellucian Banner
Score 6.7 out of 10
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Ellucian offers Banner educational ERP, including its student management system emphasizing control and reporting of process-oriented facets of education such as grading and attendance.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ACTIVE EducationEllucian Banner
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Ellucian Banner
8.1
8 Ratings
5% below category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings8.16 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings8.47 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings6.65 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Ellucian Banner
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(2 ratings)
7.7
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Usability
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8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Ellucian Banner
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Network, LLC
Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Ellucian
As a SIS, Banner Pages is the full meal deal. There are multiple modules that integrate out of the box. Because Banner is all I've ever used as a SIS, I can't contrast it with another program. I can say, it gets the job done for us. I will also say that a tremendous amount of time goes into strategizing how to get new functions to work for us and there always seems to be some catch that requires even more work. In general, the university has been hesitant to build too many modifications into Banner because they take a lot of time to maintain. Inevitably, a new update (of which there are MANY for Banner) will break stuff that isn't "vanilla." This is unfortunate because we've had some great ideas for how to make Banner better for us, but also understandable. If you're looking for a highly modular system, this isn't it. Banner has lots of components, but the components work the way they work and that's that. Also, don't expect very quick responses to bugs or glitches. If the bug is major, yes, it will be addressed. But, little function issues seem to be regularly overlooked.
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Pros
Active Network, LLC
  • 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.
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Ellucian
  • I think it's great to use if you are tracking grades for certain classes, especially if you'd like to see how students do, comparing midterm to final grades. If you have the permissions, you can see both.
  • It's also good to track students individually. You can look up a certain semester, and see how they did in that particular time frame, but you can also see their cumulative gpa, or even look up their entire course history.
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Cons
Active Network, LLC
  • 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.
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Ellucian
  • One thing I miss from the previous version of Ellucian Banner, is the control + page down. I struggle with alt + page down.
  • I love the Ellucian Banner favorites; however, it is a little difficult to navigate.
  • I can honestly only think of 2 things that could be improved. I use Ellucian Banner daily.
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
We have no reason not to renew with Ellucian - we are in deep with the ecosystem, and have Ellucian providing us with information technology support. If anything, should the opportunity arise, we'd probably consider adding a different ellucian tools into the suite of applications we already have on board.
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Usability
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
You definitely have to learn it before it becomes easy to use. It's better than it was, but it's still not entirely intuitive. You can't just look at it and play around to figure out how it works
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Reliability and Availability
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
It's pretty much up all the time.
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Performance
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
Has gotten much better due to new hardware.
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Support Rating
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
Our department generally does not contact the support center for Banner but the IT department does. That being said, in the seven years that I have been here, I have not once needed to contact the support center; we have had no glitches on Banner's side that needed to be addressed.
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Implementation Rating
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
very satisfied, along with the IT staff and ellucian support the upgrades do very well and have minimum down time.
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Alternatives Considered
Active Network, LLC
ACTIVE Network allowed: grouping of classes, good interface, allowed importing of records, complex payment plans, per class fee structures, user fees, and trial classes.
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Ellucian
PeopleSoft was more user-friendly. It also provided the ability to save and bookmark queries. PeopleSoft will allow users to use common names to search for queries. Overall, it seemed much more current than Banner. PeopleSoft provided enrollment data for specific sections which allowed one to spot trends of enrollment in a given class.
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Scalability
Active Network, LLC
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Ellucian
being able to scale with hardware was easy and not cumbersome. We were allowed to user virtual machines which made things very scalable.
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Return on Investment
Active Network, LLC
  • Not sure yet.
  • It is newer to me and my department.
  • Double data entry which is just extra man hours.
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Ellucian
  • There is positive ROI on the product overall. It had reduced or allowed us to focus our staff members on something which is very use and it does the job in the background.
  • The application has supported in a lot of ways in saving resources and utilizing them in very productive & efficient manner
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