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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    ACTIVE Education

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Ellucian Colleague

    82%
    Ellucian Colleague ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Ellucian Colleague is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    ACTIVE Education

    50%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Ellucian Colleague

    82%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Active Network, LLC

    Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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    Ellucian

    Colleague Student is a great solution for smaller schools. I'm not sure it would work well at a large university (10,000 plus students) -- I'm not sure it has capacity to handle that. It is also well suited for universities where departments communicate well with each other. There is so much cross functionality, that if departments don't communicate well, issues could arise if one department makes changes without notifying or talking with other departments about the change
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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

    • The system retains comprehensive baseline modules covering majority of challenges an institution would face.
    • Flexible enough to customize to meet the needs of the institution.
    • System flexibility to connect to "other" systems preferred by the institution.
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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

    • Although user restrictions are helpful, they require intense forethought and preparation. Prior to use on campus, system administrators must carefully consider user permissions to decrease the likelihood of information sharing disasters.
    • Accessibility also has some challenges. The new interface opens on all browsers, but the software does not contain all of the functions of the previous version. Users must choose accessibility or information; they cannot have both.
    • Colleague's operating system does not mirror common systems, so learning it can be a long, slow process.
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    Pricing Details

    ACTIVE Education

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ACTIVE Education editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Ellucian Colleague

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Ellucian Colleague editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        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

        Ellucian Colleague remains the most cost competitive solution for our organization. Alternative solutions, have had ridiculously high migration costs and ongoing maintenance fees which have not been friendly toward a migration of our existing data. Some the features of the other solutions are very nice to "haves" but the reward has to out-weigh the cost of adoption.
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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

        • By keeping student's academic work, financial aid, and accounts receivable information in one location we are able to report without the need for data aggregation.
        • Colleague's web applications allow the students themselves to perform tasks such as enrollment without assistance from staff members.
        • Using customized rules that we can set up in Colleague we can trigger events to happen as data is entered. This eliminates the need not only for someone to remember to perform an additional task, but it also saves the time of performing the actual task.
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