12 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education

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

FACTS Student Information System

It is extremely well suited for a school, even for an organization like our school which is both a school and a residential facility. FACTS is diverse enough to meet multiple needs within our multifaceted organization. I don't think that it would as useful in a traditional business setting. It seems best suited for an educational institution.
Joshua Peters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Student and Faculty Administration

ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
9.8
Online Registration Management
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Roster Management
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Platform Customization
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Teacher Self-Service
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Student Data Security
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Community Support
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Class Scheduling
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0
Compliance Support
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
8.0
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application
ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0

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

FACTS Student Information System

  • Student Grade Communication
  • Parent alerts and updates
  • Clear, user-friendly interface
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

FACTS Student Information System

  • It would be helpful to have all student demographic information on one screen as it was in a previous version. The new version is quite a learning curve, but there is support available which is consistently helpful.
Kim Norbeck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ACTIVE Education

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FACTS Student Information System

FACTS Student Information System 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's user-friendly, the customer service is great, and we have a significant amount of time invested in training our faculty and staff to use many aspects of FACTS within their areas of responsibility. I really like the variety of reports I can generate which gives important data to our administration and Board.
Kim Norbeck | 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

FACTS Student Information System

FACTS is more robust and has more features.
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

FACTS Student Information System

  • Improved Communication with Parents
  • No longer managing ACH and Credit Card information for 400 families. All managed by parents through their portal access.
  • Ability to communicate with families via text alert. Particularly important in emergency situations. All in 1 database.
  • Software is continually updated
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ACTIVE Education

General

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

FACTS Student Information System

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
FACTS Student Information System
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

ACTIVE Education
FACTS Student Information System
10.0

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