ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net) vs. FACTS Student Information System

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ACTIVE Education
Score 9.6 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
FACTS Student Information System
Score 8.4 out of 10
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FACTS Student Information System (formerly RenWeb) is a Student Information System that handles admissions, student information, billing, report cards, grading, attendance, and parent access, among others. FACTS is a property of Nelnet Business Solutions.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
ACTIVE EducationFACTS Student Information System
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Student and Faculty Administration
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ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
FACTS Student Information System
9.3
5 Ratings
9% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings9.64 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings9.55 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings9.74 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.84 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings9.63 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings9.44 Ratings
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User Ratings
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)FACTS Student Information System
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(2 ratings)
9.7
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)FACTS Student Information System
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Network, LLC
Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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FACTS
We base our entire student data on the Student ID that is produced in FACTS. We create user accounts for technology and online textbooks as well as their lunch account, all based on the Student ID. We also can run many different reports using the SID as the data constant and all the other information variables are available as needed to report.
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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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FACTS
  • Easy to use grade book
  • Simple way to store and access health information, behavior reports, and family contact information.
  • We use FACTS in the residential aspect of our organization.
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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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FACTS
  • It could use more space for uploading classroom media.
  • It could lessen the number of new open windows or frames for various functions that can be done on the same screen.
  • It could incorporate more social-media like tools to make it more native for students and parents.
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Network, LLC
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FACTS
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.
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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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FACTS
Switched from Blackbaud to RenWeb now FACTS. We made the change for affordability and because more software components were included. Blackbaud required the purchase of multiple additional modules.
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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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FACTS
  • Has paid for itself many time over with the abilities it provides.
  • Can be managed by as few or as many as needed so per employee cost is great.
  • Reporting is great for almost any topic needed all the way to How many took the ACT in spring.
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