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Score 6.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

If you are an independent school seeking a tool that will communicate grades and other performance data well, FACTS will do that, and do it well. It is very smooth and has less "clunky-ness" than competitor products. This software is less appropriate for non-classroom business purposes. I cannot imagine that a tutoring service, for example, would necessarily benefit from its functionality, given that students there are usually handled one-on-one
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • Admissions tracking is possible from initial inquiry all the way to enrollment
  • ParentsWeb enables parents to access school information easily from a desktop or phone app
  • FACTS customer service is outstanding. It is easy to either call or chat, and questions are researched and answered fully.
Kim Norbeck | 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 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ACTIVE Education

No score
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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 was the most appropriate tool for our needs at the time. While other Education Management Systems had some of the tools we were looking for, FACTS promised to be the most user-friendly without the confusion of too many "bells and whistles." This clean approach sold our school on FACTS.
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

  • Online Application - we have families from overseas and out of state who apply to our school, and having the process completely online makes it easy for them and for us to get accurate information in a timely manner.
  • Create-A-Report - this feature helps me write my Board reports and provide real-time data for them to use in their decision-making.
  • Retention is a goal of every school, and FACTS helps us communicate effectively with our current parents, providing them information and encouraging that partnership with them.
Kim Norbeck | 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

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