ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net) vs. Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ACTIVE Education
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
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
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ACTIVE EducationFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
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
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
9.6
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
6.9
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Update personal information00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings6.12 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Candidate search00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Network, LLC
Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Frontline Education
Frontline is well suited for an organization such as a school district where teachers sometimes need to put in for a substitute at the last minute or especially early in the morning. The system also helps with substitutes in picking up the jobs when a teacher puts in an absence.
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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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Frontline Education
  • Easily submission process. Select the day you need to schedule on the listed calendar, mark the type of request, and submit.
  • Works on different digital devices including phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Easily track your balances by looking at your account history.
  • Delete requests you have already submitted.
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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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Frontline Education
  • Teachers cannot cancel their own absence. We have to ask the office staff to do so. This is irritating when an absence must be canceled (Due to a canceled professional development, for example).
  • Sometimes absences go unfilled. It would be great if AESOP could have a roster of qualified substitutes to cover absences.
  • You cannot assign your absence to a particular substitute if you know he or she is available and a good fit for your absence.
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Long time customer with Frontline Absence Management. Product support has been excellent, integrations easy to work with, & suite of products mesh together well.
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Usability
Active Network, LLC
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Frontline Education
While we have had minor issues logging in as our organization has its own login page, the site and its application are very easy to use. So long as members of a group log in through the appropriate page, navigating and using this site is quite easy. With the transition from Aesop to Frontline, the page also seems to have worked through any glitches found with the previous page and its app.
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Reliability and Availability
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
There have been several times the system was unavailable. When there has been an issue, Frontline HAS NOT notified us....which has been disappointing.
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Performance
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
No issues reported by end users of slow or not loading pages.
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Support Rating
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Internal support is provided by EDU Staff based out of Grand Rapids. Whenever I have had an issue they are very responsive to my needs. For instance, there may be conflicts in the amount of money that was listed for the contract. There may be questions about the length of an assignment such as 1/2 day, full day, or early dismissal. The school will sometimes enter the wrong information. Very good IT support, but sometimes you are on hold for 5 to 10 minutes because they do not have enough workers in their Call Center
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In-Person Training
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our Implementer/Trainer was a product line expert. He (Connor) walked us through every step with confidence and explained everything in detail. Frontline provided written documentation, cut-n-paste emails to staff, and a test environment for us to play in. We were able to test unique scenarios without actually sending emails, notifications, alerts to staff. This was very useful.
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Implementation Rating
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our Frontline implementer was an expert in the field & knew the product in & out. We had very little issues going live.
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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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Frontline Education
Frontline seems to be the industry standard for this software in the education industry. I am not familiar with any competitors or what was evaluated prior to implementing Frontline. For it to be the industry standard, I would assume that its cost is fair in relation to competitors and that the onboarding process is simple.
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Scalability
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our district has approximately 300 substitutes & 1,800 employees. Size has never been an issue with Absence Management. There are other districts much larger using Absence Management with no problems
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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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Frontline Education
  • It's given staff direct access to inputting their absences and secure coverage quicker, whereas before they had to make a call to a person. That person had to secure coverage for the entire district at different levels. Sometimes that person was absent or unable to provide coverage.
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