ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net) vs. Jenzabar SONIS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ACTIVE Education
Score 9.7 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
Jenzabar SONIS
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Jenzabar now offers SONIS, a student information system (SIS) oriented around the needs of smaller higher education institutions. Jenzabar supports the former SONISWEB product since its acquisition of original developer RJM Systems in 2015.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ACTIVE EducationJenzabar SONIS
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
Jenzabar SONIS
9.6
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.8 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Jenzabar ONE
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Jenzabar SONIS
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Jenzabar SONIS
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Network, LLC
Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Jenzabar, Inc.
We often had students who came and took a class or completed a program, left, and then came back for something else at a later time. It was nice to be able to have someone in Jenzabar SONIS with multiple statuses. They could be in as a Student for the current class while still being in as an Alumni for the program they had graduated from. Most of our programs are set up so the students within that program are all taking the same courses at the same time. The bulk registration feature made it easy to enroll one student and then use that student's enrollment to quickly enroll all of the others in the program. That was a huge time saver. We had letters and emails that we wanted to send out at specific times in the application process. The Activity tool in Jenzabar SONIS made it easy for us to have some things that were automatically added to a person's record and others that we could add as needed. We could then run timed letters or emails and get our communication sent out. We had some challenges with Jenzabar SONIS because we have a number of certificate programs that are only one semester in length. We often had students who would complete one certificate (program) in the fall and then complete another one in the spring. Many of the reports pulled data only for the active enrollment so we had to go back and manually pull the data for the enrollment from the other semester if we needed something for the full school year.
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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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Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Great value
  • Built in reports are great, but it also has add on reporting that is fantastic.
  • Hosting they offer is phenomenal nearly no downtime, ever!
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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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Jenzabar, Inc.
  • SONIS sorts my advisees by class and then by name. This is NOT useful. There should be an option for sorting by name only. I advise almost fifty students. It wastes my time looking for them in the sophomore listing, then the junior listing......
  • When registration of a student for semester courses is complete, there should be an option to print out only the courses scheduled, NOT the entire page which shows available courses at the bottom.
  • SONIS sometimes kicks me out for no reason.
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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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Jenzabar, Inc.
We changed databases in 2011 because the company we were with was going to quit supporting our software. We evaluated a number of different SISs available at the time and felt Jenzabar SONIS provided the best tools for our school. Most of the others were either geared more for adult education, individual course offerings or for schools that primarily had degree-seeking students. We needed something that could address both needs.We felt Jenzabar SONIS did that best of the ones we reviewed.
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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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Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Facilitates grade input by faculty.
  • Facilitates course enrollment by students.
  • Facilitates viewing student records and determining progress to program completion.
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