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Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    ACTIVE Education

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.6

    Jenzabar SONIS

    96%
    Jenzabar SONIS ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Jenzabar SONIS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    ACTIVE Education

    50%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Jenzabar SONIS

    90%
    3 Ratings

    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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    Pricing Details

    ACTIVE Education

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    ACTIVE Education editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Jenzabar SONIS

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Jenzabar SONIS editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        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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