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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education

Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions is a fully robust solution for large campuses and University systems. The tools it provides are powerful and scalable. It can handle anything from 1,000 students to over 100,000. The issue because spreading that cost around. Smaller schools will probably need a dedicated functional staff and an information systems staff to handle the chore of managing the system. Although many of the tools allow for automated processing it take a considerable amount of effort to get to that point and the upfront and maintaining costs should be considered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Student and Faculty Administration

ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
9.4
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Online Registration Management
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Roster Management
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
8.0
Platform Customization
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Student Data Security
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Community Support
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Class Scheduling
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
9.0
State and National-level Reporting
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Compliance Support
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
10.0
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application
ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
6.0

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

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

  • The Query Manager tool is useful - especially for users who are not comfortable writing SQL queries. Query Manager also allows Security staff to dictate exactly what access to grant to query writers.
  • Campus Solutions offers several batch-style functions, such as batch transcript requests and batch degree conferral. There is a Population Selection option that allows you to use a query or Excel file to specify the students who are in the batch.
  • The Communication Generation process allows users to create batch emails or letters that include mail-merge style data for each individual receiving the communication. There is a Microsoft Word plugin that allows you to craft the message that will be sent, and they can be sent on a set schedule or when certain trigger conditions occur.
Anonymous | 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

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

  • We don't like that you cannot export student grades and information into an excel spreadsheet or document that allows you to edit when necessary. Other tools do this but for a system us robust as PeopleSoft we are surprised you are not able to do this.
  • Continuing with the schedule, in order to see how many students are registered in a section one has to click on that section which is another waste of time. Each section has a blue square meaning full and a green circle meaning not full. Why can't the number of students be shown instead, or in addition? And to top it off, the number of students is shown so low that one has to scroll each time to see it.
  • Occasionally, PeopleSoft will randomly stop work, and you will lose all the information you were working on, so I recommend saving your work frequently. PeopleSoft is also not the most user-friendly student information systems. The new update did improve its aesthetic appeal though.
  • Relying on Oracle system administrators to do all updates and handle any problems that may occur. Sometimes you feel a little helpless and too reliant on the vendor. It takes a while for our admins to update the software because we have so many custom configurations and custom bolt-ons so they all have to be tested thoroughly to make sure nothing breaks when migrated to production. Because of this, our university is always behind when it comes to system updates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ACTIVE Education

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0
Based on 1 answer
When you open a service request you will get contacted in short order. They will usually develop a patch or hot fix in a reasonable amount of time. You do usually need to keep the software updated and will want to be on the latest versions.
Anonymous | 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

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions has been the software of choice between Jenzebar and Campus vue as the user interface is easier, students seem to understand their progress and the system better than the other two softwares I have used. I would recommend this as all things student related are in one portal area.
Erica Terry | 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

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

  • Manages student records well.
  • The course enrollment process for the student is non-intuitive.
  • Waitlist functionality for the courses is hard to implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ACTIVE Education

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education
5.0
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
8.5

Support Rating

ACTIVE Education
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
9.0

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