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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ACTIVE Education

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

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

It is well suited for Charter Schools. I say charter schools because most charts are built from the ground up, and using a specific set of tools from PowerSchool will help all departments to work seamlessly together. The hardest part of the education process is being able to track your own payroll, PD, overtime hours, emails and messages, grades and documentation for students. Schools in perpetual existence have a hard time converting all their documents and processes to a brand new portal. However, new schools, private schools, charter schools, even new online universities would have an easier and much more effective time purchasing and using every single tool that comes from PowerSchool. I believe that it is bigger than just using eSchoolPLUS for education, but using efinance, and atrieve are important also. In terms of eSchoolPLUS it is useful in all schools because it does make the teacher's jobs easier. Managing curriculum, lesson and grade data is quick and easy and engagement is relatively simple on the website and on my mobile iPhone.
Christopher Power | 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

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

  • One-stop resource for student data, from test scores to medical alerts.
  • Parent information, including contact and custody details, are readily accessible.
  • Clean and easy-to-use format makes finding what you need very easy.
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

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

  • It can be difficult to find information when first beginning with it.
  • It can take many steps to perform one task.
  • Can run slowly on certain networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ACTIVE Education

No score
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PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
This would be the same reasoning as in the previous question. It is all about having enough bandwidth to run it across your district and buildings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ACTIVE Education

No score
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PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Reports do run in a reasonable amount of time based upon the number of entries you are working with. You are also able to continue working on other areas while the report is being created so your device is not tied up during this process.
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

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

We have used Gradespeed in the past, but that was over 10 years ago and I was not involved in the transition to the new software. I just know that when eSchoolPLUS came into use, we transitioned smoothly and efficiently.
Angel Swalve | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ACTIVE Education

No score
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PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
There are days when PowerSchool can be very slow when loading. You definitely have to make sure you have the bandwidth in your district to run the platform appropriately.
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

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

  • Clearly allows teachers to communicate about students.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ACTIVE Education

General

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

PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

General

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

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