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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    ACTIVE Education

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

    84%
    PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    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
    9.0
    90%
    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
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    ACTIVE Education

    50%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

    70%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Active Network, LLC

    Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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    PowerSchool Group LLC

    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.
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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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    PowerSchool Group LLC

    • 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.
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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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    PowerSchool Group LLC

    • 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.
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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

      PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS 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

        Reliability and Availability

        Active Network, LLC

        No answers on this topic

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        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.
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        Performance

        Active Network, LLC

        No answers on this topic

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        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.
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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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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS effectively allowed for access to all data, while enabling links to other critical PowerSchool platforms like Kickboard, Enrollment, and other software platforms.
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        Scalability

        Active Network, LLC

        No answers on this topic

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        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.
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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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        PowerSchool Group LLC

        • Our Return on Investment is high, as it makes our jobs easier, allowing us more time to troubleshoot and train staff instead of digging for student information.
        • Overall our business objective is to store and access student information quickly, efficiently, and securely. eSchoolPLUS allows us to do that.
        • eSchoolPLUS has no negative impact on our ROI. Sometimes, after an update, there is a learning curve and bug fixes that need to be worked around, but in general, it is a great product and there is little downtime for our organization.
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