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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    ACTIVE Education

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    PowerSchool SIS

    84%
    PowerSchool Student Information System ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    3 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    3 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PowerSchool Student Information System is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    ACTIVE Education

    50%
    2 Ratings
    8.8

    PowerSchool SIS

    88%
    32 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    PowerSchool SIS

    85%
    24 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    ACTIVE Education

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PowerSchool SIS

    100%
    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

    PowerSchool Student Information System is a cool software that can be highly recommended to anyone who is living in the educational management space. It is proven that this software can reduce your manual workload massively if you use it right. Plus it is really worth the price you pay. Especially if you are in the administrative field, this software will help you to minimize manual efforts put into student registrations, staffing recruitment, and main resource management processes.
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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

    • PowerSchool houses student or staff information that can be easily accessed by those teachers and administrators who need the information. This allows everyone to go to one place to access information.
    • Parents can view their child's grades at any time with their protected login on a parent portal. This allows teachers to keep parents informed and involved in their child's progress at school. When everyone works together it increases our students' chance for success.
    • PowerSchool offers videos to train new users. When we have new employees, the videos can be accessed at any time the employee needs as opposed to them waiting for someone to help them.
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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

    • Does not consistently communicate with related software such as Illuminate for Special Education Students.
    • Drop down menus frequently refresh as data is entered which slows down the user's ability to enter information.
    • Icons are sometimes unclear and not easily understandable. Word labels for some items might be more effective.
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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 SIS

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      PowerSchool SIS 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

        Likelihood to Renew

        Active Network, LLC

        No answers on this topic

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        We would be starting over at square one if we did not continue our PowerSchool subscription. We do not have a program in a place that would take its place.
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        Usability

        Active Network, LLC

        No answers on this topic

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        Great features, but it can feel very cumbersome at times
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        Support Rating

        Active Network, LLC

        No answers on this topic

        PowerSchool Group LLC

        Overall, I have not had to use support for PowerSchool Student Information System because our school district gives us training in each area in which we will be utilizing PowerSchool Student Information System. In terms of in-user support, I feel that there is mild to moderate user support that is built into PowerSchool SIS.
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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

        I have heard good things for Infinite Campus and Skyward. I would [evaluate] each of them and see what fits your needs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and so picking the right one for your needs is important. PowerSchool [Student Information System] does have some great features, but lacks some fundamental reports and functions to make it top notch.
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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

        • It has created shortcuts for all staff members, saving us time.
        • In creating shortcuts and combining many different systems into one, it is saving our school money.
        • It has created a safety net for teachers because grades and student information is stored electronically, which means teachers not having to worry about losing or misplacing their grade books.
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