ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net) vs. Skyward Student Management System

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ACTIVE Education
Score 9.7 out of 10
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ACTIVE Network's ACTIVE Education solution is designed to provide up-to-date, user-friendly registration software which enables administrators and students to enroll and purchase merchandise with ease. The software supports loyalty building activities, increase registrations, and keep a student database up-to-date as well as streamline the participant experience.N/A
Skyward Student Management System
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Skyward, headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, offers the Skyward Student Management System, a k-12 student information system which provides classroom tools (e.g. gradebook, attendance tracking, etc), Family Engagement tools with portal, as well as admin and student services task management.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ACTIVE EducationSkyward Student Management System
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Skyward Student Management System
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)
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Ratings
Skyward Student Management System
6.9
4 Ratings
19% below category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings6.33 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Skyward Student Management System
Likelihood to Recommend
5.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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6.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ACTIVE Education (ACTIVE Net)Skyward Student Management System
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Network, LLC
Really like the appearance of reporting and the web booking.
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Skyward
There is nothing specific that I would say sets it apart from any other LMS, but once you are used to the user interface and various features, it does everything that is needed and integrates well enough with other software to function. Probably isn't necessary in a smaller setting, but for multiple building districts, it is certainly robust enough to handle data collection and storage.
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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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Skyward
  • Flexibility. This multitude of fields available makes it easy to capture data the way we want or need to.
  • Quick response to trouble tickets. The company strives to reach out to the customer within an hour and start the process of resolution.
  • User focused. Improvements to the system always look at how the end user experience can be enhanced.
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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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Skyward
  • Confusion when it comes to student grades- sometimes there are two different letter grades for a student for what is posted as "TR1" and "PR1." How does a teacher know which of these grades will be posted to a student's report card? How does a teacher know what the student's actual grade is for a particular course?
  • Switching between the Educator Access Plus and Student Management tabs can be complicated, especially for those new to the system. Why can't everything be in one place?
  • I recognize that Skyward logs out after a certain period of inactivity to preserve privacy of users, but is there a way to change those settings so that Skyward does not log out as frequently? It is difficult to keep having to log back in completely again.
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Network, LLC
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Skyward
It is the system I am most comfortable with, so having to learn a new system outweighs any problems I have with Skyward.
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Usability
Active Network, LLC
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Skyward
It takes some time to get used to navigating the features and layers, but once you know your way around it, it's pretty good.
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Support Rating
Active Network, LLC
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Skyward
Overall great job, issues were taken care of. People in support do care.
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Implementation Rating
Active Network, LLC
No answers on this topic
Skyward
Yes, I was part of the implementation team.
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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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Skyward
I, personally, have not used other Student Management Systems, but having used Skyward, I do not necessarily feel any overwhelming desire to seek out the competitive software programs. Skyward does what it says it will and provides my school district with an easy and organized way to share and access all of the relevant student and family information we need. It serves it's purpose well and meets our needs.
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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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Skyward
  • Overall, Skyward has had a positive impact. One way is the student information that is shared and available to see. If I need to know something about a student’s academic history, Skyward has it.
  • Another way it has impacted our district is the way it has streamlined all of our payroll information. I can see check histories, different parts of my salary, and the year-end totals all in one place.
  • Skyward has also made a big impact on our district by making it easier to communicate with parents. All the parents’ contact information is available and email is even included in the program.
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