aPlus+ Attendance vs. Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
aPlus+ Attendance
Score 10.0 out of 10
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aPlus+ Attendance, from Cobek Software, offers a selection of attendance solutions from 'off the shelf' to more complex integrated systems. Options can be configured to integrate with an existing system.N/A
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Pricing
aPlus+ AttendanceFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
aPlus+ AttendanceFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
aPlus+ AttendanceFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
aPlus+ AttendanceFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
5 Ratings
12% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
9.6
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
6.9
3 Ratings
17% below category average
Update personal information00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings6.12 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
aPlus+ Attendance
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Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Candidate search00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
aPlus+ AttendanceFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
aPlus+ AttendanceFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cobek Software
We found that this works great when allowed to integrate with our LMS and our chat platform because it automates the login process, each time a student logs into the chat it automatically tells us and generates a report that goes to the provost. This is also great for test taking and it limits the need for a proctor, we use it for multiple elements within student attendance.
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Frontline Education
Frontline is well suited for an organization such as a school district where teachers sometimes need to put in for a substitute at the last minute or especially early in the morning. The system also helps with substitutes in picking up the jobs when a teacher puts in an absence.
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Pros
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
  • Easily submission process. Select the day you need to schedule on the listed calendar, mark the type of request, and submit.
  • Works on different digital devices including phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Easily track your balances by looking at your account history.
  • Delete requests you have already submitted.
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Cons
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
  • Teachers cannot cancel their own absence. We have to ask the office staff to do so. This is irritating when an absence must be canceled (Due to a canceled professional development, for example).
  • Sometimes absences go unfilled. It would be great if AESOP could have a roster of qualified substitutes to cover absences.
  • You cannot assign your absence to a particular substitute if you know he or she is available and a good fit for your absence.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
Long time customer with Frontline Absence Management. Product support has been excellent, integrations easy to work with, & suite of products mesh together well.
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Usability
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
While we have had minor issues logging in as our organization has its own login page, the site and its application are very easy to use. So long as members of a group log in through the appropriate page, navigating and using this site is quite easy. With the transition from Aesop to Frontline, the page also seems to have worked through any glitches found with the previous page and its app.
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Reliability and Availability
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
There have been several times the system was unavailable. When there has been an issue, Frontline HAS NOT notified us....which has been disappointing.
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Performance
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
No issues reported by end users of slow or not loading pages.
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Support Rating
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
Internal support is provided by EDU Staff based out of Grand Rapids. Whenever I have had an issue they are very responsive to my needs. For instance, there may be conflicts in the amount of money that was listed for the contract. There may be questions about the length of an assignment such as 1/2 day, full day, or early dismissal. The school will sometimes enter the wrong information. Very good IT support, but sometimes you are on hold for 5 to 10 minutes because they do not have enough workers in their Call Center
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In-Person Training
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
Our Implementer/Trainer was a product line expert. He (Connor) walked us through every step with confidence and explained everything in detail. Frontline provided written documentation, cut-n-paste emails to staff, and a test environment for us to play in. We were able to test unique scenarios without actually sending emails, notifications, alerts to staff. This was very useful.
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Implementation Rating
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
Our Frontline implementer was an expert in the field & knew the product in & out. We had very little issues going live.
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Alternatives Considered
Cobek Software
We didn't evaluate other software, this came highly recommended to us by our sister school and we opted to utilize that same program, ultimately it was a smart choice because leadership ended up combining student attendance and this made it easier to keep track on students from both universities. This has been a great choice for us.
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Frontline Education
Frontline seems to be the industry standard for this software in the education industry. I am not familiar with any competitors or what was evaluated prior to implementing Frontline. For it to be the industry standard, I would assume that its cost is fair in relation to competitors and that the onboarding process is simple.
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Scalability
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
Our district has approximately 300 substitutes & 1,800 employees. Size has never been an issue with Absence Management. There are other districts much larger using Absence Management with no problems
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Return on Investment
Cobek Software
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Frontline Education
  • It's given staff direct access to inputting their absences and secure coverage quicker, whereas before they had to make a call to a person. That person had to secure coverage for the entire district at different levels. Sometimes that person was absent or unable to provide coverage.
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