Blackbaud Award Management vs. Unifyed Student - Engage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Blackbaud Award Management
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Blackbaud Award Management is a solution that aims to transform institutions' student awards programs and revolutionize donor stewardship practices. Built for higher education institutions of all types and sizes, this cloud-based solution is designed to serve as a catalyst to improve student access to awards and scholarship funds, create impactful stewardship practices, and enhance cross-functional visibility throughout the scholarship process.N/A
Unifyed Student - Engage
Score 7.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Unifyed Student – Engage helps institutions communicate with students and provide them with a personalized campus experience. It enables students to stay engaged with the campus community and provides them with access to services that can help them graduate. Content Management Unifyed Student - Engage includes content management with approval workflow so that staff can update resources targeted at students without programming skills. Academics…N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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User Ratings
Blackbaud Award ManagementUnifyed Student - Engage
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(9 ratings)
7.1
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Blackbaud Award ManagementUnifyed Student - Engage
Likelihood to Recommend
Blackbaud
This system has all the intentions of being fantastic. It is a great system if you have scholarships that are blindly rated or scored, or if you have multiple users with a few scholarships each. However, as a college with hundreds of scholarships that have 200-300 qualified students for each one, it is difficult to have a blind process. Plus, if the university gave our college the ability to edit some things, they would have to give those permissions to every person with a login. Needless to say, the system is not quite equipped for multiple users within one university who all have different editing privileges. However, as cumbersome as it has been to learn and manipulate for our purposes, it has allowed us to award more funds than any year prior due to the ease of having all of the student data in one place.
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Unifyed
This tool has everything a student needs to keep up with his group as well as his own tasks. Users have access to their timetable, news feed, to-do list, chat rooms, etc. There are options for one-to-one rooms in case certain members of a group need to work together away from other members.
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Pros
Blackbaud
  • Keeps awarding data in one central hub
  • Allows users to easily review awarding history and application history
  • Easily customizable for the average user
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Unifyed
  • Web portal
  • Native mobile app
  • Single sign-on
  • Role-based access control
  • Group synchronization
  • Targeted messaging and nudging
  • Smart targeted messages
  • Content management
  • AI chatbot--FAQs
  • Third-party integration applets
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Cons
Blackbaud
  • Our school is unique in that we require a minimum of two references to be completed per applicant and they must be the right references. One must be a teacher/instructor if the applicant has been a student in the last 5 years and the others must be professional level references. To date there is no way for the system to identify and qualify students based on their references, so this process falls to us.
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Unifyed
  • Applications bar
  • Layout
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Likelihood to Renew
Blackbaud
While the price is a bit high, the software provides everything we need to effectively award and track scholarships and awards within our institution. The ease of use allows for everyday users and occasional users to both be able to access the information they need without wasting time or resources
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Unifyed
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Support Rating
Blackbaud
I lean on our centralized Foundation for support related to Blackbaud Award Management. However, any time I've had a question they couldn't answer, they were able to get the support quickly and efficiently. I give an 8, versus a 9 or 10, because our centralized office has had some requests in for changes to the system that have not been made. Some parts of the system are not working for our purposes, and we've asked for some changes that should be doable. However, the time it takes to get universal changes made is quite long
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Unifyed
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Alternatives Considered
Blackbaud
Blackbaud Award Management easily integrates with their other softwares but award management is more specific to scholarship and award needs and tracking. RE NXT is moreso for the fundraising and tracking side of things whereas Award Management is for the scholarship side of things. Making sure you're purchasing the right sofware for your needs is important.
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Unifyed
Unifyed Student - Engage helps institutions communicate with students more effectively and provides them with a personalized campus experience. It enables students to stay engaged with the campus community and provides them with convenient access to services that can help them graduate in a timely manner.
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Return on Investment
Blackbaud
  • We had a 24% increase in applications received after the first year
  • We had a 10% increase in scholarship dollars awarded
  • We had an increase in scholarship funds opened, including companies we weren't able to accommodate before.
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Unifyed
  • Easy-to-use
  • Good value for price.
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