11 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

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.
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unifyed Student - Engage

This software--and the newest update--has made accounting a breeze. The financial system allows me to easily see where any reconciling item may be and allows me reference codes so I may gather further detail. The new capability of using Chrome is a great feature as well because our entire organization is comfortable with the format.
Manas mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

  • All colleges and universities have differences in the way scholarships are awarded at their schools. AcademicWorks listens to the individual needs of each college/university/scholarship provider and will either add system enhancements or help users to find ways to best utilize the system to meet their needs/requirements.
  • The AcademicWorks help desk is very good about support. They are timely in contact and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively.
  • AcademicWorks has worked closely with our IT Department to ensure that the imports and the system will work efficiently despite changes and updates.
  • Students need to only complete one application to be automatically matched to hundreds of scholarship opportunities. This is a very efficient use of the applicant's time and efforts to apply for scholarships.
Rhonda Seyfried | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unifyed Student - Engage

  • 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
Manas mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

  • Ability to personalize applications - we serve many companies, and we get requests all the time to use their logo, but we can't do that in AcademicWorks.
  • Selective reviews - some review committees don't want to review specific parts of applications, but we can't pick and choose which questions are reviewable for specific opportunities.
Rosisella Blakney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unifyed Student - Engage

  • Chat rooms
  • Groups
  • Human resources applets
  • Communication applets
Manas mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Ashley Milton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unifyed Student - Engage

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Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

AcademicWorks is the first product I have used for scholarship management. I have heard of other services but have not have had personal experience with them.
Yma-Richel Nabong, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unifyed Student - Engage

Unifyed Student - Engage helps institutions communicate with students more effectively and provides them with apersonalized 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.
Manas mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

  • We have seen improved consistency in review and award of scholarships.
  • We have seen a great increase in the number of annual applicants.
  • One stop shop for students so we feel it is very customer friendly as our students and their families are our customers.
Melonie Tyson Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unifyed Student - Engage

  • Unifyed Student - Engage supports notifications, messaging, push notifications, and targeted messaging capabilities using Unifyed Studio
  • A self-service portal/mobile app development platform, which lets you design and create your institution’s app through easy-to-use screens
  • Cross mobile and web platform that enables the delivery of integrated services, giving access to a range of static and dynamic information, thus creating an interactive and engaging campus experience
Manas mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

Pricing Details

Blackbaud Award Management (formerly AcademicWorks)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Unifyed Student - Engage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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