Cengage MindTap vs. SAP for Higher Education and Research

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MindTap
Score 9.0 out of 10
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MindTap is an eLearning course management solution from Cengage, a digital learning content and technology provider. For educators, it includes pre-made interactive course materials (such as homework assignments, assessments, etc.), analytics around student engagement and performance, and the ability to customize courses. For students, MindTap offers a mobile app to access eBooks, flashcards, quizzes, grades, and due date reminders.N/A
SAP for Higher Education and Research
Score 7.8 out of 10
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SAP for Higher Education and Research is a suite of scalable interrelated applications designed to support the various needs of higher education institutions, such as student lifecycle management, tuition and revenue management, grant and research management, research planning and analytics, and other institutional performance related modules.N/A
Pricing
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MindTapSAP for Higher Education and Research
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Cengage MindTapSAP for Higher Education and Research
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(8 ratings)
7.4
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
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Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.9
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Implementation Rating
10.0
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User Testimonials
Cengage MindTapSAP for Higher Education and Research
Likelihood to Recommend
Cengage
We started using the application optimally at the beginning as a digital learning and consultation platform. In it we imported all kinds of bibliographic material so that students could access them with the ease of a tap. The application is perfect for those instructors who are not beginners in HTML. In that case, the application very practically allows them to create a complete course in the shortest possible time because it has a state-of-the-art instructional design. It was excellent for unifying all the basic course plans between teachers teaching the same subject, giving the advantage that all courses at the same level would have exactly the same information and nothing would be overlooked
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SAP
When I was at university, I used this product, which was quite new to me at the time. Since starting at my new institution, I've had the opportunity to learn more. It contains a lot of features and resources that facilitate integration with other systems and improve the efficiency of procedures. The software is not the simplest to use or comprehend. It has many features, making it challenging to learn everything. I had to enlist assistance.
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Pros
Cengage
  • digital textbook platform with accessibility tools (read-aloud, note taking)
  • interactive exercises and practice tools
  • assessments including self-check quizzes and customizable exams
  • LTI integration to pass grade information to learning management system
  • excellent support for faculty
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SAP
  • The concur platform integrates all the necessary steps for reservation, expense reports, and reimbursement.
  • It has customer supports that can easily be reached by emails.
  • It emails the users for any important process steps.
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Cons
Cengage
  • The biggest issue our first-time users have with Mindtap is that ad/pop-up blockers often stop the tool from opening. (Mindtap typically opens in a new window vs inside the LMS) This leads to a lot of initial frustration amongst the students early in the course.
  • MindTap lacks a really strong set of roles outside of Instructor and Student. There is no Teaching Assistant role or and IT/Course Builder role. Additionally setting up students workers as TAs in one course while they may be a student in another concurrently has been more than a little cumbersome.
  • The UI is a bit dated and it doesn't implement many responsive web design features, though this can typically be worked around by downloading the free app.
  • The mobile app experience is not as strong for Instructors as it is for students.
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SAP
  • Error Handling : Sometimes it created some issues where there was not enough explanation. But I think it is mostly related with the consulting company making poor development.
  • In every period, when students tries to access to the system all together and sign up for the courses, it always crashed for minimum a week. I think it requires Load Balancing.
  • The options we used were very limited there, I think there is more capabilities for collaboration is still needed. For example, exams, homeworks etc can be managed by itç
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Likelihood to Renew
Cengage
It's hard to imagine not renewing it as the professors would not want to go back to the way their courses were previously populated. The only thing that would cause us to change would be in the textbook changed and the new company offered a better tool
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SAP
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Usability
Cengage
Very easy to use.
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SAP
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Support Rating
Cengage
The effort from them always feels strong - I'd just recommend they be more prepared for OS (mac) and LMS (blackboard) upgrades
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SAP
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Implementation Rating
Cengage
It worked seamlessly with Blackboard
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SAP
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Alternatives Considered
Cengage
MindTap is the only learning software I currently use, but in the past I have used Pearson and McGraw Hill learning content. All of these companies are progresses at a similar rate and making great improvements to their educational materials. MindTap, in my opinion has the best customer service support and representatives in the business. Our rep. has been very responsive.
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SAP
With its many partnerships and connections with other software used in higher education and research, SAP may assist institutions in streamlining their operations and enhancing access functionality. I chose SAP because I am already familiar with the other SAP products. I couldn't think of any other tools which stacks up against SAP for Higher Education and Research
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Return on Investment
Cengage
  • The positive impact is to help students practice statistics to solve business problems.
  • The negative side is that the pricing might be too high compared to other free options available, even though the free options might not have the same features MindTap has.
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SAP
  • There were a lot of other platforms also used along with SAP for Higher Education and Research, I believe reducing these needs would be very important overall.
  • At the background, there are a lot of important functionalities reside like Accounting, HR etc. and this is where SAP for Higher Education and Research comes very powerful I believe
  • Cloud version would be a lot useful especially considering that, user logins are always seasonal so extra help always needed to balance the loads in the network.
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