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Score 6 out of 101

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

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Score 9.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Edsby

Edsby is well-suited for day-to-day communication with students, either in the classroom, or at home. It makes planning course progression easier because of the built in day-by-day calendar for the semester. It is transferable, so the work one does in one semester can be copied over to the next, and modified as needed. Students can see the Lesson Plan which is projected onto the SmartBoard, but the font is quite small so they cannot read it from where they are sitting, so I use SmartNotes which has a larger font and then, if needed, attach that note to the Edsby day lesson planner.
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

It's easy for us to send out contracts, communications, and to have a parent directory now. Our business office is especially pleased since they can request payment through it, although they did say they don't like how they can only have one payment method. We have eliminated most paper enrollment forms thanks to the ability to create a digital form on BB EMS. We're still trying to implement integration between RE and BB EMS.
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Pros

Edsby

  • Edsby is extremely easy to learn and use.
  • Students love the "social media" feel to Edsby.
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • I like the ability for teachers to customize their individual bulletin boards for their classes. Allows them to provide information and enrichment materials that students can access at any time.
  • I like the SSO integration available for things like PTC Wizard conference scheduling software.
  • I like the ability to imitate parents\teachers as it makes troubleshooting issues easier.
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Cons

Edsby

  • Edsby shows the last time a user logged on. Unfortunately, if someone doesn't log out you have no way of knowing if someone has seen a recent post or is really using Edsby to its potential.
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • The migration from EE to "ON" was rough and a bit clunky. It also took us a long time to complete.
  • I find it frustrating that on the Admission side they can change a student status to Withdraw...but it doesn't "speak" to the Registrar side.
  • From an administrative asst role, many of my AA's complain about lack of labels. Some areas offer them, others do not.
  • I feel some of the reports don't allow enough manipulation.
  • Advanced Lists are a "nightmare" and there isn't any training available to the end user on how to navigate them.
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Likelihood to Renew

Edsby

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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions) 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Meeting our needs. No gaping holes motivating need for change.
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Usability

Edsby

Edsby 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's very user friendly.
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

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Support

Edsby

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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions) 7.5
Based on 68 answers
The support is probably one of the best, better then most companies. Everyone is always nice and polite. Many of our questions do get resolved but sometimes they need to research them and we always get a response. If the answer doesnt help us then we add the idea to the community and I have seen many ideas implemented which is great.
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Alternatives Considered

Edsby

There is no comparison. Edsby is a far superior product.
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud K-12 is very similar. I feel like I would be trading one set of issues for another so it's kind of a wash. We are very much hooked into the Blackbaud website with our Google SSO and Connect5 integrations. It would be difficult for us to transition. That is the main reason I haven't really entertained other web firms
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Return on Investment

Edsby

  • For the most part, teachers, parents and students love the system. It provides easy access to the information that they need when they need it.
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • Its wide array of use throughout all departments has been a great asset.
  • As other API connections are developed it will become an even stronger product.
  • Our integration with Finalsite has saved us a lot of time for keeping two data sources up to date and in sync.
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Pricing Details

Edsby

General

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

* per student

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

General

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

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