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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    5.2

    Ellucian Banner

    52%

    Kickboard, from PowerSchool

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ellucian Banner ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    6.2
    62%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Roster Management

    5.3
    53%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    2.6
    26%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    4.3
    43%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community Support

    5.6
    56%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    6.5
    65%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    5.9
    59%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    1.5
    15%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      7.2

      Ellucian Banner

      72%
      18 Ratings

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      9.5

      Ellucian Banner

      95%
      2 Ratings

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      8.0

      Ellucian Banner

      80%
      2 Ratings

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Availability

      9.0

      Ellucian Banner

      90%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Performance

      9.0

      Ellucian Banner

      90%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      7.9

      Ellucian Banner

      79%
      9 Ratings

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

      8.0

      Ellucian Banner

      80%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Configurability

      8.0

      Ellucian Banner

      80%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Ease of integration

      8.0

      Ellucian Banner

      80%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Product Scalability

      8.0

      Ellucian Banner

      80%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Vendor post-sale

      9.0

      Ellucian Banner

      90%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Vendor pre-sale

      9.0

      Ellucian Banner

      90%
      1 Rating

      Kickboard, from PowerSchool

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Ellucian

      As a SIS, Banner Pages is the full meal deal. There are multiple modules that integrate out of the box. Because Banner is all I've ever used as a SIS, I can't contrast it with another program. I can say, it gets the job done for us. I will also say that a tremendous amount of time goes into strategizing how to get new functions to work for us and there always seems to be some catch that requires even more work. In general, the university has been hesitant to build too many modifications into Banner because they take a lot of time to maintain. Inevitably, a new update (of which there are MANY for Banner) will break stuff that isn't "vanilla." This is unfortunate because we've had some great ideas for how to make Banner better for us, but also understandable. If you're looking for a highly modular system, this isn't it. Banner has lots of components, but the components work the way they work and that's that. Also, don't expect very quick responses to bugs or glitches. If the bug is major, yes, it will be addressed. But, little function issues seem to be regularly overlooked.
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      Pros

      Ellucian

      • I think it's great to use if you are tracking grades for certain classes, especially if you'd like to see how students do, comparing midterm to final grades. If you have the permissions, you can see both.
      • It's also good to track students individually. You can look up a certain semester, and see how they did in that particular time frame, but you can also see their cumulative gpa, or even look up their entire course history.
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      Cons

      Ellucian

      • One thing I miss from the previous version of Ellucian Banner, is the control + page down. I struggle with alt + page down.
      • I love the Ellucian Banner favorites; however, it is a little difficult to navigate.
      • I can honestly only think of 2 things that could be improved. I use Ellucian Banner daily.
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      Pricing Details

      Ellucian Banner

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Ellucian Banner editions and modules pricing
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      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Kickboard, from PowerSchool

        Starting Price

        Editions & Modules

        Kickboard, from PowerSchool editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules

        Footnotes

          Offerings

          Free Trial
          Free/Freemium Version
          Premium Consulting/Integration Services

          Entry-level set up fee?

          Optional

          Additional Details

          Likelihood to Renew

          Ellucian

          We have no reason not to renew with Ellucian - we are in deep with the ecosystem, and have Ellucian providing us with information technology support. If anything, should the opportunity arise, we'd probably consider adding a different ellucian tools into the suite of applications we already have on board.
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          PowerSchool Group LLC

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          Usability

          Ellucian

          You definitely have to learn it before it becomes easy to use. It's better than it was, but it's still not entirely intuitive. You can't just look at it and play around to figure out how it works
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          Reliability and Availability

          Ellucian

          It's pretty much up all the time.
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          PowerSchool Group LLC

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          Performance

          Ellucian

          Has gotten much better due to new hardware.
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          PowerSchool Group LLC

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          Support Rating

          Ellucian

          Our department generally does not contact the support center for Banner but the IT department does. That being said, in the seven years that I have been here, I have not once needed to contact the support center; we have had no glitches on Banner's side that needed to be addressed.
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          Implementation Rating

          Ellucian

          very satisfied, along with the IT staff and ellucian support the upgrades do very well and have minimum down time.
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          Alternatives Considered

          Ellucian

          PeopleSoft was more user-friendly. It also provided the ability to save and bookmark queries. PeopleSoft will allow users to use common names to search for queries. Overall, it seemed much more current than Banner. PeopleSoft provided enrollment data for specific sections which allowed one to spot trends of enrollment in a given class.
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          Scalability

          Ellucian

          being able to scale with hardware was easy and not cumbersome. We were allowed to user virtual machines which made things very scalable.
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          PowerSchool Group LLC

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          Return on Investment

          Ellucian

          • It allowed the university to retire a mainframe, which was quite expensive.
          • It added web access to student data, which was a big win, and since has also added a mobile app.
          • It processes many things in real time, which the mainframe had to run as a nightly batch.
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