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Score 6.5 out of 101
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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Ellucian CRM Advance

Ellucian Advance is a wonderful system for managing the incoming data of applicants. It allows for a complete record to be available at one's fingertips, and provides a strong display of details needed to produce a complete review and recommendation. The data is grouped together logically and is easy to access.
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Technolutions Slate

I am not an end-user but use Slate as an "outsider" since I'm in IT. I use it to verify data coming to and from our SIS PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. That being said, I think it is robust and easy for most to use. It is clearly seen as the "Best in Breed" for CRM/Recruiting/Admissions systems. I am a firm believer in going with such systems. There are strength and power in numbers. Technolutions is rather nimble and responsive with updates and addressing needs.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.6
Customer data management / contact management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.5
Workflow management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.9
Territory management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
9.7
Opportunity management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.9
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.7
Contract management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
10.0
Interaction tracking
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.4
Channel / partner relationship management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.4

Customer Service & Support

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.7
Case management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.9
Call center management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Help desk management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.6

Marketing Automation

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.7
Lead management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.6
Email marketing
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.7

CRM Project Management

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
6.7
Task management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.3
Billing and invoicing management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
6.3
Reporting
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
6.6

CRM Reporting & Analytics

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.8
Forecasting
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.3
Pipeline visualization
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.3
Customizable reports
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.0

Customization

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.2
Custom fields
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
9.1
Custom objects
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
9.1
Scripting environment
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.5
API for custom integration
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.0

Security

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.3
Single sign-on capability
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
5.2
Role-based user permissions
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
9.3

Social CRM

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.0
Social data
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
7.1
Social engagement
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.8

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
9.1
Marketing automation
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
8.1
Compensation management
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
10.0

Platform

Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
6.9
Mobile access
Ellucian CRM Advance
Technolutions Slate
6.9

Pros

Ellucian CRM Advance

  • The system has helped to streamline business processes by identifying the key information needed in each phase of a record.
  • We have seen a decrease in processing time for an individual record as the automated system allows all parties to have access to the same information simultaneously.
  • By being able to access all pertinent information, the system has helped to make the recruiting process easier and more efficient for all users.
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Technolutions Slate

  • Allows user to maintain good track of communication that one is having with the customer.
  • Allows the creation of specific queries that we can use to reach students in a more unique way,
  • It is extremely user-friendly!
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Cons

Ellucian CRM Advance

  • Some of the data is not in the most intuitive location.
  • The initial learning curve of the system was a bit steep, but after working with the system exclusively, our users got proficient very quickly.
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Technolutions Slate

  • Probably just the aesthetics of layout.
  • The layout and user friendliness of the mobile app.
  • As much as I love their organic marketing strategy, I would love marketing material to share with other schools while I'm on the road. [Youtube demo, clean social media channels, etc]
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Alternatives Considered

Ellucian CRM Advance

Ellucian Advance allows for the logical grouping of data and a very easy way to display it. The pre-set forms are arranged in a way that makes it simple to pull and review data as needed without having to recreate data tables or reformat information.
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Technolutions Slate

We used Ellucian recruit that is based on Microsoft Dynamics, I must say that Slate is much simpler to use and navigate for everyday user. While Dynamics is very powerful and robust tool it is really hard to navigate and keep track of campaigns and prospects. Slate is simplified version of dynamics and better suited for users who are in higher ed, while dynamics is more for "sales" in enterprise world. Education world is different.
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Return on Investment

Ellucian CRM Advance

  • We are now able to do a more effective review of applicants and see overall trends of characteristics such as source locations. This helps to focus other efforts such as marketing to support those areas and increase others.
  • There is now a full picture of the needs of our students. By being able to view information in a logical progression, trend data can be identified and reacted to.
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Technolutions Slate

  • Slate has allowed our Admissions Department to use more forecasting tools to plan their strategies.
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Pricing Details

Ellucian CRM Advance

General

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

Technolutions Slate

General

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

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