FACTS Student Information System vs. PowerSchool Enrollment

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FACTS Student Information System
Score 8.2 out of 10
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FACTS Student Information System (formerly RenWeb) is a Student Information System that handles admissions, student information, billing, report cards, grading, attendance, and parent access, among others. FACTS is a property of Nelnet Business Solutions.N/A
PowerSchool Enrollment
Score 9.8 out of 10
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PowerSchool Enrollment (formerly Registration) is a customizable platform for a school’s admissions, choice, enrollment, and registration needs, no matter the size or type of school or district. It is a simple yet robust online system for applications, school choice and lotteries, waitlists, student contracts, registration forms, policy sign-offs, athletic sign-ups, and more. Users can customize forms and processes to their school/district needs, communicate with families, and ensure that data…N/A
Pricing
FACTS Student Information SystemPowerSchool Enrollment
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FACTS Student Information SystemPowerSchool Enrollment
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
FACTS Student Information SystemPowerSchool Enrollment
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
FACTS Student Information System
9.4
5 Ratings
12% above category average
PowerSchool Enrollment
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Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management9.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service9.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support9.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support9.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FACTS Student Information SystemPowerSchool Enrollment
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(9 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FACTS Student Information SystemPowerSchool Enrollment
Likelihood to Recommend
FACTS
We base our entire student data on the Student ID that is produced in FACTS. We create user accounts for technology and online textbooks as well as their lunch account, all based on the Student ID. We also can run many different reports using the SID as the data constant and all the other information variables are available as needed to report.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool Registration collects all the data we need and more. It's easy to go from initial application to completed enrollment. I love how the software will help keep you organized with where the application is in the process, so you can quickly see at what stage you are at with processing a student's enrollment. You do have to be strategic and conscious about what you put on the form. It can quickly be a very long form. I can't think of any instance where this software would not significantly increase the efficiency and accuracy of a district.
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Pros
FACTS
  • Easy to use grade book
  • Simple way to store and access health information, behavior reports, and family contact information.
  • We use FACTS in the residential aspect of our organization.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • It is able to write back to the student information system with a matching process that ensures the accuracy of student data.
  • It tracks the data and the changes, who made the changes, and when the data was imported.
  • It organizes the process. It creates a system that relies on checks and balances, and causes you to re-evaluate your process.
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Cons
FACTS
  • It could use more space for uploading classroom media.
  • It could lessen the number of new open windows or frames for various functions that can be done on the same screen.
  • It could incorporate more social-media like tools to make it more native for students and parents.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Functionality of reports
  • End-user ease of Gradebook
  • Customization of reports
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Likelihood to Renew
FACTS
It's user-friendly, the customer service is great, and we have a significant amount of time invested in training our faculty and staff to use many aspects of FACTS within their areas of responsibility. I really like the variety of reports I can generate which gives important data to our administration and Board.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
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Support Rating
FACTS
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PowerSchool Group LLC
Overall support is excellent. The people are amazing. They have played with different ways of giving the best support, meaning a dedicated specialist vs. email vs. tracking sheet, etc., which was a little frustrating going through those changes. Still, I appreciate all their efforts in finding what works best for their customers. They listen to their customers and make changes.
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Alternatives Considered
FACTS
Switched from Blackbaud to RenWeb now FACTS. We made the change for affordability and because more software components were included. Blackbaud required the purchase of multiple additional modules.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
I think powerschool excels at more simple enrollment tasks however Moodle does a better job being flexible and catering to anything a professor could want to do.
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Return on Investment
FACTS
  • Has paid for itself many time over with the abilities it provides.
  • Can be managed by as few or as many as needed so per employee cost is great.
  • Reporting is great for almost any topic needed all the way to How many took the ACT in spring.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • If a student has been in the school district before, leaves, and then returns, a list of the students' previous teachers is kept in the system.
  • Easy to enter and add students with minimum information.
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