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Score 8.9 out of 100

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

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Likelihood to Recommend

Frontline Professional Growth

This is perfect for the district looking to convert older physical forms to digital copies, and mitigate the tracking of forms from desk to desk. Frontline will do it all digitally. Those in the approval process can approve or deny, or even ask for more information, which sends the form back to the user who submitted it. This is also good for those looking for a way to manage professional development in their district and all that comes with it, including tracking workshops, awarding hours, etc. Most districts use Frontline programs somewhere, so this is another piece to that. However, this is cost-heavy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management is a great tool for a K-12 school. Everything is integrated from students biographical information to family information onto Academics, Website and much more. We have truly become a paperless school and no longer take in school payments with all the forms that can be used with online payments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Frontline Professional Growth
9.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Course authoring
Frontline Professional Growth
8.9
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Course catalog or library
Frontline Professional Growth
8.8
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Player/Portal
Frontline Professional Growth
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Learning content
Frontline Professional Growth
9.1
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Mobile friendly
Frontline Professional Growth
7.4
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Progress tracking & certifications
Frontline Professional Growth
10.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Assignments
Frontline Professional Growth
9.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Compliance management
Frontline Professional Growth
9.5
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Learning administration
Frontline Professional Growth
9.1
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Learning reporting & analytics
Frontline Professional Growth
9.1
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
Social learning
Frontline Professional Growth
8.0
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Pros

Frontline Professional Growth

  • Frontline Professional Growth is set up to organize and document all aspects of a teacher's evaluation. Artifacts are archived and can be used in multiple areas.
  • SGOs, observations, PDPs, and documentation logs can all be shared between the staff member and the administration.
  • The forms are easy to fill out, can be saved as drafts in progress, and can be referred to from year to year.
  • The Professional Development Workshop section offers a calendar of workshops in catalog format as well as calendar format.
  • As a workshop presenter, enrollment tools are easy to use and offer multiple ways to access your roster.
  • As a workshop participant, workshops are listed as in progress and completed. Hours are tabulated and saved each year.
Melissa Ferro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

  • Incredibly easy to use interface for the User (parents, applicants, etc.).
  • Ease of gathering data - Helpful lists, formulas, and reports.
  • Time saver - Especially in the Admission office. Since everything is done digitally from the user through the employee, there is no need to hand-enter data; you just click the button, and everything imports or exports as needed!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Frontline Professional Growth

  • Confusing sign-on processes.
  • AESOP (absence management) is not integrated with Professional Growth as advertised.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

  • It takes a long time to learn to navigate the interface. It's not always very intuitive
  • While the knowledgebase and support are generally helpful, when you are looking for a quick answer to something it's not always easy to access quickly. Knowledgebase takes a lot of time to navigate to find just what you want.
  • Report building is a skill that takes time to learn and there aren't a lot of training options to learn it. I've had to learn by trial and error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Frontline Professional Growth

No score
No answers yet
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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Meeting our needs. No gaping holes motivating need for change.
JT Amirault | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Frontline Professional Growth

Frontline Professional Growth 8.9
Based on 2 answers
Overall, Frontline Professional Growth manages observations, SGOs, documentation logs, and Professional Development Plans. In addition to these evaluation pieces, it allows our district to manage our Professional Development Workshops (in-house), Professional Development requests (for out-of-district), and many online request forms. The only real negative is that some of the menus are a bit cumbersome, and it takes several steps to get around the system.
Melissa Ferro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions 8.2
Based on 177 answers
Being new to Blackbaud the support team was my friend. I utilized the videos, online training & chat often until I got comfortable. The actual support people were friendly, helpful & knowledgeable even if you weren't quite sure how to explain your problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Frontline Professional Growth

I have only used this and GCN trainings. I think it helps having more choices that hold value to your work day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Education Management 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Frontline Professional Growth

  • We have used a lot less paper over the past few years which leads to cost savings.
  • The time it takes to submit a form and get approval has sped up since this is all digital.
  • The time it takes to track and award professional development hours has sped up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

  • Connect RE is awesome and saves so much time versus manually updating information in both the Core and Raiser's Edge systems.
  • We are about to upgrade to Tuition Management which will pull data from Core and save so much time on manual entry! Plus, it will be so much easier for parents to pay on time through a credit card versus a check, therefore, improves our ROI drastically.
  • Ideally, Raiser's Edge NXT web view would have all of the capabilities as a database view, but I know it will take some time to get there. The Database view is just extremely outdated looking and not in the Cloud, so I can't log in to it from just any computer without downloading Citrix. Can be frustrating sometimes with how slow it is.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Frontline Professional Growth

General

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

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Frontline Professional Growth
8.9
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Frontline Professional Growth
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
10.0

Support Rating

Frontline Professional Growth
8.9
Blackbaud Education Management Solutions
8.2

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