Jamf School vs. PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jamf School
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Jamf School is a purpose-built mobile device management solution (MDM) for schools that gives users the ability to deploy and manage Apple devices. Jamf School management system also pairs with three apps, Jamf School Teacher, Jamf School Parent and Jamf School Student.N/A
PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
Score 8.7 out of 10
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eSchoolPLUS is a student information system for managing student demographics, grades, scheduling & attendance, discipline & report cards, and other information in k-12. eSchoolPLUS was developed by Sungard K-12 Education which was acquired by PowerSchool in March 2017. It is now owned and supported by PowerSchool.N/A
Pricing
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
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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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Jamf School
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Ratings
PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
8.4
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
Small Businesses
Rippling
Rippling
Score 8.6 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Jamf Pro
Jamf Pro
Score 9.3 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Jamf Pro
Jamf Pro
Score 9.3 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
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7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
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7.0
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User Testimonials
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool eSchoolPLUS
Likelihood to Recommend
Jamf Software, LLC
Jamf is user-friendly and easy to set up. It allows Ipads to be managed in easy-to-understand groupings. It also allows teachers to take ownership of choosing and distributing apps. The safety features for students allow restricting of websites, apps, and even clearing some of the "clutter" of built-in IOS apps that you don't want on students screens such as news and measuring apps. I really enjoy using this product.
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PowerSchool Group LLC
It is well suited for Charter Schools. I say charter schools because most charts are built from the ground up, and using a specific set of tools from PowerSchool will help all departments to work seamlessly together. The hardest part of the education process is being able to track your own payroll, PD, overtime hours, emails and messages, grades and documentation for students. Schools in perpetual existence have a hard time converting all their documents and processes to a brand new portal. However, new schools, private schools, charter schools, even new online universities would have an easier and much more effective time purchasing and using every single tool that comes from PowerSchool. I believe that it is bigger than just using eSchoolPLUS for education, but using efinance, and atrieve are important also. In terms of eSchoolPLUS it is useful in all schools because it does make the teacher's jobs easier. Managing curriculum, lesson and grade data is quick and easy and engagement is relatively simple on the website and on my mobile iPhone.
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Pros
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Concise management
  • Data tracking
  • Instructional tool
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • One-stop resource for student data, from test scores to medical alerts.
  • Parent information, including contact and custody details, are readily accessible.
  • Clean and easy-to-use format makes finding what you need very easy.
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Cons
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Speed of pulling down apps from ASM
  • Device Location Finding
  • Jamf teacher
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • It can be difficult to find information when first beginning with it.
  • It can take many steps to perform one task.
  • Can run slowly on certain networks.
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Reliability and Availability
Jamf Software, LLC
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PowerSchool Group LLC
This would be the same reasoning as in the previous question. It is all about having enough bandwidth to run it across your district and buildings.
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Performance
Jamf Software, LLC
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PowerSchool Group LLC
Reports do run in a reasonable amount of time based upon the number of entries you are working with. You are also able to continue working on other areas while the report is being created so your device is not tied up during this process.
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Alternatives Considered
Jamf Software, LLC
We originally tried an MDM from Cisco and it did not deliver in useability or features like Jamf
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PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool eSchoolPLUS effectively allowed for access to all data, while enabling links to other critical PowerSchool platforms like Kickboard, Enrollment, and other software platforms.
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Scalability
Jamf Software, LLC
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PowerSchool Group LLC
There are days when PowerSchool can be very slow when loading. You definitely have to make sure you have the bandwidth in your district to run the platform appropriately.
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Return on Investment
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Significantly reduced the time of managing devices on the class or using configurator
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • Our Return on Investment is high, as it makes our jobs easier, allowing us more time to troubleshoot and train staff instead of digging for student information.
  • Overall our business objective is to store and access student information quickly, efficiently, and securely. eSchoolPLUS allows us to do that.
  • eSchoolPLUS has no negative impact on our ROI. Sometimes, after an update, there is a learning curve and bug fixes that need to be worked around, but in general, it is a great product and there is little downtime for our organization.
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