Jamf School vs. PowerSchool Student Information System

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jamf School
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
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 SIS
Score 7.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The PowerSchool Student Information System covers administrative needs, such as scheduling, attendance, reporting, data management, faculty management, emergency/medical and health management, registration, and more for K-12 schools and districts. It is easy to use and boasts an industry-leading gradebook, PowerTeacher Pro. Users enjoy a fully web-based SIS that is flexible, configurable, and scalable with real-time updates on any operating system, browser or device.N/A
Pricing
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool Student Information System
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool SIS
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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Features
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool Student Information System
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 Student Information System
8.5
3 Ratings
0% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings7.62 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool Student Information System
Small Businesses
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Score 8.4 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Meraki SM
Cisco Meraki SM
Score 9.6 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Meraki SM
Cisco Meraki SM
Score 9.6 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool Student Information System
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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8.5
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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10.0
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User Testimonials
Jamf SchoolPowerSchool Student Information System
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
PowerSchool Student Information System is a cool software that can be highly recommended to anyone who is living in the educational management space. It is proven that this software can reduce your manual workload massively if you use it right. Plus it is really worth the price you pay. Especially if you are in the administrative field, this software will help you to minimize manual efforts put into student registrations, staffing recruitment, and main resource management processes.
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Pros
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Concise management
  • Data tracking
  • Instructional tool
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PowerSchool Group LLC
  • PowerSchool houses student or staff information that can be easily accessed by those teachers and administrators who need the information. This allows everyone to go to one place to access information.
  • Parents can view their child's grades at any time with their protected login on a parent portal. This allows teachers to keep parents informed and involved in their child's progress at school. When everyone works together it increases our students' chance for success.
  • PowerSchool offers videos to train new users. When we have new employees, the videos can be accessed at any time the employee needs as opposed to them waiting for someone to help them.
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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
  • Does not consistently communicate with related software such as Illuminate for Special Education Students.
  • Drop down menus frequently refresh as data is entered which slows down the user's ability to enter information.
  • Icons are sometimes unclear and not easily understandable. Word labels for some items might be more effective.
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Likelihood to Renew
Jamf Software, LLC
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PowerSchool Group LLC
We would be starting over at square one if we did not continue our PowerSchool subscription. We do not have a program in a place that would take its place.
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Usability
Jamf Software, LLC
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PowerSchool Group LLC
Great features, but it can feel very cumbersome at times
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Support Rating
Jamf Software, LLC
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PowerSchool Group LLC
Overall, I have not had to use support for PowerSchool Student Information System because our school district gives us training in each area in which we will be utilizing PowerSchool Student Information System. In terms of in-user support, I feel that there is mild to moderate user support that is built into PowerSchool SIS.
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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
I have heard good things for Infinite Campus and Skyward. I would [evaluate] each of them and see what fits your needs. Each has their strengths and weaknesses and so picking the right one for your needs is important. PowerSchool [Student Information System] does have some great features, but lacks some fundamental reports and functions to make it top notch.
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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
  • It has created shortcuts for all staff members, saving us time.
  • In creating shortcuts and combining many different systems into one, it is saving our school money.
  • It has created a safety net for teachers because grades and student information is stored electronically, which means teachers not having to worry about losing or misplacing their grade books.
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ScreenShots

PowerSchool SIS Screenshots

Screenshot of Student attendanceScreenshot of Standards-based gradingScreenshot of At-risk dashboardScreenshot of Parent view of student schedule