Jenzabar SONIS vs. UpGrad

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenzabar SONIS
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Jenzabar now offers SONIS, a student information system (SIS) oriented around the needs of smaller higher education institutions. Jenzabar supports the former SONISWEB product since its acquisition of original developer RJM Systems in 2015.N/A
UpGrad
Score 7.7 out of 10
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UpGrad is an online platform that offers educational services to its clients. UpGradâ's range of programs consists of digital marketing, product management, entrepreneurship, data analytics, data-driven management, and digital technology management. It offers industry insights and student support services.N/A
Pricing
Jenzabar SONISUpGrad
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Jenzabar SONISUpGrad
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Jenzabar SONISUpGrad
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Features
Jenzabar SONISUpGrad
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar SONIS
9.6
1 Ratings
12% above category average
UpGrad
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Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Jenzabar SONIS
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Ratings
UpGrad
7.4
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Single Sign On (SSO) Enabled Learning00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jenzabar SONISUpGrad
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jenzabar SONISUpGrad
Likelihood to Recommend
Jenzabar, Inc.
We often had students who came and took a class or completed a program, left, and then came back for something else at a later time. It was nice to be able to have someone in Jenzabar SONIS with multiple statuses. They could be in as a Student for the current class while still being in as an Alumni for the program they had graduated from. Most of our programs are set up so the students within that program are all taking the same courses at the same time. The bulk registration feature made it easy to enroll one student and then use that student's enrollment to quickly enroll all of the others in the program. That was a huge time saver. We had letters and emails that we wanted to send out at specific times in the application process. The Activity tool in Jenzabar SONIS made it easy for us to have some things that were automatically added to a person's record and others that we could add as needed. We could then run timed letters or emails and get our communication sent out. We had some challenges with Jenzabar SONIS because we have a number of certificate programs that are only one semester in length. We often had students who would complete one certificate (program) in the fall and then complete another one in the spring. Many of the reports pulled data only for the active enrollment so we had to go back and manually pull the data for the enrollment from the other semester if we needed something for the full school year.
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UpGrad
  1. Gives you holistic learning with a combination of lectures and assignments
  2. Can be accessed via website and mobile application
  3. You can download videos and watch them later
  4. Overall it is a cost-effective tool
  5. Their video player needs a lot of improvement. It keeps on buffering a lot and use a lot of data. Some additional features could be provided like fast-forwarding videos by 5 or 10 seconds
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Pros
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Great value
  • Built in reports are great, but it also has add on reporting that is fantastic.
  • Hosting they offer is phenomenal nearly no downtime, ever!
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UpGrad
  • The courses library is too exhaustive
  • It has partnerships with few of the most reputed universities in India and Globally
  • Its a cost effective tool
  • Provides the feature to download courses and watch later
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Cons
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • SONIS sorts my advisees by class and then by name. This is NOT useful. There should be an option for sorting by name only. I advise almost fifty students. It wastes my time looking for them in the sophomore listing, then the junior listing......
  • When registration of a student for semester courses is complete, there should be an option to print out only the courses scheduled, NOT the entire page which shows available courses at the bottom.
  • SONIS sometimes kicks me out for no reason.
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UpGrad
  • The video player needs improvement
  • Their mobile application gets stuck and can be made intutive
  • Some courses can still be made cheaper
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Alternatives Considered
Jenzabar, Inc.
We changed databases in 2011 because the company we were with was going to quit supporting our software. We evaluated a number of different SISs available at the time and felt Jenzabar SONIS provided the best tools for our school. Most of the others were either geared more for adult education, individual course offerings or for schools that primarily had degree-seeking students. We needed something that could address both needs.We felt Jenzabar SONIS did that best of the ones we reviewed.
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UpGrad
  1. It is relatively cheaper than Bjyu's which was a major deciding factor for going ahead with upGrad
  2. UpGrad has partnerships with better universities in India and Globally as well
  3. Their marketing team is better than Bjyu's
  4. The mentor support provided during the course helps complete the courses faster and understand them better
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Return on Investment
Jenzabar, Inc.
  • Facilitates grade input by faculty.
  • Facilitates course enrollment by students.
  • Facilitates viewing student records and determining progress to program completion.
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UpGrad
  • The cost per session is good, justifies the ROI
  • The progress report and reminders keeps us on your toes
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