Jenzabar SONIS vs. Veracross

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
Veracross
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Veracross is a student information system and has several modules, including Admission, Academics, Development, etc. all sharing a single database.N/A
Pricing
Jenzabar SONISVeracross
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jenzabar SONISVeracross
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Jenzabar SONISVeracross
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
Veracross
9.8
6 Ratings
14% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology9.01 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Online Registration Management10.01 Ratings9.85 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting10.01 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Roster Management10.01 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Platform Customization8.01 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service10.01 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Student Data Security10.01 Ratings9.96 Ratings
Community Support8.01 Ratings9.96 Ratings
Class Scheduling10.01 Ratings9.95 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting10.01 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Compliance Support10.01 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application10.01 Ratings9.95 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jenzabar SONISVeracross
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.9
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jenzabar SONISVeracross
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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Veracross
Veracross is software that can be highly recommended to anyone in the education industry. Veracross offers a breadth of services varying from administration to student-parent communication. The unique abilities that Veracross offers such as email reminders, attendance management, billing, and payment processing, and attendance tracking have made my job as an administrative support manager so much easier and more productive here at Teachables.
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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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Veracross
  • mobile-friendly portal for staffulty, parents, and students
  • built-in or easy-to-configure integration with other systems (for example, RankOne and Naviance)
  • targeted messaging based on data within the system
  • "where is student now?" is one-click away
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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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Veracross
  • Normally it has everything I need for my work, today I was able to make a video call and chat from my cell phone and this adds more positive points to Veracross.
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Likelihood to Renew
Jenzabar, Inc.
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Veracross
We will continue to use Veracross for the simple fact that we have one database across all of the departments in our school. Veracross continues to listen to customer feedback and improve and enhance the system.
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Support Rating
Jenzabar, Inc.
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Veracross
LOVE the Technical Response Team - the first line of help at Veracross. I can quickly submit a ticket and receive a response knowing that they have looked in our system and know what we are trying to do! Our account manager is also amazing! So nice to have a person within the company who knows our school and our needs!
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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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Veracross
Veracross has better built-in integrations with other platforms/systems. IT is much simpler and easy to use. It keeps records in a much simpler way and can be accessed through different modes of reporting. It is very easy to keep track of the progress in any training, project, or assignment with Veracross.
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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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Veracross
  • Not sure, but our school has been using it for years, so it must be worth it. Veracross is good about updating and adding features.
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