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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

MCA Suite

It is a good tool for smaller companies entering the MCA space, but doesn't scale all that well, and provides limited options for reporting customization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

I am not an end-user but use Slate as an "outsider" since I'm in IT. I use it to verify data coming to and from our SIS PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. That being said, I think it is robust and easy for most to use. It is clearly seen as the "Best in Breed" for CRM/Recruiting/Admissions systems. I am a firm believer in going with such systems. There are strength and power in numbers. Technolutions is rather nimble and responsive with updates and addressing needs.
Michele Thibodeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Sales Force Automation

MCA Suite
6.0
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Customer data management / contact management
MCA Suite
6.0
Technolutions Slate
6.7
Workflow management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.5
Territory management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
9.9
Opportunity management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
5.9
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.1
Contract management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
10.0
Interaction tracking
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
5.9
Channel / partner relationship management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.5

CRM Reporting & Analytics

MCA Suite
1.0
Technolutions Slate
7.7
Customizable reports
MCA Suite
1.0
Technolutions Slate
7.8
Forecasting
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.9
Pipeline visualization
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.5

Security

MCA Suite
8.0
Technolutions Slate
5.5
Role-based user permissions
MCA Suite
8.0
Technolutions Slate
8.4
Single sign-on capability
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
2.7

CRM Project Management

MCA Suite
4.0
Technolutions Slate
6.0
Reporting
MCA Suite
4.0
Technolutions Slate
5.8
Task management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.3
Billing and invoicing management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.1

Customer Service & Support

MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.5
Case management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.6
Call center management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.4
Help desk management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.4

Marketing Automation

MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.5
Lead management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.5
Email marketing
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.5

Customization

MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.4
Custom fields
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
8.3
Custom objects
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
8.3
Scripting environment
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.1
API for custom integration
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.0

Social CRM

MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.9
Social data
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Social engagement
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
8.2

Integrations with 3rd-party Software

MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
8.3
Marketing automation
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
6.7
Compensation management
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
10.0

Platform

MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.6
Mobile access
MCA Suite
Technolutions Slate
7.6

Pros

MCA Suite

  • They have lots of detail on the deal pages.
  • It allows for multiple internal and external users.
  • It has global search functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

  • Allows user to maintain good track of communication that one is having with the customer.
  • Allows the creation of specific queries that we can use to reach students in a more unique way,
  • It is extremely user-friendly!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

MCA Suite

  • Poor reporting.
  • Filtering is clunky.
  • They could improve on data visualization.
  • Renewal advances that are not refinances are difficult to manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

  • Probably just the aesthetics of layout.
  • The layout and user friendliness of the mobile app.
  • As much as I love their organic marketing strategy, I would love marketing material to share with other schools while I'm on the road. [Youtube demo, clean social media channels, etc]
Iliana Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

MCA Suite

We haven't used any others.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

We used Ellucian recruit that is based on Microsoft Dynamics, I must say that Slate is much simpler to use and navigate for everyday user. While Dynamics is very powerful and robust tool it is really hard to navigate and keep track of campaigns and prospects. Slate is simplified version of dynamics and better suited for users who are in higher ed, while dynamics is more for "sales" in enterprise world. Education world is different.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

MCA Suite

  • We've been able to grow our working capital program over the years with the help of MCA Suite.
  • Data management is difficult, and we struggle with reporting.
  • We have granted merchants dedicated to their advances for tracking purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Technolutions Slate

  • Slate has allowed our Admissions Department to use more forecasting tools to plan their strategies.
Michele Thibodeau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

MCA Suite

General

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

Technolutions Slate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

MCA Suite
6.0
Technolutions Slate
8.1

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