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Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

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Likelihood to Recommend

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

LMS aspect is extremely strong. The user interface is intuitive and pretty easy to learn even for less tech-oriented teachers and families. Initial set up is extremely cumbersome and needs to be thoroughly planned prior to beginning—there are nuances that will sneak up on you and cause issues if not considered well in advance. An example is setting up your grade plans correctly so you can have report cards appear as you want. Be sure you speak in-depth with your product manager about importing data from your previous SIS and understand what will and will not be imported. It is very difficult to harvest data for analytics and Blackbaud's current analytics package is not as robust as I would like at this point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracross

We migrated from Senior Systems. Veracross is a much simpler and more powerful SIS (Student Information System). The ability to access it via a web browser from any device is a huge game changer. Once workflows are learned, and queries are built, it allows users to do things that took hours in a few minutes.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • Customer Support: Overall, the majority of analysts are knowledgeable and helpful. If they are not able to directly help with an issue they will escalate to appropriate departments and keep you informed of progress.
  • Partnerships: While the EMS can act as the whole solution, not all schools fit that mold. K12 Partnerships allow institutions to find the best individual fit while remaining connected via API/SSO, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracross

  • Grades-Real time data about grades for students, parents, and teachers.
  • Directory-Easy to find information about students and faculty in one place.
  • Calendar-Easy to check on school events and other activities.
Nicole Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • There should be the ability to making changes to the interface to help the visually impaired.
  • The changeover to the Blackbaud ID was unnecessary, consider restoring LDAP.
  • Some of the management interfaces to do tasks in Core are clunky, they could be redesigned to be more clear and streamlined,.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracross

  • My biggest concern is that it is not particularly intuitive so it can be hard to remember how to do things you don't do often.
Lynelle Ehart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions) 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Meeting our needs. No gaping holes motivating need for change.
JT Amirault | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracross

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions) 8.2
Based on 75 answers
So far I have not run into problems with contacting support but have heard that sometimes support is hard to reach or does not give you a helpful solution. Although, to be fair, I have not really asked advanced questions. I feel we need more time with implementation support and it made us felt very nervous about having everything implemented correctly.
Stella Limuel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracross

Veracross 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Veracross support is easy to engage through their support ticket system. They can sometimes take a day or two to respond to some tickets. Throughout the implementation phase of our project, there were times that it took longer, but at that point only our account manager was a part of our ticket instance.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

Blackbaud K-12 is very similar. I feel like I would be trading one set of issues for another so it's kind of a wash. We are very much hooked into the Blackbaud website with our Google SSO and Connect5 integrations. It would be difficult for us to transition. That is the main reason I haven't really entertained other web firms
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veracross

We use Veracross for many things within our learning management system, specifically for calculating budget spending. We were able to put together class schedules, directories, budget management, comportment forms, attendance and mass communication abilities. We still need to supplement with haiku (through powerschool) and with the google suite. Veracross is not a catch-all but it certainly catches a lot
Michelle Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

  • The Enrollment management is a GREAT improvement from using Net Community. It use to take several minutes to set up a contract for one student. Now it is just a couple of minutes.
  • In Admissions the applications just need approval in Net Community it was a big syncing process that took a lot of time.
  • The website is very easy to use with uploading photos and text. It is great that you can have so many styles to apply.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Nicole Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Blackbaud Education Management Solutions (formerly Blackbaud K–12 ON Solutions)

General

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

Veracross

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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