PeopleSoft Campus Solutions vs. Salesforce.org Education Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions is a student management system option.N/A
Salesforce.org Education Cloud
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Salesforce for Higher Ed combines the Salesforce Lightning Experience with HEDA (Higher Ed Data Architecture), providing a cloud platform supporting student management and engagement, admissions and academics, and other higher ed administrative support functions.N/A
Pricing
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSalesforce.org Education Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSalesforce.org Education Cloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSalesforce.org Education Cloud
Considered Both Products
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
Chose PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
CS works in conjunction with HCM and Finance. Although the integration between the products could be quite a bit better.
Salesforce.org Education Cloud
Chose Salesforce.org Education Cloud
Salesforce for Higher Education is the best option out there for managing student accounts. Other programs used are in the dark ages comparatively and this is a great way to engage in a more modern way.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSalesforce.org Education Cloud
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
9.4
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Salesforce.org Education Cloud
8.8
5 Ratings
3% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology10.01 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Online Registration Management10.01 Ratings8.75 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting10.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Roster Management8.01 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Platform Customization10.01 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Student Data Security10.01 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Community Support10.01 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.01 Ratings9.43 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting10.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Compliance Support10.01 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application6.01 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSalesforce.org Education Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(10 ratings)
8.9
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSalesforce.org Education Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions is a fully robust solution for large campuses and University systems. The tools it provides are powerful and scalable. It can handle anything from 1,000 students to over 100,000. The issue because spreading that cost around. Smaller schools will probably need a dedicated functional staff and an information systems staff to handle the chore of managing the system. Although many of the tools allow for automated processing it take a considerable amount of effort to get to that point and the upfront and maintaining costs should be considered.
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Salesforce
It is most suited for those within the education industry. For students and staff in particular, the Education Cloud allows seamless connectivity between each person and helps students stay on task. It can be very overwhelming as a student to have so many responsibilities in different areas, so Salesforce does a great job of offering many features that ease this process.
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Pros
Oracle
  • The Query Manager tool is useful - especially for users who are not comfortable writing SQL queries. Query Manager also allows Security staff to dictate exactly what access to grant to query writers.
  • Campus Solutions offers several batch-style functions, such as batch transcript requests and batch degree conferral. There is a Population Selection option that allows you to use a query or Excel file to specify the students who are in the batch.
  • The Communication Generation process allows users to create batch emails or letters that include mail-merge style data for each individual receiving the communication. There is a Microsoft Word plugin that allows you to craft the message that will be sent, and they can be sent on a set schedule or when certain trigger conditions occur.
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Salesforce
  • Great use of integrating across all aspects of enrollment.
  • Easy to create tasks for counselors to remember to call prospective students and keep up to date on goals.
  • Reporting is fabulous inside of Salesforce.
  • All of the Apps in the App Exchange.
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Cons
Oracle
  • We don't like that you cannot export student grades and information into an excel spreadsheet or document that allows you to edit when necessary. Other tools do this but for a system us robust as PeopleSoft we are surprised you are not able to do this.
  • Continuing with the schedule, in order to see how many students are registered in a section one has to click on that section which is another waste of time. Each section has a blue square meaning full and a green circle meaning not full. Why can't the number of students be shown instead, or in addition? And to top it off, the number of students is shown so low that one has to scroll each time to see it.
  • Occasionally, PeopleSoft will randomly stop work, and you will lose all the information you were working on, so I recommend saving your work frequently. PeopleSoft is also not the most user-friendly student information systems. The new update did improve its aesthetic appeal though.
  • Relying on Oracle system administrators to do all updates and handle any problems that may occur. Sometimes you feel a little helpless and too reliant on the vendor. It takes a while for our admins to update the software because we have so many custom configurations and custom bolt-ons so they all have to be tested thoroughly to make sure nothing breaks when migrated to production. Because of this, our university is always behind when it comes to system updates.
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Salesforce
  • It’s hard to run reports or create working “views” for Enrollment/Student Advisor teams that include both Leads and Contacts in the same report.
  • Some fields do not map from Lead to Contact object. When a student transitions from application to acceptance, some dropdown and fill-in fields completely disappear from the student’s page in Salesforce. Every version of Salesforce I’ve used has this problem.
  • Salesforce overall is clunky and confusing for the average user. We require thorough Salesforce training for new hires on all teams because it’s not user-friendly or obvious what to click on to achieve a specific task.
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Usability
Oracle
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Salesforce
It was really so easy to sign up and get going with the whole process
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Support Rating
Oracle
When you open a service request you will get contacted in short order. They will usually develop a patch or hot fix in a reasonable amount of time. You do usually need to keep the software updated and will want to be on the latest versions.
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Salesforce
People will respond on time even though Salesforce is such a large organization. This also includes various methods of getting support beyond just calling - they have dedicated reps, chat, chatter, etc that all make the experience more pleasant.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions has been the software of choice between Jenzebar and Campus vue as the user interface is easier, students seem to understand their progress and the system better than the other two softwares I have used. I would recommend this as all things student related are in one portal area.
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Salesforce
I have not used similar products and I am new to this role. Salesforce has been very easy to learn and I appreciate the support and ability to access the platform when I need to. I was able to easily learn the program and become skilled in what I needed to do. It also made the transition to digital forms quite easy
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Manages student records well.
  • The course enrollment process for the student is non-intuitive.
  • Waitlist functionality for the courses is hard to implement.
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Salesforce
  • Positive: Our entire company is more aligned because while still complying with FERPA, the right people have access to student records while also having the correct permissions.
  • Positive: we can integrate with our partners who also use Salesforce, while still complying with FERPA.
  • Negative: we've needed to hire a Salesforce Development team with multiple people to accurately customize the tool to work for us.
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ScreenShots

Salesforce.org Education Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of Admissions ConnectScreenshot of AdvancementScreenshot of K-12 Architecture KitScreenshot of Slack Courses ConsoleScreenshot of Student Success Hub