PeopleSoft Campus Solutions vs. SchoolSpeak

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
Score 6.9 out of 10
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Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions is a student management system option.N/A
SchoolSpeak
Score 10.0 out of 10
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SchoolSpeak, a Community Brands company, offers an elementary, middle school, or preschool school management system oriented around the needs of private entities, offering student information management, performance tracking and grade book, student and family data repository, calendar with announcements and alerts, payment management and personalized homepage, among other features.N/A
Pricing
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
Top Pros
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Features
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
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
SchoolSpeak
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Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(10 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
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User Testimonials
PeopleSoft Campus SolutionsSchoolSpeak
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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Community Brands
Specifically speaking, SchoolSpeak is best used and only really utilized in education. From K-12 it serves a great purpose in terms of parent interaction and direct communication with parents about child performance, attendance, and scores in school. At younger ages, I think it will be even more appropriate for it to be used to create strictly parent platforms for helping them enroll in things they can do at home for their kids, teach their own children, and monitor their own children—especially if they are stay-at-home parents, homeschooling, or the children are not enrolled in school yet. I think a great idea would be creating a parent portal for newborns with daily activities to do from birth through age three, when they may go to pre-school. This is the only additional option I think that SchoolSpeak could serve.
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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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Community Brands
  • One thing it does well is one of the tools it incorporation, volunteer forms. These forms work for parents, teachers, and students. One of the hardest things to do is to get confirmation sign-ups and support. This streamlines the process of organizing events.
  • The gradebook interface is easy to use and understand. In order to take attendance, complete grades and give assignments, SchoolSpeak actually is an easy platform to learn and is smoothly integrated.
  • Archiving of past classes is easy to do and important because schools need to retain records for a long time after students have moved on.
  • The platform lets you organize students and find them quickly by graduation.
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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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Community Brands
  • It can definitely have room for improvement in the design and template options. Using a more appealing layout like WIX or WEEBLY offer, but integrating the school speak platform into it would be a wonderful layout and great functionality.
  • I would love to see social media integration. For business courses and media courses, there should be the ability to have social platforms connect directly and load within ShcoolSpeak. Social Media is the newest marketing strategy and it is left out of functionality here.
  • Custom font downloads would make the design much easier and more attractive. The fonts they allow you to use are basic and overly common.
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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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Community Brands
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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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Community Brands
Moodle Rooms is a free platform but involves the need to be computer savvy. It is easy to use as well as SchoolSpeak. However, SchoolSpeak does have a direct communication platform with parents something that Moodle does not currently offer. This itself is a huge competitive advantage. The comparison then becomes, would you like to do less work but purchase SchoolSpeak, or do more work using multiple platforms but they are free. The SchoolSpeak platform does offer much more for the investment. Longer term and with full school integration, the investment is worth it. If you were to mandate using a platform, it should be SchoolSpeak because there are fewer risks associated with having to coach and education teachers, and less risk of complaints.
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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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Community Brands
  • Positively speaking, it has a positive ROI. Although expensive, the platform does solve issues that we as educators have in giving parents daily information about their child in school. It is difficult to email all parents or call all parents, but a one-click platform really saves time and is worth the investment.
  • Negatively, there is a cost associated, and therefore, sometimes teachers can be given more work instead of buying a platform like this. Using other free tools could be more time consuming but cheaper.
  • Using School Speak we have seen parent involvement increase.
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