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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    8.7

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    87%

    Submittable

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    Salesforce.org Education Cloud ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    8.8
    88%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    10.0
    100%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Roster Management

    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    6.8
    68%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    8.4
    84%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community Support

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Salesforce.org Education Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Submittable is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    90%
    11 Ratings
    9.2

    Submittable

    92%
    49 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3

    Submittable

    93%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    Submittable

    85%
    43 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.2

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    62%
    4 Ratings
    7.0

    Submittable

    70%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Submittable

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    Submittable

    It is well suited for programs that have a simple review structure. The reviewer functions are very user-friendly. It is also a good option for applicants. Submittable is not well suited on the back end for managing various aspects of those submissions and processing payments.
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    Pros

    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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    Submittable

    • Submittable is mostly user-friendly for applicants, and the application process goes smoothly. It is easy to set up an account and start applications, and the application forms are easy to read and fill out.
    • Submittable is user-friendly for reviewers. It is easy for volunteers or staff members to access all applications and submit their scores on the platform.
    • The ability to use internal forms makes due diligence processes or other internal reviews easy for staff to complete. It's helpful that these reviews can be automatically assigned upon submission and that they are easily accessed while reading through forms.
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    Cons

    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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    Submittable

    • Labels shouldn't be an option for all reviewers, we had a reviewer for our Florida applicants create labels like "1" "2" "3" which confused my reviewers in California.
    • Running reports across multiple grant projects is tedious and clumsy. Our grant project had 15 regions but it was the same application, we had to compare applications across regions, but could only have a set amount of winners for each area. It would've been easier to create 1 application and 1 opportunity but have filters for the # of applications for each region instead of creating 15 separate applications.
    • Reviewers also found the review forms difficult. There should be an easier way to run a report on their pending reviews in an excel format, or just a better functionality to review. Even with onboarding, our reviewers were confused and didn't use the review function.
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    Pricing Details

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Submittable

      Starting Price

      $10,000 per year

      Editions & Modules

      Submittable editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Salesforce

        No answers on this topic

        Submittable

        I don't see how we could continue to operate our program without Submittable. It is also the industry standard - our submitters are used to and familiar with the platform. We put a lot of work into transitioning from a mail-in submission model to a Submittable-supported one and it just wouldn't make sense to "go back."
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        Usability

        Salesforce

        It was really so easy to sign up and get going with the whole process
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        Submittable

        Again, Submittable is familiar to me and to many within the industry - how to use it both as an applicant and as a developer. We tested the application with users on mobile phones, pads, and desktops, and it works on all platforms reasonably well. For those who are new to the process and online applications, the platform is intimidating and does discourage participation from certain generations, those who have not had formal education with computers, and non-native English speakers. In terms of review, the review process is quite functional, with multi-layered reviews, rubrics, and weighted scales. The reporting is more complex, as there is tension between what is easy for the applicant and what is typical for data collection.
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        Support Rating

        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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        Submittable

        I think that they are good at answering our questions and solving our problems. We occasionally get reports from applicants about problems the Submittable team has not solved, but I do not know what the applicant has done to get the problem solved.
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        Alternatives Considered

        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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        Submittable

        For the price, Submittable offered the features we need in terms of accepting multiple file types, large files, unlimited submissions and participants, and user-friendly design. Other products may limit files, file types, file sizes, or other components that would not work for our uses.
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        Return on Investment

        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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        Submittable

        • I do think the applicant experience has improved. Submittable is used by many organizations, so it's nice for people to have all their submissions in one place.
        • As an organization, we are also able to be more efficient than before with Submittable.
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