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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    8.7

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    87%

    Slate, by Technolutions

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    90%
    11 Ratings
    7.3

    Slate, by Technolutions

    73%
    9 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    100%
    1 Rating
    4.7

    Slate, by Technolutions

    47%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    6.2

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    62%
    4 Ratings
    2.9

    Slate, by Technolutions

    29%
    2 Ratings

    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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    Technolutions Inc.

    I would recommend Slate, by Technolutions for any higher education institution, big or small. Though there is a higher cost associated with Slate than most other options, it's well worth the price. The level of detail that you're able to gather, maintain, and query on within your student data is far beyond anything I've experienced with other systems. These insights help you pinpoint areas for action and improvement so that you can pivot when necessary, helping you reach your enrollment goals quicker and more efficiently.
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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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    Technolutions Inc.

    • Managing contacts.
    • Smart communications (drip email campaigns).
    • Real-time data management.
    • End-to-end control of product (or instance of).
    • Allows for easy to implement segmentation via smart rules and queries (data sets).
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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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    Technolutions Inc.

    • Development/Advancement
    • Donor information
    • Institutional constituents (corporations, foundations)
    • Relationship
    • Donations/money
    • Events
    • Customer service
    • Donor history
    • Emails and communications
    • Pledges
    • Recurring gifts
    • Fundraising reports
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    Pricing Details

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Salesforce.org Education Cloud 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

      Slate, by Technolutions

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Slate, by Technolutions 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

        Usability

        Salesforce

        It was really so easy to sign up and get going with the whole process
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        Technolutions Inc.

        It's incredibly usable and easy to figure out. It's modern and does exactly what we need for it to do
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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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        Technolutions Inc.

        While I do wish they had actual representatives that we able to come to you for trainings for implementation and new users, I understand that a big draw is the money that is saved by instead investing in knowledgebase, which is it's online tutorials for different functions of Slate.
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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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        Technolutions Inc.

        We had been on Recruitment Plus- it has been sunsetted, so we were forced to move. I also looked at Fire Engine Red. Slate seemed far and away the most robust CRM/Admissions solution.
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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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        Technolutions Inc.

        • We aren't really a business, per se, but a nonprofit university. However, Slate[, by Technolutions] does allow us to easily sort applications into categories for different departments to review. And it provides a clear trail of who is looking at various documents when--and how long it takes to process them.
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