Salesforce.org Education Cloud vs. Slate for Admissions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Salesforce.org Education Cloud
Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
Slate for Admissions
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Slate is a platform for admissions and enrollment management, student success, and alumni/advancement, from Technolutions in New Haven. Designed and developed exclusively for higher education, Slate by Technolutions supports the student and donor lifecycle, and provides a unified interface to CRM, outreach and communications, travel management, online applications, online reading, student success and retention, and alumni and donor engagement.N/A
Pricing
Salesforce.org Education CloudSlate for Admissions
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Salesforce.org Education CloudSlate for Admissions
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Salesforce.org Education CloudSlate for Admissions
Considered Both Products
Salesforce.org Education Cloud
Chose Salesforce.org Education Cloud
Salesforce for Higher Ed is great against other CRMs that are just charging on a flat rate. This means you only pay for who uses the product which can be much cheaper. Salesforce is the industry standard for CRM's so you have that going for you and you can easily reach out to …
Slate for Admissions

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Salesforce.org Education CloudSlate for Admissions
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Salesforce.org Education Cloud
8.8
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Slate for Admissions
-
Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization6.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security9.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Submittable
Submittable
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Jenzabar ONE
Jenzabar ONE
Score 9.5 out of 10
Jenzabar ONE
Jenzabar ONE
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Schoolmint Hero
Schoolmint Hero
Score 9.7 out of 10

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User Ratings
Salesforce.org Education CloudSlate for Admissions
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(11 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
6.2
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Salesforce.org Education CloudSlate for Admissions
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
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
  • 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
  • Being able to have students register at an event without needing a wifi network
  • Easier way to update records for individuals who move to a different organization
  • Being able to start an application first without needing to immediately set up a user name and password.
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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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Technolutions
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
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
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
  • 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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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