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Score 4.2 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SchoolMessenger

This is great for schools who want a bulk package of services at a competitive cost. Older website designs limit functionality and have a very square design. SchoolMessenger has more modern templates with newer capabilities which is better for visitors of the site. The functionality is great for parents who are accessing the site on the go, which happens more often than you know.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

It is appropriate for relatively advanced external online community teams that have a clear sense of what they want to build. If you have a development team, this is the online community platform for you! It is much more flexible than other platforms. It is an excellent replacement for Jive-x external online communities (you can almost lift and shift). I would not recommend it for internal, employee social intranets or enterprise social networks because it doesn't have the file collaboration functionality and doesn't integrate with Microsoft 365 or Google Enterprise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SchoolMessenger

  • It is widely used.
Lisa Gonzales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

  • Intuitive interface that has been well received by a wide range of employees.
  • Ridiculously impressive moderation tools that have allowed a small community team to scale.
  • Strong analytics that allow community staff and stakeholders to make intelligent decisions backed by data.
  • Very strong search. Not quite Google good, but one of the best in platform searches encountered.
  • Out of the box interface is excellent and requires little customization to get going.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SchoolMessenger

  • There's nothing I dislike. This program is very straight forward to use.
  • It just works well.
Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

  • Analytics - while the big general questions can get answered, the details of utilization remain a mystery. More robust, refined and accurate analytics would be really beneficial.
  • Slack integration would be ideal.
  • Content display is not easily configurable. A better ability to design attractive content, do pull quotes etc. would truly enhance the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SchoolMessenger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Verint Community (Telligent)

Verint Community (Telligent) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am not part of this decision making process, but I did provide positive feedback to the decision making board.
Amy Hicks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger 7.5
Based on 2 answers
SchoolMessenger serves our main purpose of sending out emergency notifications and notices to parents. It is great to cut down on the paper use and the ability to attach documents to our notes. We have used this to send home notifications from our Parent-Teacher Organization. Parents have thanked us for sending a back ups due to papers being misplaced and knowing that they have a backup through email.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

Verint Community (Telligent) 8.7
Based on 5 answers
When we migrated many of our members did not even realize we had done so. The platform is easy to navigate for end users with intuitive CTA buttons. Community managers will be able to pick up the admin console quite quickly. The admin panel is laid out in a logical manner and there is a wealth of documentation on the Telligent community for the admin functions and API.
Lisa Allison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall, this is a good, effective, and cost-efficient product. It is missing some key functionality we had with a previous program which limits my total score, but I still think a lot of school districts can get a lot out of SchoolMessenger. The features and functions they do include work well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The support is fantastic. I have never had such complete support from a technology service. Every issue has been resolved while I was on the phone. I never had to wait for a callback or an advanced support tech. Their people are very well trained in their product and how to meet their customer's needs.
Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

Verint Community (Telligent) 8.3
Based on 5 answers
So far so good. We also worked with Social Edge Consulting to enable our Verint Community and would highly recommend their services
JJ Janikis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SchoolMessenger

Easier to use and more cost effective than shoutpoint
Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

We chose Verint because we are building a technical ecosystem of various technology platforms and needed an online community platform that would allow flexibility and scale as we grow. The open API was a big factor in the decision. We liked the pricing model and as our community grows, the cost will not be prohibitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SchoolMessenger

  • Lost the confidence of families that we were protecting their data.
  • Refused to refund our funds after they released confidential information.
  • Required extensive resources to find another product.
Lisa Gonzales | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verint Community (Telligent)

  • Helps us capture information better and share widely.
  • Accelerate best practices.
  • Increases find ability of information and people.
  • Saves time.
  • Reduces support costs.
  • Helps us reach out strategic objectives & maintain competitive advantage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SchoolMessenger

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Verint Community (Telligent)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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