SchoolSpeak vs. Synergy Education Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Synergy Education Platform
Score 6.6 out of 10
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Edupoint Educational Systems offers the Synergy Education Platform, a K-12 integrated student information management and LMS, featuring grade and attendance management, RTI and special education, mobile app and parent engagement, and other features.N/A
Pricing
SchoolSpeakSynergy Education Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SchoolSpeakSynergy Education Platform
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
SchoolSpeakSynergy Education Platform
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
SchoolSpeak
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Ratings
Synergy Education Platform
8.9
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Roster Management00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Platform Customization00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Student Data Security00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Community Support00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Class Scheduling00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
SchoolSpeakSynergy Education Platform
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
SchoolSpeakSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
SchoolSpeakSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Edupoint Educational Systems
Synergy is well-suited for seamlessly bridging enrollment and student information. Other organizations I have worked at used two separate platforms for this purpose. Synergy also merges, seamlessly, parent contact functions, using one platform.
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Pros
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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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • IEP and 504 are accessible
  • student information is easily found in one place for teachers and administration
  • Please update this process it is very slow
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Cons
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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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • More education tools
  • Improve and cleaner design
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Alternatives Considered
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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Edupoint Educational Systems
I like how synergy has everything in one place.
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Return on Investment
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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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • it takes longer to do everything because it involves to many clicks to enter data and save it
  • longer time
  • because it does not autosave, you have to start from scratch if you hit the back button or change the screen
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