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Likelihood to Recommend

SchoolSpeak

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.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tyler SIS

When it comes to tracking grades and attendance or even just entering grades and attendance, this has been the best system I have used in fifteen years in education. The administrative side has many features and tools that allow us as a school or district to identify students that would benefit from specific interventions. Overall, it has been a great product for us. I am not aware of any scenarios where Tyler SIS is less appropriate than other products.
Kevin Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Student and Faculty Administration

SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
9.7
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
7.0
Online Registration Management
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Roster Management
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Platform Customization
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Teacher Self-Service
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Student Data Security
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Community Support
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Class Scheduling
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
9.0
State and National-level Reporting
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Compliance Support
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application
SchoolSpeak
Tyler SIS
10.0

Pros

SchoolSpeak

  • 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.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tyler SIS

  • Keeps information secure, safe, and encrypted.
  • Student information is easy to navigate when needed by authorized users.
  • Allows for teachers to have their classes organized to take attendance easily.
Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SchoolSpeak

  • 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.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tyler SIS

  • So many features, many we don't know how to use.
  • We have had regular issues with the website not working.
  • Comment system for report cards needs sorting (or a search option).
Kevin Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SchoolSpeak

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.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tyler SIS

I am not familiar with another software system as I have only been in the organization when they have used Tyler SIS
Rebecca Vold Preston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SchoolSpeak

  • 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.
Christopher Power | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tyler SIS

  • There are so many features that we have not had to buy additional products (so it saves us money).
  • Tyler SIS also makes things easier for parents by consolidating all information they need.
  • There have been many times where the website has been down, and it essentially shuts us down until the issue is resolved.
Kevin Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

SchoolSpeak

General

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

Tyler SIS

General

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

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