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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    SchoolSpeak

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Veracross

    92%
    Veracross ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings

    Roster Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    5 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings

    Community Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    3 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    4 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SchoolSpeak is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    SchoolSpeak

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.2

    Veracross

    92%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    SchoolSpeak

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Veracross

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    SchoolSpeak

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Veracross

    91%
    1 Rating

    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

    Veracross

    Veracross is software that can be highly recommended to anyone in the education industry. Veracross offers a breadth of services varying from administration to student-parent communication. The unique abilities that Veracross offers such as email reminders, attendance management, billing, and payment processing, and attendance tracking have made my job as an administrative support manager so much easier and more productive here at Teachables.
    Sachi Subaran | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Veracross

    • mobile-friendly portal for staffulty, parents, and students
    • built-in or easy-to-configure integration with other systems (for example, RankOne and Naviance)
    • targeted messaging based on data within the system
    • "where is student now?" is one-click away
    Anonymous | 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

    Veracross

    • In the development module, it is often hard to pull reports because there are so many ways to do it. I work around that by saving reports I often pull so I don’t have to constantly rebuild reports.
    • The communications module, Composer, needs a major upgrade. It is not very user-friendly and there are not ways to edit or design modern and good-looking emails and newsletters. Not a lot of formatting options.
    Melissa Ritchie | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    SchoolSpeak

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Veracross

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    SchoolSpeak

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veracross

    Veracross 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    We will continue to use Veracross for the simple fact that we have one database across all of the departments in our school. Veracross continues to listen to customer feedback and improve and enhance the system.
    Anne Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    SchoolSpeak

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veracross

    Veracross 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    LOVE the Technical Response Team - the first line of help at Veracross. I can quickly submit a ticket and receive a response knowing that they have looked in our system and know what we are trying to do! Our account manager is also amazing! So nice to have a person within the company who knows our school and our needs!
    Anne Benson | 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

    Veracross

    Veracross has better built-in integrations with other platforms/systems. IT is much simpler and easy to use. It keeps records in a much simpler way and can be accessed through different modes of reporting. It is very easy to keep track of the progress in any training, project, or assignment with Veracross.
    Anonymous | 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

    Veracross

    • Not sure, but our school has been using it for years, so it must be worth it. Veracross is good about updating and adding features.
    Nicole Glover | TrustRadius Reviewer

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