Skyward Student Management System vs. Synergy Education Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Skyward Student Management System
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Skyward, headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, offers the Skyward Student Management System, a k-12 student information system which provides classroom tools (e.g. gradebook, attendance tracking, etc), Family Engagement tools with portal, as well as admin and student services task management.N/A
Synergy Education Platform
Score 6.7 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
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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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
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Top Pros
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Features
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Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Skyward Student Management System
6.9
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Synergy Education Platform
8.9
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology6.02 Ratings8.72 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting7.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Roster Management8.34 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Platform Customization3.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service6.33 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Student Data Security8.84 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Community Support3.01 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Class Scheduling9.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting8.52 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application9.52 Ratings7.12 Ratings
Online Registration Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Compliance Support00 Ratings8.82 Ratings
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User Ratings
Skyward Student Management SystemSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(16 ratings)
6.9
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
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Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
6.0
(2 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Skyward Student Management SystemSynergy Education Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Skyward
There is nothing specific that I would say sets it apart from any other LMS, but once you are used to the user interface and various features, it does everything that is needed and integrates well enough with other software to function. Probably isn't necessary in a smaller setting, but for multiple building districts, it is certainly robust enough to handle data collection and storage.
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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
Skyward
  • Flexibility. This multitude of fields available makes it easy to capture data the way we want or need to.
  • Quick response to trouble tickets. The company strives to reach out to the customer within an hour and start the process of resolution.
  • User focused. Improvements to the system always look at how the end user experience can be enhanced.
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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
Skyward
  • Confusion when it comes to student grades- sometimes there are two different letter grades for a student for what is posted as "TR1" and "PR1." How does a teacher know which of these grades will be posted to a student's report card? How does a teacher know what the student's actual grade is for a particular course?
  • Switching between the Educator Access Plus and Student Management tabs can be complicated, especially for those new to the system. Why can't everything be in one place?
  • I recognize that Skyward logs out after a certain period of inactivity to preserve privacy of users, but is there a way to change those settings so that Skyward does not log out as frequently? It is difficult to keep having to log back in completely again.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
  • More education tools
  • Improve and cleaner design
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Likelihood to Renew
Skyward
It is the system I am most comfortable with, so having to learn a new system outweighs any problems I have with Skyward.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Usability
Skyward
It takes some time to get used to navigating the features and layers, but once you know your way around it, it's pretty good.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Support Rating
Skyward
Overall great job, issues were taken care of. People in support do care.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Implementation Rating
Skyward
Yes, I was part of the implementation team.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
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Alternatives Considered
Skyward
I, personally, have not used other Student Management Systems, but having used Skyward, I do not necessarily feel any overwhelming desire to seek out the competitive software programs. Skyward does what it says it will and provides my school district with an easy and organized way to share and access all of the relevant student and family information we need. It serves it's purpose well and meets our needs.
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Edupoint Educational Systems
I like how synergy has everything in one place.
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Return on Investment
Skyward
  • Overall, Skyward has had a positive impact. One way is the student information that is shared and available to see. If I need to know something about a student’s academic history, Skyward has it.
  • Another way it has impacted our district is the way it has streamlined all of our payroll information. I can see check histories, different parts of my salary, and the year-end totals all in one place.
  • Skyward has also made a big impact on our district by making it easier to communicate with parents. All the parents’ contact information is available and email is even included in the program.
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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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