Blackbaud K-12 review by UDJ
Updated May 05, 2021

Blackbaud K-12 review by UDJ

Jim Maier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

It is being used school-wide by faculty/staff, students, parents/guardians. It is our student information system. It replaced Blackbaud's Education Edge program. It has a very friendly user web interface for all users. The business problems it addresses is that the old Education Edge web portal was not as user-friendly and it was complicated to develop page content.
  • Very user-friendly for "non-tech" parents/guardians.
  • It covers all areas of school daily life. Academics, activities, athletics and community groups involving parents/guardians.
  • It is constantly improving in all areas of the user interface.
  • Some of the functionality of advanced lists require extra clicks to perform steps.
  • SKY lists are constantly improving, but have a ways to go. They are so easy to build and use but are limited to what can be displayed or filtered.
  • Bulk deleting of rosters would be a nice improvement.
  • Its wide array of use throughout all departments has been a great asset.
  • As other API connections are developed it will become an even stronger product.
  • Our integration with Finalsite has saved us a lot of time for keeping two data sources up to date and in sync.
Support is fantastic. Most issues can be handled with a short chat. Phone support wait times are very short. Staff product knowledge is great. They are all friendly and caring.
It has been a great product for our parents/guardians. I have had very few of them contact me to say that they cannot figure out how to navigate and use the program. It would be nice to be able to build some "open to all users" front end web pages without having to purchase onMessage.

Integrating Blackbaud Education Management Solutions

They have good documentation for each product you are attempting to integrate. Fairly easy to work through the steps.
  • Google Drive
  • Naviance
  • Finalsite
  • Gizmos
  • Playposit
  • Turnitin
  • Zoom
Pretty easy to integrate. Finalsite (our main website developer) set up the sync.
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Google Data Studio
Blackbaud developers are talking about working on a certified connecter to their K-12 platform. They built one for RE NXT and FE NXT already.
  • File import/export
  • Single Signon
  • AppExchange or similar marketplace
Check out their KB articles and help documentation for each specific intregration.