Skyward needs an remodel
May 17, 2019

Skyward needs an remodel

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skyward Student Management System

Skyward is being used by every staff and our families. Skyward helps save student, and staff information in a convenient database. Staff can look up their own information including pay. Students can look up their grades and lunch money on their account. Counselors are able to set students courses up in their record for the coming year. Tech department is able to use this info to create accounts for software for students.
  • Skyward has the ability to create reports for almost every field that we use which is so robust.
  • The information that is saved will be forever a part of a record.
  • Skyward's reporting can get confusing so it would be nice if it was cleaner and possibly came with some common reports other schools use too.
  • Skyward's GUI is out of date and needs a refresher.
  • Skyward can have compatibility issues after an update.
  • Skyward can be confusing for staff if they have never used it before as it is not intuitive therefore someone has to go over how to use it to new staff. Sometimes this can take weeks to a whole year to understand where to go.
  • Skyward has increased issues with rostering for online services due to the fields not updating properly. This has caused weeks of headache for the technology department.
  • Skyward does not have a Google integration so we have to buy a middle software to create users, groups, etc.
Skyward is well suited for schools that have probably over 1000 students and staff.