Powerful insights help drive enrollment goals
Updated March 08, 2023

Powerful insights help drive enrollment goals

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Slate, by Technolutions

Slate is our prospective student information system. We use it to collect and manage prospective student data, campus visits and events, applications for admission and scholarships, and communications to students and parents. We started with our undergraduate programs and have recently expanded to include our graduate programs, as well. It also helps us to track our enrollment goals in real-time with powerful query and reporting tools.
  • Queries and reports.
  • Drip marketing.
  • Student data management.
  • Event management.
  • Application review.
  • Customer service.
  • Training and user support.
  • Including print mailings in drip marketing.
  • YOY reporting.
  • Increased enrollment.
  • Increased student engagement with admissions counselors.
  • Increased event and campus visit attendance.
  • Increased email campaign performance.
  • Decreased time spent on data management.
Slate, by Technolutions, is so much more powerful and easier to use than Banner. While we still use Banner for our current students, it wasn't enough for what we needed to do to reach our prospective student population. Especially with the communication options, Slate is lightyears ahead of what is possible with Banner.

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I would recommend Slate, by Technolutions for any higher education institution, big or small. Though there is a higher cost associated with Slate than most other options, it's well worth the price. The level of detail that you're able to gather, maintain, and query on within your student data is far beyond anything I've experienced with other systems. These insights help you pinpoint areas for action and improvement so that you can pivot when necessary, helping you reach your enrollment goals quicker and more efficiently.

Using Slate, by Technolutions

While some features are incredibly intuitive and easy for most users to use, there are other features that essentially require coding experience to understand. The features that seem more difficult than others are queries and reports (especially configurable joins queries) and some of the conditional logic within emails and print mailings. Additionally, implementation will definitely require dedicated IT folks for at least a year (or more).
Like to use
Relatively simple
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Creating and managing forms and events
  • Finding student data
  • Editing student data
  • Running pre-made queries and reports
  • Creating new queries and reports
  • Setting up applications
  • Managing portals
Yes - I don't use it often, but the Slate mobile app seems to work pretty well. Our institution uses SSO (single sign on) and it is able to accommodate that kind of login. Once I'm logged in, I'm able to view student data and run queries and reports pretty easily on the go. Other functions are less easy to use in the mobile app; however, most of the time, I'm only using the app to find and view student data, so it works well for me.