Excellent central source for all of your educational needs
April 25, 2021

Excellent central source for all of your educational needs

Kevin Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Tyler SIS

My entire school district uses Tyler. It is used for communicating with families, entering grades, and tracking all other information for students in the district. It allows us to track attendance, state assessment results, and transcripts (among other things). It is our single source for all information for students. For teachers, it gives them the ability to send mass emails to the parent(s) of every student, or just select students, without having to look up the contact information for each student. Tyler SIS has been a great upgrade for us as a district since our previous system. For administration, Tyler SIS gives the ability to pull data based on different criteria in order to build lists of students. For example, this data pull has been used to isolate students eligible for an intervention project, which could then be sifted through by educators in order to prioritize students according to need. Tyler SIS can also be used to track attendance and pull reports to see which students have more than a set number of tardy or absent marks in attendance.
  • Consolidated source of information
  • Easy access to contact information
  • Gradebook system has many helpful features
  • So many features, many we don't know how to use.
  • We have had regular issues with the website not working.
  • Comment system for report cards needs sorting (or a search option).
  • There are so many features that we have not had to buy additional products (so it saves us money).
  • Tyler SIS also makes things easier for parents by consolidating all information they need.
  • There have been many times where the website has been down, and it essentially shuts us down until the issue is resolved.
Everything about Tyler SIS has been better than 4Clicks. I remember it being a running joke in my building about how the "four clicks" was such a selling point. Sometimes it was not really four clicks until you reached what you need, but it also felt as though it required four clicks to even do a simple thing. The gradebook system alone was infuriating with how many clicks (and the loading) it took to enter grades.

Do you think Tyler SIS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Tyler SIS's feature set?

Yes

Did Tyler SIS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Tyler SIS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Tyler SIS again?

Yes

When it comes to tracking grades and attendance or even just entering grades and attendance, this has been the best system I have used in fifteen years in education. The administrative side has many features and tools that allow us as a school or district to identify students that would benefit from specific interventions. Overall, it has been a great product for us. I am not aware of any scenarios where Tyler SIS is less appropriate than other products.

Tyler SIS Feature Ratings

Student Attendance Tracking
10
Student Health Information
10
Grade Book Management
10
Student Background Records
10
Student and Parent Portal
10
Transcript Management
10
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology
7
Online Registration Management
10
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting
10
Roster Management
10
Platform Customization
10
Teacher Self-Service
10
Student Data Security
10
Community Support
10
Class Scheduling
9
State and National-level Reporting
10
Compliance Support
10
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application
10