AEC Academia Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

AEC Academia

Learning center management system for educational institutes

4.56/5 (9 reviews)

AEC Academia overview

What is AEC Academia?

AEC Academia is a cloud-based learning center management software designed to help educational institutes manage faculty, students, and courses. Features include class scheduling, grants administration, scholarship and payroll management, data import/export, and financial reporting.

Using AEC Academia, organizations can handle candidate enrollment and plan various types of courses such as group, private, laboratory, corporate, or online courses. Administrators can generate graphical reports to track the number of admissions, membership expiration, enrollment reasons, and more. Teachers can also manage multiple student groups, create follow-up schedules, organize learning sessions, and generate activity reports. The platform lets instructors track attendance, monitor late entries, conduct exams, and evaluate students by grades or skills.

AEC Academia provides an accounting module, which allows institutes to monitor various billing and payment requirements including direct bank payments, installments, quotes, credits, and refunds. With the communication module, teachers can create email templates using a visual editor, track the number of sent emails, and configure automated alerts to notify students and parents about upcoming classes or pending fees. The software also helps event organizers plan cultural agendas, add participants, and process ticket sales and payments.
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Pricing

Starting from
$97/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Mexico

Supported languages

English, French, Spanish
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AEC Academia user reviews

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Anthony BERTRAND

A big game changer

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

I really recommend this Software. My organization was still dealing with Excel tables when I was appointed. Other Alliance française were also looking into other management software: some decided to go with Hénaff, some chose Alisoft. I wasn't convinced and I kept searching. I came into AEC, and a couple years later, the other organizations with Henaff or Alisoft are now using AEC.

Pros
The ATL team is very proactive. Every step of the way, I could count on them to help implement the software in my organization, learn how to use it, improve the features with my feedback over the years. Arc-en-Ciel Academia drastically changed the way I could manage my organization, giving me critical data to analyse our activity. Easy to use, intuitive, it provided a professionnal image to all our clients (student learning French, but also partners, Government entities, etc.)

Cons
I think the button's icons could get a more modern look, that would also help with finding the action or info we're looking for, but overall this is not really a problem. One small glitch that happens here and there: sometime the last two digits of the numbers of the last columns can't be displayed... Resolution issue maybe? You have to play with column' width, or remove a column or two from the table.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Charline Lagarde

Excelente programa para un centro de idioma

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Este programa nos ha permitido tener un mayor control y desarrollo en nuestras estrategias comerciales. Nos permitió implementar un servicio mucho más personalizado para cada uno de nuestros estudiantes. Las funcionalidades que proponen este programa son las que cada centro de capacitación necesita para poder trabajar en las mejores condiciones. No hay limites en lo que se puede implementar y el servicio técnico está muy disponible y reactivo.

Pros
- Funcionalidades completas - Integración con diferentes programas (contable, plataforma de aprendizaje, etc.) - Flexibilidad del programa - Mayor control en la parte de contabilidad - No hay limite en lo que se puede hacer

Cons
Lo único es que está desarrollado en Flash y no podemos tener acceso en dispositivos mobiles. Que no haya una aplicación mobile completa para el extranet de los estudiantes.

Response from ATL Software


AEC application for staff is currently using Flash but next releases after 2020 will not be using Flash anymore.

Application for students has never used Flash and is fully available on smartphones and tablets.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Patricia Meausoone

AF Dallas - AEC review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-23
Review Source: Capterra

The support team is quite responsive overall - however, a lot of time could be saved on both ends with more robust systems and procedures in place.

Pros
It allows us to centralize our classes, our products and our events.

Cons
Simple features such as implementing a discount, removing or moving a student from a class or basic accounting transactions can become very complicated and loss of time/productivity. The reporting feature has bugs and we are unable to pull more in depth reporting that would be relevant to our business.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Julie Lanez

AEC review for AF Ottawa

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use for teachers' schedules, to book classrooms, to create new courses, facilitate enrollment via the extranet, create store credit notes, centralise the teachers's information, share information on courses and students easily

Cons
I'm having a hard time with the periods , and as a consequence with reporting (I think I did not set them up correctly at the beginning), but we are working on solving that issue

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SAMAR BOUGHZALA

Excellent software but could be simpler on some features

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

AEC helps us to manage our classes, accounting, students... It provides for us the way to manage our online classes and payments. In the begening the experience was a litte bit hard but the support team was usually present to assist us.

Pros
The software is easy to use for normal users. The visual is simple. The support team is very helpful.

Cons
For more advanced features (admin), it's more complicated and some of features are not apparent so we usually need assistance from the support team. Luckily, they are most of the time present and helpful. Some features could be less complicated and the admin should have more power on them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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AEC Academia pricing

Starting from
$97/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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AEC Academia is offered from $97/month for 1 center and 500 students. A free trial is also available.

AEC Academia features

Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Reporting & Statistics

API (177 other apps)
Activity Tracking (108 other apps)
Blended Learning (110 other apps)
Content Management (121 other apps)
Course Authoring (142 other apps)
Customizable Branding (122 other apps)
Progress Reports (133 other apps)
Progress Tracking (143 other apps)
Self Service Portal (109 other apps)
Third Party Integration (144 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for AEC Academia

Key features of AEC Academia

  • Accounts Payable
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bookstore Management
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Built in LMS
  • Class Loading
  • Class Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Donor Management
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Grade Management
  • Gradebook
  • Group Registration
  • Independent/Private
  • Instructor Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Onsite Registration
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Information/Records
  • Tests/Assessments
  • View Student Monitors
  • Wait List Management
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