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Alma Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Alma product overview

What is Alma?

Alma builds critical SIS tooling that significantly improves K-12 school operations and empowers educators to foster better student outcomes, so we can help you create the greatest generation of educators, so that they can create the greatest generation of students.

Key benefits of using Alma

Alma is an integrated student information and learning management system that automates school management workflows, helping these institutes to save time and money.

The tool helps school administration in processing student data and workflow management by providing features such as a contact database, data management, medical records management, attendance tracking and fee collection.

The product empowers teachers with tools to support their instructional approach by offering features such as course management, curriculum design, progress reports and assignment management, as well as integrating with Google Classroom.

Schools can design report cards, change bell schedules and identify unique rubrics per class as per their requirements using the extensive customizable options offered by the software.

Alma also offers a district package that supports unlimited schools at no additional fees and provides access to reporting and school details with a single sign-on per user.

From inquiry through enrollment, Alma Start transforms your entire admissions and registration experience.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
24/7 (Live rep)
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk

Training options

In Person
Webinars
Documentation
Live Online
Videos

Alma pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

273

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Alma features

Functionality

4.0

/5

273

Total features

137

10 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Learning Management
Assessment Management
Reporting/Analytics
Alerts/Notifications
Third Party Integrations
Progress Tracking

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Alma users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

273

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.57/10
Rating distribution

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12

Pros
There are so many GREAT features about Alma, to list just one is hard to do. I love the feed back that I receive from parents, teachers and administrators stating what they love about Alma.
It has a lot of great features that make it flexible for the needs of different schools. Most importantly, the customer service is fantastic.
The customer support team always has a great attitude and truly feels like they love helping you.
Cons
Nothing stands out as a negative. I would be searching to find something that dissatisfied us.
There is no option to batch print report cards all in one job. There is no page break option, so RCs end up getting copied to the backs of one-another if they have an odd number of pages.
I am not on the admin side but have heard a bit of frustration.

Overall rating contenders

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Great Support!

Reviewed a year ago

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Edwin: Hello, my name is Edwin. I'm a teacher, and I give Alma five out of five stars. For more reviews...

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Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

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All About That Alma

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Josh: My name is Josh. I am a coach teacher, and we give Alma a four rating. For more reviews like this,...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Glad we're using Alma

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Unlike other SIS's, Alma actually looks and feels like it was made in the 2010's. The system is solid, and has essentially every feature a smaller school like ours would want (and many more that we don't need to use). The gradebook is excellent, and it's easy to transfer classes and students from year-to-year. Their customer service has been great (we accidentally deleted multiple report cards in different places the other day and they quickly and helpfully solved our issue by restoring to a backup), and they are continually adding features and improving the platform. And the cost has been at least 50% less than quotes we were getting from major competitors. Many reasons to switch to Alma.

Cons

The latest transcripts update was helpful - there are still a couple of features we'd like on the transcripts front, but that's mostly because our school has a unique curriculum. This is totally just a personal preference, but I'd also like to be able to search for classes in the search feature in addition to contacts.

Vendor response

What incredible feedback, James! Thank you so much and we look forward building on all of your school's successes!

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Alma Software Review (SBG school)

Reviewed a year ago

Support has been very helpful, typically it seems we have questions that either haven't been asked before or are not implemented yet. Faculty/staff is able to access the reports tab which helps them track students and contacts quickly and has access to student records and class schedules.

Pros

Alma is easier than our former software and allows us to use our Standards Based Grading which is our priority. Parents were able to quickly learn how to use the system and the attendance feature is great. Students were also able to learn the system and although it doesn't have a comprehensive calendar with their schedules and our school activities, they were able to use the daily tab to track their classes.

Cons

The calendar is static and unable to be exported to phones/other calendars so we had to create an app for that. The reports are not as in-depth as needed and we aren't able to save our filters/criteria that we use often. They are still working on SBG reporting so many items we aren't able to track as we typically do through reports. The report card set up is limited for what we need in our report cards; we had to use every work-around to get a report card as we needed, but they do work now.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Alma is a game changer for this school receptionist!

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

I love how easy it is to navigate through Alma. Doing attendance is quick and easy, using the robo attendance phone call to parents saves me so much time. Running reports is easy. Literally everything you need is at your fingertips!! Customer service is also amazing, they are polite, they respond quickly and resolve all issues.

Cons

I don't have one single thing about Alma that I don't like. It's just so easy to use and convenient.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Used for an elementary, has great services, could be improved.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I LOVE the customer service. They are always willing to work with us and help us adapt the program to what we need. I love the many different reporting features and how they each have a unique description that helps me find exactly what I need. I also like that I can star the reports I frequently use. I like that I am able to easily fill in grades in the "gradebook" tab, as well as having the opportunity...

Cons

I feel the website could be slightly more user friendly. There are often times it takes longer than I would like to access the information that I need (a lot of clicking through redundant tabs and not a lot of short cuts). I also wish it was easier for parents to understand the website. I don't like that there is no easy way for a parent to access a student's missing work, instead having to look...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Alma Makes My Job SOOOO Much Easier!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall, our experience has been very positive. The quick responses to questions and the help available is wonderful! We do have some questions about standardized grading (we plan to tackle those questions this summer!!)

Pros

I LOVE the customer service, everyone is very personable and quick to respond. My questions are answered completely and I am always directed to where I can find answers to my questions. The program is very easy to use and, typically, I can figure out most issues I am having using the resource pages.

Cons

It might be lack of knowledge on our end, but the teachers are not happy with the standardized grading in Alma. I would also like to be able to allow more detailed access to only certain teachers with specified things.

Alma FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Alma offer?

Alma has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Alma?

Alma has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Alma support?

Alma supports the following languages:
French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, English, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Galician, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kazakh, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Alma support mobile devices?

Alma supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Alma offer an API?

Yes, Alma has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Alma integrate with?

Alma integrates with the following applications:
ClassLink, Xello, Google Classroom, Kindful, CANVAS, Acorn, Google Docs, Google Drive, Destiny Library Manager, LINQ, School LunchTime Software, One Call Now, ParentSquare, Blackboard Learn, Schoology, Salesforce Platform, Intercom


Q. What level of support does Alma offer?

Alma offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep), FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk

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