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Overview

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Alma builds critical SIS tooling that significantly improves K-12 school operations and empowers educators to foster better...

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DreamClass is a cloud-based class management system for educational organizations including K12 schools, colleges, sports...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

39

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.3

297

5

4

3

2

1

167

99

8

8

15

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
90%
would recommend this app

4.8

51

5

4

3

2

1

40

10

1

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

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.

Pros

Excellent immediate setup, easy to use, affordable, fantastic customer service, responsive to our requests.
We have enjoyed using Dream class for the last 9 or so months and have moved into the platform with ease, thanks to the wonderful customer service we always receive.
The software is affordable but able to do everything we needed to have a successful summer school program. My favorite aspect of the company is the customer service.

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.

Cons

Sometimes, it may feel somehow restricted ( duplicate classes and data).
There are some features missing due to it being a newer software, but just in the 2 weeks we've been using this they have already starting rolling out some of those features.
The only areas that appear difficult are the ones that we have not needed to use or have not yet used, such as the grading system for our students.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review15 days ago

Key features

  • Total features118
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Discipline Management
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollment Confirmation
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Fee Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Higher Education
  • For Music Schools
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Group Registration
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12
  • Learning Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Classes
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Onsite Registration
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transcripts
  • Visual Analytics
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features82
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Discipline Management
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollment Confirmation
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Fee Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Higher Education
  • For Music Schools
  • For Schools
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Group Registration
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • K-12
  • Learning Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Classes
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Onsite Registration
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Refund Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transcripts
  • Visual Analytics
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations25
  • CANVAS
  • Degreed
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Workplace
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations4
  • CANVAS
  • Degreed
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Workplace
  • authorize.net

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Kyle A.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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DreamClass

Reviewed 2 years ago

The support team and account managers are extremely responsive and helpful. I have used many SIS and this one performs task well at a fraction of the cost

Pros

We use DreamClass for our SIS and I have found it to be user friendly, clean and when I run into a problem, the support team makes custom videos to help me figure out the issue

Cons

There is not yet an admissions application, which we would love to see in the future. There is a learning curve with the software, but overall it is great for smaller companies

Vendor response

Kyle, thank for taking the time to share your feedback with our team. It is greatly appreciated. As we are committed to continuously improved DreamClass and make the best School Management System, we are delighted to inform you that you can now create admission application forms for your school. You can learn more on how to manage you admissions application in the following article in our Help Center: https://support.dreamclass.io/portal/en/kb/dreamclass/admission-management - DreamClass Support Team