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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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Gradelink is an easy-to-use SIS to help your school save time, improve enrollment and fulfill its mission.

  • 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

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

Starting from

103

Per month

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

User reviews

4.3

271

5

4

3

2

1

149

94

8

8

12

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

4.7

515

5

4

3

2

1

394

108

12

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
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.

MB

Mark B.

It has a lot of great features that make it flexible for the needs of different schools. Most importantly, the customer service is fantastic.

EM

Eric M.

The customer support team always has a great attitude and truly feels like they love helping you.

JN

Jacob N.

Pros

It is now seamless and very useful. Our parents are very appreciative of the improved communication we now offer as well as the mobile app that lets them more easily track their child's progress.

RR

Ross R.

It is very user friendly and affordable for small schools. Notable: Teacher Pages which have been very Covid Friendly, great report section and parent friendly app.

LM

Loraine M.

I particularly am grateful for the patience and knowledge of the customer care resps. No matter how simple or trivial my questions or issues may be, they are very gracious and helpful.

PR

Pinky R.

Cons

Nothing stands out as a negative. I would be searching to find something that dissatisfied us.

KA

Kay A.

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.

MD

Matthew D.

I am not on the admin side but have heard a bit of frustration.

KN

Kelley N.

Cons

There are no features that are too hard to use. I was not here when this program was integrated.

PC

Patricia C.

Also, the statements for the parents can be confusing.

KS

Kristin S.

Since I'm beginning to learn a little more of the software, I can not make an accurate comment about what I dislike least about the software.

AP

Arlysses P.

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Key features

  • Total features123
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features60
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Performance Metrics
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations17
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • GoTo Meeting
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Total integrations7
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • GoTo Meeting
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings

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  • Features
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Alma

Great first year!

Reviewed 7 years ago

We had previously used Gradelink and we're happy with it until the price went up drastically. We searched for an alternative and found Alma and are so glad. The platform is much more user friendly and required no lengthy training sessions. Customer support was always readily available and very helpful. We won't be looking anywhere else for our SIS.

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Cons

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Vendor response

Hi Patsy, Thank you so much for the kind words! It has been a pleasure working with New Hope Christian Academy this year and we are looking forward to a continued successful partnership for many more years to come :)