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Alma vs Gradelink Comparison

Overview

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

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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
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$97/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

139

88

7

8

12

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
89%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

376

104

11

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

Our school was first drawn to Alma because it combined a good software to meet student, parent, and teacher needs with great value. Customer service is fantastic.
From the administration scheduling, it's seamless integration with Google Classroom, easy custom reports, on-line student registration and the awesome communication link with parents and students.
I like the ease of keeping attendance and being able to email the parents. The parents like the ease of checking their children's grades and assignments.

Pros

Very easy to learn and user friendly. Has wonderful features for teachers and communications.
Our teachers love it because it is easy to use and they can tailor it to their grading systems. The administration loves it because it creates quick, accurate schedules, report cards and transcripts.
The amazing service gradelink offer is wonderful and the technical support team behind it are great people. They reply to my calls right away and are patients to slove my issue in knowledgable way.

Cons

It is difficult to adjust the settings of a class once assignments have been entered, and if an assignment is accidentally entered under a wrong category it alters the entire grade.
I am having trouble learning the report card program. I am still receiving training for this but it seems very difficult to have to switch back and forth from one program to another.
I don't like that there is no easy way for a parent to access a student's missing work, instead having to look through each class and assignment to see what has and has not been turned in.

Cons

There are no features that are too hard to use. I was not here when this program was integrated.
It can be confusing sometimes, when I want to do things I get confused.
There are very few things I dislike about the Gradelink SIS platform.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 months ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago

Key features

  • Total features97
  • Accounting
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applications Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Demographic Data
  • Discipline Management
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Polls/Voting
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Route Management
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • 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
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Voice Mail
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Total features57
  • Accounting
  • Action Management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applications Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Demographic Data
  • Discipline Management
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Polls/Voting
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Route Management
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • 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
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transcripts
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Voice Mail
  • Weighted Assignments

Integrations

  • Total integrations6
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • GoToMeeting
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Zapier
  • Zoom
  • Total integrations5
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • GoToMeeting
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Stripe
  • Zapier
  • Zoom

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
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Alma

Great first year!

Reviewed 6 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.

Pros

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Cons

No cons were added to this review

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 :)

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