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ampEducator

Web-based student information system for higher education

4.18/5 (17 reviews)

ampEducator overview

What is ampEducator?

ampEducator is a cloud-based student information system which provides small to mid-sized universities and colleges with the tools to manage administrative tasks including admissions, academics, and communications. ampEducator also features modules to manage accounting activity, personnel, reporting and productivity. All data is maintained securely with daily backups and weekly encrypted backups.

Admissions tools allow users to manage students from prospect to registration. To help users track and manage leads, ampEducator enables users to organize meetings, send emails, collect prospect information and direct prospects to an online application. The academics module serves to help users manage student records, courses, and programs. Student records detail student progress alongside associated emails, notes, documents and letters. Users also have centralized access to contact, health, and emergency contact information. Attendance tracking technology enables users to monitor student attendance.

Users can manage personnel details, assign staff to courses and students, and track staff hours with the built-in time clock. Integrated email allows staff to communicate within their team or to prospects, students and other contacts. ampEducator facilitates email campaign management with mailing lists and mail templates. ampEducator’s accounting functionality focuses on accounts payable, allowing users to generate and email statements and accept online payments for courses. Reporting tools grant users insight into school performance and finances. Reports can be scheduled and emailed periodically on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
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Pricing

Starting from
$149/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
ampEducator screenshot: Users can set-up meetings, send emails or collect information from prospects ampEducator screenshot: Attendance is tracked and students enrolled in programs can be audited for completionampEducator screenshot: Manage communication with staff, prospects and students through emailampEducator screenshot: Track & view student attendance, and add notesampEducator screenshot: Track student progress as well as any associated emails, notes, documents, and lettersampEducator screenshot: Reports can be downloaded as PDFs, viewed interactively, or scheduled to be emailed to users on a daily, weekly or monthly basisampEducator screenshot: Manage scheduling with ampEducator's integrated calendar

ampEducator reviews

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Arjun Singh Kanwal

ampEducator is an easy to learn, easy to use web based student information system.

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The software is easy to use. The software is very clear and extremely user friendly for administrators and users. I learn to use the software very easily.

Cons
There is no bulk enrollment option. For example, when inputting student grades it has to be done in single batches.

Response from ampEducator


Hi Arjun, thanks for taking the time to review our software! We really appreciate it. For bulk updating student grades there is an option to import the student grades from a CSV file. If you would like to contact us and start a ticket with support@ampeducator.com we would be happy to help you with this function. Best, Jamie.

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David Penna

Great Value - handles attendance, clock hours, terms, easy to use.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

We are a small non-profit college that uses clock hours and terms. I searched several other options, but nothing in this affordable price range. Software is web based and we never have any problems with being down. Software handles attendance, make up hours, terms, etc. Customer Service has been very helpful in making changes and improvements that improves the software capability. I believe this software will get even better as time goes on.

Pros
Easy to use, Web Based (Does not require a IT support team for backup and maintenance, instructors and staff can access where ever they internet), Handles Attendance, Clock Hours or Credit Hours, has flexible fields that you can utilized. You can easily generate some reports to PDF or Excel. Very affordable. You get a lot for your money.

Cons
There is not a lot of built in ready to use reports. Currently there are not predeveloped IPED Reporting that is required for U.S. Department of Education type reports. I will say that the programmers are very open to developing whatever reports you need. The software does not come preloaded with reports that other schools have developed or had previously written.

Response from ampEducator


Hi David!

Thanks for the review! I agree that when it comes to reports we still have work to do even though we do have a lot of built-in reporting tools.

One of the issues we face is that we work with many schools from around the world that do so many specific things and are governed by different rules it's nearly impossible to have a "standard" set of reports. Having said that we are working towards having some "standards" based on type of institution and region. A really good example is tax forms - in Canada the T2202A tax form is completely different than the 1098T tax form in the USA. While we can do both it still involves some work depending on how your staff track financials, etc.

Anyway, as you know with all the work we are doing for you it's good to know at least there is a solution for pretty much any situation you can throw at us!

Thanks again, looking forward to continue making ampEducator even better with your help!

- Jamie

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Pauline Kim

Love / Hate Relationship

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

There is a love/hate with ampEducator. I love the look of it, I like that it can be flexible and easy to use. It would be great for simple, straight forward companies / organizations but for more complex, higher education it is difficult to get what you need done which is what we experience. We have to pay to get special features created in order to get what we need done and later those features are given to the rest of the customers at no charge. I feel like we do help AmpEducator expand its capabilities so it's great for people who use it now. AmpEducator is limiting and there are a lot of workarounds and errors that come up. It can be frustrating. It's affordable for us at this time, it's really hard to switch out right now, and the customer support really do try to help and fix things but it does take time.

Pros
I like the way it looks, easy to use, able to show academic history / audit, data maintenance.

Cons
It's limiting in functionality for a bigger, complex school. It can feel unreliable like there is a bug or a huge workaround.

Response from ampEducator


Hey Pauline!

I also have a love/hate relationship with ampEducator :) that is so funny!

Since we got started back in 2010 with you specifically I can remember so many times going back and forth for hours sorting out ideas and issues with you and the development team. While we have come a long way with all that we still have so much work to do! We have always done our best to address any ideas, bugs or concerns that you have brought to us and it is because of users like yourself over the years helping us improve that someday we will reach our goal of becoming "the most affordable, fully featured campus management system in the world".

Now that we got that mission statement plug in there - I just wanted to say again that you are awesome and thanks again for putting up with us in those earlier years Pauline!

- Jamie

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Patrick Park

Coordinator, Student Enrollment

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

It is very affordable and the amp support team has been very helpful. They always try to help us to figure out the problems. It works well with our school and I am satisfied.

Pros
Amp support team is very helpful.

Cons
Easy to generating the report.

Response from ampEducator


Hi Patrick,

It's hard for clients to find time to review so thanks so much for doing it!

While we have made efforts to build in reporting tools all over the place in the software we know it's not there yet. We're going to be adding some new section Dashboard reports that may help in Spring 2017. Custom reports for a small fee may be the only way to go for now if you need things to be exactly a certain way. We do provide that as an option as a last resort. If you have any request please let us know of course!

Best,
- Jamie

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Ronnie Clark

Invaluable Tool for Our Office

Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Capterra

ampEducator provides a easy to use solution to student information management. The interface seems to constantly be updated to expand functionality. The CS team is pretty small but every efficient it following up with issues with the software. ampEducator also allows for customization features that can be added /built into the platform. Not perfect, but pretty close!~

Pros
ease of use, customization of features.

Cons
updates to interface seem to happen at random and without warning. A notification of recent updates would be extremely helpful.

Response from ampEducator


Hi Ronnie,

Thanks for the review! Since 2010 when we started with your school we have really improved and notification of those improvements has been our priority all along. If you are not getting these notifications please visit the ampeducator.com website and in the footer there is a link to subscribe to our newsletter and also to make sure your email is on the lists. Also we offer blog.ampeducator.com for all updates and we are announcing updates on the Dashboard with our new communications tools added in Nov 2016. We welcome any ideas that you have that we can improve in this area - please email support@ampeducator.com any time to start a ticket!

Thanks again!

- Jamie

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ampEducator pricing

Starting from
$149/month
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Starts at $149/month.

ampEducator features

API
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Data Import/Export
Progress Tracking
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics

Activity Dashboard (164 other apps)
Assessment Management (154 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (112 other apps)
Class Scheduling (90 other apps)
Content Management (101 other apps)
Course Authoring (117 other apps)
Customizable Branding (110 other apps)
Learning Management (174 other apps)
Progress Reports (109 other apps)
Self Service Portal (92 other apps)
Third Party Integration (107 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 ampEducator

Key features of ampEducator

  • API
  • Academic reporting
  • Academics management
  • Accounting management
  • Admissions management
  • Announcements
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automated scheduling
  • Calendar management
  • Campaign management
  • Communication management
  • Contact management
  • Course management
  • Daily backups
  • Data import/export
  • Data visualization
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • Email marketing
  • Employee management
  • Financial analysis
  • Gradebook management
  • Hour clock
  • ID card scanning
  • ID cards
  • Lead management
  • Mailing list management
  • Meeting management
  • Notes
  • Online payment management
  • Periodic reporting
  • Program audit
  • Progress tracking
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • Reporting
  • Staff hour tracking
  • Student information management
  • Template management
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Transcript management
  • Web forms
  • Weekly encrypted backups
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Benefits

Manage admissions with lead generation, automated recruiter assignment, online application forms, registration management and online payment technology.

ampEducator’s accounting tools allow users to generate statements, accept student payments online, and track accounts payable.

Integrated email, calendar, agenda and documents serve to enhance employee productivity.

Users can manage communication through email campaigns, announcements and email notifications.

The academics module allows users to track and manage student records and courses, as well as manage attendance, program audits and transcripts.