ampEducator Features

ampEducator

Web-based student information system for higher education

4.18/5 (17 reviews)

ampEducator Feature Summary

  • 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

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auditing
Automated Scheduling
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Integration
Email Marketing Management
Email Notifications
Employee Management
Employee Time Tracking
Financial Analysis
Forms Management
Lead Management
Mailing List Management
Meeting Management
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduled Reporting
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Template Management
Time Clock
User Management
Web Forms
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API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auditing
Automated Scheduling
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Integration
Email Marketing Management
Email Notifications
Employee Management
Employee Time Tracking
Financial Analysis
Forms Management
Lead Management
Mailing List Management
Meeting Management
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduled Reporting
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Template Management
Time Clock
User Management
Web Forms
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API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auditing
Automated Scheduling
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Class Scheduling
Communication Management
Contact Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Integration
Email Marketing Management
Email Notifications
Employee Management
Employee Time Tracking
Financial Analysis
Forms Management
Lead Management
Mailing List Management
Meeting Management
Progress Tracking
Records Management
Registration Management
Reporting & Statistics
Scheduled Reporting
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Template Management
Time Clock
User Management
Web Forms
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ampEducator Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about ampEducator's features:

David Penna

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

2017-02-15

Software handles attendance, make up hours, terms, etc.

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Recommendations to others considering ampEducator

I believe this software is something you should check out if you have a limited budget. Our staff loves how easy it is to use.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Ronnie Clark

Invaluable Tool for Our Office

2017-02-16

The interface seems to constantly be updated to expand functionality.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Sharon Sellathamby

Good Software for Student Managment

2016-03-17

Entering data is easy. Jamie - the president is very easy to get along with and will step in to solve even the simplest requests.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ampEducator


Hey Sharon,

As one of our long term clients we really appreciate you guys! Those early years with ampEducator were a real learning curve for us to say the least.

We're in the process of developing a full manual which can be found on the website here http://ampeducator.com/manual_start.php and while it is not completed yet this will also be supplemented with how to videos currently in production as well. We also encourage you to review the blog.ampeducator.com as well!

We have plans to include documents with course templates for this Spring 2017. It's part of a broader update that is happening right now and that feature requires some other things to happen first.

I will email you directly to discuss the improvements to reports coming up. If there is something else you need please let me know.

Thanks again for the feedback!

Best,
- Jamie

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Areej Shah

You folks are doing a great job!

2014-09-04

Your staff has been so helpful in giving me precise instructions regarding the Amperea account management. You folks are doing a great job!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Patrick Park

Coordinator, Student Enrollment

2017-02-15

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Harmony G

Very responsive tech support

2017-02-21

We did have some issues with the reporting software early on, but those have since been resolved. ampEducator is user friendly and has simple to set up user portals.

Pros

Easy to use, responsive tech support

Cons

sometimes the reporting systems goes down or changes without notice (rarely).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ampEducator


Hi Harmony!

Thanks for the review! We really appreciate it. Pretty much anything you can think of can be achieved with our Custom Reports option in ampEducator when the built-in reporting tools don't do exactly what you want. Occasionally, (depending on how complicated the custom report queries are) we have to make database changes and that can break a custom report we have built for you in the past. We've taken steps to ensure that doesn't happen anymore by tracking custom reports better but anything is still possible so please let us know asap if you get an error status running any custom reports. As for Lates not always working I assume this is with a custom report and not the built-in attendance tools but I will email you directly and you can confirm what you are seeing so we can resolve it for you.

Thanks again!
- Jamie

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Patrick Wenrick

Tampa Allied Health

2010-10-18

Good system for small schools on fixed budget. Easy to use and easy to implement.

Pros

Reports that it generates are thorough.

Cons

As one works with the system one has to customize on a regular basis to accomodate the needs of the school.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Norma Gagnon

Excellent Product

2009-11-17

Excellent program and support.

Pros

As one of the first users of Ampeducator I feel that it has met all the needs of building a new data base for Marca College.

Cons

Would like to see something implemented to have a breakdown of reports per campus.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 11-50 employees)

Almost There

2019-01-08

Pros

I love the ampEducator idea and the overall software when it comes to keeping track of students and development.

Cons

I wish the interface was a little less cluttered and user-friendly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ampEducator


Happy New Year! Thanks for the review! We really appreciate any feedback. It's been a challenge to develop a User Interface (UI) that is easy to use when ampEducator has so many advanced features - depending on your assigned User Role in ampEducator you can disable and not see a lot of features if you are not using them. This may help to make things a little less cluttered - please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again! Jamie

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Emilia Serrano Pedroza

I use ampEducator on a daily basis as an administrator.

2017-09-07

This software greatly benefits us in organizing our students personal info and their academic progress.

Pros

I like how easy and clear ampEducator is.

Cons

I wish that there were more bulk enrollment options for ampEducator. For example, when inputting student grades it has to be done in single batches.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ampEducator


Hi Emilia, Thanks for taking the time to post this! We have plans to add new features to the "More Actions" also known as "Bulk Options" for ampEducator. I'm not sure if you knew this or not but you currently can bulk import grades using an excel template?I will contact you directly about this and we can discuss any suggestions you have to improve. This type of feedback is how ampEducator was built over the last 10 years and is greatly appreciated! Thanks again, Jamie.

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Ryan D

Best bang for the buck!

2017-02-17

As a small school, we needed an off-site, web based, simple, affordable solution. ampEducator has grown with us over the years and adds new features that we ask them to, for a nominal fee, of course. I recommend ampEducator to my colleagues with small-medium schools.

Pros

intuitive to use, simple interface.

Cons

Then some months later, the feature appears available to all software users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ampEducator


Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the review! We really appreciate it!

We have come a long way since 2010 when we got started with you. While we do have planned feature updates internally it's true that when clients urgently need feature(s) to be added as soon as possible (whether we had planned or not) we offer to let them pay for priority rather than wait until the planned release (where technically possible). We do we share the benefits of the added feature(s) with everyone using ampEducator because that's just the way the platform works but you also get the same benefit from all other clients around the world that also do this. This is why we only do custom work that will benefit everyone using ampEducator. The pooling of resources based on real world needs together since 2009 has allowed us to save money and then pass those savings back to you in lower monthly fees or the "best bang for the buck!" to quote one of our best clients :)

Thanks again!

- Jamie

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Pauline Kim

Love / Hate Relationship

2017-02-15

I love the look of it, I like that it can be flexible and easy to use.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering ampEducator

When you set it up, everyone needs to be on the same page, make sure everyone knows the work flow, checklist. There are a few ways to accomplish the same task and if people are not on the same page the data can look messy or not all tasks will get complete because there are a lot of small things you need to remember to do.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Julia Gu

Director

2009-12-10

it can be an good help for the college

Pros

internet based

Cons

not easy to navigate, all the information of the prospective students should be on one page instead of the sales have to click too many pages.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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David Morgan

Working with SIMS

2017-02-15

I have seen improvements with this software but there are still little things that are bothersome. For example, I work mainly with faculty members for our university so their information is stored in AmpEducator. I've noticed several times that when I update an address or email address, the information resorts back to what was previously there and no update actually occurred. I would update an address, and then when I'm ready to mail out a check, I would mail it to the wrong address. This has happened twice with the same professor so I know I updated the professor's information at least once, especially after the first time. But really, these are minor and I want to share this information so that in the future, I can give 4 stars instead of 3 which just means satisfactory to me.

Pros

It is easy to use and I like how things are grouped together.

Cons

Information does not stay updated!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering ampEducator

Not at the moment.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from ampEducator


Hi David,

Thanks for the review. As per our email conversation please make sure that your staff are clicking the right button to update the profile or otherwise this may happen!

Hopefully, this solves your issue if not please send us a ticket and we will check it out.

Best,

- Jamie

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from David:

Hi Jamie,

Yes, that could have been the issue. I know I have been clicking on Update Details but I'm not the only one updating Professor's information.

Thanks for looking into this! We'll definitely send in tickets if we see any more issues.

Thanks!

With blue Eagle pride,
David

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Arjun Singh Kanwal

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

2018-03-16

Pros

The software is easy to use.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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