BigSIS Features

BigSIS

BigSIS is a modern, highly customizable fully integrated SIS

4.47/5 (15 reviews)

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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Calendar Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Colleges / Universities
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Curriculum Management
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Assignments & Tests
Email Management
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Evaluation Management
Facility Management
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
Financial Management
Forms Management
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Higher Education
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Invoice Management
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Lead Management
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
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Progress Reports
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Real Time Data
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Records Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
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Reminders
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Calendar Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Colleges / Universities
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Curriculum Management
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Assignments & Tests
Email Management
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Evaluation Management
Facility Management
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
Financial Management
Forms Management
Gradebook
Higher Education
Independent/Private
Invoice Management
K-12
Lead Management
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Search/Filter
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Special Education
Student Information/Records
Tagging
Task Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Volunteer Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Calendar Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Classroom Management
Colleges / Universities
Communication Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Contract/License Management
Curriculum Management
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Assignments & Tests
Email Management
Employee Management
Employee Portal
Evaluation Management
Facility Management
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
Financial Management
Forms Management
Gradebook
Higher Education
Independent/Private
Invoice Management
K-12
Lead Management
Mail Merge
Mailing List Management
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Search/Filter
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Special Education
Student Information/Records
Tagging
Task Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Volunteer Management
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BigSIS Feature Reviews

14 reviewers had the following to say about BigSIS's features:

Lori W.

Extremely flexible and user-friendly program. We love it!

2017-11-28

Improved school communications, saved money, improved information tracking for inquiries and student records, enabled online student reports input and dissemination, consolidated multiple functions in areas of admissions, development, enrollment, information management.

Pros

From online inquiries to admissions tracking, development, attendance, reports, this program meets many of our needs.

Cons

Does not integrate with our billing system...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BigSIS


Thank you, Lori. We love working with you and our whole BigSIS family at the Waldorf School of San Diego. Your feedback has been invaluable to us and we hope to be able to keep expanding BigSIS to meet your needs and the needs of other schools like yours!

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Melissa W.

Excellent customer service and all of the features and functions that we would ever need.

2018-02-23

All our information in one place!

Pros

We're still learning all that we can take advantage of and it just keeps going!

Cons

Parts can be held up for the whole organization if one employee hasn't been able to take up learning their portion (i.e. the leads module holding up the website software for leads understandable but challenging).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rory T.

BigSIS is getting more useful as we learn how to use it. There is a significant learning curve.

2018-02-22

Pros

I am slowly learning how to use it and expanding my awareness of its possibilities.

Cons

Like "Courses" being it's own section, but "Academic Years" is hidden under Students> Other.

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Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Vesna V.

BigSIS has a very nice and clean interface. It is self intuitive for the most part.

2018-03-02

It simplified student reports process and it is helpful to have the ability to pull different reports.

Pros

Running reports on daily attendance, emergency contacts, health information.

Cons

We don't have a programmer on site to help us customize so simple things as labels are not a usable feature to us.

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tamara P.

Fairly robust for the money, increasing ease of use and functionality, awesome customer service.

2018-03-01

We are getting registrar records management, donor records management, most of what we need for mailings, and now we are expanding into alumni records management.

Pros

These take time, and of course, the source of improvements are the initial frustrations (limitations) that caused the suggestions, so it's not perfect.

Cons

My biggest frustration is the lack of generic training videos and/or detailed user manual. I see they are adding in little info bubbles to help answer questions (which is great), and there are some how-to videos in the help section, but not nearly enough. I feel like there's a lot to learn about this database that is bottle-necked at their help-desk, and I personally wish that I could learn a lot more in order to maximize our usage. This being said, they are forward-thinking crew, and their upgrades are well-thought out, and I expect the product to continue to blossom in functionality. I think almost any Waldorf school with a tight budget would do well to jump on board with them, since they offer a fairly robust functionality for a good value.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Helen M.

Performs all the functions needed for student/family/alum management.

2018-02-26

Pros

It meets all my needs for transcripts, attendance, reports, labels, etc.

Cons

Sometimes the program runs slower than I would like. I honestly don't have any other complaints. It is great!

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Erika D.

We joined Bigsis in August 2017. The database is able to meet most of our needs!

2018-03-01

Pros

Teachers and administrators love the student reports, friendly interface, calendar customization, and custom fields.

Cons

Needs to improve transcripts Health module Donation reports But the company makes an effort to address issues and provide solutions because they care about their clients!

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Thomas K.

BigSIS is user-friendly, has powerful options and saves lots of time!

2018-02-22

Time savings, all data in one spot, very cost effective.

Pros

The front-end is very user friendly; reports can be easily customized; no issues with faculty entering grade reports; ability to selectively communicate with parents/donors/employees; create enrollment contracts on the fly; portal allows parents to update address & health info as well as access to their child's grades, homework assignments, and sign contracts electronically.

Cons

Due to its multitude of features you ideally need one person who has been trained in all the modules to do the set-up and to make annual adjustments. Normal user would be overwhelmed. BigSIS should offer this as an additional service.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephanie R.

Once operations are learned the system works well

2018-02-26

Online database that multiple users can access and use.

Pros

We have found the attendance to be simple and easy to use.

Cons

Not intuitive, have to learn how to do everything from scratch. Each time we add a new user for any reason, it is a job to relearn the system. None of our users are highly computer savy so it is frustrating. It took us over a year to begin really using it because it felt so cumbersome.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelley W.

One of the easiest databases I've ever used in my 30+ years of office work.

2018-02-26

Having everything in one place for the first time in my 10 years at my job (from grades/reports/people/students/alum/donations) is awesome!

Pros

The multi-functionality and flexibility to pull the data you have put in.

Cons

The calendar - for the uses we have at our school it's a bit clunky - not being able to print it out in a readable format.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Huy P.

BigSIS Review

2018-11-05

Through the initial implementation of the program, BigSis was a smooth transition. Our reps have been instrumental in helping VWS rolling out BigSis. We have many great feedbacks from teachers, staffs, and parents on the user friendly system.

Pros

The ease of the software and support from BigSis.

Cons

I would like more options to customize reportings.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BigSIS


Thank you, Huy for that raving review! We truly appreciate your time and your feedback on how we can get even better!

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João R.

BigSIS | Trouble-Free School Organization

2020-02-06

BigSIS has been used in some of my projects and I've never had any problems with it and it's quite functional and responsive and that's really all I can ask for, it's a guaranteed recommendation from me.

Pros

BigSIS is a web-based complete school management solution and a good one at that.

Cons

It's hard to dislike BigSIS, it has amazing customer support, resources and services that will surely make your interaction with it, the best it can be.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BigSIS


Thank you for the review Jo?o! We really appreciate it.

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Sarah H.

BigSIS customer service is unmatched

2018-12-11

Pros

BigSIS customer service is incredible. They are helpful, prompt, and thorough. I had to learn this software quickly and had lots of questions, which they answered perfectly every time. Very impressed.

Cons

The learning curve is steep, but that may be true of all school database software programs.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from BigSIS


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this kind review, Sarah! We are so glad you felt thoroughly supported during your transition to BigSIS and look forward to working with you further!

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sarah h.

There is so much that BigSIS can do I feel that we are just at the beginning!

2018-02-27

Pros

I love that we can get all our parents info into the database and I'm looking forward to moving our Extended Care tracking and our Forms in there also.

Cons

So much to learn! It is hard to transition from Google docs & paper printouts to a digital database.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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