Graduway Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Graduway

Alumni networking platform

4.4/5 (122 reviews)

Graduway overview

What is Graduway?

Graduway is a cloud-based platform for alumni engagement and mentoring which offers custom-branded web and mobile solutions for colleges, universities, business, law, and medical schools, and other institutions. Included are tools for user verification, mentoring, event ticketing, donation processing, job advertising, newsletters, and more.

Graduway’s platform is built around social networks, allowing alumni to register using their LinkedIn and Facebook accounts, which ensures that up-to-date information is displayed. Alumni can also make connections with their former classmates using the built-in network expansion tools, and request introductions to their friends’ connections. An integrated jobs board presents opportunities to alumni, and mentoring programs can be set up, with alumni able to indicate whether or not they would be interested in assisting current students. Users can also post updates, create group pages, and invite their former classmates to join the platform.

Graduway allows administrators to control new user verification settings, with the ability to manually or automatically approve users, and the option to set restrictions on which actions pending users can perform. The dashboard presents an overview of all recent user activity, as well as statistics on how many alumni are willing to assist with mentoring programs. Graduway also integrates with PayPal, allowing tickets to be sold for events, and alumni donations to be processed directly through the Graduway platform.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5000/year
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 14 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Graduway screenshot: An interactive, personalized feed, designed with the user in mind. Engage your alumni with automated widgets for mentoring matches, suggested connections, donation requests and more.Tulane Connect Case StudyGraduway screenshot: All your alumni in one place - whether looking to connect with an old classmate or looking for professional advice, the directory makes your network reachable at the click of a button.Graduway screenshot: Groups are an easy way to give your platform users an exclusive space to network with others in your community and to share dedicated and relevant content.Graduway screenshot: Fundraising event, annual gathering, networking luncheon - centralize all your event information in one, easy to access place. Our events module integrates with your 3rd party RSS feed to ensure your alumni don’t miss a beat!Graduway screenshot: Graduway combines technology and big data to empower schools to build mentor-mentee relationships in the thousands through automatic matching processes based on data such as mentors’ industry, location, position, capacity to mentor and responsiveness.Graduway screenshot: All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact.Graduway screenshot: One centralized area to post, or view, job opportunities and internships. The board seamlessly integrates 3rd party RSS feeds such as Handshake and Indeed.Graduway screenshot: Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.

Graduway reviews

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Russell Joyce

I love our Graduway platform. It has brought our alumni relations platform into the 21st century

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

An engaged and re-invigorated former pupil platform that attracts alumni on a global scale and encourages them to interact and respond.

Pros
Our Graduway platform is engaging and sticky and encourages users to interact on the site. They post photos and message each other independently.

Cons
The UK searching fields by location are ridiculous - there are thousands of towns on there listed that I've never heard of - too many to make it of any use... It would also be useful to have the 'work' filter in the invite and message function too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Leslie Shivamber

Graduway was the clear choice

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

The entire process has been delightful. Our Professional Service Manager was available whenever I needed her during the set up process and our Account Manager has answered all my questions promptly and they are always interested in our feedback and needs. They are always looking to improve the platform for their users. We like the ease of registration for our alumni. You need to make it easy for them. As an Admin of the account I have very much enjoyed the free webinars Graduway offers along with recording of many topics on their Graduway TV. Hearing best practices and meeting other Admins has been extremely beneficial.

Pros
We needed a platform that would allow our alumni to connect with each other more organically and the Graduway platform allows this to happen. Their platform offered the most extensive package with the mentoring piece being something we were very excited about. We were also delighted that an app version was available! All these features would thrill our alumni while allowing us to capture the information we didn't have.

Cons
The only issue I have is that the great add ons are quite expensive especially to K-12 schools. We don't have the budgets that large universities do.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Easy platform for pushing information to alumni. Could be more customized but otherwise good.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

Alumni are able to engage with one another and get more information from the school all in one email.

Pros
The weekly digest is a great way to aggregate info and send it to all alumni. The job posting feature is fantastic and provides a great way for alumni to share job opportunities, as well. The updates section is a nice feature but lacks the ability to sort into categories. The events page is a great place for the school to update alumni about events without sending another email to their inbox.

Cons
The software isn't as customizable as other softwares that I've used. For example, in the posting section, there isn't a way to create categories for posting. It would be great if alumni could tag the post with a category (mentoring question, general question, etc.). Plus, when people reply to the post, it doesn't ping you or let you know a reply was received. You have to rely on logging in to see if you got a reply. The reply doesn't show up on the next news digest, which would be helpful if it did.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Phillip Rothwell

An excellent community platform

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Our Graduway platform is easy to use from an admin point of view and from a user point of view. Support is on hand to deal with any queries. The team are constantly updating and improving the software which keeps it current.

Cons
The software could work as a standalone database and community platform, but still requires a back-end database. This requires some coordination between systems which some room for error.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kevin Schultz

A fantastic platform for both alumni and students; very strong cultivational tool.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

Survey software, yes? That's what I'm referring to...........when I logged in with Linkedin, it populated under another person's profile. I finally realized that after about 10 times of attempting to get the "submit" button to process my responses.

Pros
User-friendly platform emulating popular social media type utilities. How the system messages one when messaging activity takes place; useful for content control and use for incoming messages.

Cons
Lack of video capabilities (know it's coming- can't wait). Set template (non-adjustable) format for the landing page.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Graduway pricing

Starting from
$5000/year
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Pricing information is available on inquiry.

Graduway features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Assessment Management (178 other apps)
Attendance Management (116 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (113 other apps)
Blended Learning (106 other apps)
Course Authoring (139 other apps)
Learning Management (211 other apps)
Progress Reports (130 other apps)
Progress Tracking (139 other apps)
Self Service Portal (105 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Graduway

Key features of Graduway

  • Aggressive pipeline of new features
  • Albums
  • Alumni invites
  • Career job board
  • Class email
  • Customer Success support
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable user verification settings
  • Donation processing
  • Downloadable user list
  • Event ticketing
  • Flash mentoring/willing to help
  • Free book on alumni relations
  • Free book on mentoring
  • GDPR compliance
  • Graduway TV
  • Industry events for admin
  • Jobs board & widgets
  • Location popups
  • Mentoring
  • Mentoring algorithm
  • Mentoring intelligence (BI product)
  • Mentoring program limits
  • Multi-language support
  • Newsletters
  • Notification management
  • Notifications
  • Opt-in for GDPR
  • People & company search
  • Personal & group pages
  • Premium groups
  • Quarterly reports
  • Recent activity statistics
  • Seeking help
  • Social media integration
  • Social networking directory
  • User roles management
  • Webinars with industry leaders
  • Willing to help/mentoring statistics
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Benefits

The web platform and mobile applications are customized and branded for each client, and can be integrated with existing websites, content management systems, CRMs, and databases.

Alumni register using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, giving access to their personal information so that alumni records can be kept up-to-date, and alumni can invite their connections to join the network.

The verification of new alumni can be controlled to ensure that only genuine alumni can access the platform.

Users can view alumni activity statistics, including page views, posts, photos, events, likes, messages, connections, networking, jobs, updates, and more, all of which can be downloaded to sync with other systems and databases.

Donations can be processed through integration with PayPal, allowing alumni to make donations securely, directly through the Graduway platform.