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Lillio Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

3.6K

Total features

56

2 categories

Lillio features

Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Billing & Invoicing

Common features of School Management software

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management

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Functionality

4.4

/5

3.6K

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Total Features

56

Unique features

  • Electronic Signature

  • Online Payments

  • Admissions Management

  • Reporting/Analytics

Functionality

4.4

/5

3.9K

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Total Features

105

Features in Common

25

Unique features

  • Video Management

  • Gamification

  • Course Publishing

  • Storyboarding

Functionality

4.5

/5

3.1K

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Total Features

45

Features in Common

42

Unique features

  • Client Portal

  • Independent/Private

  • Special Education

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Natalia S.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Organizational efficiency and communication

Reviewed 8 months ago

Our experience with Lillio has been positive. The software has revolutionized the way we manage projects, facilitating better communication, task delegation, and data-driven decision making. With Lillio, our team's productivity has increased, resulting in greater satisfaction.

Pros

I like it because the software effectively addresses our business problems related to communication and collaboration, offering us a comprehensive solution to improve productivity. Our use case revolves around managing project tasks, schedules and team communication, ensuring smooth workflows and efficient resource allocation

Cons

Lillio may not be the ideal choice for smaller organizations with simpler task management needs. Its numerous features and customization options could overwhelm users looking for a simpler solution.

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Chantel P.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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We love Hi Mama!

Reviewed 5 years ago

We absolutely love it and so does our teachers and parents as well.

Pros

We love this program! It is so easy to use and functions actually work in real time unlike the previous program we have used.

Cons

Not being able to post incident reports, how to move students room to room we have to graduate them it is not the easiest as you have to un-enroll and re enroll in new classroom.

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Nick B.

Online Media, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great osx app with minor improvements required

Reviewed 5 years ago

I'm very happy with my experience! I think it's a generally well made app (have had one hard crash that I can remember) and does what it advertises extremely well. I just think some tidying around the edges wouldn't hurt in terms of user experience.

Pros

Handy updates are streamed to me on a regular basis. I feel confident that information is up to date and the notifications help as well. The experience in this regard is fairly seemless.

Cons

For the most part, I don't open the app outside of receiving a notification about my child save for rare circumstances where I need to look up a photo or particular piece of information. When I do, I would really prefer a landing screen that indexed more information than the daily report and allowed me to tap in to that section from there. So, highlights from photos/report/entires etc. I also personally...

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Ryan S.

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great for Child Management

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

As a parent, it is simple to keep tabs on my child's progress in this app as his teacher updates his feed with pictures and progress reports. The messaging feature gives me quick access to his teacher and to the preschool director.

Cons

I have no major criticisms of the Lillio app.

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Kelly H.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Ups n Downs

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It is easy for parents and they seem to like most of it. I like being able to go back and look at daily reports, activities, and notes.

Cons

I don't like that families are not grouped together-example for a family with four children, I had to put the parents info in four different times. I do not like that I can not choose how my children are listed-my old software gave me the choice of by name, age, class etc. I don't like that the food report isn't listed by age, which is how I need it to be. I don't like that parents can not see a yearly calendar that I set up . I don't like that children are not listed by last name at check in and families have to either type in the search bar or scroll to find all kids-and if they do use the search bar you either have to backspace to remove what they put in or you only get a partial listing

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Lindsay L.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very Satisfied With HiMama

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I love the interactions we can have with parents. As a parent who has children in a centre that uses HiMama I love learning about my children's day and see what they have been up to. As a coordinator I love that we are able to show parents what is going on how and show how their child(ren) are/is learning.

Cons

There isn't any huge issues. Sometimes I wish we could save items in the app and send them when we are in wifi. Sometimes things aren't sent because of internet services so that's on our internet not the software.

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Jason J.

Publishing, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HiMama keeps me connected to my child even while I'm working!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I love HiMama and is one of the main reasons why I haven't even thought about switching daycares!

Pros

I like the notifications and alerts the most. It helps me to feel more connected to my daughter even though she's at daycare and I'm working. I think it helps me to relate to her day and ask her questions about how it went when I pick her up. Also, the quick communication channel with the director and daycare staff can't be beat! I love how I can send one message and it goes to everyone who interacts with my child instead of just a single email where only one person will read it.

Cons

I'd like a little more control over the types of alerts I receive. Sometimes I have already paid my invoice but the director hasn't been able to update my invoice status yet so I'll get an additional alert even though I've already paid it. Also, I'd like control over when I receive some alerts, like invoice alerts. For me personally, 7am isn't the best time since that's when my daughter is usually waking up and we're starting our morning routine.

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Jawad H.

Civic & Social Organization, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thankfully

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

The most thing I like in Himala is the management of it and the parent also the students

Cons

All was good there nothing least to talk about it

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Gul M.

Research, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Peace of mind

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am really happy With this childcare app . My now 4 year old daughter was at other center for 1 year and there was lack of communication what she did during day as teachers keep changing shift . That’s no longer an issue . HiMama is organized and makes child observations and activities easy

Pros

I love the photos I get on a daily bases. It gives me peace of mind during the day and also allows me to talk to my 4 year old daughter about what she learned during the day when she comes home. For my 1 year old this app is also perfect as I can see what she ate or did during her day. It also gives me flexibility to talk her class teachers during day if needed.

Cons

I think the app is sometime slow usually downloading a video Also I wish there was easy way to save pictures videos or any other information like reports etc

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cynthia c.

Business Supplies and Equipment, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Parenting made easier with Himama

Reviewed 2 years ago

Himama has been of great addition to my daily management aspects as I'm able to do my business as i concurrently monitor my children at school without having to worry. Any issues raised by the caregivers can reach me in a short span of time and thus solutions are found instantly.

Pros

The app is quite helpful to both parents and school caregivers as we are able to constantly monitor our children's milestones. With the app as a parent i'm notified of any absurd this with my toddler in a timely manner. The app has also made activity scheduling in the daycare quite easy and manageable. The real time photo sharing features keeps me updated on my child's progress the entire day at school thus cutting down on anxiety.

Cons

The messaging feature is a bit unreliable could be I'm the only one experiencing this since I do not get notification as to whether the care giver has received my message. Probably they may also be overwhelmed by numerous messages from parents. If this feature an be made more user friendly then the app will be worth my investments.

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Nikki C.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We love HiMama

Reviewed 5 years ago

As a mom of two little girls in daycare, I like many mothers struggled with separation anxiety when it came time to leaving my daughters to go back to work. For my first daughter, I dropped her off and immediately became emotional knowing I wouldn’t see her face all day, until our provider explained to us himama. The app is absolutely amazing, the inventor and investors are amazing; thank you for...

Pros

The interaction I can have with the daycare.

Cons

I don’t think I have found anything that I don’t like about this product.

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Karreecha N.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hi Mamma! How are ya?

Reviewed 5 years ago

Having an effective childcare management system to keep records, record payments, capture the lives of children & teachers have been a blessing and especially beneficial to anyone involved in childcare centers. This is the best thing since sliced bread.

Pros

This software makes life in childcare centers so much easier and efficient. This software makes the lives of teachers and administrative staff EASY while trying to capture day to day activities that children are involved in. What I like most about the software is that the activities are instantly recorded for parents to share in the experience of their little ones.

Cons

The software is kind of expensive and took a while to really perfect use of it. If you're really going to get more bang for your buck, you have got to do a good job at keeping really good records. If you don't put your data into the system, you're subject to miss something.

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Patricia B.

Automotive, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My authentic experience with Lillio in digital marketing administration

Reviewed 8 months ago

In summary, my experience with Lillio as a Digital Marketing Manager was generally quite positive. The flexibility and power provided by this instrument allowed me to optimize my digital marketing tactics, save time on repetitive tasks and obtain more effective results. Despite its slight lack in terms of processing speed in certain situations, Lillio became a substantial section of my arsenal of digital marketing tools. I highly recommend this program to all those experts who are looking for a comprehensive and efficient solution for managing their online marketing activities.

Pros

What fascinates me most about Lillio is his power and versatility. This instrument allows me to centralize each of my digital marketing tasks in one place. From social media management to data exploration and campaign automation, Lillio offers a wide range of features that help me optimize my tactics and get more effective results. Furthermore, its intuitive and easy-to-use interface allows the performance of each of these functions, even for those less experienced users in the field of digital marketing.

Cons

However, not everything is perfect. What I dislike most about Lillio is that it sometimes experienced some slowness when loading and processing huge volumes of data. This can become frustrating once you need to examine reports or do activities that require a longer processing period. While this doesn't happen often, it's something I'd like to see improved in future updates to the tool.

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Raymond T.

Graphic Design, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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comprehensive child tracking system

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

HiMama is an outstanding platform for daycare providers, preschools and early childhood education centers. It offers a variety of tools that make the daily operations of these organizations more efficient, streamlined and effective.One of the standout features of HiMama is its comprehensive child tracking system. This allows teachers to keep track of the children's activities, meals, naps and milestones...

Cons

One of the main issues with HiMama is its cost. The platform can be expensive for smaller organizations and the pricing model may not be suitable for all budgets. This can be a barrier to entry for some organizations and limit their ability to fully utilize the platform's capabilities.Another issue with HiMama is its user interface. While the platform is user-friendly, some users have reported that...

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SHANNON M.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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HiMama is a gem

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, I am very happy with my choice to implement HiMama in my school. The parents, and prospective parents , are impressed with the level of communication it allows us to have throughout the day. As an educator, I am please to be able to monitor the types of activities my teachers are providing the children and like that the Development Evidence provides a snapshot of this information for me, both as a Director and a parent. We recently added on the Development Assessment feature, which was the one thing that had previously been missing for me. I feel that HiMama is now a comprehensive tool that makes communication among teachers, parents, and administration the best it can be.

Pros

I like the ability to send messages, either to an individual, a classroom, or to the entire center. It makes communication with my families quite easy. I also like that I have the ability to send a whole school text blast (if needed) for more emergent matters. While I haven't used that feature yet, it gives me peace of mind knowing I can reach all my families in an emergency. I also like the real time classroom counts, the attendance reports, and the wealth of information it provides parents.

Cons

When uploading activities/lesson plans, it would be helpful for the teachers to have the ability to save a week's plans. This would allow teachers to copy and paste frequently used activities, which would in turn,save them time when inputting plans. I also am not fond of certain adjectives used to describe the "mood" of a child, when , without context, can be misunderstood by a parent. I have instructed my teachers to only use positive descriptors and to save other adjectives for in person communication.

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Heather S.

Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Saves me time and money

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall I feel that this is one of the best things that I have done for my business. Attendance reports are easy to view and print off, I can easily access and share menus, calendars, messages, and alerts. I can't imagine ever going back to the way that I used to do things.

Pros

I absolutely love this program. I went from taking hours filling out reports to just minutes. It has greatly increased the communication between myself and the parents of children in care. I also feel that it looks much more professional than hastily scribbled notes passed on to parents at the end of the day.

Cons

Price was a big obstacle for me. Having to pay in advance rather than monthly meant I had to rearrange finances to make things work and I know that this is a major issue when I reccomend this program to others.

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MELANIE F.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It's the best child care management platform I found

Reviewed 5 years ago

I tried a few other programs prior to Himama. I was less impressed with the services and the tech support with those. Himama seems to be the only program with a balance of family/teacher communication and administration aspects without buying each segment separately. As a teacher AND administrator I see both sides of that and as a small private Early Childhood center I need an affordable system. And now with the Ounce package added on, we can save time, paper and trouble proving that we track individual development as well. But the best thing about Himama are the customer support and tech teams.

Pros

Actually the best thing about Himama is the responsiveness of the tech team behind the platform. I have submitted many ideas to improve the service, to assist us in billing, tracking regulated events and ease of recording and reporting information. Every time I received a quick and personal response to clarify my needs. Most of those ideas have been added over the last year to the service even though they all involved remodeling the categories in which they fit. The consistent movement to meet subscriber's needs is impressive to me.

Cons

There are still improvements to ease the need to record and report things like fire drills, but I believe they are working on it. I would also like to be able to add my own developmental categories.

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Bailee A.

Individual & Family Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great asset to our childcare program

Reviewed 4 years ago

I think this is a great asset to our program, and I could not imagine having to go back to the pen and paper method of daily reporting. My parents and staff love this program!

Pros

I love how easy HiMama is to use, and that it was very simple to teach my educators to use as well. It has a great parent app, and our parents love to be able to check out their children's reports each day. It has really increased our level of communication and customer service.

Cons

It seems that parents are not able to download picture directly off that app as we seem to have some parents that email asking for us to send them the pictures directly. I haven't looked in to this yet, but it a common request I get.

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Ashley M.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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HiMama Daily Reports

Reviewed 4 years ago

We have been using HiMama for a couple years now and have loved it. Our parents love the pictures and information they receive. We love that we’re able to add the standards to our lessons so our families can see what we are working on with their children. The standards are already programmed into the software.

Pros

We love this program at our childcare center. They have more than stepped up to help us during COVID and families being home. They now provide daily lessons to send to our families, more data features to store temperatures, and they support team is beyond compare.

Cons

We really have no complaints with this program. If we could make suggestions we would suggest the ability to attach more than one attachment to class emails and being able to send a little longer video through the app.

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Aristote S.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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best software to track children's education and learning

Reviewed 8 months ago

As someone with experience in computer software, I recommend this product to anyone who wants to follow the progress of their children's education and learning.

Pros

the lillio software allows me to follow the real-time progress of the children's education during my working time

Cons

I could suggest lillio to add other features to the software to make it even more exceptional

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Doris G.

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great app to have

Reviewed 5 years ago

This app has improved our communication with our parents/guardians. It has saved a lot of administration time in keeping track of children's hours, staff hours and communicating to parents regarding their child's progress, needs, and programming. Parents are feeling more connected with what is going on in their child's learning and development. Parents and extended family members enjoy the photo journal updates. I always feel like HiMama are listening to their members as they are always implementing new features and improvements to their app.

Pros

The versatility of the HiMama tools and how it helped us with record keeping and connecting with the parents, staff and children with their progress and developmental needs. It has helped tremendously on lessen administration time with invoicing, attendance record, and staff time records. It also have features such as the meal calendar, event calendar and programming chart allowing more connection with the parents and staff.

Cons

We wish there was like a parents chat group that could be developed within the app. I know there is probably a video teaching parents how to use the app but I would say a high percentage of parents do not realize the capability/features of the app. For example, we had a parent who thought if she commented on a picture it was going to mass produce to everyone in the daycare. I guess there should be more incentive in learning about the features of the app.

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Ayla S.

Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Hi Mama For The Best Mammas

Reviewed 10 months ago

I love Hi Mama for its multi functional utility, super simple to use, easy to handle,monitored activities, view and print attendance history and in time messages and report to parents make it the best choice of every parent. Remarkably enhance the communication between parents and teachers, which make both of them actively involved and over whelm for child well being.

Pros

For me the ease of application & quick access are the most attractive features in Hi Mama. Without having to spend a lot of time up dating each child , we can easily submit or receive their information by clicking a button. The daily reports are excellent in quality and presentation. This wonderful app provide the ease of access and real time up dates of their kids with pictures and lesson through out the day. Parent Portal stood out standing for its exceptional conduct by offering the ease and efficiency together for its consumers.

Cons

Hi Mama charges a flat $50 per month per class room and the cost increases with the number of class room, if can offer some flex rates or promotion offers, for the price, i think it will be good for the boost of Hi Mama business and clients.

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Rebecca R.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Works well for what we need.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Customer service is phenomenal! Any time I have had a problem or question, someone has gotten back to me within an hour, and they are very receptive to making changes based on my comments.

Pros

The parent engagement aspect is wonderful.

Cons

I would really like to see improvement on the milestones tracking. It doesn't let you get as detailed as needed. It will let me choose the name of the milestone that we're working on (like fine motor skills), but doesn't get down to the details of what specifically I saw that day. It also takes so many clicks to track something that we just don't even bother. Luckily, we don't have so many kids that it's hard to remember who is able to do what.

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Max N.

Individual & Family Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent product with great features

Reviewed 5 years ago

Essentially a great tool for a day to day work, with many great options. Tremendous help with customer relations.

Pros

Very easy to use, has relevant information and well - regarded by our clients. Initial scepticism was over done features presenting info in a simplified form, but it turned out to be a great idea-to simplify presentation of data.

Cons

Took some time to learn the product, but once gotten used to- great to have software. Other than learning curve we didn't see many points that would be detrimental in value.

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Marketing and Advertising, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy Great App

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've enjoyed the available updates and being able to have something available to me that allows me to plan for my child. As a parent, its nice to know that its already written down and available to you at any time vs having to remember information when you get home from daycare like "did she poop today?", "when was her last bottle/diaper change/nap?"

Pros

HiMama allows you to see what and when your child has been up to all day - diapers, meals, and naps are so important to helping keep an infant on schedule and HiMama does a great job. Plus we get to see pictures posted of our little one throughout the day! I appreciate having the reports at the end of each day that tell me if we're low on supplies and just generally how her day was.

Cons

I don't see her activities (tummy time, play time) and I'm not sure that's an option as part of this app (I also don't know if its already available). It would also be nice to know her mood throughout the day (happy, crying, just fine) so I know how my kid is going to be when I'm going to get her...or if I should try and get her a little early if she's had a tough day. These things are not obviously life changing as I already get the most important information already through the app.