Illumine Features

Illumine

Child care management software & parent communication app

4.43/5 (79 reviews)

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ACH Payment Processing
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Authentication
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Communication Management
Communications Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Content Management
Credit Card Processing
Curriculum Management
Customer Accounts
Daily Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Security
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Employee Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Financial Management
Image Library
Immunization & Allergy Tracking
Incident Management
Invoice Management
Lead Management
Learning Management
Leave Tracking
Live Chat
Mailing List Management
Meal / Nutrition Management
Member Database
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Location
Newsletter Management
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Payment Processing
Planning Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Receipt Management
Records Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
School District
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
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Student Information/Records
Student Management
Summary Reports
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User Profiles
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Video Streaming
Video Support
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ACH Payment Processing
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Admissions Management
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Authentication
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Communication Management
Communications Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Content Management
Credit Card Processing
Curriculum Management
Customer Accounts
Daily Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Security
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Employee Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Financial Management
Image Library
Immunization & Allergy Tracking
Incident Management
Invoice Management
Lead Management
Learning Management
Leave Tracking
Live Chat
Mailing List Management
Meal / Nutrition Management
Member Database
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Alerts
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Location
Newsletter Management
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Payment Processing
Planning Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Receipt Management
Records Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
School District
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Social Promotion
Special Education
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Summary Reports
Transportation Management
Two-Way Audio & Video
User Profiles
Video Conferencing
Video Streaming
Video Support
Wait List Management
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171 reviews

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224 reviews

Illumine Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Illumine's features:

Jeni B.

Very useful especially during the pandemic!

2020-10-28

If you're looking for a child care management platform for your school, I would absolutely recommend Illumine because it's very user-friendly, very straightforward, all you'll need for your school is all in one place.

Pros

During the pandemic, extra updates such as online learning and activity sharing with learners are handy, and she felt connected to her teachers even though she is away from school.

Cons

As of now, the experience is pretty pleasant, and if there are any problems, the team will be quick to resolve it for us.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

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

Illumine - easy and intuitive

2020-10-30

I use illumine at my children's school to check their daily activities and meal reports .

Pros

It allows for photos to be shared with the families, so that they can see the learning taking place in the classroom.

Cons

My experience has been very positive and I like the product and their user interface . I am being 100% honest when i say that I have never had to contact customer support so I can not speak to that, but I do know that the implementation of the solution was pretty simple .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Puja D.

Great Customer Service and Ease of Usage

2020-03-05

The app is very easy to use and has many features that will make life simple for both customers and school management

Pros

About the software - lots of features, easy to use.

Cons

Sometimes there are issues with timely updates but they are taken up by team immediately

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

Response from Illumine Labs


Thanks, a lot for such a positive review. We really enjoy working with your team.

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Logan H.

Great for Schools

2020-03-17

Pros

My child’s teachers use this app to keep us up to date about what he is eating and learning in class.

Cons

I wish there was an option to respond to the posts or comment on the photos.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Illumine Labs


Thank you for taking your time out and reviewing us Mr Logan. We have an option to enable comments for photos but it is activated based on the school's discretion. We will reach out to your school with the feedback and hope they allow us to enable this feature.
Also in the next release we are introducing the concept of marking your photos as 'favorite' for easy filtering )

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Anshul K.

Illumine - A great app for Edtech!

2020-10-20

Overall experience has been excellent. Its easy to navigate, simple to use & all the basics are shown upfront.

Pros

It allows us to keep a track of the child during his school time.

Cons

Though a daily attendance tracker is there, but a monthly days school attended is also needed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing company, 10001+ employees)

Simple and effective software for pre-school administration

2021-03-29

Pros

Ease of uploading content (files, videos, photographs) 2.

Cons

Very few cons and these are more improvements that can be included on the product 1. Notifications can be improved 2.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sudevan V.

Ease of use

2021-01-08

Pros

Can track all activities and documentation related to my child and his kindergarten

Cons

A group chat feature will be convenient so we don't have to repeat ourselves or send duplicate enquiries to the school.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Varun P.

User Friendly

2021-01-13

i would give 4 stars out of five. So that you guys can continue to improve the application and make sure it's best in class.

Pros

-- UI of the application is good, -- User-friendly and easy to navigate even though there are a lot of content/windows within the app.

Cons

- If we can customize the dashboard or if there could be a better way for dashboard layout that would be good

Rating breakdown

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
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Saurabh G.

User friendly application, has got basics covered

2020-10-27

Pros

All the basic features - submitting homework, attendance etc. are covered.

Cons

Integration with calendar (Outlook, Google Calendar) missing. Notifications for meetings would be a big plus I shall be able to categorize meetings (Regular class vs PTM vs Virtual visits)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sujit P.

Promising, but needs development

2020-03-24

Pros

Notifications, feature set, interface, ease of use

Cons

Clicking on a notification does not take you the relevant item.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Illumine Labs


Uh oh. We are sorry to see that your experience was not so great with us. Your school had signed up for our pilot testing program. Generally, pilot testing involves bugs that get rectified before product goes live. You may download the app and I assure you that everything works like a charm now.
Thank you

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Shelly L.

Illumine review

2020-11-02

We are also at the same time able to keep our parents update on their child's learning status.

Pros

It is a user friendly apps with many different features that are suitable for my kindergarten.

Cons

Certain updates had caused confusion for the user. And we were not informed about the changes after the update.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sameer G.

Useful for my Kids school

2020-10-26

Pros

My kids school uses this app and it has been really helpful in getting the details uploaded on the progress, joining the video calls daily and check messages from the teachers.

Cons

The interface between screens could become slightly more smooth.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 501-1000 employees)

Love this app, Great to childcare program

2020-03-17

Pros

Child GPS Tracking, Fee payment and Online Dairy

Cons

Few child care related functionality and UI

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rohit P.

As a User

2020-03-17

Pros

Notifications , activity creation and payment

Cons

response should be quick as current and downloads as well

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

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

value for money and relief for parents

2020-04-14

In the early days, I used their live streaming feature the most.

Pros

Previously the school provided an app each for bus tracking, live streaming, and communication. Now they do everything through illumine.

Cons

I wish I don’t have to scroll through 100 pictures to find a picture of my child. As I understand technology I know it is difficult to build face recognition but they can at least give an option to mark pictures and updates as favorite for future filtering.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ayush G.

Nice App

2020-03-12

Pros

Ease of browsing, dashboard and notifications

Cons

It takes time to get refreshed with latest information

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)

Real-time notifications are a godsend!

2020-12-30

Peace of mind Illumine is a Godsend! There are so many features to love and I don't know where to start! Firstly, you can create and send invoices to parents and manage all the billing transactions as well.

Pros

The end of the day reports can make parents anxious because they are unable to communicate with the daycare center through the day, but illumine allows us to constantly keep them notified.

Cons

None for now, there are no negatives as of now present in this app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jayaprabha S.

Useful app. But refresh takes multiple trials

2020-03-26

Pros

The app keeps me updated on the activities of my child at daycare.

Cons

But the notifications get displayed only on repeatedly refreshing the page

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Selina L.

Using Illumine in pre-school on a daily basis

2020-08-03

Other than upgrading our kindergarten's standards by embracing technology and going paperless, Illumine has effectively smoothed our internal management as well as improved our organisation's system.

Pros

The features available are perfectly catered for the needs of pre-schools as well as parents. It is really user-friendly, be it for the admins, teachers or parents. Even the more elderly teachers that are not familiar with the latest technology can use the application with ease!

Cons

There were some minor glitches or crashes in the app, but after notifying the support team, the problems were solved promptly!

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
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Suravi S.

Great app for pre-school

2020-10-20

very good

Pros

Ease of use Notification 'bell' icon is useful

Cons

Real-time notification feature is missing

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
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Tirth Raj B.

Illumine works for my school

2020-03-18

Pros

We have replaces our school diary with illumine. It is easy to use, saves a lot of time for our teachers and the onboarding is very simple.

Cons

The CCTV live streaming and the bus tracking service needs a few enhancements.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
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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Marieta V.

Easy to use app

2020-10-09

We are very happy with the support team for every time fast reply.

Pros

Thankful for improvements that they do designed for us.

Cons

bugs occurs sometimes especially with notification correlation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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
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Anubandhan S.

Illumine User Review

2020-10-26

except search, excellent.

Pros

Lots of books and good overall experience of Audio books.

Cons

Search feature, sometimes books are there but don't show up on search also an exact match of books is required, not necessarily all parents might know the name of Author or book.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

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

Review

2020-10-26

Pros

Not a very user friendly interface...cannot see pending taks in one click in the mobile app. Should be able to send email from the app.

Cons

Ok so far.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Vandana R.

Illumine parent user

2020-10-29

It has been easy to learn though I feel the interface can be much better designed.

Pros

The updates are very easily visible. The media gets uploaded quite fast.

Cons

I feel tbe user interface and design can be improved and more options for text and font can be available.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Illumine Labs


Thank you for the feedback.
We are releasing a revamped User interface where you can upload files, video,s and images together. This will be available by end of november.

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