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Populi

Cloud based college management solution for colleges

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Populi Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Populi product overview

Price starts from

$

199

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What is Populi?

Designed for higher education, Populi is web-based college management. It covers academics, admissions, online learning, student billing, financial aid, donations, contacts, library, bookstore, and more. Secure and intuitive, everyone at your school can use it. Our plain, simple pricing scales with your enrollment with no hidden fees or upfront costs. Every customer gets friendly, responsive customer support, together with implementation, data migration, training, and software updates.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Webinars
Documentation

Populi pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

58

Price starts from

$

199

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Populi features

Functionality

4.3

/5

58
Total Features66 5 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Learning Management
Reporting/Analytics
Alerts/Notifications
Third Party Integrations
API
Progress Reports
Content Management

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Populi users reviews

Overall rating

4.5

/5

58

Positive reviews

91%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.61/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

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Pros
I believe it's a good product and it has good potential, given the team's impressive efforts toward meet the rapid changing needs of their current and future customers.

WZ

Weinan Z.

Very satisfied and have experienced a great deal of positive and helpful customer support. Really, no walks through a string of phones tree choices to get to someone who can help.

KS

Kevin S.

While it may take a moment to input your needed data, the interface is user friendly and the customer service is top flight. Students and faculty celebrate.

DM

Dr. Mark V.

Cons
Even sending emails to selected students is a hassle. Adding meeting times to courses is awfully difficult and annoying.

OK

Ozlen K.

We've struggled with finding some features at times, and in the case of marketing automation, we've discovered that Populi's system isn't quite fully-featured enough for our needs.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It is difficult to learn by self training through videos and tips.

OK

Ozlen K.

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Great all-in-one SIS

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This software is very intuitive, and staff, faculty and students have gotten completely up to speed in a very short period of time. Being hosted on the web means students and staff can log in from anywhere with any device and backups are taken care of automatically. The built in LMS features are really robust and have eliminated the need for google classroom, survey monkey, and other fixes we had...

Cons

There are very few things we have found that we wanted that the system was not already set up to do, but for these you can always suggest product enhancements to the support team.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A solid, straightforward choice for higher-education relationship management

Reviewed a year ago

Populi is a terrific platform for integrating various data silos across your organization. We moved from a number of different databases into Populi recently, and the combination of all of our information in one place has streamlined our communication process with incoming students and allowed us to more easily collaborate in helping students through processes like enrollment and financial aid. We've struggled with finding some features at times, and in the case of marketing automation, we've discovered that Populi's system isn't quite fully-featured enough for our needs. The UI, also, has a dated feel. Nevertheless, it's a solid, stable platform that gives us integrated access to our contacts.

Pros

Populi is very straightforward, and makes it relatively easy to manage a high number of complex relationships with contacts Tracking a contact from first inquiry through to alumni donor is very simple Contacting contacts directly from within Populi works more smoothly than the communication platforms on some competitors Support is extremely useful and quick

Cons

The automation platform is time-based and lacks some of the triggers and sophistication available in competitors Some features are hidden inside of layers behind the straightforward UI, and it can be frustrating to track them down Sometimes, a seemingly simple feature will be missing, and require extensive conversations with support. Support is top-notch and very helpful, but it can be annoying if you prefer to do things yourself.

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You get what you pay for and perhaps a little less!

Reviewed 6 years ago

Pros Easy to register, add students, course scheduling. Fast customer service however, not very satisfying responds. Cons It is not user friendly, very difficult to customize features. Even sending emails to selected students is a hassle. Adding meeting times to courses is awfully difficult and annoying. If you are a new, small institution and need statistics / have to be able to pull out a data...

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Vendor response

Hi Ozlen, I didn't realize how frustrated you were after our conversation yesterday! My apologies. I don't remember discussing your difficulties emailing students or adding meeting times. I'd be happy to hop back on the phone to go over that with you! Regarding applications, its true that we updated admissions a couple of years ago and released a bunch of new features. Applications that were...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best SIS system for smaller colleges that we have used

Reviewed 2 years ago

We couldn't be happier. Our sales contact gave us multiple demos of the different modules, trained us and was there for us during every step of the implementation. Everything was done remotely but it works well and there is no additional cost, which is extraordinary. I have helped implement three different SIS systems and the data transfer to Populi was the most efficient and painless I have experienced. The customer support is responsive and goes above and beyond what I expected. Overall they seem to really care about our success and we enjoy working with them.

Pros

It's designed by people who obviously understand the needs of a higher education institution. It is easy to use, intuitive, flexible and fast. You don't have to find ways to work-around problem areas, it just works amazingly well. The integrated LMS is smooth and very capable. The integration of the different modules e.g. student billing and financial aid, is seamless. The customer support is amazing. The implementation costs are next to zero.

Cons

It is designed to be simple to use so reporting and security permissions are not as flexible as our previous system. We have adapted to that though because the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. The customer support team also run customized reports for us when we need them and they are constantly making improvements to the system.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great Customer Service and Product for Small Businesses

Reviewed 4 months ago

I have enjoyed Populi. Great team, great price, and a product that works great for our very small online higher education institution.

Pros

Populi's customer support is first class. They are always so friendly and willing to talk through any of my issues or road blocks. They teach me how to do it and why things are done that way so I can make the best decision for our school. The cost of Populi is also a great asset because we are a small online non profit institution and having a reasonably priced product really helps us with our small budget. Finally, we love the integration with Canvas. It helps our Registrar and Librarian with term set up and course enrollments.

Cons

At this time, I don't have too many cons. Most of the time when something isn't working, I just call into Customer Support and one of their representatives is able to work with me to find a solution to our problem.

Populi FAQs and common questions

Populi has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $199.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Populi has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business, Small Business


Populi supports the following languages:
English, Spanish


Populi supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Yes, Populi has an API available for use.


Populi integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.net, Canvas LMS, Google Workspace, Stripe


Populi offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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