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SchoolBrains

Web based student information system

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SchoolBrains Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

SchoolBrains product overview

Price starts from

$

200

What is SchoolBrains?

SchoolBrains is a student information system that allows schools to maintain student data through a web based portal. It is an integrated solution for all key members of a school including students, teachers, faculty, and parents. The solution manages entire student life cycle, from lead generation to placement. The software is suited for the needs of small and medium sized institutes across the US.

Key benefits of using SchoolBrains

• SchoolBrains is a web based SaaS solution and eliminates the need for any additional IT infrastructure and high initial investment.

• The role based security options ensures that administrator have clear control over various roles and operations for different user base including students, staff, faculty and alumni.

• SchoolBrains automates and facilitates the academic planning by connecting development, production, analysis, storage and printing of education plans.

• Student portal gives a snapshot of historic performance in the district that includes enrollment, demographic and scores, all in one location.

• The solution allows teachers to measure and track the student performance and publish grades to report cards in a few steps.

• The in-built nursing and health module allows health professionals to manage all aspects of student and staff health needs. Nurses have complete access to patient’s history 24/7.

• The solution is highly customizable and can be personalized by adding/removing features or options, setting labels and managing drop down list values.

• Institutes can manage funds and scholarships and attach funds to a specific student or group of students and track how funds are being used.

• Single sign-on alert message system offers multi-channel messaging option through emails, voice and text messages.

• In-built finance module helps to manage billing, inventory, purchasing, point of sale and profitability reporting.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Chat
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Webinars
Live Online
Videos
In Person

SchoolBrains pricing information

Value for money

3.6

/5

11

Price starts from

$

200

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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SchoolBrains features

Functionality

3.4

/5

11
Total Features34 5 categories

Most valued features by users

Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Progress Reports
Tests/Assessments
Data Import/Export
Attendance Tracking
Planning Tools
Teacher Dashboard

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SchoolBrains users reviews

Overall rating

3.5

/5

11

Positive reviews

64%

Write a review
Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.14/10
Rating distribution

5

4

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1

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3

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3

Pros
The ability to communicate as well with my parents is a wonderful value-added. I also appreciate the cloud-based nature, knowing that my information is safe from a computer crash.

JH

Justin H.

The three presentations were excellent. They covered everything we needed and we were well prepared with questions and he showed how the system functions, not just the benefits.

TL

Thomas L.

We vetted this product for almost two years and found that the districts were happiest with SchoolBrains. Their support is the best in the business.

FS

Francis S.

Cons
The user interface of this software would earn a beginning programmer a failing grade in an introductory programming class.

RS

Raymond S.

If I could have submitted this with NO stars, I would have.

KS

Kate S.

This software was created by a software producer who saw a vulnerability in the asinine public school policy (SIF) imposed on public schools by the state of Massachusetts.

RS

Raymond S.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Serves the whole district

Reviewed 4 years ago

If you need help, ask. They will help. Any new software can be challenging to use at first. That's probably where neg reviews start. We've been with them for more than three years and have not had issues that weren't quickly resolved. I went from a district with 900 students to one with more than 10,000 students and both use Schoolbrains. They provide new technology upgrades free of charge, too. Initial presentation was transparent and honest; what was promised, was delivered. I'm also a parent of a student in my district and can speak positively from that perspective as well. Please call if you have questions.

Pros

We vetted this product for almost two years and found that the districts were happiest with SchoolBrains. Their support is the best in the business. Twenty years as teacher, dept head and principal and I'm not sure where negative feedback originates. We had surveys for admin staff, teachers, parents, and administrators and all believe support and ease of use has been great. Implementation was a lot smoother than previous. Very communicative and helpful during the transition process. Total cost of ownership is much lower when you figure how much our other service was charging us for support and reports. SchoolBrains has custom reports, solid state reporting that saved us a lot of time. Functionality, service, price...all A+.

Cons

My business manager wishes they would offer a financial/ budget/ payroll module. Although it has a bus route piece, our transportation head hoped for a geo mapping module, too.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We Recommend SchoolBrains

Reviewed 5 years ago

The three presentations were excellent. They covered everything we needed and we were well prepared with questions and he showed how the system functions, not just the benefits. If you've never been through a data systems change, you'll be surprised how much there is to it. My staff and I changed four years ago and we knew basically what to expect. It went smoother than we thought with SchoolBrains and the implementation team was accommodating and helpful. They also had an option to do more of the heavy lifting on their end. If you do not know what you're doing, spend the extra money it will be worth it. Fortunately, we have a capable staff and they had no issues. After training teachers embraced the ease of use and that intuitive behavior was critical for the union.

Pros

A system as presented. Fast access to the data we need. Easy report creation. Meets state reporting requisites that other systems have a hard time providing. Teachers and administrators said it was intuitive. Implementation was easier than previous. Critical support was responsive. Access to vice president with one call.

Cons

Support was decent but not great. Noncritical support by way of general questions or functionality was not good and at times we needed to follow up more than twice to receive answers. They manage full control of their data. It would be easier for districts, certainly ours, if we were able to create or modify certain Nontraditional or customized reports instead of calling support. Needs better integration options to third party systems.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Schoolbrains - Adequate but should be better.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Schoolbrains works fairly well for daily use, but the implementation process and data reporting aspects need improvement. Specifically, during implementation, most timelines and deadlines were not met or required constant prompting from the customer to complete tasks correctly and on time.

Pros

Schoolbrains works well for the daily SIS functions performed by schools. Navigation is easy. Accessibility is very good. Personnel security roles can be both globally and micro-managed depending on the need.

Cons

Customization is required far too often, even for what might be considered routine data management. Although we were told it can: Customization cannot be done by school personnel. Importing data to update student or staff information cannot be done by school personnel. Reporting out and exporting data that resides on more than one data table is impossible without Schoolbrains staff customizing a report. For example, making a list of students' names and test scores with their current teacher's name on it for more than one classroom at a time cannot be done by the user. The special education module has many functionality short-comings typically available on special education software packages. Response to Intervention recording ability does not exist.

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Saved District Money-Robust and Intuitive-Responsive Support

Reviewed 12 years ago

schoolBrains saves my district money, saves my teachers and staff time and completely unifies all of our data so we have one place to quickly and easily see all critical student information. Very responsive support team. As a thirty-year educator, my teachers union, superintendent and schoolboard highly endorse schoolBrains.

Pros

Our entire management team bought in to using the system after review of four well-know larger national brands. SchoolBrains saved us money up front and continues to be a smart long-term investment for our district. Teachers learned it quickly, the software is robust and the benefits are enormous... it is totally configurable and completely unifies all of our district data so all student information can be viewed quickly. When we need help, the service has been the best I've ever exeperinced from a vendor in thirty years in education.

Cons

I wish more people knew about schoolBrains. It was at first difficult to get all parties together to agree to have them present but once it happened, we became instant fans.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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User friendly software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I was impressed with the features of this software and its user friendliness even though we didn't use it for long. It's reports and management of students is very amazing.

Cons

Even though there's nothing bad about this software but the pricing was too high for me and I think that aspect should be considered for even small schools to purchase.

SchoolBrains FAQs and common questions

SchoolBrains has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $200.00


SchoolBrains has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


SchoolBrains supports the following languages:
English


No, SchoolBrains does not have an API available.


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

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