SchoolBrains Features

SchoolBrains

Web based student information system

3.45/5 (11 reviews)

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Activity Dashboard
Admissions Management
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Built-in LMS
Candidate Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Class Summary
Classroom Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Course Management
Curriculum Management
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Discipline Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
For Classroom
Forms Management
Grade Calculations
Gradebook
Independent/Private
Individualized Assessments
K-12
Labeling
Lesson Planning
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Planning Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Registration Management
Remote Access/Control
Report Cards
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
School District
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Special Education
Status Tracking
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Teacher Dashboard
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Transcripts
Website Integration
Weighted Assignments
Workflow Management
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Activity Dashboard
Admissions Management
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Built-in LMS
Candidate Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Class Summary
Classroom Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Course Management
Curriculum Management
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Discipline Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
For Classroom
Forms Management
Grade Calculations
Gradebook
Independent/Private
Individualized Assessments
K-12
Labeling
Lesson Planning
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Planning Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Registration Management
Remote Access/Control
Report Cards
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
School District
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Special Education
Status Tracking
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Teacher Dashboard
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Transcripts
Website Integration
Weighted Assignments
Workflow Management
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Activity Dashboard
Admissions Management
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Assessment Management
Assignment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Billing & Invoicing
Built-in LMS
Candidate Management
Class Registration
Class Scheduling
Class Summary
Classroom Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Course Management
Curriculum Management
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Data Storage Management
Discipline Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Management
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Faculty/Staff Management
Fee Management
For Classroom
Forms Management
Grade Calculations
Gradebook
Independent/Private
Individualized Assessments
K-12
Labeling
Lesson Planning
Online Calendar
Online Payments
Parent Portal
Parent/Student Portal
Planning Tools
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Registration Management
Remote Access/Control
Report Cards
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
School District
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Special Education
Status Tracking
Student Information/Records
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Teacher Dashboard
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Transcripts
Website Integration
Weighted Assignments
Workflow Management
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SchoolBrains Feature Reviews

9 reviewers had the following to say about SchoolBrains's features:

Matthew B.

Schoolbrains - Adequate but should be better.

2016-11-18

Schoolbrains works fairly well for daily use, but the implementation process and data reporting aspects need improvement.

Pros

Navigation is easy. Accessibility is very good.

Cons

Reporting out and exporting data that resides on more than one data table is impossible without Schoolbrains staff customizing a report.

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

Recommendations to others considering SchoolBrains

The product is as good as or better than most out there when considering it for daily user use. School secretaries and teachers can learn and use the system pretty easily. The problem arises when trying to manage and maintain the system from the technology support side of the system. We were told during the sales presentation meeting that all things were routinely possible. That is simply not the case. During the project implementation description meeting more than six months before roll-out, we jointly developed industry standard benchmarks with a timeline. Many timeline benchmarks were not met. Some that were met were done so under duress. At this time (November 2016), Schoolbrains does not have the staff capacity to meet their stated implementation and operational benchmarks. Either the training I and our school district's technology staff received from Schoolbrains was inadequate to implement, operate and maintain the system smoothly or the system requires more backend attention from Schoolbrains staff than they are currently capable of handling at a satisfactory level for their customers. Either way, improvements to Schooolbrains' implementation and operations should be made, whether that is in customer training or their own staff capacity. It is our organizations opinion that investment by Schoolbrains in their training, support and development staff would bring this SIS product up to its advertised potential.

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Gideon A.

User friendly software

2018-09-26

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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Justin H.

School Brains

2018-12-07

Pros

As a teacher i love that i can easily manage my grades and assignments. 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.

Cons

Compared to other products i've used (including learning management systems), the gradebook took a bit too long to set up with assignments and grades.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Thomas L.

We Recommend SchoolBrains

2016-12-20

If you've never been through a data systems change, you'll be surprised how much there is to it.

Pros

Fast access to the data we need. Easy report creation.

Cons

Needs better integration options to third party systems.

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

Recommendations to others considering SchoolBrains

SchoolBrains in its fourth year with us has served us better than the last two systems we had and we enjoy more functionality than the major players that have solicited our district. We recommend them. If you've never done SIS/SIMS implementation they have an option where they do most of the imports themselves and that will save you a lot of frustration and time. Don't cheap out. Negotiate any extras before the agreement gets signed (uncommon report modifications). They are the state student database vendor in Massachusetts so it is a well-vetted company.

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Willis V.

Saved District Money-Robust and Intuitive-Responsive Support

2010-01-25

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.

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.

Cons

It was at first difficult to get all parties together to agree to have them present but once it happened, we became instant fans.

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Customer support
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John S.

Great Support and Easy to configure

2017-04-06

We're a large district and many of our schools operate very differently. Schoolbrains was able to configure the system to work meeting the goals of each school in our district. Support has been great - they are good listeners and problem solvers. Software is constantly being improved based on our feedback.

Pros

Very configurable with many reporting options

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Francis S.

Serves the whole district

2018-03-02

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

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Debbie K.

Great tool to keep all grades in one place

2018-10-04

Pros

Everything is one spot and the dashboard is user friendly.

Cons

As a new user, it takes a bit to get used to the dashboard and the flow of the set up process.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Raymond S.

Teacher with 1 3/4 years of tortured use

2017-04-12

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. Actual classroom teachers could not have been consulted in the development process. In my district, we used iPass prior to this software. While iPass also had limitations for teachers, the teachers in my school are begging for it's return. SchoolNOBrains has actually set my school back by over a decade as far as our student information system goes.

Pros

There is literally nothing that I can find to say positive about this product. If not for the predatory contracts that clueless school district purchasing agents signed with this company this company would be out of business.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

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