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SchoolBrains

Web based student information system

3.43/5 (7 reviews)
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SchoolBrains Feature Summary

  • Web Access
  • Assessment Analyzer
  • Custom Report Cards
  • Easy Reporting
  • Instant Access to Complete Data
  • Admissions Management
  • Customized Scheduling
  • Web Portal
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Intuitive Dashboard
  • Compliance Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Communication Management
  • Planning Tools
  • Integration with SchoolBrains Community Portal
  • Student Information / Records
  • Manage Invoices
  • Role based Permissions
  • Import / Export Data
  • Web Access

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SchoolBrains Feature Reviews

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

Matthew Bolduc

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

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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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Willis Vandalay

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

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.

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.

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Thomas Lemmon

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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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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Francis St. Botolph

Serves the whole district

2018-03-02

I went from a district with 900 students to one with more than 10,000 students and both use Schoolbrains.

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Raymond Sullivan

Teacher with 1 3/4 years of tortured use

2017-04-12

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

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John Stevens

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

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Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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