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Smartcare

Cloud-based child care center management software

Smartcare Alternatives

How do Smartcare alternatives compare?

Procare Desktop and ChildWatch stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing Smartcare to its top 100 alternatives, DayCare Works has the highest rating, with Enrollsy as the runner-up, and Smartcare ranking 96th place. HiMama has the most reviews with a total of 3,013, while Smartcare has 269. Users say Axis LMS tops the list for value for money followed by Learner Mobile, while Smartcare comes in 93rd. Users also say DayCare Works and Axis LMS are the easiest to use, while Smartcare takes 97th place.


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Top 100 alternatives

Procare Desktop

4.6
(1,221)

Windows-based childcare management system

Pricing

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.5

0.8

3.7

What users say about Procare Desktop's value for money

Price is good, if you just need the basics and don't add on anything. The only other good thing is that it's already in use and we don't have to go through the hassle of changing.

RS

Rebecca S.

I appreciate that the software allows me the freedom to change things based on the specifics of my program. It also provides the reports that I need for state licensing.

CK

Catherine K.

Total

10

20

84

features in common

10

features in common

Procare Desktop's unique features

  • Biometrics

  • Attendance Tracking

  • Audit Trail

  • Document Storage

Smartcare's unique features

  • API

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Action Planning

  • Client Management

ChildWatch

4.5
(17)

Business management software for childcare centers

Pricing

Starting from

$39.95/month

Value for money

4.4

0.7

3.7

What users say about ChildWatch's value for money

The way in which our Agency sponsors CACFP Home Daycare Providers & our own Head Start Centers has changed completely since we have gone with Child Watch; we save a great deal of time & money.

CF

Carla F.

The software is very easy to learn, use and train others to use. There are a lot of features for cost which is a great bonus when you are on a tight budget.

LS

Luke S.

Total

7

12

84

features in common

7

features in common

ChildWatch's unique features

  • Invoice Management

  • Credit Card Integration

  • Records Management

  • Calendar Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Payroll Management

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Capacity Management

Jackrabbit Care

4.2
(33)

Web based child care management software

Features

Total

41

89

84

features in common

41

features in common

Jackrabbit Care's unique features

  • Calendar Management

  • Instant Messaging

  • QuickBooks Integration

  • Data Import/Export

Smartcare's unique features

  • Performance Reports

  • Mobile Alerts

  • Assessment Management

  • Accounting Management

Sandbox Software

4.9
(101)

All-in-One Child Care Management Software

Pricing

Starting from

$59/month

Value for money

4.9

1.2

3.7

What users say about Sandbox Software's value for money

This program is very user friendly and the costumer service is amazing. Anytime we have any issues one quick email and the problem is looked into and resolved as quickly as possible.

CE

Catherine E.

You can do so many things with this program. This was the best investment our center made.

JF

Judy F.

Total

40

81

84

features in common

40

features in common

Sandbox Software's unique features

  • Automatic Backup

  • Personalized Profiles

  • Student Portal

  • Data Import/Export

Smartcare's unique features

  • Mailing List Management

  • Email Templates

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Accounting Integration

HiMama

4.6
(3,013)

Child care app for documentation and parent engagement

Pricing

Starting from

$45/month

Value for money

4.6

0.9

3.7

What users say about HiMama's value for money

Being able to see updates throughout the day that tell me how and what my child is up to at daycare is absolutely priceless, and is a big highlight during my work days.

R

Rae -.

Experience is fine but firvus this app is not what we need and we are not using it for what it costs per month.

LH

Lisa H.

Total

21

54

84

features in common

21

features in common

HiMama's unique features

  • Digital Signature

  • Registration Management

  • Calendar Management

  • Instant Messaging

Smartcare's unique features

  • Customizable Questions

  • Customer Database

  • Applications Management

  • Accounting Integration

EZCare

4.5
(157)

EZCare makes managing your program easy.

Pricing

Starting from

$59/month

Value for money

4.5

0.8

3.7

What users say about EZCare's value for money

The price is fantastic for the quality of customer service and for the functionality of the product.

AB

Alissa B.

It was money well spent, every person you deal with throughout this company is outstanding.

JR

Jennifer R.

Total

18

28

84

features in common

18

features in common

EZCare's unique features

  • Data Import/Export

  • Attendance Tracking

  • Ad hoc Reporting

  • Email Tracking

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Summary Reports

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Clock In / Out

Kindertales

4.3
(4)

Let us get you back to what you love about Childcare

Features

Total

27

61

84

features in common

27

features in common

Kindertales' unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Recurring Billing

  • Calendar Management

  • Email Tracking

Smartcare's unique features

  • Customizable Reporting

  • Customer History

  • Applications Management

  • Accounting Integration

Prime Child Care

4.8
(6)

Truly comprehensive software for childcare providers

Features

Total

27

52

84

features in common

27

features in common

Prime Child Care's unique features

  • Certification Tracking

  • Volunteer Management

  • Budgeting

  • Planning Tools

Smartcare's unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Customer History

  • Appointment Management

  • Action Item Tracking

Carecenta

4.3
(21)

Management SaaS for home care, home infusion & adult daycare

Features

Total

11

26

84

features in common

11

features in common

Carecenta's unique features

  • Compliance Management

  • Role-Based Permissions

  • Real Time Notifications

  • Background Screening

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Progress Reports

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Client Portal

Educa

4.8
(12)

Communication software for early education

Features

Total

10

30

84

features in common

10

features in common

Educa's unique features

  • Data Import

  • Permission Management

  • Newsletter Management

  • Resource Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Payroll Management

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Class Scheduling

Kangarootime

4.5
(56)

The leading all-in-one childcare management software.

Pricing

Starting from

$100/month

Value for money

4.4

0.7

3.7

What users say about Kangarootime's value for money

The costumer service is so helpful and great to deal with.

JH

Jaimie H.

The cost of product is great as it is easy to use.

AF

Amy F.

Total

7

15

84

features in common

7

features in common

Kangarootime's unique features

  • Document Management

  • Collections Management

  • Instant Messaging

  • Scheduled Reporting

Smartcare's unique features

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Payroll Management

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Client Portal

DayCare Works

5.0
(1)

SaaS program management for childcare organizations

Features

Total

17

39

84

features in common

17

features in common

DayCare Works' unique features

  • Cost Tracking

  • Recurring Billing

  • Project Tracking

  • Transaction History

Smartcare's unique features

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Skills Assessment

  • Action Planning

  • Contact Database

Famly

4.8
(70)

All-in-one management software for child care providers.

Features

Total

19

54

84

features in common

19

features in common

Famly's unique features

  • Visual Analytics

  • Data Import/Export

  • Calendar Management

  • Learning Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Accounting Integration

  • Action Planning

  • Contact Database

CommunityPass

4.6
(33)

Complete Recreation Management Software

Pricing

Starting from

$3450/year

Value for money

4.5

0.8

3.7

What users say about CommunityPass' value for money

It is a win win for our community. It has eliminated the over time costs for in person registration.

JC

Jim C.

The ease of use is a definite pro. Being able to separate revenue by individual sports is a great feature.

GB

Grace B.

Total

13

45

84

features in common

13

features in common

CommunityPass' unique features

  • Booking Management

  • Facility Scheduling

  • Email Integration

  • Purchasing Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Remote File Access

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Capacity Management

Procare Online

4.6
(165)

Child care software for centers and after school programs.

Pricing

Value for money

4.7

1.0

3.7

What users say about Procare Online's value for money

It's a bit expensive for a part time program like what I run, but overall I am very satisfied and hope it continues to be worth the money as they are always making updates to their program.

CC

Chandra C.

This app is super easy to use and tech support is just a click away. This app was the best investment for my in home daycare.

VG

Virginia G.

Total

11

22

84

features in common

11

features in common

Procare Online's unique features

  • Compliance Management

  • Timesheets

  • SMS Integration

  • Bulk Send

Smartcare's unique features

  • API

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Action Management

  • Client Management

Illumine

4.4
(52)

Child care management software & parent communication app

Features

Total

19

36

84

features in common

19

features in common

Illumine's unique features

  • Image Library

  • Real Time Updates

  • Progress Tracking

  • Data Import/Export

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applications Management

  • Absence Management

  • Action Management

  • Content Filter

Marketing 360

4.7
(904)

#1 Marketing Platform For Small Business

Pricing

Value for money

4.5

0.8

3.7

What users say about Marketing 360's value for money

Madwire is constantly showing me that they are working for me, and that our money isn’t going to waste. They make sure that I know that I’m a priority, and has great support to our success.

JL

JOE L.

They have helped us generate leads effortlessly by using the most cost effective adwords, designing our website and personalize our promotional flyers.

SA

Sasha A.

Total

15

65

84

features in common

15

features in common

Marketing 360's unique features

  • Multi-Channel Management

  • Campaign Segmentation

  • Campaign Management

  • Email Alerts

Smartcare's unique features

  • Appointment Management

  • Secure Login

  • Activity Management

  • Communication Management

Wonderschool

4.8
(12)

Childcare and learning management software

Features

Total

10

37

84

features in common

10

features in common

Wonderschool's unique features

  • Custom Development

  • Labeling

  • Event Management

  • Scheduling

Smartcare's unique features

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Performance Reports

  • Action Management

  • Class Scheduling

brightwheel

4.7
(2,695)

Childcare Center, Daycare, and Preschool Management Software

Pricing

Value for money

4.5

0.8

3.7

What users say about brightwheel's value for money

I love your costumer service reps and the instant feedback. They are always very helpful and responsive.

NA

Nicole A.

Love this program and how easy it is to use. We compared it side by side to HiMama and found them to be very similar, but Brightwheel is at a lower price point for us.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Total

19

51

84

features in common

19

features in common

brightwheel's unique features

  • Calendar Management

  • Incident Management

  • Email Tracking

  • Real Time Notifications

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Accounting Integration

  • Action Planning

  • Configuration Management

Enrollsy

5.0
(18)

Cloud-based classroom & enrollment management

Features

Total

17

33

84

features in common

17

features in common

Enrollsy's unique features

  • Calendar Management

  • Registration Management

  • QuickBooks Integration

  • Ad hoc Reporting

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Summary Reports

  • Action Planning

  • Commenting

1Core

4.5
(23)

Child care center management software

Features

Total

1

2

84

features in common

1

features in common

1Core's unique feature

  • Invoice Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Enrollment Management

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Billing & Invoicing

ChildCareCRM

4.8
(59)

Cloud-based CRM solution for businesses of all sizes

Pricing

Value for money

4.4

0.7

3.7

What users say about ChildCareCRM's value for money

Childcare CRM is a fantastic system that has allowed us to capture more money that we used to leave on the table.

TC

Ted C.

What I like most about childcareCRM is the price for what I do. Ve tried Infusion soft before and others.

Julien M.

Total

7

29

84

features in common

7

features in common

ChildCareCRM's unique features

  • Document Storage

  • Mail Merge

  • Lead Generation

  • Template Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Monitoring

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Billable Hours Tracking

Pike13

4.1
(130)

A cloud-based client management solution

Pricing

Starting from

$129/month

Value for money

4.0

0.3

3.7

What users say about Pike13's value for money

Easy to use and love the accessibility though the phone app. This has been a good program for our small company budget too.

KN

Krista N.

Pike 13 helps me stay engaged in the business of making money (not sitting and staring at a computer trying to get the software aligned with my goals- like so many other products).

Kevin E.

Total

31

72

84

features in common

31

features in common

Pike13's unique features

  • Business Intelligence

  • Multi-Language

  • SMS Integration

  • Customizable Branding

Smartcare's unique features

  • Email Invitations & Reminders

  • Data Storage Management

  • Archiving & Retention

  • Accounting Integration

LifeCubby

4.2
(2,686)

Child care management & parent engagement platform

Pricing

Starting from

$30/month

Value for money

4.4

0.7

3.7

What users say about LifeCubby's value for money

If I was a larger facility it would be worth the monthly investment, but for me it is not- which is a shame because I love the developmental profiles and tracking that parents love so much.

JS

Jeni S.

I have looked at other options, and LifeCubby is a good value for the cost and continues to improve.

JR

Jody R.

Total

30

69

84

features in common

30

features in common

LifeCubby's unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Real Time Notifications

  • User Photos

  • Incident Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Discount Management

  • Customizable Templates

  • Appointment Management

  • Accounting Integration

Regpack

4.4
(289)

Web based software for online registration and payments.

Pricing

Starting from

$125/month

Value for money

4.4

0.7

3.7

What users say about Regpack's value for money

Parents fill out one application, and all of our data is easily moved into external spreadsheets. Its not perfect, but seems to be a great value for our money.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Reduced friction in the registration process, improved revenue and participation rates, improved cost management. VERY reasonable pricing.

MG

Michael G.

Total

18

35

84

features in common

18

features in common

Regpack's unique features

  • Dashboard Creation

  • Search Functionality

  • Partial Payments

  • Customizable Branding

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Third Party Integration

  • Action Management

  • Configurable Workflow

Campus Cafe

4.9
(9)

Leading Student Management for Higher Education

Features

Total

7

20

84

features in common

7

features in common

Campus Cafe's unique features

  • Auto-Responders

  • Receiving

  • Job Management

  • Auditing

Smartcare's unique features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • Payroll Management

  • Action Management

  • Client Portal

STARS

4.6
(14)

Cloud based campus management solution

Pricing

Starting from

$199/month

Value for money

4.0

0.3

3.7

What users say about STARS's value for money

This product does many of the tasks done within much more expensive software packages, without all of the network and IT cost. We have used STARS for our campuses and are very pleased.

BB

Bill B.

Total

7

21

84

features in common

7

features in common

STARS's unique features

  • Auditing

  • Label Printing

  • Help Desk Management

  • Ad hoc Query

Smartcare's unique features

  • Alerts / Escalation

  • Payroll Management

  • Action Management

  • Class Scheduling

PraxiSchool

4.6
(34)

Cloud-based school management software

Pricing

Value for money

4.7

1.0

3.7

What users say about PraxiSchool's value for money

Support is fantastic and so is the price. Both parents and the school loves having one database to which everyone has access.

CM

Carli M.

The ease of set-up, high quality training and detailed resources for help. It also fits in our budget.

RR

Reid R.

Total

12

17

84

features in common

12

features in common

PraxiSchool's unique features

  • Student Portal

  • SSL Security

  • Attendance Tracking

  • Event Tracking

Smartcare's unique features

  • API

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Action Management

  • Clock In / Out

Paradiso LMS

4.2
(10)

Learning Management System for Corporate and Education

Features

Total

8

38

84

features in common

8

features in common

Paradiso LMS's unique features

  • Ad hoc Reporting

  • Customizable Branding

  • Compliance Management

  • Learning Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Monitoring

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Capacity Management

Performance Pro

4.5
(182)

Employee Performance Appraisal Software

Pricing

Starting from

$1000/year

Value for money

4.5

0.8

3.7

What users say about Performance Pro's value for money

Price/value equation is very advantageous. The company constantly solicits user feedback and upgrades the software based on the feedback.

JF

John F.

It gives multiple tools at low cost. Support is quick, atent and solve every doub.

Luis Carlos R.

Total

2

9

84

features in common

2

features in common

Performance Pro's unique features

  • Forms Management

  • Design Management

  • Goal Setting / Tracking

  • Learning Management

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Employee Time Tracking

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Capacity Management

Engagedly

4.7
(73)

Performance Management Software for High Performance Teams

Pricing

Starting from

$5/month

Value for money

4.7

1.0

3.7

What users say about Engagedly's value for money

The platform offered everything I wanted and they are constantly growing and improving their offerings. The price was extremely competitive.

SS

Shereen S.

From a cost perspective, to all that the software offers, and complete with an excellent support system - you cannot go wrong.

VN

Victoria N.

Total

2

12

84

features in common

2

features in common

Engagedly's unique features

  • Gamification

  • Self-Appraisals

  • Feedback Management

  • Payroll Integration

Smartcare's unique features

  • Advertising Management

  • Employee Time Tracking

  • Action Item Tracking

  • Billing & Invoicing

Thinkific

4.5
(98)

Create, market and sell online courses with Thinkific

Pricing

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.4

0.7

3.7