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SPOL

Institutional effectiveness solution for higher education

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SPOL Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

SPOL product overview

Price starts from

15000

Per year

What is SPOL?

SPOL is a cloud-based strategic management software for higher education institutions which encompasses planning, budgeting, accreditation, credentialing, and assessment. The platform provides colleges and universities with a collaborative framework and real-time data for informed decision making, high-level analysis, and to foster continuous improvement across the institution.

Key benefits of using SPOL

• SPOL framework is designed to promote collaboration across planning, assessment, accreditation, credentialing, and budgeting to facilitate informed decision-making and high-level analysis at all levels of the institution.

• SPOL’s accreditation platform enables compliance with both regional and specialized standards of accreditation, and aims to streamline documentation through templates and previous evidence.

• Key program and student data is collected, aggregated, and documented in a single location, and institutional and program effectiveness can be analyzed with in-depth reporting.

• SPOL’s planning tools allow users to link resource allocations to cost-benefit analyses and financial plans.

• Faculty credentials can be mapped to academic courses and disciplines to align course offerings and optimize learning, and all credentials can be tracked, updated, and verified through a central repository.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Webinars
Live Online
In Person
Documentation

SPOL pricing information

Value for money

5.0

/5

4

Starting from

15000

Per year

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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SPOL features

Functionality

4.8

/5

4

Total features

25

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Activity Dashboard
Assessment Management
Progress Reports
Customizable Reports
Access Controls/Permissions
Budgeting/Forecasting
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management

Functionality contenders

SPOL users reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

/5

4

Positive reviews

100

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.5/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

4

0

0

0

0

Overall rating contenders

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Dorothy E.

Higher Education, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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Happy SPOL User

Reviewed 5 years ago

We have been using planning software for the last 15 years. Since purchasing SPOL, we found that it provides a platform that is easy for our users to navigate. Usually after one training session they are able to go back in and pick-up where they left off. The budgeting module was instrumental in aligning our planning and budgeting process and was used for the first time this year to request and...

Pros

I have been using this software for 2 years and am very happy with it. The features I like the most include ease of use, easy to navigate, intuitive. We have all five modules, and are using planning, budget, assessment, and credentialing. I appreciate the ability to change labels to suit our particular institution and the ease of uploading large files of information. We have utilized custom reports for some of our needs that were not a part of the reports directory. I also like that as an administrator, I can impersonate someone to see what they are seeing. It has been very helpful for training.

Cons

With so many great features, there are few things I don't like about the software. While it is easy to change labels, when the reports print out, the old label is still there. The other thing I don't like is the document inventory which enables others to see documents placed in the repository who are not in your unit.

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Maribeth P.

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Outstanding Software

Reviewed 5 years ago

Outstanding.

Pros

Flexible, reliable and helps our institution stay focused on our strategic priorities.

Cons

Need to be able to customize reports. It’s getting better all the time. SPOL Comany is really tuned into the needs of the user. They are continually upgrading SPOL to provide greater functionality based on user feedback. Awesome company!

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Anita A.

Higher Education, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Customer Service is Key

Reviewed 4 years ago

We are impressed with the level of personal attention we received from SPOL’s customer service team when recently we had some issues with uploading information. Our representative promptly and effectively resolved the issues with clear, thorough instructions, helpful advice and patience during the process. His solutions helped us resolve some previous errors and offered assistance in helping to avoid future mistakes. We have confidence in our continuing relationship with SPOL customer service and the support they provide for our long-range planning efforts.

Pros

Being able to upload existing spreadsheet information to help avoid time consuming manual entry. Also being able to export and correct data.

Cons

Navigating to the correct location. Perhaps a brief description tool tip would help when you hover over titles.

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Kristin S.

Higher Education, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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One Year Experience

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The best features I have found in SPOL is the approval process that we use for our Action Plans in the Planning module. The other great feature about SPOL is how it ties everything that an institution is doing together to assist with the Accreditation visits.

Cons

Jefferson College has been working with Assessment for a while and the new Assessment module is an improvement over the previous, however it did offer the secondary assessment feature that our committee was interested in.

SPOL FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does SPOL offer?

SPOL has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $15000.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of SPOL?

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


Q. What languages does SPOL support?

SPOL supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does SPOL offer an API?

No, SPOL does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does SPOL offer?

SPOL offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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