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Overview

STARS is a cloud based campus management solution which allows schools and colleges to maintain records and operational data...

EMPOWER is a student information system which offers recruiting, admissions, billing, reporting and alumni development features...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

199

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

5

4

3

2

1

10

3

0

1

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
50%
would recommend this app

3.9

5

4

3

2

1

4

2

2

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

The reporting abilities of the system are outstanding and the customization options regarding querying the data are simple yet diverse and abundant. The customer support is amazing.

KH

Karen H.

They have outstanding support for any issues that may arise, or help with training.

CL

Christine L.

Query function is very helpful to build "customized" reports. Customer service has also been great to assist in building queries to fit the schools needs.

GG

Gena G.

Pros

Not enoughreviews yet

Cons

Customer service is poor. Lots of promises to get things done quickly, but we've had to wait months for simple changes and were given attitude about it.

AT

Angie T.

Being a web based product it eliminates any costly server infrastructure. STARS is able to handle all our school processes from lead aggregation through career services/placement.

SK

Steve K.

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a report or function in the system, however this could also be seen as a pro because STARS has so much to offer.

AO

Andrew O.

Cons

Not enoughreviews yet

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 years ago

Key features

  • Total features39
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Applicant Management
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Forms
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Employee Portal
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent/Private
  • Online Payments
  • Progress Reports
  • Records Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Scoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Total features41
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Alumni Management
  • Applicant Management
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Forms
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Employee Portal
  • Evaluation Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Financial Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent/Private
  • Online Payments
  • Progress Reports
  • Records Management
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Scoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Sign On
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Third Party Integrations

Integrations

  • Total integrations1
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Schoology
  • Stripe
  • Zapier
  • Zoom
  • Total integrations3
  • Authorize.net
  • Canvas LMS
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Schoology
  • Stripe
  • Zapier
  • Zoom