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Sycamore School

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Sycamore School Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Sycamore School product overview

What is Sycamore School?

Sycamore School is a cloud-based SIS with transparent pricing that gives you a complete, mobile-friendly system for one low price, with no modules, add-ons, or hidden costs. Along with its powerful student information management features, Sycamore includes admissions, finance management, academic tracking, distance learning, and much more. Our support response time is measured in minutes, not hours or days, and teachers love our "Chat Live with Support" feature.

Key benefits of using Sycamore School

Sycamore Education dramatically increases productivity. Everyone within the school's environment - administrators, teachers, parents and students - stays connected and informed. Everyone is able to securely access all information from any computer at anytime. Sycamore Education is truly cloud-based. No special hardware is required. No servers are required. No software required.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

Live Online
In Person
Documentation
Webinars
Videos

Sycamore School pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

54

Starting from

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Sycamore School features

Functionality

4.4

/5

54

Total features

41

7 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Assessment Management
Alerts/Notifications
API
Progress Reports
Course Management
Tests/Assessments
Parent Portal

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Sycamore School users reviews

Overall Rating

4.4

/5

54

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.15/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

33

16

2

2

1

Pros
Overall I like the product. My school has started using more of the functionality of the software and receiving announcements and other important information has been helpful.

MS

Melissa S.

They really are doing their best to help schools succeed. They have great integrations with google, which for us was one of the primary deciding reasons for going with them.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The system is very powerful; customer service is probably the most helpful that I have encountered. I love the ability to create transcripts and that these are kept on the system.

MB

Melodye B.

Cons
This proposes to be a complete management tool for elementary and high schools. It is so buggy that all the parents in our school absolutely hate it.

3g

3rd grade mom

I wonder if the schools purchasing the software, with the promise of a handy app for parents, know how bad the app is.

CT

Chris T.

We had to go with a different accounting system (Quick Books Online) because we couldn't integrate it with Sycamore. Email is hard to manage at times.

KA

Kris A.

Overall rating contenders

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We've used Sycamore Education for six years. Great product!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Our old SI system was clunky and slow. Sycamore Education revolutionized our daily workload and processes. Highly recommended for private schools.

Pros

Ease of use. Customer support. Frequent updates/upgrades. Meets all IS needs for our private school.

Cons

Graphics, as well as look & feel could use an update. Wish this product would integrate with our online curriculum.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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An SIS Worth Considering

Reviewed a month ago

Sycamore School has been a great tool for our school. It has everything we need without the expensive price tag. It can be laborious to navigate and use at times so training is really important when implementing this product.

Pros

It has many features and lots of options giving it great customization.

Cons

It can be hard to navigate and find what you need.

Vendor response

Thank you Stephen! We are happy to have you as part of our family! We are excited to address your navigation and data search concerns in our new 3.0 interface in the coming months!

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Sycamore

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

There are very little pros, except that I easily reached a customer service rep when I needed help with an issue.

Cons

I did not like Sycamore as an LMS. I found its interface to be clunky, filled with unnecessary options, and difficult to navigate. For example, to this day, I still have no idea how to create an assignment so that a student can upload there work. Believe me, I tried to figure it out. Eventually I gave up and used another system. The grade book was another problematic feature. At the end of the semester, it does not show final grades computed with the final exam. You have to go into each individual student and look at there "grade report" to see the end computation. I do not recommend this system. There are much better LMS's available.

Vendor response

Dustin, You mentioned in the Pros section of your review that customer service was easy to reach. That's great, as we hear this often. A phone call or a Teacher Chat would have cleared these issues up quickly. You would have received instructions on how to use the dropbox for student assignments and also directed to the Help section where there are specific instructions. Regarding your issue with...

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very Intuitive Software to Use

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Sycamore School has been a very positive change for our school. The cost of the product initially drew us in this direction. Had we known the quality of the product and ease of use, we would have changed even sooner than we did. We are so glad we changed 3 years ago!

Pros

Our school was able to implement the Sycamore system without a lot of support. The software is laid out in a way that is intuitive and logical. Most questions that we asked ourselves were easily discovered by our own team. Whenever we had questions that we could not find (rare), the tech support quickly resolved the matter for us. The transition for us was much easier than we thought it could be. The Sycamore software has also been simple for our clients (both students and teachers) to navigate. We used the software as our mail tool during our spring of 2020 change to remote learning. Parents had little trouble navigating around Sycamore to find the instruction and information for remote learning. We never anticipated using it that way, but it did a good job for us.

Cons

Sycamore has a few idiosyncracies that one has to get used to. Some listings require the user to go back to the beginning of the list after a choice has been made. Little things that I am sure will be refined over time.

Vendor response

Thank you so much Don! We strive to be here for schools that need their data needs met at a reasonable cost. It's wonderful to see how your school has taken a dive to use our tools to make your transition to remote learning of 2020 more manageable. Thank you for giving a shout out to our wonderful support. They make such a difference for our Sycamore family.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Exceptional School Management System

Reviewed a year ago

We have had a great working relationship with Sycamore. They are always responsive and very knowledgeable in solving our problems. They are a great partner.

Pros

We really value the ease of use with Sycamore and the various needs that the system meets. The Sycamore team is always looking for ways to improve. They also are always looking for creative ways to manage the daily demands of running a school.

Cons

Overall we have been very satisfied with Sycamore and their team of developers. There is nothing that we like least about Sycamore.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for your review Kenny. We value your school and your input! We love to help schools out there simplify their system needs.

Sycamore School FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sycamore School offer?

Sycamore School has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Sycamore School?

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


Q. What languages does Sycamore School support?

Sycamore School supports the following languages:
English, Spanish, Portuguese


Q. Does Sycamore School support mobile devices?

Sycamore School supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone


Q. Does Sycamore School offer an API?

Yes, Sycamore School has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Sycamore School integrate with?

Sycamore School integrates with the following applications:
PayPal, SparkPost, Mailchimp, Twilio, PayJunction, Clever


Q. What level of support does Sycamore School offer?

Sycamore School offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Chat

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