Sycamore School Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Sycamore School

Education productivity & management platform

4.52/5 (52 reviews)

Sycamore School Pricing

Pricing model: Subscription

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Pricing is per enrolled student, per month. Volume discounts are applied depending on the number of students enrolled.

Since pricing is custom, we recommend doing a personalized demonstration of the product to receive this custom pricing.

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Sycamore School Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • 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.Melodye B.Read the full review
  • 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.Melissa S.Read the full review
  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review

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.3rd grade momRead the full review
  • I wonder if the schools purchasing the software, with the promise of a handy app for parents, know how bad the app is.Chris T.Read the full review
  • 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.Kris A.Read the full review
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14 reviewers had the following to say about Sycamore School's pricing:

Julie E.

Sycamore Fan

Reviewed 2011-02-11
Review Source: Capterra

I would highly recommend Sycamore. Our school has benefited so much from using Sycamore and are pleased with the decision we made to use this software. For the price, ease of use and great tech support/upgrades, it would be difficult to find anything better.

Pros
Sycamore is priced right and very user friendly. A huge advantage to the system is the technical support. We find the support staff provides great assistance with easy questions as well as more complex solutions. We appreciate their willingness to see us through to the end when we have an issue (even when it's self created). The web-based system provides easy access from anywhere which is a great feature. The system is continually being updated with no expensive upgrade charges which is great for sticking to a budget. Communication with families and among staff is made easy with Sycamore as well.

Cons
Not as much database flexibility (adding fields/tracking) as we woud like.

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Hector M.

Super comprehensive school-management package

Reviewed 2018-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

Great price for a FULL system to manage the entire K-12 spectrum, from facilities to student admissions...

Pros
Great Google integration (provisioning, email, calendar, classroom...). LOTS of features included in one package, no modules necessary. GREAT price!

Cons
No rotating-schedule ability. VERY obsolete user interface (think Windows 3.5). Other than those two factors, this could be one of the best school-management systems in the world!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Gail S.

Sycamore Education affordable software for schools

Reviewed 2010-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

Highly Recommended

Pros
User friendly, affordable, numerous features

Cons
Discipline section does not work with our school discipline plan

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Dan K.

Absolutely the Best!

Reviewed 2013-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

Our school implemented Sycamore three years ago. Surprisingly, teachers and administrators embraced it without resistance. To have a user friendly student information system without the need to pay extra for additional modules is unprecedented. You name it and Sycamore has it We are a college preparatory high school and Sycamore has more than we need. Furthermore, students and parents have been nothing but complimentary. Between ease of use, efficient support and extensive usability, Sycamore is an easy choice. Add in the low cost in comparison to other student information systems, and it's a no brainer.

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Scott B.

Sycamore Education: Excellent Product, Excellent Service, Reasonable Price!

Reviewed 2010-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

I highly recommend the site. It's functional, easy to use, VERY affordable and the people working there have been just phenomenal.

Pros
-Excellent customer service. Their contact person for us (Nancy) has been very receptive to our needs and is an outstanding communicator for Sycamore. -Incredibly fast response to support tickets. Almost instantaneous. -Flexible! They have been willing to work with us to modify to some specific needs we have. -Simple to use. Once you learn a few key areas, it's so easy.

Cons
-Needs an aesthetic facelift/tweak.

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Motherof2

I can't believe it!

Reviewed 2014-01-30
Review Source: GetApp

I don't understand the low star rating and other review this program received. As a parent and teacher i love the user friendliness they provide. Excellent, quick support and they're always open to new ideas. They really have the schools best interest at heart. Not a bad thing i could say, we love Sycamore Education!

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Brian P.

Sycamore Best Bang for your buck

Reviewed 2010-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall our School users are happy with Sycamore. I would recommend this product as a cost effective way to get your school up and running on cloud computing. There is no software to maintain and minimal start up costs.

Pros
- All in one System - Customer support is quite responsive - No software to upgrade, No servers to back up - Very feature rich - Cost effective all in one solution for Schools of all sizes

Cons
- Many reports are available and Dynamic reports are great but need the ability to save Dynamic report definitions.

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Kenny R.

Exceptional School Management System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Sycamore Education


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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jan C.

Good Product with Great Potential

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Awesome software and features. It was the perfect fit for our start-up organization, and we're still using it.

Pros
The simplicity of the software package and the ease of implementation. Sycamore offers the software without nickel and diming for add-ons or necessary features. For a small and/or non-profit institution, it is an AWESOME option at a very reasonable cost.

Cons
Not much support in terms of online manuals/support. I function better as a self-directed learner, and the online manuals and videos that were available at the time I onboarded were not very helpful. On the other hand, the phone support was very helpful in assisting when I couldn't find the answer online.

Response from Sycamore Leaf Solutions


Hi Jan!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an honest review! We certainly aim to keep our pricing affordable for institutions like yours. We will use this thoughtful feedback to better ourselves in the future as we continue to ramp up and improve our product. Never hesitate to reach out with a question or concern. We'd love to be of help!

Blessings to you!

-Sycamore Education

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Don S.

Very Intuitive Software to Use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Sycamore Education


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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Comprehensive Edu Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we were happy with Sycamore. I highly recommend them for smaller schools and it may be the right fit for larger schools. I think they just need to evaluate what workflows are most important to them and understand the trade-offs of having a wider than deeper program.

Pros
First of all, they have excellent customer service. 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. They now have a quality app and more features than most programs have for a fraction of the cost. They also have a REST API which is extremely helpful for expanding the potential of the software.

Cons
One of the hard parts about being an educational software is that it is hard to know when to stop developing different​ features and instead focus on making the features they do have into amazing experiences. IMO Sycamore has a broader instead of deeper development philosophy. This is good for small schools that need a comprehensive solution, but it can be frustrating for schools with more users that end up choosing multiple solutions because the overall experience and depth of usability are better. An example of this is how they have 3 different enrollment/admissions portals that they have tried to develop. Instead of making one amazing, they have tried multiple times. Their most recent one is promising, but still,​ isn't​ usable for schools who need all of the features available.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Tony R.

Sycamore Education - The Key to a Smooth Running School

Reviewed 2010-01-13
Review Source: Capterra

We are extremely pleased with the quality of the product and the service received from Sycamore. Our transition to Sycamore was smooth and the customer support is clear and responsive. Using Sycamore has revolutionized communication throughout our school community. As an experienced school admnistrator and adjunct college professor, I am extremely pleased with Sycamore Education and am grateful for the opportunity to recommend it to others.

Pros
1. Looks and performs professionally for school employees and parents. 2. Provides an excellent platform for ongoing communication between the school and home. 3. Customer support is exceptional. They provide helpful, easy to understand assistance in a timely fashion. 4. Over other web-based programs we've used or reviewed, Sycamore stands out as the best value and highest quality for our money. 5. We've received comments from other schools regarding the professional appearance of our grade cards, transcripts, and other school communication. 6. The Pass-a-Note feature makes communication among the school community easy and quick. 7. We've never experienced any "down time"; Sycamore is always functioning quickly and properly.

Cons
1. The user manuals would be more beneficial if they guided the user step-by-step through each process, especially during initial setup. What the user manuals lack, the customer support makes up for!

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Jon C.

Comprehensive School Information System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-08
Review Source: Capterra

Centralized Student Records and Report Cards. Centralized Calendar and Attendance.

Pros
Moving from paper report cards a few years back to centralized report cards and student information through Sycamore has been an excellent transition. Their setup team worked to make it a smooth transition. We probably only use half of its functionality at this point but we saw immediate wins with a centralized calendar, documents and family data. The reporting functionality of the system is also very helpful. As we compared Sycamore to other SIS options, it became clear that it was one of the best values that we researched. The live US based tech support has been outstanding. Every staff person I have talked to knows the system well and has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend Sycamore.

Cons
The user interface can be difficult to navigate sometimes and find the exact feature you are looking for. It is an excellent School Information System (SIS) but we did realize that its functionality around lesson plans and curriculum is very basic.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lee Ann C.

Administrator

Reviewed 2009-08-29
Review Source: Capterra

1. I would love to see you all at the Mid-Atlantic Convention in Lancaster PA. 2. I had a new family comment that they were telling a group of people their child was coming to the school. Someone in the group, who does not have a child at our school and we are not sure how they even know about the school, spoke up and said "Well they have Sycamore and it is a wonderful program!". Someone is talking!

Pros
1, Very cost effective 2. You are purchasing all that the program has to offer. There are no additional fees for upgrades 3. Customer Service is awesome! Quick to respond, helpful and you can reach them by phone or PAN. 4. Very user friendly 5. HIGH HIGH rate of parent satisfaction with being able to access grades, teachers, one another, etc. All of them rave about the program! 6. Sycamore Leaf keeps us updated 7. Sycamore is always seeking to improve their program 8. PAN - we absolutely LOVE this feature. Our high school classrooms are in "learning cottages" aka trailers - and the teachers are separated. This feature allows all of us to feel so connected!

Cons
1, Not too many or serious... we did notice that if you make a change on the family or student information (you have the mother's name wrong ex.) then when you correct it, you cannot do it in just one area, you have to go into multiple areas. 2. We had some issues with the GPA configuration. I did not deal with it, but I know our high school conselor had numerous phone calls and PAN' s to get it figured out properly. For some reason we now have to do something different to get our proper grading. 3. Getting my parents over the learning curve of using the program. It is frustrating to hear them say " We seldom check Sycamore" and in our memos and everything else we keep saying HOW MUCH we put on Sycamore and to check it out. Word of mouth is helping this... I hear parents telling other parents that they really need to use it, or someone asking another how they knew about something and they will say "on Sycamore" .

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