STARS

STARS

Cloud based campus management solution

4.6/5 (13 reviews)

STARS Overview

STARS is a cloud-based campus management solution that allows clients to maintain operational data for colleges and schools. Built on IBM Power 7 platform, the solution manages entire student life cycle, from lead to placement. The software is suited for the needs of small and medium sized businesses, as well as for large enterprises. Some of its customers include Career Training Academy, Thompson Institute and Academy of Medical Arts and Business.
STARS campus management solution is designed primarily for post-secondary career schools. Solution can be used to manage lead management, student grades and attendance management and schedule meetings. The primary features of the solution are sending bulk emails, building smart calendar, attendance scanning, generating IDs, centralized management of the documents, reporting, financial tracking and managing students/leads profile.
The solution is compatible with various browsers available across devices such as desktop, mobile and tablets. STARS campus management solution offers integration with other web based services including CRM, Google and Outlook calendar. The solution can also integrate with STARS LMS (learning management system, powered by Moodle) offering complete administration and customization of content and can also be used for on-line courses and classroom support.

Pricing

Starting from
$199/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

STARS Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
92% positive reviews
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Angie T.

Not what was promised

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

It has allowed us a forum to leave notes on current students that are accessable to department heads. Tracking leads, storing student info, allowing students a place to check progress even though the attendance portion is never correct.

Pros

The ability to store and search leads easily. Adding notes and documents to student profiles. Student ID badges. Student supportal.

Cons

Not very user friendly - everything takes 10 steps to get to. 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. Many of their functions are time consuming and ineffective (creating phases, adding and adjusting attendance, entering financial data, adding new users requires a helpdesk ticket every time as does resetting a password once locked out, etc.)

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Likelihood to recommend

0.0/10
Sherman M.

STARS Recommendation

Reviewed on 2017/01/04
Review Source: Capterra

My management team started using STARS last year after a compliance review disclosed areas of opportunity for improvement. That is when we decided to replace our former school management software with STARS. In our recent Title IV audit, all of our previous opportunities for improvement were addressed and the audit concluded in just one minor finding. I credit much of this success to my management team utilizing the experience of the Training Masters team and the tools provided by STARS. I highly recommend STARS to any educational institution looking for a system that provides simple day to day operations and reliable compliance and reporting.

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Bill B.

Great Product for all schools

Reviewed on 2013/11/01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

I enjoy the ability to customize reports, the dash boards and many useful reports. In addition, I find the team at STARS very helpful and always helping us move forward.

The enhancements and improvements are timely and are easy to incorporate. The knowledge of the school business from the programming side is an added bonus and a nice feature to us. I recommend STARS and would be happy to discuss this further

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Karen H.

Amazing Product!

Reviewed on 2014/11/17
Review Source: Capterra

STARS Campus Management System is reliable, efficient, and very user friendly. 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!

I've worked in the field for over 15 years and this is the best Campus Management System I've worked with so far. Training Masters now offers an LMS that works directly with STARS and we cannot wait to begin using it.

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Patricia S.

I use STARS for a variety of reports I run weekly and monthly and for lead delivery.

Reviewed on 2015/05/14
Review Source: Capterra

I am the Director of Admissions for three of five campuses affiliated with our school. I have had previous experiencing working in Campus Vue. I find that STARS is a very competitive alternative to Campus Vue without the higher cost attached.
Customer service is prompt with strong follow up.
I would like to see more reporting options available and queries easier to build.

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STARS Pricing

Starting from
$199/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

• Lite plan: $199/month - $399/month
• Premier Plan: $499/month onward

STARS Features

  • API
  • Attendance Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Records Management
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Communication Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for STARS

Key features of STARS

  • Daily Attendance
  • Executive KPI, Financial KPI
  • Integrated Reports, IPEDS Reporting
  • Placement
  • SAP Alerts
  • Smart Calendar
  • Student Budgeting
  • Student Financial Tracking
  • Student ID Printing
  • Student Portal

Benefits

● STARS campus solution can integrate with third party CRM solutions and independent lead generators with real time posting ability.
● It offers provision to send an alert message to admission representative whenever a new lead is generated.
● STARS campus solution offers smart calendar feature which allows viewing daily activity and setting appointment for all users. It can also sync with other calendars from Google and Outlook.
● The software allows administrator to create student ID cards which be printed by integrating with Badgy printer.
● The dashboard offers real-time key metrics for all critical departmental functions in numeric or graphical format.
● The solution includes hundreds of standard reports to choose from. Clients can also use custom query report generator to generate report based on ad hoc request and export them in excel, doc or pdf format.
● With STARS campus solution, administrator can track student account transaction, manage budget breakdowns for all students and monitor school funds.

STARS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for STARS.

Q. What type of pricing plans does STARS offer?

STARS offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $199/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

• Lite plan: $199/month - $399/month
• Premier Plan: $499/month onward

Q. What are the main features of STARS?

STARS offers the following features:

  • Daily Attendance
  • Executive KPI, Financial KPI
  • Integrated Reports, IPEDS Reporting
  • Placement
  • SAP Alerts
  • Smart Calendar
  • Student Budgeting
  • Student Financial Tracking
  • Student ID Printing
  • Student Portal

Q. Who are the typical users of STARS?

STARS has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does STARS support?

STARS supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does STARS offer?

STARS has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does STARS support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices STARS supports

Q. What other apps does STARS integrate with?

STARS integrates with the following applications:

Moodle

Q. What level of support does STARS offer?

STARS offers the following support options:

FAQs, Phone Support, Video Tutorials