STARS

Cloud based campus management solution

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STARS Overview

What is STARS?

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.

STARS Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$199,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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


STARS Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

STARS admin portal
Mass email capability to contact groups of students-leads-graduates
STARS' POS system automatically integrates with cash drawer, printer and bar code scanner
Record Management
Smart calendar feature allows to view daily activity and appointments scheduled for users
STARS campus management solution integrates with CRM and other web based services with real-time posting and alerts feature
STARS offer in built reporting capability with pre built standard reports
Student profile allows tracking placement records and helps to build alumni database
STARS video STARS screenshot: STARS admin portal STARS screenshot: Mass email capability to contact groups of students-leads-graduates STARS screenshot: STARS' POS system automatically integrates with cash drawer, printer and bar code scanner STARS screenshot: Record Management STARS screenshot: Smart calendar feature allows to view daily activity and appointments scheduled for users STARS screenshot: STARS campus management solution integrates with CRM and other web based services with real-time posting and alerts feature STARS screenshot: STARS offer in built reporting capability with pre built standard reports STARS screenshot: Student profile allows tracking placement records and helps to build alumni database

STARS Reviews

STARS Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
10

Very good
3

Average
0

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,8
93% recommended this app
Sherman M.

STARS Recommendation

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.


Andrew O.

The Stars Program and its team have become a necessity in Arkansas Welding Academy daily...

I believe I am always pushing the STARS team for new reports or functions in the system. They take it like champs and always deliver. STARS is always the first thing I open on my computer in the morning to see what my day will entail. At first it was a lot to learn and implement, but now using the system has become second nature to all staff members at AWA.


Angie T.

Not what was promised

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.


Bill B.

Great Product for all schools

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


Karen H.

Amazing Product!

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.


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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Ease of Use
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Andrew O.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The Stars Program and its team have become a necessity in Arkansas Welding Academy daily Operations

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

I believe I am always pushing the STARS team for new reports or functions in the system. They take it like champs and always deliver. STARS is always the first thing I open on my computer in the morning to see what my day will entail. At first it was a lot to learn and implement, but now using the system has become second nature to all staff members at AWA.

Pros

In today`s world, regulations and compliance requirements are ever changing and STARS has become invaluable in meeting these demands. We have been using the system for almost two years now and have seen vast improvements in many areas of operation such as; attendance, financial aid implementation, grading, student communication, lead conversion, compliance, annual reporting and much more. The two aspects about STARS that I like most are that the system can be tailored to an individual institutions needs and the team behind it.

Cons

If you are a school that has been operating for years before implementing STARS, then there will be a lot of groundwork to get everything set up. Do not let this concern you because the STARS team will assist and guide you the entire way. 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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Angie T.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

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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Customer Support

User recommendation
10/10
Based on 14 user ratings
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STARS Pricing

STARS Pricing

Starting from
US$199,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4/5
Based on 14 user ratings
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STARS Features

STARS Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,3/5
Based on 14 user ratings
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Additional information for STARS

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

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: US$199,00/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:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size 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