SchoolBrains

Web based student information system

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SchoolBrains Overview

What is SchoolBrains?

SchoolBrains is a student information system that allows schools to maintain student data through a web based portal. It is an integrated solution for all key members of a school including students, teachers, faculty, and parents. The solution manages entire student life cycle, from lead generation to placement. The software is suited for the needs of small and medium sized institutes across the US.

SchoolBrains is designed primarily for K-12 and primary schools. It manages all aspects of operations from lead management, scheduling meeting, student grades and attendance management. The primary features of the solution are managing student information, planning & scheduling education courses, generating grade-books and report cards, managing nursing & health records, annual assessment, tracking admission process, community portal for key member’s interaction, alerting and curriculum mapping.

Built on .Net platform with MS SQL, SchoolBrains offers both server and network flexibility and scalability. It also offers mobile app for iPad and iPhone users to access their portal through their smart phones.

SchoolBrains Overview

Pricing

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Value for money

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SchoolBrains Features

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

Media

In SchoolBrains, administrator can set grading preferences limiting high and low grade values
Extensive reporting capability in SchoolBrains allow parents and faculty to view gradebook records
Home screen in SchoolBrains allows one click tabs to various sections including scores, medical plans and accounts
SchoolBrains Mobile App
Student portal in SchoolBrains is one stop destination to get every detail about student including grades, attendance and test scores
SchoolBrains video SchoolBrains screenshot: In SchoolBrains, administrator can set grading preferences limiting high and low grade values SchoolBrains screenshot: Extensive reporting capability in SchoolBrains allow parents and faculty to view gradebook records SchoolBrains screenshot: Home screen in SchoolBrains allows one click tabs to various sections including scores, medical plans and accounts SchoolBrains screenshot: SchoolBrains Mobile App SchoolBrains screenshot: Student portal in SchoolBrains is one stop destination to get every detail about student including grades, attendance and test scores

SchoolBrains Reviews

SchoolBrains Reviews

Overall rating
3,5
/
5
Excellent
4

Very good
3

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
3

Value for Money
3,6
Features
3,4
Ease of Use
3,5
Customer Support
3,3
64% recommended this app
Francis S.

Serves the whole district

If you need help, ask. They will help. Any new software can be challenging to use at first. That's probably where neg reviews start. We've been with them for more than three years and have not had issues that weren't quickly resolved. I went from a district with 900 students to one with more than 10,000 students and both use Schoolbrains. They provide new technology upgrades free of charge, too. Initial presentation was transparent and honest; what was promised, was delivered. I'm also a parent of a student in my district and can speak positively from that perspective as well. Please call if you have questions.


Thomas L.

We Recommend SchoolBrains

The three presentations were excellent. They covered everything we needed and we were well prepared with questions and he showed how the system functions, not just the benefits. If you've never been through a data systems change, you'll be surprised how much there is to it. My staff and I changed four years ago and we knew basically what to expect. It went smoother than we thought with SchoolBrains and the implementation team was accommodating and helpful. They also had an option to do more of the heavy lifting on their end. If you do not know what you're doing, spend the extra money it will be worth it. Fortunately, we have a capable staff and they had no issues. After training teachers embraced the ease of use and that intuitive behavior was critical for the union.


Matthew B.

Schoolbrains - Adequate but should be better.

Schoolbrains works fairly well for daily use, but the implementation process and data reporting aspects need improvement. Specifically, during implementation, most timelines and deadlines were not met or required constant prompting from the customer to complete tasks correctly and on time.


Willis V.

Saved District Money-Robust and Intuitive-Responsive Support

schoolBrains saves my district money, saves my teachers and staff time and completely unifies all of our data so we have one place to quickly and easily see all critical student information. Very responsive support team. As a thirty-year educator, my teachers union, superintendent and schoolboard highly endorse schoolBrains.


Gideon A.

User friendly software


Francis S.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Serves the whole district

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/02
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

If you need help, ask. They will help. Any new software can be challenging to use at first. That's probably where neg reviews start. We've been with them for more than three years and have not had issues that weren't quickly resolved. I went from a district with 900 students to one with more than 10,000 students and both use Schoolbrains. They provide new technology upgrades free of charge, too. Initial presentation was transparent and honest; what was promised, was delivered. I'm also a parent of a student in my district and can speak positively from that perspective as well. Please call if you have questions.

Pros

We vetted this product for almost two years and found that the districts were happiest with SchoolBrains. Their support is the best in the business. Twenty years as teacher, dept head and principal and I'm not sure where negative feedback originates. We had surveys for admin staff, teachers, parents, and administrators and all believe support and ease of use has been great. Implementation was a lot smoother than previous. Very communicative and helpful during the transition process. Total cost of ownership is much lower when you figure how much our other service was charging us for support and reports. SchoolBrains has custom reports, solid state reporting that saved us a lot of time. Functionality, service, price...all A+.

Cons

My business manager wishes they would offer a financial/ budget/ payroll module. Although it has a bus route piece, our transportation head hoped for a geo mapping module, too.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Thomas L.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 51-200 Employees

We Recommend SchoolBrains

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/12/20
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

The three presentations were excellent. They covered everything we needed and we were well prepared with questions and he showed how the system functions, not just the benefits. If you've never been through a data systems change, you'll be surprised how much there is to it. My staff and I changed four years ago and we knew basically what to expect. It went smoother than we thought with SchoolBrains and the implementation team was accommodating and helpful. They also had an option to do more of the heavy lifting on their end. If you do not know what you're doing, spend the extra money it will be worth it. Fortunately, we have a capable staff and they had no issues. After training teachers embraced the ease of use and that intuitive behavior was critical for the union.

Pros

A system as presented. Fast access to the data we need. Easy report creation. Meets state reporting requisites that other systems have a hard time providing.
Teachers and administrators said it was intuitive.
Implementation was easier than previous.
Critical support was responsive.
Access to vice president with one call.

Cons

Support was decent but not great. Noncritical support by way of general questions or functionality was not good and at times we needed to follow up more than twice to receive answers.
They manage full control of their data. It would be easier for districts, certainly ours, if we were able to create or modify certain Nontraditional or customized reports instead of calling support.
Needs better integration options to third party systems.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matthew B.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Schoolbrains - Adequate but should be better.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2016/11/18
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Schoolbrains works fairly well for daily use, but the implementation process and data reporting aspects need improvement. Specifically, during implementation, most timelines and deadlines were not met or required constant prompting from the customer to complete tasks correctly and on time.

Pros

Schoolbrains works well for the daily SIS functions performed by schools.
Navigation is easy.
Accessibility is very good.
Personnel security roles can be both globally and micro-managed depending on the need.

Cons

Customization is required far too often, even for what might be considered routine data management.
Although we were told it can:
Customization cannot be done by school personnel.
Importing data to update student or staff information cannot be done by school personnel.
Reporting out and exporting data that resides on more than one data table is impossible without Schoolbrains staff customizing a report. For example, making a list of students' names and test scores with their current teacher's name on it for more than one classroom at a time cannot be done by the user.
The special education module has many functionality short-comings typically available on special education software packages.
Response to Intervention recording ability does not exist.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Willis V.

Saved District Money-Robust and Intuitive-Responsive Support

Reviewed on 2010/01/25
Review Source: Capterra

schoolBrains saves my district money, saves my teachers and staff time and completely unifies all of our data so we have one place to quickly and easily see all critical student information. Very responsive support team. As a thirty-year educator, my teachers union, superintendent and schoolboard highly endorse schoolBrains.

Pros

Our entire management team bought in to using the system after review of four well-know larger national brands. SchoolBrains saved us money up front and continues to be a smart long-term investment for our district. Teachers learned it quickly, the software is robust and the benefits are enormous... it is totally configurable and completely unifies all of our district data so all student information can be viewed quickly. When we need help, the service has been the best I've ever exeperinced from a vendor in thirty years in education.

Cons

I wish more people knew about schoolBrains. It was at first difficult to get all parties together to agree to have them present but once it happened, we became instant fans.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Gideon A.
Company size: 2-10 Employees

User friendly software

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2018/09/26
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

I was impressed with the features of this software and its user friendliness even though we didn't use it for long. It's reports and management of students is very amazing.

Cons

Even though there's nothing bad about this software but the pricing was too high for me and I think that aspect should be considered for even small schools to purchase.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
8,1/10
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SchoolBrains Pricing

SchoolBrains Pricing

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Value for money

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Value for Money
3,6/5
Based on 11 user ratings
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SchoolBrains Features

SchoolBrains 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
3,4/5
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Additional information for SchoolBrains

Additional information for SchoolBrains

Key features of SchoolBrains

  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Analyzer
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Report Cards
  • Customized Scheduling
  • Easy Reporting
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Event Calendar
  • Import / Export Data
  • Instant Access to Complete Data
  • Integration with SchoolBrains Community Portal
  • Intuitive Dashboard
  • Manage Invoices
  • Planning Tools
  • Role based Permissions
  • Student Information / Records
  • Web Access
  • Web Portal

Benefits

• SchoolBrains is a web based SaaS solution and eliminates the need for any additional IT infrastructure and high initial investment.

• The role based security options ensures that administrator have clear control over various roles and operations for different user base including students, staff, faculty and alumni.

• SchoolBrains automates and facilitates the academic planning by connecting development, production, analysis, storage and printing of education plans.

• Student portal gives a snapshot of historic performance in the district that includes enrollment, demographic and scores, all in one location.

• The solution allows teachers to measure and track the student performance and publish grades to report cards in a few steps.

• The in-built nursing and health module allows health professionals to manage all aspects of student and staff health needs. Nurses have complete access to patient’s history 24/7.

• The solution is highly customizable and can be personalized by adding/removing features or options, setting labels and managing drop down list values.

• Institutes can manage funds and scholarships and attach funds to a specific student or group of students and track how funds are being used.

• Single sign-on alert message system offers multi-channel messaging option through emails, voice and text messages.

• In-built finance module helps to manage billing, inventory, purchasing, point of sale and profitability reporting.

SchoolBrains FAQs

SchoolBrains FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SchoolBrains.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SchoolBrains offer?

SchoolBrains offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Please contact SchoolBrains for pricing information

Q. What are the main features of SchoolBrains?

SchoolBrains offers the following features:

  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Analyzer
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Report Cards
  • Customized Scheduling
  • Easy Reporting
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Event Calendar
  • Import / Export Data
  • Instant Access to Complete Data
  • Integration with SchoolBrains Community Portal
  • Intuitive Dashboard
  • Manage Invoices
  • Planning Tools
  • Role based Permissions
  • Student Information / Records
  • Web Access
  • Web Portal

Q. Who are the typical users of SchoolBrains?

SchoolBrains has the following typical customers:

Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does SchoolBrains support?

SchoolBrains supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does SchoolBrains offer?

SchoolBrains has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SchoolBrains support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices SchoolBrains supports

Q. What other apps does SchoolBrains integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations SchoolBrains has

Q. What level of support does SchoolBrains offer?

SchoolBrains offers the following support options:

Forum, Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials