EMPOWER SIS

EMPOWER SIS

Web based student information system

3.8/5 (8 reviews)

EMPOWER SIS Overview

EMPOWER is a student information system that allows schools to maintain and manage student data. The solution can be deployed on the cloud or hosted on clients' premises and can be accessed 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 the entire student life cycle, from leads to placements. The software is suited for the needs of small and medium sized institutes across the US. Some of the key customers are Nebraska Christian College, Benedictine College, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Covenant School of Nursing, Geneva General Hospital Schools of Nursing and Unites States Sports Academy.

The product manages all aspects of operations from lead management, scheduling meetings, student grades and attendance management. The primary features of the solution are recruiting & admissions, recording, auditing, managing financial, alumni development, campus security and managing human resource operations. It also integrates with a Learning Management Solution commonly used in educational institutes, such as Moodle, Blackboard and Edvance360.

The full EMPOWER package includes implementation, training, conversion, maintenance, support and ongoing updates.

Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Canada, Europe, Latin America, United States

Supported Languages

English

EMPOWER SIS Reviews

Overall rating
3.8/5
63% positive reviews
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Paullina W.

Easy Student Information System

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/02/02
Review Source: Capterra

EMPOWER is a user-friendly student information system that our school has used for over ten years! All of our departments, students and staff are able to use the same system and has made communication, tracking and reporting exceptionally efficient for our school. We use this database to do a wide variety of tasks from handling applications for incoming students, tracking students through the Admissions process, enrolling students into classes, storing confidential student records and maintaining them, a place to process/maintain billing/tuition payments, financial aid tracking, annual reporting and much more. We also use the web portal where students can view their schedules and pay tuition online, and we even use this as a place for our instructors to enter attendance and grades. Needless to say, it's organized our school a tremendous amount. Not only is it an easy software to use but all of the support staff are extremely helpful, and always go above and beyond as far as database support and training. I highly recommend EMPOWER!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Laura K.

Great for payroll; does a great job with the basics.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/12/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Reliable, fast payroll process. Displays the payroll register before you post for easy double-checking. The payroll process is clear and straightforward.

Cons

The HRIS functions are limited beyond the basics. Very little customization available. HRIS employee-side and applicant tracking system are not browser neutral which is oftentimes problematic. They're converting to a new platform and because of that, R&D resources aren't committed like they used to be to this software product.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Conrad B.

Empower provides payroll and HR software that helps keep us organized, although the reporting has room to be better

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/11/09
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

When we combine these couple issues with less than stellar customer service with our payroll provider that supports us in the use of this software, I would not recommend it--and we will be looking to replace it in the coming year probably.

Pros

The software helps our company keep much HR and payroll data accessible and accurate in the many needs we have in remaining compliant and keeping track of employees.

Cons

My 2 biggest complaints related to reporting capabilities and no built in time and labor (& accruals for time off) software. There are huge, almost endless reporting capabilities, but you have to master another type of software in the system in order to build many reports we need. For time, labor & time off accruals, it is "klunky" to have to login to another software that we use that interfaces with Empower.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Jon M.

Fantastic product for the cost

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/02/11
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service is out of this world. The modules are code driven and user definable. New features and functions are continually added to improve the product. The profiles and extracts makes retrieving data even easier.

Pros

Easy to use. User definable codes.

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Cassandra G.

Empower Review

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/01/27
Review Source: Capterra

Imagetek has been a partner of Empower's for over 10 years and I've had the pleasure of working with them for the past 2.5 years. They are amazing to work with and care deeply about their clients.

Pros

Software has a clean look and many options for customization.

Cons

The admissions piece isn't as flashy as other things on market because Empower is more focused on functionality instead.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

EMPOWER SIS Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Please contact EMPOWER for pricing information

EMPOWER SIS Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Records Management
  • Time & Attendance Tracking

  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Catalog
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • eLearning Management

Additional information for EMPOWER SIS

Key features of EMPOWER SIS

  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Analyzer
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Receivables
  • Campus Security
  • Custom Report Cards
  • Customized Scheduling
  • Degree Audit
  • Easy Reporting
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Aid
  • HR Management
  • Instant Access to Complete Data
  • Integration with Moodle, Blackboard
  • Intuitive Dashboard
  • Role based Permissions
  • Student Information / Records
  • Web Based Access
  • Web Self-Service Portal

Benefits

• EMPOWER student information system is a web based SaaS solution and eliminates the need for any additional IT infrastructure and high initial investment.
• The EMPOWER web portal offers secure access to institution’s important services and information via the web.
• 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.
• The solution includes more than 650 ready to use reports, queries and extracts which can provide real-time information to stakeholders, outside agencies, and the institution management.
• EMPOWER’s financial module allows admin to manage student's financial transactions and utilizes the billing feature through a single dashboard. Students or parents can pay for courses online without any other registration.
• The campus security module offers parking management, campus incident management application which includes the uniform crime reporting feature (UCR), and campus judicial process management for safeguarding institutions code of conduct.
• Web based portal for faculty and students enables them to track and analyze their academic progress at any given time.
• Institutes can manage funds and scholarships and attach funds to a specific student or group of students and track how funds are being used.
• It’s billing and receivables module supports billing process which includes receivables accounting, fee collection and integrating financial system.
• Single sign-on alert message system offers multi-channel messaging option through emails, voice and text messages.

EMPOWER SIS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for EMPOWER SIS.

Q. What type of pricing plans does EMPOWER SIS offer?

EMPOWER SIS offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Not Available

Please contact EMPOWER for pricing information

Q. What are the main features of EMPOWER SIS?

EMPOWER SIS offers the following features:

  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Analyzer
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Billing & Receivables
  • Campus Security
  • Custom Report Cards
  • Customized Scheduling
  • Degree Audit
  • Easy Reporting
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Event Calendar
  • Financial Aid
  • HR Management
  • Instant Access to Complete Data
  • Integration with Moodle, Blackboard
  • Intuitive Dashboard
  • Role based Permissions
  • Student Information / Records
  • Web Based Access
  • Web Self-Service Portal

Q. Who are the typical users of EMPOWER SIS?

EMPOWER SIS has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does EMPOWER SIS support?

EMPOWER SIS supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does EMPOWER SIS offer?

EMPOWER SIS has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does EMPOWER SIS support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices EMPOWER SIS supports

Q. What other apps does EMPOWER SIS integrate with?

EMPOWER SIS integrates with the following applications:

Blackboard for Business, Edvance360, Moodle

Q. What level of support does EMPOWER SIS offer?

EMPOWER SIS offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support