About Alma SIS

Alma builds critical SIS tooling that significantly improves K-12 school operations and empowers educators to foster better student outcomes, so we can help you create the greatest generation of educators, so that they can create the greatest generation of students.
Impressively designed and easy to use, Alma provides the industry's best SIS, including: mobile, fees, admissions, enrollment and registration, student demographics, attendance, advanced scheduling, discipline, grades, state reporting, custom report cards, parent portal, student portal, standards-based grading, and more.

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Key benefits of Alma SIS

Alma is an integrated student information and learning management system that automates school management workflows, helping these institutes to save time and money.

The tool helps school administration in processing student data and workflow management by providing features such as a contact database, data management, medical records management, attendance tracking and fee collection.

The product empowers teachers with tools to support their instructional approach by offering features such as course management, curriculum design, progress reports and assignment management, as well as integrating with Google Classroom.

Schools can design report cards, change bell schedules and identify unique rubrics per class as per their requirements using the extensive customizable options offered by the software.

Alma also offers a district package that supports unlimited schools at no additional fees and provides access to reporting and school details with a single sign-on per user.

From inquiry through enrollment, Alma Start transforms your entire admissions and registration experience.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)


  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise


Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 245 others

Supported Languages

Arabic, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan and 42 others

Pricing starting from:

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Total features of Alma SIS: 137

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Conferencing
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Storage Management
  • Discipline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Enrollment Confirmation
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Fee Management
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Group Registration
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Invoice Management
  • K-12
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Learning Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Live Chat
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Onsite Registration
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Records Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Session Recording
  • Single Sign On
  • Special Education
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Teacher Dashboard
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transcripts
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Visual Analytics
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Whiteboard
  • Workflow Management



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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Alma the soul of your education

Reviewed on 2021/07/01

For a long school year such as a semester or a full year it has been phenomenal as a portfolio for...

For a long school year such as a semester or a full year it has been phenomenal as a portfolio for classes with my students


As a teacher I can say that Alma is one of the best virtual classrooms that I have tried, it is an all-in-one and something that I love is the management of evaluations and students without having to resort to any other external platform.
The function that I use the most is evaluative management since right there I can check my lists for the student report card system as well as the grade assigned to the same task and document


It is difficult to say that Alma has something bad, rather something not so good and that is first-hand integration, but once learned it is phenomenal

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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Customer Support

Reviewed on 2021/01/20

We have really enjoyed the experience with ALMA. The support staff are very friendly, and if they...

We have really enjoyed the experience with ALMA. The support staff are very friendly, and if they don't have a solution to an issue, they work hard to find one. They are open to requesting additional options or features they may not currently have available. This makes me feel that they truly want to improve their product. We are very new to using ALMA, but they have proved so far that we made a good choice.


I don't have a lot to compare ALMA to, but I feel that the user interface is very intuitive. After light training, I felt that I was able to navigate the software with ease, and perform many of the functions without having to struggle to do so. The resources for questions called the "study guide" has really good searchable articles and videos that addressed almost every issue I had. If I couldn't find the answer, the support staff was quick to respond and help with a solution.


Education is so vastly different from one school to the next. On the similar needs of schools I think ALMA performs great, but for specific needs or differences they struggle to meet all our needs. Many times we have to find a work-around for issues we are having. I will add that this is very rare. A specific example is that we can search students by grade. We can search specific classes, but not the whole grade. There are times it would be beneficial to see all the students in one grade.

Alternatives Considered

Sycamore School and FACTS

Reasons for Choosing Alma SIS

It was very difficult to use. We had to pay for help every time we had an issue. The reports never looked the way we wanted. It did not handle standards based grading well, and trying to have both standards base with traditional grading was practically impossible without some major programing knowledge. The list goes on, but these were some of our main concerns.

Switched From

Sycamore School and FACTS

Reasons for Switching to Alma SIS

- I think the look was more updated - parent perception of quality - Standard or Traditional grading supported - Communication from the console - I'm not sure if the others did this, but it has been very helpful - Customer Support - the reviews on this was a big reason for choosing ALMA
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

The absolute worst year I've had as a professional school counselor.

Reviewed on 2018/02/23




You can log in quickly. The people who have come in to assist with how horrific this year has been have been mostly humble and at least tried to help.


Absolutely impossible to have what we need at our hands as high school counselors. Everything is laborious or actually impossible to do. It has taken MONTHS to get even tiny bits of advances to make this usable. Transcripts, which are an essential piece for our kids, took 6 months to have functioning, and they're still inaccurate. Scheduling is months behind because the programming is inept for a school this size. It lacks confidentiality and privacy that's important for our students. Household units are not available, access to other buildings makes it impossible to know who has siblings and other people living in their home, which poses a safety issue when filing reports to CPS, report cards are still completely wrong and inaccurate. I could truly go on for an awfully long time, but I digress.

At the end of the day, I think I can vouch for every person in my building when I say that this program was rolled out in a deplorable way, changes and improvements are slow and sometimes non-existent, and it's made me reconsider even working in this corporation due to how terrible this system is. A program in its infancy has been detrimental to every single stakeholder in this corporation, and I've been disappointed since the first day of training in August.

Response from Alma

We truly appreciate you taking the time to help us improve the Alma experience. Change can be difficult, and while most Alma users have had positive experiences, we are continuously improving because our mission of serving educators like you is our life work. Along those lines, we have the industry's leading response time to customer inquiries by a factor of 10.
We love working with your corporation because of the positive impact it is having on its students -- and we know its an organization you can be proud to be a part of.
Other similarly-sized districts in the Alma family currently enjoy the flexibility, security and power our platform provides - and we'd love to explore how we can bring you to that same opinion.
Your account manager will reach out to set up a time to go over (and fix) any issues needing attention.

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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Excellent, Comprehensive, and EASY TO USE

Reviewed on 2021/01/19

This has made running our school so much easier. I am so glad we switched from the old software.

This has made running our school so much easier. I am so glad we switched from the old software.


We moved from PowerSchool to ALMA and it is sooooo much better!

Everything is intuitive. No paying for extra training for everything. No extra modules being hawked to you every month. No need to pay for someone to "maintain" the software.

It isn't some old Database software that you need to learn equations for. It looks wonderful, is easy to use, and super adaptable.

All of the new additions that you get charged for with other software are free updates with ALMA.

If you do have a problem, ALMA *wants* to hear from you! It's an entirely different relationship.

And it has more features. Because it is a modern piece of software and not something based off of antiquated 90's era software, there are more bells and whistles. New options are being added every couple of months. Often based on what the users have asked for.

This makes my job 100% easier!


Some things are still a little complicated but it comes with online instructions to help you along.

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  • Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Easy to Use and Functional

Reviewed on 2021/01/19

Alma has allowed us to improve our communications within the school and with parents and students....

Alma has allowed us to improve our communications within the school and with parents and students. Parents and students can see middle school students' grades and assignments. We also use it to broadcast emergency messages such as snow day closings.


Alma is very easy to learn and to use. It has a lot of great features that make it flexible for the needs of different schools. Most importantly, the customer service is fantastic. They get back to you quickly, are helpful, even pleasant with some of my "stupid" questions to which I should know the answer and are open to ideas for improvements and new features.


Some may wish for an "all-in-one" SIS/LMS system. Alma is more an SIS+ with some features that would allow a school to get away without an LMS, but certainly not all the features one would find in a combined SIS/LMS system. However, I think this is a good thing, as it provides flexibility to meet the needs of particular schools. For example, we are a Google Classroom school and don't currently use a full featured LMS such as Schoology or Canvas.

Reasons for Choosing Alma SIS

Easy Grade Pro, our gradebook for years, was no longer being supported and we needed a new SIS system to replace Rediker, which was not meeting our needs.

Switched From

Administrator's Plus

Reasons for Switching to Alma SIS

Alma was easier to implement then many of the bigger options and had a more up-to-date interface them some of the other smaller options.
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Alma SIS offers the following pricing plans:

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Alma SIS has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Alma SIS supports the following languages:

Arabic, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, European Portuguese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Alma SIS supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Alma SIS integrates with the following applications:

Acorn, ActionAlly, Alexandria, Amplify, BSM Illuminate, Blackboard Learn, Branching Minds RTI/MTSS, BusBoss, CANVAS, ClassLink, Destiny Library Manager, EDULOG, Edgenuity Courseware, Edval, Enrich, Enriching Students, Finalsite, Foodservice Suite, GG4L Connect, Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Drive, HealthOffice, Intercom, Kindful, LINQ, LinkIT, McGraw-Hill Connect, Mosaic, One Call Now, Parchment, ParentLink, ParentSquare, Pivot, ProMed, Remind1, Renaissance, Salesforce Platform, School LunchTime Software, Schoology, Seesaw, Signal Vine, Thrillshare, Versatrans, Xello, eTrition, i-Ready, pivot

Alma SIS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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