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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 244 others

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Alma SIS: 116

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Attendee Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Blended Learning
  • Block Websites/Applications
  • 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
  • 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
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • Forms Management
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Group Registration
  • Independent/Private
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Invoice Management
  • K-12
  • 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
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Records Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • School District
  • Scoring
  • Self Service Portal
  • 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
  • Visual Analytics
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Integration
  • Weighted Assignments
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(295)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Maria Elisa
Maria Elisa
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  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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Alma was useful for me as a teacher. It helped me stay organized in my plannings and assessment...

Reviewed on 2018/06/21

Pros

What I liked the most about this Software is that it helps teachers to stay organized in their daily plannings, but also in the evaluation process.

This was my first year as a teacher, and I loved using ALMA because I got the chance to put all the information that I needed in that Software. Just by clicking on ALMA I could take attendance, find information about my students, update my plannings, follow the CCSS Standards and upload the grades.

Cons

At the beginning of the school year, it was a little complicated for me to understand how ALMA worked. I had to ask many times to the Principal of my school about how to upload my daily plannings and align the assessments to the Standards. However, after a few weeks of practicing, it became easier for me.

Jenny
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Alma Makes My Job SOOOO Much Easier!

Reviewed on 2022/05/03

Overall, our experience has been very positive. The quick responses to questions and the help...

Overall, our experience has been very positive. The quick responses to questions and the help available is wonderful!
We do have some questions about standardized grading (we plan to tackle those questions this summer!!)

Pros

I LOVE the customer service, everyone is very personable and quick to respond. My questions are answered completely and I am always directed to where I can find answers to my questions. The program is very easy to use and, typically, I can figure out most issues I am having using the resource pages.

Cons

It might be lack of knowledge on our end, but the teachers are not happy with the standardized grading in Alma. I would also like to be able to allow more detailed access to only certain teachers with specified things.

Kathryn
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

Alma is not providing teachers with and easy to use platform for grading, attendance, etc.

Reviewed on 2018/02/23

Pros

I like that I can look up any student in our school and see that student's schedule and current information.

Cons

1. Our students (Seniors especially) cannot get their current transcripts. This is troubling for many reasons. Perhaps the most important being their choices for scholarships and higher education will be affected by this. Students cannot apply for financial assistance through scholarships without current transcripts. I have personally spoken with at least three students who have missed out on scholarship opportunities, simply because they cannot access current transcripts.
2. Can't see overall student GPA
3. Can't see student class rank
4. Student Mobile usage is very confusing. Can't see grades the way they should.
5. Ease of access is horrible
6. No mobile app, and mobile website is very difficult to read
7. Not organized well
8. When emailing "all students" I cannot exclude certain classes; I can't email multiple classes at once without including EVERYONE
9. For attendance, it is very confusing. If a student is marked present first class, they are marked present for the entire day. This was clearly set up for use in an Elementary School. High School is different. We need to be able to see where our students are throughout the day.
10. Inputting grades takes many more steps than our previous system. There is no way to toggle between students with the keyboard.
11. There should be a way to block certain people from seeing certain information. At the beginning of the school year, student Social Security Numbers were viewable by any teacher or staff in our building.

Response from Alma

Below we briefly address each of your concerns. But, because your satisfaction is our starting point, we will also follow-up for a deeper conversation about this. We want you to be elated with Alma!
#1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11) We do provide the functionality you're describing and would love to review each item with you. Based on the information you provided, these concerns may indicate further training is needed. Your Account Manager will be in touch soon or you can always contact us through our in-app support.
#5 and 7) Most of Alma¿s users love our ease-of-use, navigation, and access, but as with all things, we can/will keep getting better. Let¿s discuss further.
#4 and 6) Depending on the phone size and the gradebook in use, the experience for viewing student grades on a phone can be less than ideal. We are actively exploring more options.
#8) Great idea! This is the first time we have heard this, so thank you for bringing it to our attention. Your suggestion has been logged

Carlos
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very useful and complete tool

Reviewed on 2023/12/06

Pros

The platform is very easy to use and intuitive.

Cons

The platform looks like a little bit old-fashioned

Response from Alma

Thanks for the review, Carlos. We are proud to have created such a comprehensive, easy-t0-use, and intuitive tool for educators!

Curious what you are comparing Alma's design to? We have never heard anything but praise for our clean and very modern design, so your comment has us a bit confused!

Ryan
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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 8.0 /10

Alma SIS- Big pros and small cons

Reviewed on 2020/04/30

EXCELLENT support. The resources provided are clear and helpful, and support staff are more...

EXCELLENT support. The resources provided are clear and helpful, and support staff are more responsive than any other product or service I have experienced. Absolute top notch support.

Pros

In addition to standard features of other applications, this product provides the ability to generate customized reports on just about any type of student data, and also automates the bulk of our report card procedure.

Cons

This product does not compile data well- eg. Student grades or attendance expressed as an overall average, rather than being listed by course. Additionally, while attendance by class records is supported, this data is of limited reporting functionality compared to attendance by day.

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Alma SIS FAQs

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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, EDULOG, Edgenuity Courseware, Edval, Enrich, Enriching Students, Finalsite, Follett Destiny Library Manager, 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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