Graduway Overview

What is Graduway?

Graduway is a cloud-based platform for alumni engagement and mentoring which offers custom-branded web and mobile solutions for colleges, universities, business, law, and medical schools, and other institutions. Included are tools for user verification, mentoring, event ticketing, donation processing, job advertising, newsletters, and more.

Graduway’s platform is built around social networks, allowing alumni to register using their LinkedIn and Facebook accounts, which ensures that up-to-date information is displayed. Alumni can also make connections with their former classmates using the built-in network expansion tools, and request introductions to their friends’ connections. An integrated jobs board presents opportunities to alumni, and mentoring programs can be set up, with alumni able to indicate whether or not they would be interested in assisting current students. Users can also post updates, create group pages, and invite their former classmates to join the platform.

Graduway allows administrators to control new user verification settings, with the ability to manually or automatically approve users, and the option to set restrictions on which actions pending users can perform. The dashboard presents an overview of all recent user activity, as well as statistics on how many alumni are willing to assist with mentoring programs. Graduway also integrates with PayPal, allowing tickets to be sold for events, and alumni donations to be processed directly through the Graduway platform.

Graduway Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$5 000,00/year

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing information is available on inquiry.


Graduway Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 14 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media

An interactive, personalized feed, designed with the user in mind. Engage your alumni with automated widgets for mentoring matches, suggested connections, donation requests and more.
All your alumni in one place - whether looking to connect with an old classmate or looking for professional advice, the directory makes your network reachable at the click of a button.
Groups are an easy way to give your platform users an exclusive space to network with others in your community and to share dedicated and relevant content.
Fundraising event, annual gathering, networking luncheon - centralize all your event information in one, easy to access place. Our events module integrates with your 3rd party RSS feed to ensure your alumni don’t miss a beat!
Graduway combines technology and big data to empower schools to build mentor-mentee relationships in the thousands through automatic matching processes based on data such as mentors’ industry, location, position, capacity to mentor and responsiveness.
All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact.
One centralized area to post, or view, job opportunities and internships. The board seamlessly integrates 3rd party RSS feeds such as Handshake and Indeed.
Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.
Graduway video Graduway screenshot: An interactive, personalized feed, designed with the user in mind. Engage your alumni with automated widgets for mentoring matches, suggested connections, donation requests and more. Graduway screenshot: All your alumni in one place - whether looking to connect with an old classmate or looking for professional advice, the directory makes your network reachable at the click of a button. Graduway screenshot: Groups are an easy way to give your platform users an exclusive space to network with others in your community and to share dedicated and relevant content. Graduway screenshot: Fundraising event, annual gathering, networking luncheon - centralize all your event information in one, easy to access place. Our events module integrates with your 3rd party RSS feed to ensure your alumni don’t miss a beat! Graduway screenshot: Graduway combines technology and big data to empower schools to build mentor-mentee relationships in the thousands through automatic matching processes based on data such as mentors’ industry, location, position, capacity to mentor and responsiveness. Graduway screenshot: All the data you need to track, measure and scale your engagement efforts. Use data to focus your efforts and show your impact. Graduway screenshot: One centralized area to post, or view, job opportunities and internships. The board seamlessly integrates 3rd party RSS feeds such as Handshake and Indeed. Graduway screenshot: Engage your alumni by sharing photos from your ongoing activities as well as uploading old class photos and yearbooks.

Graduway Reviews

Graduway Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
63

Very good
53

Average
10

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,2
Features
4
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,6
92% recommended this app
Russell J.

I love our Graduway platform. It has brought our alumni relations platform into the 21st...

An engaged and re-invigorated former pupil platform that attracts alumni on a global scale and encourages them to interact and respond.


Yesh P.

A platform I'm proud to provide to my network

Where to begin? The customer service is top notch! I don't think of Graduway as a vendor, I think of them as a partner in my work. Not only have they ensured that what I'm presenting to my network is beautiful and user friendly but they are always innovating and sharing best practices so that our users can get the most out of this product.


Verified Reviewer

Easy platform for pushing information to alumni. Could be more customized but otherwise good.

Alumni are able to engage with one another and get more information from the school all in one email.


Patrick S.

Implement this platform immediately

Excellent, fantastic, and superb.


Leslie S.

Graduway was the clear choice

The entire process has been delightful. Our Professional Service Manager was available whenever I needed her during the set up process and our Account Manager has answered all my questions promptly and they are always interested in our feedback and needs. They are always looking to improve the platform for their users.

We like the ease of registration for our alumni. You need to make it easy for them.

As an Admin of the account I have very much enjoyed the free webinars Graduway offers along with recording of many topics on their Graduway TV. Hearing best practices and meeting other Admins has been extremely beneficial.


Russell J.

I love our Graduway platform. It has brought our alumni relations platform into the 21st century

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/03/05
Review Source: Capterra

An engaged and re-invigorated former pupil platform that attracts alumni on a global scale and encourages them to interact and respond.

Pros

Our Graduway platform is engaging and sticky and encourages users to interact on the site. They post photos and message each other independently.

Cons

The UK searching fields by location are ridiculous - there are thousands of towns on there listed that I've never heard of - too many to make it of any use...
It would also be useful to have the 'work' filter in the invite and message function too.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Yesh P.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

A platform I'm proud to provide to my network

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/02
Review Source: Capterra

Where to begin? The customer service is top notch! I don't think of Graduway as a vendor, I think of them as a partner in my work. Not only have they ensured that what I'm presenting to my network is beautiful and user friendly but they are always innovating and sharing best practices so that our users can get the most out of this product.

Pros

It is beautiful and intuitive to use (as an administrator and as a user). Every time I share the platform with someone new they say, "wow" and get what we're trying to do immediately.

Cons

This is tough to say because as soon as I come up with something new that I want the platform to have, the team tells me it is already in progress and within months, we have it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Easy platform for pushing information to alumni. Could be more customized but otherwise good.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/02/27
Review Source: Capterra

Alumni are able to engage with one another and get more information from the school all in one email.

Pros

The weekly digest is a great way to aggregate info and send it to all alumni. The job posting feature is fantastic and provides a great way for alumni to share job opportunities, as well. The updates section is a nice feature but lacks the ability to sort into categories. The events page is a great place for the school to update alumni about events without sending another email to their inbox.

Cons

The software isn't as customizable as other softwares that I've used. For example, in the posting section, there isn't a way to create categories for posting. It would be great if alumni could tag the post with a category (mentoring question, general question, etc.). Plus, when people reply to the post, it doesn't ping you or let you know a reply was received. You have to rely on logging in to see if you got a reply. The reply doesn't show up on the next news digest, which would be helpful if it did.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Patrick S.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Implement this platform immediately

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/11/16
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent, fantastic, and superb.

Pros

If I have to limit my response it would be the support of the Graduway staff. They are super responsive and extremely knowledgeable about their product. Another pro, is they always seem to be improving the product by adding functionality and I believe they really understand their user and their needs. This product really has everything that we need and would want to virtually engage our constituents. They also prepare marketing to help us reach our audience. They want us to be successful.

Cons

2 things: first I wish that there was some functionality that would allow our users to post on Graduway and then instantly post that same thing on LinkedIn or another social platform.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Leslie S.
Industry: Primary/Secondary Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Graduway was the clear choice

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/05
Review Source: Capterra

The entire process has been delightful. Our Professional Service Manager was available whenever I needed her during the set up process and our Account Manager has answered all my questions promptly and they are always interested in our feedback and needs. They are always looking to improve the platform for their users.

We like the ease of registration for our alumni. You need to make it easy for them.

As an Admin of the account I have very much enjoyed the free webinars Graduway offers along with recording of many topics on their Graduway TV. Hearing best practices and meeting other Admins has been extremely beneficial.

Pros

We needed a platform that would allow our alumni to connect with each other more organically and the Graduway platform allows this to happen. Their platform offered the most extensive package with the mentoring piece being something we were very excited about. We were also delighted that an app version was available!

All these features would thrill our alumni while allowing us to capture the information we didn't have.

Cons

The only issue I have is that the great add ons are quite expensive especially to K-12 schools. We don't have the budgets that large universities do.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
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Graduway Pricing

Graduway Pricing

Starting from
US$5 000,00/year
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing information is available on inquiry.

Pricing information is available on inquiry.

Value for Money
4,2/5
Based on 126 user ratings
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Graduway Features

Graduway 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
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Additional information for Graduway

Additional information for Graduway

Key features of Graduway

  • Alumni invites
  • Class email
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable user verification settings
  • Donation processing
  • Downloadable user list
  • Event ticketing
  • Jobs board & widgets
  • Location popups
  • Mentoring
  • Multi-language support
  • Newsletters
  • Notifications
  • People & company search
  • Personal & group pages
  • Recent activity statistics
  • Social media integration
  • Social networking directory
  • User roles management
  • Willing to help/mentoring statistics

Benefits

  • The web platform and mobile applications are customized and branded for each client, and can be integrated with existing websites, content management systems, CRMs, and databases.

  • Alumni register using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, giving access to their personal information so that alumni records can be kept up-to-date, and alumni can invite their connections to join the network.

  • The verification of new alumni can be controlled to ensure that only genuine alumni can access the platform.

  • Users can view alumni activity statistics, including page views, posts, photos, events, likes, messages, connections, networking, jobs, updates, and more, all of which can be downloaded to sync with other systems and databases.

  • Donations can be processed through integration with PayPal, allowing alumni to make donations securely, directly through the Graduway platform.

  • Graduway FAQs

    Graduway FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Graduway.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Graduway offer?

    Graduway offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$5 000,00/year

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Pricing information is available on inquiry.

    Q. What are the main features of Graduway?

    Graduway offers the following features:

    • Alumni invites
    • Class email
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable user verification settings
    • Donation processing
    • Downloadable user list
    • Event ticketing
    • Jobs board & widgets
    • Location popups
    • Mentoring
    • Multi-language support
    • Newsletters
    • Notifications
    • People & company search
    • Personal & group pages
    • Recent activity statistics
    • Social media integration
    • Social networking directory
    • User roles management
    • Willing to help/mentoring statistics

    Q. Who are the typical users of Graduway?

    Graduway has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Graduway support?

    Graduway supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Graduway offer?

    Graduway has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Graduway support mobile devices?

    Graduway supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Graduway integrate with?

    Graduway integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.net, Blackbaud CRM, Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Handshake, LinkedIn, PayPal, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Zendesk

    Q. What level of support does Graduway offer?

    Graduway offers the following support options:

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