ampEducator

Web-based student information system for higher education

About ampEducator

ampEducator is a cloud-based student information system which provides small to mid-sized universities and colleges with the tools to manage administrative tasks including admissions, academics, and communications. ampEducator also features modules to manage accounting activity, personnel, reporting and productivity. All data is maintained securely with daily backups and weekly encrypted backups.

Admissions tools allow users to manage students from prospect to registration. To help users track and manage leads, ampEducator enables users to organize meetings, send emails, collect prospect information and direct prospects to an online application. The academics module serves to help users manage student records, courses, and programs. Student records detail student progress alongside associated emails, notes, documents and letters. Users also have centralized access to contact, health, and emergency contact information. Attendance tracking technology enables users to monitor student attendance.

Users can manage personnel details, assign staff to courses and students, and track staff hours with the built-in time clock. Integrated email allows staff to communicate within their team or to prospects, students and other contacts. ampEducator facilitates email campaign management with mailing lists and mail templates. ampEducator’s accounting functionality focuses on accounts payable, allowing users to generate and email statements and accept online payments for courses. Reporting tools grant users insight into school performance and finances. Reports can be scheduled and emailed periodically on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

Pricing starting from:

USD 149.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of ampEducator

  • Manage admissions with lead generation, automated recruiter assignment, online application forms, registration management and online payment technology.

  • ampEducator’s accounting tools allow users to generate statements, accept student payments online, and track accounts payable.

  • Integrated email, calendar, agenda and documents serve to enhance employee productivity.

  • Users can manage communication through email campaigns, announcements and email notifications.

  • The academics module allows users to track and manage student records and courses, as well as manage attendance, program audits and transcripts.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Canada, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 149.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to ampEducator

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    ampEducator Software - Users can set-up meetings, send emails or collect information from prospects
    ampEducator Software - Attendance is tracked and students enrolled in programs can be audited for completion
    ampEducator Software - Manage communication with staff, prospects and students through email
    ampEducator Software - Track & view student attendance, and add notes
    ampEducator Software - Track student progress as well as any associated emails, notes, documents, and letters
    ampEducator Software - Reports can be downloaded as PDFs, viewed interactively, or scheduled to be emailed to users on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
    ampEducator Software - Manage scheduling with ampEducator's integrated calendar
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    ampEducator Software - Users can set-up meetings, send emails or collect information from prospects ampEducator Software - Attendance is tracked and students enrolled in programs can be audited for completion ampEducator Software - Manage communication with staff, prospects and students through email ampEducator Software - Track & view student attendance, and add notes ampEducator Software - Track student progress as well as any associated emails, notes, documents, and letters ampEducator Software - Reports can be downloaded as PDFs, viewed interactively, or scheduled to be emailed to users on a daily, weekly or monthly basis ampEducator Software - Manage scheduling with ampEducator's integrated calendar

    Features

    Total features of ampEducator: 50

    • API
    • Accounting
    • Admissions Management
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Built-in LMS
    • Calendar Management
    • Class Registration
    • Class Scheduling
    • Classroom Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Contact Management
    • Course Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Electronic Assignments & Tests
    • Email Management
    • Employee Management
    • Faculty/Staff Management
    • Financial Aid Management
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • Forms Management
    • General Ledger
    • Grade Management
    • Gradebook
    • Higher Education
    • Independent/Private
    • Online Calendar
    • Online Payments
    • Parent/Student Portal
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Records Management
    • Registration Management
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Report Cards
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Scheduling
    • Student Information/Records
    • Student Portal
    • Support Audio/Images/Video
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Transcripts

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5
    (17)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    3.8/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Arjun S. Arjun S.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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    ampEducator is an easy to learn, easy to use web based student information system.

    Reviewed on 16/03/2018

    Pros

    The software is easy to use. The software is very clear and extremely user friendly for administrators and users. I learn to use the software very easily.

    Cons

    There is no bulk enrollment option. For example, when inputting student grades it has to be done in single batches.

    Response from ampEducator

    Hi Arjun, thanks for taking the time to review our software! We really appreciate it. For bulk updating student grades there is an option to import the student grades from a CSV file. If you would like to contact us and start a ticket with [email protected] we would be happy to help you with this function. Best, Jamie.

    David P. David P.
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support

    Great Value - handles attendance, clock hours, terms, easy to use.

    Reviewed on 15/02/2017

    We are a small non-profit college that uses clock hours and terms. I searched several other...

    We are a small non-profit college that uses clock hours and terms. I searched several other options, but nothing in this affordable price range. Software is web based and we never have any problems with being down. Software handles attendance, make up hours, terms, etc. Customer Service has been very helpful in making changes and improvements that improves the software capability. I believe this software will get even better as time goes on.

    Pros

    Easy to use, Web Based (Does not require a IT support team for backup and maintenance, instructors and staff can access where ever they internet), Handles Attendance, Clock Hours or Credit Hours, has flexible fields that you can utilized. You can easily generate some reports to PDF or Excel. Very affordable. You get a lot for your money.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of built in ready to use reports. Currently there are not predeveloped IPED Reporting that is required for U.S. Department of Education type reports. I will say that the programmers are very open to developing whatever reports you need. The software does not come preloaded with reports that other schools have developed or had previously written.

    Response from ampEducator

    Hi David!

    Thanks for the review! I agree that when it comes to reports we still have work to do even though we do have a lot of built-in reporting tools.

    One of the issues we face is that we work with many schools from around the world that do so many specific things and are governed by different rules it's nearly impossible to have a "standard" set of reports. Having said that we are working towards having some "standards" based on type of institution and region. A really good example is tax forms - in Canada the T2202A tax form is completely different than the 1098T tax form in the USA. While we can do both it still involves some work depending on how your staff track financials, etc.

    Anyway, as you know with all the work we are doing for you it's good to know at least there is a solution for pretty much any situation you can throw at us!

    Thanks again, looking forward to continue making ampEducator even better with your help!

    - Jamie

    Pauline K. Pauline K.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Love / Hate Relationship

    Reviewed on 15/02/2017

    There is a love/hate with ampEducator. I love the look of it, I like that it can be flexible and...

    There is a love/hate with ampEducator. I love the look of it, I like that it can be flexible and easy to use. It would be great for simple, straight forward companies / organizations but for more complex, higher education it is difficult to get what you need done which is what we experience.

    We have to pay to get special features created in order to get what we need done and later those features are given to the rest of the customers at no charge. I feel like we do help AmpEducator expand its capabilities so it's great for people who use it now.

    AmpEducator is limiting and there are a lot of workarounds and errors that come up. It can be frustrating. It's affordable for us at this time, it's really hard to switch out right now, and the customer support really do try to help and fix things but it does take time.

    Pros

    I like the way it looks, easy to use, able to show academic history / audit, data maintenance.

    Cons

    It's limiting in functionality for a bigger, complex school. It can feel unreliable like there is a bug or a huge workaround.

    Response from ampEducator

    Hey Pauline!

    I also have a love/hate relationship with ampEducator :) that is so funny!

    Since we got started back in 2010 with you specifically I can remember so many times going back and forth for hours sorting out ideas and issues with you and the development team. While we have come a long way with all that we still have so much work to do! We have always done our best to address any ideas, bugs or concerns that you have brought to us and it is because of users like yourself over the years helping us improve that someday we will reach our goal of becoming "the most affordable, fully featured campus management system in the world".

    Now that we got that mission statement plug in there - I just wanted to say again that you are awesome and thanks again for putting up with us in those earlier years Pauline!

    - Jamie

    Patrick P. Patrick P.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Coordinator, Student Enrollment

    Reviewed on 15/02/2017

    It is very affordable and the amp support team has been very helpful. They always try to help us to...

    It is very affordable and the amp support team has been very helpful. They always try to help us to figure out the problems. It works well with our school and I am satisfied.

    Pros

    Amp support team is very helpful.

    Cons

    Easy to generating the report.

    Response from ampEducator

    Hi Patrick,

    It's hard for clients to find time to review so thanks so much for doing it!

    While we have made efforts to build in reporting tools all over the place in the software we know it's not there yet. We're going to be adding some new section Dashboard reports that may help in Spring 2017. Custom reports for a small fee may be the only way to go for now if you need things to be exactly a certain way. We do provide that as an option as a last resort. If you have any request please let us know of course!

    Best,
    - Jamie

    Ronnie C. Ronnie C.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Invaluable Tool for Our Office

    Reviewed on 16/02/2017

    ampEducator provides a easy to use solution to student information management. The interface seems...

    ampEducator provides a easy to use solution to student information management. The interface seems to constantly be updated to expand functionality. The CS team is pretty small but every efficient it following up with issues with the software. ampEducator also allows for customization features that can be added /built into the platform. Not perfect, but pretty close!~

    Pros

    ease of use, customization of features.

    Cons

    updates to interface seem to happen at random and without warning. A notification of recent updates would be extremely helpful.

    Response from ampEducator

    Hi Ronnie,

    Thanks for the review! Since 2010 when we started with your school we have really improved and notification of those improvements has been our priority all along. If you are not getting these notifications please visit the ampeducator.com website and in the footer there is a link to subscribe to our newsletter and also to make sure your email is on the lists. Also we offer blog.ampeducator.com for all updates and we are announcing updates on the Dashboard with our new communications tools added in Nov 2016. We welcome any ideas that you have that we can improve in this area - please email [email protected] any time to start a ticket!

    Thanks again!

    - Jamie

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    ampEducator offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 149.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Starts at $149/month.

    ampEducator has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    ampEducator supports the following languages:

    English

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    ampEducator offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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