ampEducator

ampEducator

Web-based student information system for higher education

4.2/5 (17 reviews)

ampEducator Overview

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
US$149.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

ampEducator Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.2/5
82% positive reviews
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David P.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/02/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Pauline K.

Love / Hate Relationship

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/02/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Patrick P.

Coordinator, Student Enrollment

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/02/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Ronnie C.

Invaluable Tool for Our Office

Reviewed on 16/02/2017
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Chris S.

Glad to use this product

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/02/2017
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using AmpEducator for over 8 years. We have watched President and his team evolve the system to a more intuitive system than before. We appreciate the responsiveness of the tech support and I am always impressed with my personal interaction with AmpEducator's President. When the President responds to even minor questions, it shows you care.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Would like to see more ease in tailoring it to our needs.

Response from ampEducator

Thanks so much for the review Chris! We really appreciate the feedback and support over the years. We're working hard to release new features in the coming months to make things even easier to tailor to your needs. If you have any specific requests please let us know!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

ampEducator Pricing

Starting from
US$149.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Starts at $149/month.

ampEducator Features

  • API
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Calendar Management
  • Communication Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Progress Tracking
  • Records Management
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customisable Branding
  • Learning Management
  • Progress Reports
  • Self Service Portal

Additional information for ampEducator

Key features of ampEducator

  • API
  • Academic reporting
  • Academics management
  • Accounting management
  • Admissions management
  • Announcements
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automated scheduling
  • Calendar management
  • Campaign management
  • Communication management
  • Contact management
  • Course management
  • Daily backups
  • Data import/export
  • Data visualization
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • Email marketing
  • Employee management
  • Financial analysis
  • Gradebook management
  • Hour clock
  • ID card scanning
  • ID cards
  • Lead management
  • Mailing list management
  • Meeting management
  • Notes
  • Online payment management
  • Periodic reporting
  • Program audit
  • Progress tracking
  • Records management
  • Registration management
  • Reporting
  • Staff hour tracking
  • Student information management
  • Template management
  • Time & attendance tracking
  • Transcript management
  • Web forms
  • Weekly encrypted backups

Benefits

  • 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.

  • ampEducator FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for ampEducator.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ampEducator offer?

    ampEducator offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$149.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Starts at $149/month.

    Q. What are the main features of ampEducator?

    ampEducator offers the following features:

    • API
    • Academic reporting
    • Academics management
    • Accounting management
    • Admissions management
    • Announcements
    • Attendance management
    • Attendance tracking
    • Automated scheduling
    • Calendar management
    • Campaign management
    • Communication management
    • Contact management
    • Course management
    • Daily backups
    • Data import/export
    • Data visualization
    • Document management
    • Document storage
    • Email integration
    • Email marketing
    • Employee management
    • Financial analysis
    • Gradebook management
    • Hour clock
    • ID card scanning
    • ID cards
    • Lead management
    • Mailing list management
    • Meeting management
    • Notes
    • Online payment management
    • Periodic reporting
    • Program audit
    • Progress tracking
    • Records management
    • Registration management
    • Reporting
    • Staff hour tracking
    • Student information management
    • Template management
    • Time & attendance tracking
    • Transcript management
    • Web forms
    • Weekly encrypted backups

    Q. Who are the typical users of ampEducator?

    ampEducator has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does ampEducator support?

    ampEducator supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does ampEducator offer?

    ampEducator has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does ampEducator support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices ampEducator supports

    Q. What other apps does ampEducator integrate with?

    ampEducator integrates with the following applications:

    Moodle

    Q. What level of support does ampEducator offer?

    ampEducator offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support