Best CRMs for Education
CRMs for Enrolment, Class Courses etc.
How can a CRM assist Education and Higher Education Institutions? More higher education institutions (HEIs) are now adopting Customer Relationship Management systems to attract, retain and serve its students. Viewing students as customers and implementing a CRM can help an institute gain an edge in a highly competitive marketplace. CRM is powerful tool which, if properly leveraged, can provide insights about your customers, students in this instance, allowing you to develop stronger and more personal relationships, not just with prospective and current students, but also the alumni.
Admissions Plus Pro - Rediker
Admissions Plus Pro by Rediker makes it easy to track and communicate with each applicant step by step through the admissions process, from initial inquiry through acceptance and enrolment. Admissions Plus Pro stores and presents data on your prospective students in an organized and intuitive format. Quickly and easily view prospect’s admission status, school and program applied for, application, portfolio items and more! Request a demo to learn more. A free demo is offered.
Admittor’s goal has always been to replace the multiple, disjointed admissions systems with one easy-to-use software solution, covering the whole admissions process from recruitment to final decisions. Admittor serves as a CRM online application, database, interview scheduler, evaluator and decision management system. Data will not have to be imported or exported between any modules in Admittor. This saves time and simplifies your admissions operation. Admittor has tools that help customize a system in a simple user interface.
Applane Education, a Cloud ERP for Education, is an example of delivering automation through integrated modules that cover activities that take place in the school. Apart from imparting education there are numerous activities that an educational institute has to manage. A bottleneck at one place can affect the core function of imparting quality education. Applane Education takes care of these bottlenecks and streamlines the processes. Applane Education empowers educational institutions to focus on delivering high-quality education, while taking care of administrative tasks and assisting in repetitive resource intensive activities through automation. Applane provides application suite Applane for Education and Applane for Business for K-12 schools and services. Pricing starts at $10 per month per student with a free trial on offer.
Azorus is a CRM solutions firm catering exclusively to the higher education market. With the right combination of technology and support, they help higher education institutions transform their recruitment and enrolment efforts. Since 2002, Azorus has been working with a wide range of higher education institutions in Canada, the USA, the UK and the Netherlands. Their experience spans a wide variety of educational institutions. Azorus has successfully implemented a web-based CRM solution at large public universities including recruiting and selective institutions, small and mid-sized private universities, community colleges as well as one of the largest online universities.
Ellucian helps educational institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. Ellucian delivers a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provides strategic guidance to help educational institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people discover their futures through learning.
Founded in 2008, Enrollment Rx is a higher education technology vendor providing cloud-based CRM solutions that span the entire student life cycle. Built on salesforce.com’s world-class cloud computing platform, Enrollment Rx puts functionality and scalability within reach of any size school. Enrollment Rx delivers a proven set of higher ed CRM solutions that help their clients make strides in operational excellence, without the capital expenses previously required to maintain traditional software systems.
Fire Engine Red
Fire Engine RED is an innovative marketing, technology, and data solutions company that’s served the education market since 2001. They have five divisions that reflect their areas of expertise: Student Search, CRM, Software Products, Creative Services, and Big Data. In 2011, Inc. Magazine named Fire Engine RED one of the country’s “Top Small Company Workplaces” for their talented team, innovative company culture, and core values.
FULL FABRIC was established in 2011 by founders with hands-on experience in higher education and technology based in central London. They have extensive experience in university education and use technology to make every day processes more intuitive. Their aim is to help top institutions around the world deliver a world-class experience to their applicants, students, alumni and staff. The software is feature rich. Price and a free demo available on application
GetEducate – EducationLink
EducationLink is a feature rich CRM system that strives to leverage the power of industry expertise, tailored software and smart integrations to grow your business faster. Designed for those in the field of Education, EducationLink provides a platform tailored to meet the needs of students and administrators. The student dashboard allows you to give access to education.link to your students. They can update their info, check due dates and upload documents. A free trial is available and various pricing plans are on offer.
Jenzabar® is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. Their integrated, innovative solutions advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. Jenzabar’s mission is to maximize our clients’ success. Their award-winning software and experienced professionals provide clients the tools and resources they need to thrive. As a trusted partner on more than 1,000 campuses worldwide, Jenzabar has over four decades of experience supporting the higher education community.
Liaison (Formerly Spectrum)
Liaison (formerly Spectrum) is a cloud based admissions management, CRM and marketing automation solution and software. With Liaison you can optimize every step in the enrolment process to target best-fit applicants, diversify your applicant pool, increase yield, and meet ambitious enrolment goals.
Populi is a web-based school administration solution designed to serve colleges. The product helps track details related to academics, billing, reporting, admissions and people management and library functions. Populi has the capability to store documents in various formats, such as spreadsheets, video, audio and pictures. Populi can be accessed only through SSL-encrypted connections. It also prevents against any type of data loss with the help of backups in real-time that are securely stored in a cloud. Populi allows its users to view daily activity logs and set appointments through a smart calendar that can be synced with Google Calendars. Pricing is $199/month + $7/month per billable student.
QuScient focuses on Higher Education institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom, aiming to reduce costs and improve efficiency. They went beyond economics and process efficiencies to create a total learning experience for students. Timing and tracking all communications strategically, QuScient follows campaigns to give results resulting in a constant flow of enrollments. Through extensive research and consultation, they determine the target audience for each program and design a campaign targeting it.
SchoolBrains is a Student Information System. Their intergrated suite of modules will improve efficiency and student achievement. SchoolBrains is a data-driven solution offering educators one place to manage and analyze critical student and personnel information. SchoolBrains lets users view all the information about their schools, classrooms, teachers, students and assessments in one dashboard.
TargetX has served as an innovative force in the field of higher education, helping colleges and universities customize and implement effective technology solutions. TargetX provides a campus wide solution to help colleges build relationships and forge communications with their constituencies, including prospective students, current students, alumni and potential donors. The company’s CRM is built on the development platform of Salesforce.com a leader in customer relationship management and a pioneer in cloud computing. TargetX has a16-year reputation for innovative technology and industry expertise.
September 8th, 2014