Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Technolutions
  • technolutions.com

About Slate

Higher education admission platform designed to manage and read online applications, manage student records, organize events & travel.


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Slate Features

  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Evaluation Management
  • Fee Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Forms Management
  • K-12
  • Recruiting Management
  • Scoring
  • Self Service Portal

Slate Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great application management software, not the easiest to use.

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Slate has a large set of features and makes collecting and reviewing applications rather easy.

- Applicants are able to submit their applications entirely online.

- We are able to review and send admissions decisions through Slate.

- The Mail-Merge function (called "Deliver" in Slate) is quite robust for ongoing applicant contact.

- The ability to Query tool in Slate is (mostly) intuitive and easy to use.

Despite a somewhat steep learning curve (see the 'Cons' Section), I would recommend using Slate to streamline the application process.

Cons: While Slate is a very powerful tool, it is not polished. Slate documentation is there, but not robust. The customer service feels similar.

Slate has a steep learning curve. Once you get there, the software is very powerful, but it takes some time.

Slate also has some database limitations. Slate stores Applicants (people who have submitted an application) and Prospects (people who are interested, but have not yet submitted an application) in two separate databases. This means that you cannot search both at once without some SQL work.

You will never need another CRM

Jan 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: While I love most of the features, what I like most is the support and constantly-improving culture of Slate. We get questions answered quickly and new products built sometimes within a few days of request. I am in the higher ed industry and the document reader makes managing high volume application loads and accessing/reading very easy. We have yet to be disappointed by the CRM.

Cons: Deliver (building email campaigns) lacks in terms of design features. As our most impactful channel, we hoped the feature would get more of an upgrade.

Overall: Slate InBox has been a game changer for our customer service efforts. We can quickly assign questions and get them answered, as well as document the interaction. Enrollment Management is a vert complex business and managing lists and customer data needs to be sophisticated and easy to use. Slate is both.

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This is the BEST CRM for education that you will find

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The balance between features, flexibility, and setup is unmatched by any other product I've used. The thing I most like about Slate is that it is so easy to use. I haven't used any other product that gets usability this spot on.

Cons: At the yearly Slate Summit when new features are announced, it can take awhile for them to be added to the software. However, this is really more that they have setup such high expectations on response to issues, that delayed release of a feature seeks like a big issue.

Overall: Our organization has been using Slate for 3 years and we are still in love with the product. It might sound strange, but I look forward to coming into work just to use the software. It makes our jobs so much easier that it's released a lot of tension that was in the office with our previous vendor.

Industry leader and still going

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product sells itself as evidenced by the lack of sales staff that Technolutions has. It is very intuitive, has great customer support, and a vibrant user community. Definitely goes past a CRM and into a total admissions office solution.

Cons: Doesn't always have system integrations that platforms like Salesforce have as they try to build functionality into the product itself. Some of the features that are rolled out are very innovative but don't always catch on with the user community (happens a lot with every software provider though).

Overall: Unified all of our disparate admission processes into one platform.

Excellent, love it.

Dec 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly, easy to do all the basics. In addition, it has a lot of depth. The more I explore Slate, the more helpful tools I find. Slate makes my job easier.

Cons: One (very minor) complaint is that if I'm midway through entering info and leave the screen for too long, sometimes it signs me out without telling me. I finish filling in the info, only to find out that I can't save it because I'm signed out. This has on rare occasion resulted in me losing work. But the net time Slate has saved me is so high that I consider this a very minor inconvenience.

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By far the customer relationships management tool for admissions

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, customizable, fully useable by any level user. This tool is by far the best for managing the admissions process include amazing communications abilities, including texting, custom post cards, and of course emails.

Cons: They do make lots of enhancements, if that can be a negative?

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Great application and CRM system

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I work in two different instances of Slate. I love that you can have so many categorizations of roles, and make them as broad and customizable as you want. The learning resources are really good and help you step-by-step. The interactions at a glance is very helpful.

Cons: There are no email templates that are pre-installed. The company seems to be focused on advances in the application and reporting system and not so much as an event or email system. Also, there were many updates revealed as ready to use at last year's conference but now are still in development.

This software is an incredible way to track admissions-related processes

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's extremely easy to use and customizable. You can run queries, schedule different types of events, organize telephone campaigns for students, review emails sent/received to better communicate, read applications, and more.

Cons: I haven't encountered a con in this system yet. It's a fantastic way to get things done and get them done quickly!

I used this when I worked for admissions in college and it was wonderful and easy.

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it was to enter and keep track of admissions documents. I loved the easiness of logging in and the file lookup feature is excellent.

Cons: It would get rather slow or bogged down, though maybe this was because almost everyone in our office was constantly on it.

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The most powerful tool in our field. Simply put.

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The creation on quick reports that help me manage applicants. The scheduling functionality is handy and the streamlining of shared reports between colleagues is a nice feature as well. Makes going through applicants more effective.

Cons: The only con is that it can be overwhelming to tackle everything Slate has to offer. The training videos on the site should be more prominent.

Premier enrollment management tool

Nov 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of the most helpful tools was the ability to create custom queries on any number of parameters. Also of importance is the ability to manage student information and communication plans (current and historical) in a single system.

Cons: The implementation period was lengthier than we had expected.

This is incredible software! Extremely easy to use and intuitive.

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can't tell you how easy it is to use Slate. Everything is organized, it has low or no down time, and has incredible features that are easy to customize. It's like an Andriod product with Apple's ease of use.

Overall: Fantastically easy to use

Slate for Admissions Offices

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love that Slate is easy to use and that I can find all the admissions information I need for a single student in one place. Slate also makes tasks quick and easy when the work day gets busy, which can happen with little warning. I'm often finding even more features of Slate that I didn't know existed!

Cons: Because Slate has so many great features, it can often be difficult to know the quickest and best ways to navigate all this information.

Overall: Our office has been able to make the most of the time we have (and of our busy schedules) with Slate!

I use CRM daily as part of an Admissions team for business graduates. I represent the MSM program.

Apr 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy search feature, downloading from Slate inbox, and uploading new materials. It's also easy to track fair attendees.

Cons: It's hard to track emails once "resolved". Once you resolve emails, they only stay for a time. That's difficult when needing to look back.

Technolutions slate

Feb 12, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 5.0/10 Not
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Pros: - queries

-calendar of events

- lookup by name or email

Cons: inability to customize our own application more

would like to be able to look up a profile by phone number

way too many duplicate profiles that should be caught sooner by the system

Industry standard

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: They are always working to add new features and make things simpler. They listen to customer feedback and make changes based on it.

Cons: Access levels leave something to be desired - it's hard to grant viewing permissions to give a web developer analytics access without also handing them administrative privileges.

Great software for schools!

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Can access all information for students and store it all in one place without having to worry about losing items or forgetting about them.

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I just started using Slate as our university's admissions/application review platform.

Nov 03, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I'm only scratching the surface of the software since I haven't been using it for very long. However, from what I've been told, this has much more functionality than Nolij, our previous system. In addition to being able to review applications and render admissions decisions, it also provides a means to review all of the communication with an applicant and where he or she stands in the application process.

Cons: Some of the information that I found valuable in the last software platform I used, such as social security number and date of application, are either unable to be found or are hard to find.

Overall: It provides a good snapshot of an applicant's status as well as an email tracking mechanism.