Average Ratings

11 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 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
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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
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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.