PCR Educator

PCR Educator School Management System


4.5 / 5
13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Independent k-12 schools, colleges, universities


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $10,000.00/year
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • PCR Educator
  • www.pcreducator.com
  • Founded 1982
  • United States

About PCR Educator School Management System

Information Management System for k-12 schools connects your entire community increasing communication, profitability and student success


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PCR Educator School Management System Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Classroom Management
  • Communication Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Management
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Skill Testing
  • Student Information / Records

PCR Educator School Management System Reviews Recently Reviewed!


PCR Educator

Aug 17, 2018
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: 1. Includes Admissions, Development, Finance and Registrar which is not typical

2. Totally web based

3. NO licenses, unlimited users

4. No nickle and diming for every aspect of the program!

5. Includes Teacher, Parent, Student and Alumni portals

6. Able to share information with teachers that I was unable to share in previous program (specifically files)

7. Reports! DAT and DMT are both very eaasy to use

Cons: 1. The only true CON of the program that I have been unable to address in any way is that it does not allow any type of export that can be used with XAP for HOPE scholarship reporting, although you can export a report that allows you to use Capture and Edit

2. PCR is missing a true "knowledgebase" for help and support

3. I would like to be able to make changes to transcripts and other standard reports more easily - they are currently pretty much set in stone as far as the template goes (some minor changes allowed)

4. I would like to see more standard reports with statistical data and student data

5. It does not currently include an IEP function but that is being addressed

Overall: I found this program because we were looking for something that included a whole campus platform but was cost effective for a small school. We definitely found that in PCR! It is very easy to use and intuitive once you learn some of the lingo. The staff has been wonderful about listening and responding to our needs and ideas. Teachers seem happy with their portal and the information available there. Parents too!

Capterra-loader

PCR Educator is a fully web-based, mature, and feature-rich student information database system.

Jul 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that it is completely web-based. No desktop apps to install or VPN connections to manage. You just need a web browser. You don't need to be a web developer to create functional online forms for admissions, registration, and any other process you need to take online. Very advanced reporting tools that allow you to report on any piece of data, in any combination. Integration with online payment gateways. Feature-rich finance module allows you to track tuition invoices and payments, and allows your accounting people to produce complicated reports for their specialized needs using the powerful data mining tools. The support people are always very helpful and will quickly escalate your technical queries when needed.

Cons: A system that is so flexible and full of features takes time learn. But if you take the time to read the documentation and spend time with your account rep and their support team, and implement the system correctly, you will have happy staff and customers.

Capterra-loader

PCR is an extremely robust, web-based, completely integrated student information system.

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Completely integrated process from Inquiry to billing to fundraising.

2. Make a change in one department and it carries through. No double-entry!!

3. One yearly cost. No up-charges. Unlimited Users.

4. Completely customizable reports based on the current information in the database.

5. Customizable forms and contracts.

6. Easy to use.

7. Amazing customer support who always answers.

8. Great communication module for teachers, parents and administrators.

9. Easy scheduling module

10. Very robust Development and Advancement tools.

Cons: 1. Finance module (while very good) is still a work in progress.

2. While you can create any report imaginable, it would be nice to have more common standard reports already populated.

Overall: I have worked with several student information systems and I have worked with PCR for more than 10 years and I highly recommend not only the products they offer, but the company. It has evolved throughout the years and remains not only one of the most robust integrated complete school information systems, but also one of the best values!

PCR Educator provides an excellent tool for scheduling, and responsive customer service.

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: PCR Campus is an intuitive tool that provides a lot of flexibility. We primarily use the Scheduling module in the Campus portal, and our advisors use the Advisor portal for student course selections. PCR has been extremely responsive to our needs and has provided some very helpful customization. The Multi Action tool makes it easy to update several records with just a few clicks. The Data Mining Tool allows us to pull information in a variety of useful ways. Our support contact has been patient and helpful with both general training and in problem solving some of our unique challenges. I appreciate that PCR Educator continually seeks to improve the Campus product, including adding features such as more flexible gender identification.

Cons: We occasionally bump up against some constraints based on the complexities of our own course offerings, but our support person works with us to find efficient, if not always optimal, solutions.

Capterra-loader

PCR is a great database that is flexible and completely adaptable

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about this software is the flexibility I have to create the database I need for the school. It has all of the modules I need like Finance, Admission, Development, Health, Scheduling, Parent, Student and Teacher portals. I can run any report I need with the Data Mining Tool that gives me access to every field in the database allowing for all conditions. And when you factor in the cost for everything you are getting there is no other software that can compete.

Cons: When working with the software the system is very comprehensive, so the expectation is that the main users will need to receive training. The support staff is always there to help and will never rush you off the phone. No matter how many questions I have they will always listen and provide me with a solution before the call is over.

Gilman PCR Training

Aug 20, 2014
4/5
Overall

Comments: It was a lot to go over in just 4 training sessions. There were some discrepancies in how Gilman uses the software versus how the trainer used the software.

With that said, Dina was patient, kind and respectful. She began with basics as well as answered specific questions. She allowed us to critically think on how we would use a specific area without telling us what we should be doing.

I do think we can use PCR in a more efficient way as I work more closely with it. I am excited to see how it will benefit my office.

Training by Dina Glorioso

Aug 20, 2014
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The sessions were well paced with plenty of time for questions. She knows PCR!

Dina did not hesitate to go over things several times.

Because she has used PCR in a school setting she was able to provide suggestions to help us here at Gilman.

Her email and phone support have been extremely helpful. She worked with me Monday, after emailing her on Sunday that all Allison Conner's Reports were gone. She was able to recover years of work. She is an asset to PCR and I look forward to working with her.

Dina Glorioso

Jul 17, 2014
5/5
Overall

Comments: We were Dina's first training session and she was excellent. We had a variety of PCR comfort levels in the room from very beginners to more experience and she did an excellent job adjusting the pacing to make sure that everyone was both keeping up and having their questions answered.

Dina's school experience was also a huge asset as we talked about setting up naming conventions and protocol in our own system.

PCR Training for Gilman School

Aug 25, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The customer rep was absolutely fantastic. We covered many topics with many of the folks who will be using PCR and everyone felt the training was right "on target".

We would love to have her come back later in the fall to do some training with the back end of the Teacher Portal.

Awesome!

Jul 11, 2014
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Dina was awesome. She went at our pace and helped us understand what we wanted to know, but also added from her personal experience in schools and brought new benefits from PCR to us. She was very patient.

Very informative

Jul 11, 2014
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Dina did a great job yesterday at Garrison Forest School. Her school background is so helpful in understanding our questions and our needs. I look forward to working with her again.

PCR Training

Aug 05, 2014
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Good overview and personalization of training to the topics we were interested in.

PCR Has Been a Huge Help to Our School!

Aug 19, 2014
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I will email the comment to support@pcreducator.com