Who Uses This Software?

Web-based appointment scheduling tool for colleges, universities, and higher education institutions with features such as eSARS access, waiting list status, and customized reports.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Contact SARS Software Products for pricing details.
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SARS Software Products
  • www.sarsgrid.com
  • Founded 1996
  • United States

About SARS Anywhere

Student appointment tool that helps scheduling through appointments management, instant messaging and eSARS.


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SARS Anywhere Features

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Class Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Multi-Location
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking Management
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Calendar Sync
  • Client Database
  • Group Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Room Booking Management
  • Admissions Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal
  • Communication Tools
  • Community Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Higher Education
  • Interactive Learning
  • K-12
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile App
  • Orientation Management
  • Polls / Voting
  • Safety Management
  • Student Group Management

SARS Anywhere Reviews Recently Reviewed!


SARS is a must have!

Apr 03, 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: I like the creativity I get to use in SARS when I meet with various different locations on campus requiring a very different information set. I can do this by creating different schedule and/or reason codes that will meet their needs. One location on campus has a kiosk where 3 different departments are housed so I had to consider numerous scenarios that the students may face in order to make sure it was functional. I also have a set up in another department where certain criteria has to be met before they can log themselves in. This product is very flexible!

Cons: Every now and then, someone asks for some data that I cannot pull based on their numerous reports. Usually, you can pull the data in one report, export it, and combine it with the data from another report to get exactly what the end user needs. However, any questions I have are quickly answered by the SARS Support team who are very capable and willing to help me out at a moment's notice!

Overall: I started working with SARS in 2007 as a small piece of my job. At the time, we were only using it in 4 locations on campus. Currently, we now have 36 separate and unique locations campus-wide and I have let my other duties go and have become the SARS guru on our campus. It is my responsibility to meet with the various locations, configure SARS to meet their needs, and ensure that everyone is up and functioning efficiently on a daily basis.

I don't know what I would do without SARS!

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I Like the way everything is integrated. We use SARSGrid to book appointments and pull data for Program Reviews and State Reporting; we use SARSTrak to check students in and notify counselors when the lines are out the door; we use SARSMsg to text and/or email confirmation and reminder verbiage in addition to eSARS to enable students to book themselves online!

Cons: Sometimes I can't find an answer to an issue quickly enough in the manuals but the support staff is so great, they usually get back to me right away.

Overall: When I first started using SARS, we were only using it for 4 locations; we now have 35! It is wonderful as you configure it to the needs of a particular department. All of the software works together so a student can book an appointment, receive a confirmation text/email in addition to a reminder a few days before the appointment. It also captures all of the student contact credit for state reporting purposes. Not to mention the IT support team are phenomenal whenever I have any questions! I highly recommend this wonderful team and their product!

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are starting out new, I would recommend that someone be assigned to stay on top of SARS because you'll want to use it everywhere and roll it out in an orderly fashion.

Best Customer Support & Experience

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our college has been a customer of SARS for more than ten years and I can say hands down these guys are the best software company ever. The software is great, well thought out in terms of integration and application to the education environment, and what makes it even better is the staff. When I have to call tech support, which is usually because I forgot how to configure something, I get through and solve my issue 99.9% of the time on the first call. In the rare instance when they have to call me back on something, they do it at the time and date they say they will. I have even gotten a call from the owner of the company on a Sunday asking me if he could help when I called on a Saturday and left a message on the support line. All I can say is these guys are the definition of customer service.

The wide array of products in the SARS line has helped me to achieve my goals of increasing services to students across all service units on campus. The products allow me to increase my communication to the students about these services and has helped me to more efficiently assign resources. We have been able to integrate data feeds to/from the SIS, and reporting of student usage of services is now available for decision making processes in real time.

I cannot say enough about how much I value my relationship with my rep, and the folks at SARS.

SARS GRID is Tops!

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: We have used SARS GRID products since 2003 including GRID, SARS Anywhere, SARS-TRAK, SARS-MSGS and eSARS. They integrate well with our student information system, are easy to use by our staff and students, and are a necessary tool for scheduling student appointments and communicating with them in a busy educational environment.

The customer support is excellent. They go above and beyond. We have had some very specific, customs requirements in the past and they always come through with a solution that works for us. I can't say enough good things about their customer support staff.

Most of the products are web based and they support LDAP authentication and single sign-on. Their products are very reasonably priced as well, and their unlimited user licenses make it uncomplicated to manage from an IT perspective.

I highly recommend SARS Software and their suite of products.

Sars Grid Review

Feb 02, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. Simple to setup and train users. Customer support is fantastic.

Cons: Sars grid is a bit dated. Inflexible with reporting. You have to experiment with the exporting of data if you want more advance analytics than the delivered report. User interface is also a bit dated with SARS GRID but anywhere is great.

Overall: One of the best customer support experience I've ever had. Rep and his wife and their crew are wonderful. Always available for answers. Always willing to help and work things though. While sars grid is a bit dated with its interface and integration, the new version is leaps better.

Recommendations to other buyers: I find most people don't have it setup correctly or don't have the exchange module setup properly. That's where alot of the frustration comes from.

Transition from SARS Grid to SARS Anywhere

Aug 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For an everyday user, the transition from SARS Grid to SARS Anywhere is fairly simple. Very intuitive screens and configuration options.

As a System Administrator, I appreciate the helpfulness of the SARS Technical Support team. They have been so helpful and always help me to find a solution to my questions.

Cons: Lack of drag/drop feature. It would be so helpful for scheduling purposes to be able to drag/drop appointments, meetings, etc. from one advisor to another. Hopefully this will be a future enhancement.

As a system administrator, the various modules have been challenging to configure and manage. User settings had to be fully reconfigured in the move from SARS Grid to SARS Anywhere, as well as the Messages module and messaging features in SARS Anywhere. Fortunately, SARS Software Tech Support has been outstanding to provide guidance and assistance when needed.

Easy to use scheduling student appointments for a community college counseling department.

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple grid, easy to navigate and search appointments. User friendly. Ability to color code time slots for certain appointment categories makes it easy for the user while searching for specific time allotted appointments.

Cons: I didn't find any cons with this program, other than being so easy to use or too simplistic. Some of my coworkers however needed to input other information or extra information into the appointment box which doesn't show on grid unless you click on appointment slot.

Unequalled customer support for equally great and versatile software!

Jun 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Versatility and ease of use. Customer Support is awesome, and the tech people are all excellent to work with.

Cons: We are still discovering ways we can use this software - which is a good thing to discover about an easy to use software product. It has so much functionality, we are always finding ways we can apply it to our college.

Overall: The ability to connect in a mobile fashion with our students about counseling appointments, career development appointments, financial aid appointments, etc. I am positive we have not uncovered all the capabilities of SARS Software.

CCSF has been using SARS Grid since 1998, and subsequently added several companion products.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Security. User-friendly. Wonderful customer service. Copy features from a master location to build new locations. Creates MIS Reports from SARS data. Allows management to identify and allocate resources. A flexible suite of products being supported by an outstanding technical support team. I highly recommend the SARS Suite of Products.

Cons: Needs additional report features for non-technical support staff; thereby freeing up some resources from the IT support team.

First-Rate service and support!

Aug 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: SARS Anywhere is intuitive and convenient. Moreover, the team at SARS is incredible: they are patient, knowledgeable, and never make you feel like you are bothering them.

Cons: I'd like more flexibility to customize how reports are formatted, but what is available meets our core needs.

Overall: The ability for our counselors, staff and managers to access SARS from "anywhere" has made a big difference in our ability to serve students; we are more efficient, and have the ability to access information more readily.

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Jan 09, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software does a good job of accurately portraying when workers are available for scheduling among colleges.

Cons: It's a very outdated user face that is not intuitive.

Vendor Response

by SARS Software Products on January 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. At SARS Software, our goal is to do everything we can to offer our clients tools to aid in servicing students. We would definitely love to hear your ideas on how we can positively enhance our solutions and welcome you to reach out to Brian Dobbie our National Sales Manager who you can reach by the following: Brian@sarsgrid.com or 415-323-6058; Scott Claypool our CTO who you can reach at the following: Scott@Sarsgrid.com or 415-957-2080. Thank you so much for your support of SARS Software Products.

SARS Support

Jan 17, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Although we have yet to use the software, it appears very user friendly and intuitive.

Cons: No comment at this time. I do not see any issue so far.

Overall: We are investigating using the product for Academic Advising scheduling and Early Alerts. My primary purpose for this review is highlight the support and installation team for their knowledge, expertise, and customer relations skills. Even though they are implementing, they are effectively communicating what/ why, etc. Terrific support staff and excellent communications from all.

Vendor Response

by SARS Software Products on January 22, 2019

Jack,

Thank you very much for the positive feedback regarding our support team. We are excited to continue working with Henry Ford College to get everything up to speed and running smoothly for you.

Thanking

Apr 17, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is communication platform that helps me well

Cons: it is good to be free, because there ere many people who prefer this system

Overall: No more experience

SARS for Tutor Scheduling

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've used SARS-GRID since 2001 and have found it to be easy to use and to have great reporting functions that have enabled our program to be data driven. Customer Support has always been extremely responsive. We schedule over 25,000 appointments in a year. Additionally, we use SARS-GRID to help us track other tutoring activities, such as SI, group tutoring, and Student Success Workshops. Once you learn the program, you can adapt it to track just about any activity. SARS-GRID listens to customers and I've been able to suggest new features and have them added in the next version.

SARS Feedback

Feb 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The SARS software programs have helped our college stay organized and focused on our students. We use SARS Grid in the majority of our student services departments to track student contacts, schedule appointments and maintain faculty and staff schedules. The customer support that we have received over the years has been amazing!

Fantastic Product!

Jul 24, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The easiest most intuitive piece of software that we have ever used. It fulfills all our Advisor scheduling, Student appointment and walk-in tracking needs.

The Company has a whole suite of products to meet all the current needs of the education system.