Renato Software

Senso.cloud


3.5 / 5
5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Senso.cloud has been created to help K-12 Schools in the US and MAT's (Multi-Academy Trusts) in the UK manage their mixed environments of devices across multiple sites primarily for Tech /Teachers use


Average Ratings

5 Reviews

  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Renato Software
  • www.senso.cloud
  • Founded 2015
  • United Kingdom

About Senso.cloud

Senso.cloud is a single software solution built and contained entirely in the Azure cloud. Senso is a true cloud solution, where the clients will connect to Azure cloud services, the management console is accessed through a web browser. Being a true cloud solution means there is, in essence, no server software and no teacher software. It also means cloud services can be 'plugged in' using API's & it can scale up and out automatically when under load. Manage & Monitor any Windows & Chrome devices


Senso.cloud Features

  • Block Websites/Applications
  • Built in LMS
  • Collaboration Tools
  • For Classroom
  • For Labs
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Real-time Chat
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Report Cards
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Transcripts
  • View Student Monitors
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Senso.cloud Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Unreliable and Inconsistent

Sep 12, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: That it was web based and we didn't have to worry about server issues.

Cons: 1. It doesn't do what they say it can. We were told we would be able to broadcast our screens onto the students' screens. This does not work, at all. In most cases, it locks up the students' stations and we have to power them off manually and back on.

2. It is inconsistent. It doesn't always connect to all of my stations. It is random which ones connect and which ones do not. It will grab a computer and lock it when I tell it to, and then in the middle of being locked it will drop the computer and say it is offline. I can not unlock it then and have to do a manual power off and on.

Overall: My overall experience is not very good with Senso due to the issues I listed above, as well as some other inconsistencies. For example, I power off all of my stations every night. I have to do this usually at least 3 times before they will all shut down, and then I will still have to go around and manually turn off 2 or 3 because they are "offline" on Senso. I am sure there are features that are available that I do not use but that is because the ones I do use don't work, so I am not willing to invest more time into this program. There have been days that I lose up to 10 minutes of class time because I have to deal with an issue that Senso is causing. There are times when I lock their stations (a must for a middle school teacher trying to keep their attention since I can't broadcast to their stations) and then instead of using the "unlock" feature to unlock them all, some unlock and others stay locked and I have to tell it to "lock" them to get them to "unlock". Not lock them and then unlock them, it is like the "lock" feature becomes a toggle switch in the middle of the time I have them locked for just some of them. It is very frustrating! It is hard to even put into words what the problems are because they are different all of the time. They had to take Senso off of my teacher station because it wouldn't allow me to get to the login screen for our attendance/gradebook software (PowerSchool). My station would lag like crazy with it installed too, so I wasn't sad about it.

Senso and K-12 Schools

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the powerful suite of features that Senso has that make integrating technology into the classroom as well as management of devices.

Cons: I would be hard pressed to complain about anything, but on occasion there have been issues with modules. That being said, as soon as there was a problem, I was able to get it remedied through our support contact.

Overall: I'm thoroughly pleased with the features and service that Senso has provided our school district.

Vendor Response

by Renato Software on September 18, 2018

Thank you Chad for your honest review of Senso.cloud.

The whole team appreciates your feedback and we look forward to continuing our great work with you to ensure Senso is the best solution it can be for your school.

I can't believe that this company is still in business.

Sep 13, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The computers can be added on the software without hard wiring.

Cons: I cannot broadcast. It lasts for 10 seconds. When I lock the computers only some lock. When unlocking the computers, only some unlock. Therefore, we have to do a hard restart to the computers to get them back to use them. Computers disappear and reappear without reason.

Overall: I dislike the software. I would recommend that no one buys it.

Vendor Response

by Renato Software on September 17, 2018

Thank you for your honest feedback Abbi.

Senso.cloud is used by thousands of console users everyday who report back that they enjoy using the software and it works really well for them.

However we appreciate in your case unfortunately the software hasn't worked as expected.

We are working closely with your technology department to ensure Senso is up to date and running well for you.

Please allow us to provide some professional development for yourself and any other teachers who may be experiencing difficulties with the software.

Our aim is to have happy teachers enjoying their use of Senso and we promise to work hard to ensure this is the case in your classroom too.

Kind Regards
Senso.Cloud

Senso-So Easy to Use

Sep 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use

Compatibility with Chromebooks and Google Classroom

Ability to login on multiple devices to save time

Ability to login to computer and work from home

Ability to view screens of students while they are working

Cons: Needs updates frequently

Can't receive alerts for student issues yet

Overall: This business has been amazing to work with and the customer support is always available. One of the best companies out there and will continue working with them.

Senso

Sep 12, 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: Built for the cloud, easy to manage updates, simple design that any user will understand.

Cons: Grouping clients together can be a challenge depending on your organizations needs.

Overall: From the beginning of the first information call I have always felt supported and informed about updates and changes made to the Senso product.