Who Uses This Software?

Schools


Average Ratings

74 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 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

  • RenWeb
  • www.renweb.com
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About School Management Software

Used in more than 3,500 schools, RenWeb provides 300+ core features and powerful integrated solutions that automate your school administration, classroom management, communication with the home. This web-based solution also offers a turnkey data conversion and setup process, comprehensive training, and live Customer Support.


School Management Software Features

  • Bookstore Management
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management
  • Higher Education
  • Housing Management
  • Independent/Private
  • K-12
  • Library Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • School District
  • Special Education
  • 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
  • Accounts Payable
  • Attendance Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Class Loading
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Private Schools
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • K-12
  • Payroll Management
  • Purchasing

School Management Software Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Constantly improving software for schools

Oct 14, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customer service is the best part of using Renweb. They have a lot of self-help articles and videos. If you are crunched for time or can't find the answer you need just call them and they are more than happy to walk you through the issue!

Another great thing is to have everything you need to run a school in one system! That simplifies all of our lives. They've even developed an integration with FACTS to make billing streamlined!

Cons: The fact that Renweb is creating a new online system and going away from their desktop based system will be great once it's finished. Right now it's frustrating to be stuck between the two systems with some important features not functional online yet (I know because I have a mac and can't use the desktop version).

Some aspects of Renweb are clunky and not well organized which can be frustrating when you are trying to figure something out and don't have a lot of time.

Overall: We use Renweb throughout our entire school. We use their basic Student Information System as well as their value added Online Application/Online Enrollment.

Overall their system helps us accomplish much more than our past paper system, although we have frustrations about the functionality of the features and ease of use from time to time.

Fortunately their customer service is too notch and there's never been a question or issue they haven't walked with us through.

They are currently in the process of updating their entire system from a desktop version to a web-based. Once this transition is completed and the bugs are worked out, they will have a sleek, modern interface that isn't as clunky and is more user friendly.

Their value added product of Online Application/Online Enrollment leaves a bit to be desired but is a cost effective solution. It is not as user friendly for the families going through the process and doesn't make it easy to simplify some of the steps.

We've enjoyed working with Renweb so far and would recommend the software to another school that is willing to put in the time and resources to work with a company that is in the process of updating their systems.

Recommendations to other buyers: Overall I would say it's a great product for the value. The company really listens to the input of their customers and tries to make it a better experience. Just make sure you're willing to put in the time to learn how to use the software and that your teachers are willing to get on board!

Powerful software but slow to innovate and address issues

Jul 08, 2016
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One stop shop for multiple software applications

Cons: Slow to innovate, expensive add ons, frustrating software functionality

Overall: I've been using RenWeb for five (5) years now and have a major love/hate relationship with it. It's expensive to get started and then expensive if you want to adjust anything. Thousands to add a custom logo to the report cards. The financial account system is not GAAP compliant and their response was "we're not an accounting software company." But if you're going to have the feature then do it right. The online teacher portal is not Chrome compliant and it took four years to get the Parent Portal working on Chrome. For two years I had to tell parents to run IE in compatability mode to get it to work. RenWeb1 (theire new online portal) was announced and pused 1.5 years ago and still is not functional. They promised an Android app when we signed up five years ago (it's only 3-6 months away - they promised) . It tooke 3 years to get it functional. They are extremely slow to inovate. Their modules do not integrate well. If you put something on your lesson plans on a specific date, only certain entries can be added automatically to your classroom calendar and then your gradebook. So for many things you have enter the same information 3 or 4 times to get it to each location. This results in frustration on the teachers part and lack of use.

What keeps me with them are the tuition management module and the student (afterschool care) time clock. The student clock creates unique barcode scanner cards for authorized pickups to ensure the correct person is picking up the kids. This one feature is about the only thing that keeps me with RenWeb.

There is no Google Apps for Education integration, but according to them "it's coming soon". The last time I heard that statement, it was three years. That's not soon.

Recommendations to other buyers: Look at Alma if you can function without the student clock and use recognized accounting software for tuition management, I would do that.

Everything A Teacher Needs!

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: What I like most about RenWeb is the fact that everything a teacher may need in document management is in one place. The teacher can write their lesson plans, use the software to enter grades and find everything they may need on their students all in one place. I like the fact that the lesson plans are easy for parents to see as well. They have made some good advances in the past year. They are making strides in keeping up with the way they appear and the flexibility they have implemented to allow the teacher to work from work and personal devices. I do know from personal experience that they want to put the best product out there and are not afraid to change to do it.

Cons: The thing I have liked least about this software is that they make some changes to the software in the year. I adjusted to some of their updates with ease only to find it has changed during the year. I can be a bit frustrating especially when those changes happen at the end of a school year. I'm glad they are evolving, the timing could be better.

Overall: My overall experience has been a positive one. I have used this software in a couple of schools I've taught in. I enjoy using it and would recommend it to any fellow teachers as well as any future schools.

Renweb is all you need!

Feb 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Having all the information for our students literally at our fingertips has been a huge advantage in moving into the digital age. We can quickly look up everything we need and it tracks it for all students and families. Having the access to personal information, tracking emails, communications, grade book and calendars all in one spot has been my favorite parts of diving into this software.

Cons: The thing I really hate is when you go to a classroom and it pops up "communication has moved". I did not go there for communication but since it is the first alphabetically on the list, this error pops up every time. I just scroll down and click grade book so it is easy to get out of it. It is just annoying that I feel like it yells at me every day when I go to that section. Small annoyance really but still annoying.

Overall: The benefits of this software are too many to list. Renweb has taught me things on the administrative side that I did not even know I needed to learn. My teachers have their classroom information organized and can make their own customized reports if needed which is a huge benefit because not all students are the same.

The best thing about RenWeb and FACTS is the customer service.

Jun 23, 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: Since this software is so comprehensive it is great to be able to call the customer service number any time during the day. The customer service team is courteous, helpful and very knowledgeable. Using this software in addition to FACTS has also allowed us to pass on the same level of customer service to our students and families.

Cons: The transition has been difficult and it would have been helpful to have more integration, import export capability with Excel and have templates provided for this transition.

Overall: Our parents do not need to call our office as often, they can go straight to RenWeb and FACTS to see what is going on with their student and their account. It is transparent and user friendly to them.

RenWeb app

Jan 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: RenWeb online is fantastic. The way it is graphically organized makes it very simple and intuitive to access grades, report cards, contact parents and staff, see individual student information, Etc. I'm over all very happy with the software.

Cons: The RenWeb Android app really doesn't let you do much. I can access student information and take attendance, but that's pretty much it. It's not organized terribly well and is slow as well. I look forward to an updated version in the future as they have updated their website.

Overall: I have used RenWeb for several years at my school and I'm really enjoying the new updates. It was a bit clunky before and is now quite smooth and intuitive.

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Excellent product for a VERY niche market

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: RenWeb is School Information System software. It allows the user to take attendance, track grades, generate report cards, as well as a HOST of other features. Very feature-rich. In years past, RenWeb sort of lost its way with not really understanding who its core customer was - K-12 schools. After the acquisition by FACTS, RenWeb has really turned the ship around.

Cons: I do not like that FACTS is completely re-branding RenWeb as FACTS SIS. It doesn't sound as good. It looks like they're admitting failure. My preference would simply to be a major revision overhaul and re-branding with the same name.

great software, but complex

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: web based, customer support

Cons: quirky (probably like any software)

Overall: RenWeb is amazing. There are so many features and abilities that make our school run. We simply don't use everything RenWeb offers, but all of its core modules we use all the time. Its newest web interface is convenient and efficient. They do make continual improvements to the product, which I appreciate.

There is a real learning curve associated with starting out implementing RenWeb. Their video training is good, and their customer support is great, but it's still a big undertaking. Teachers have a few key things to do in the system, and most of them will get up to speed quickly. Admisistrators have much more to do, and it just takes time to figure it all out.

Renweb basically works, though it shows its age.

Jan 10, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All the basic teacher / admin functions are covered reasonably well. The system is stable.

Cons: Old look, Windows bias.

Overall: Renweb appears to have been developed on a PC years ago at a private religious school in Texas and has expanded since then to be the go-to system for conservative Christian schools. It shows its age but basically works well. Not for Mac! and Not for overseas (that is, it had no provision for A4 paper or date-format or multiple currencies). It has elaborate grade-calculation settings and reasonably good attendance and grade-input methods. E-mail communication from teachers to students & parents is reasonably well done. Ironically, we missed all these basic functions when our administration switched to a glitzy new facebook-like system. Renweb recently merged with a finance company, so it is not clear how that will affect this core business--maybe better, maybe not.

Recommendations to other buyers: It gets the job done.

Once I got the hang of it, Renweb is a great resource for classroom grades

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I appreciate the functionality of renweb especially with grading. It is easy to align the grading system to the system you want for you classroom. Also, it allows parents to get connected to your student's progress.

Cons: Sometimes, certain features feel like they are 100 clicks away. Especially to send home messages through the program itself. I relied on my regular email far more often. Putting in behavior reports was also not my favorite feature.

Overall: Our entire school's information and grading is found in one system - it is connected and has everything I need for the gradebook aspect.

Great product. This can track everything we need at school.

May 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that flexibility of the database. It tracks families as groups, and as each individual separately. It allows me to "divorce" families and change things however I need.

Cons: Like all advanced systems, it can be cumbersome to drill down to all the levels and use all its capabilities. But whether for simple users or expert ones, it seems to accomplish everything we need at our school.

Overall: We are able to track all our school families, with notes and interactions and even distant family members. It has professionalized our database management efforts at our school.

I have used this software from beginning to now and have learned just about all areas of it.

Mar 26, 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: This software has multiple sections that integrate with each other . This makes troubleshooting easier since you can actual get to the same area different ways. Also, once you get their support team they are awesome when it comes to helping you understand what you need done.

Cons: No area for emailing thread or contacting conversation with a co-workers on family balances.

Also call in to many buttons to get software area needed.

Overall: One central area to keep student information together.

Great School Information System for small schools or school that are starting out with an SIS.

Mar 24, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is one of the more affordable options out there and includes most needed features in the basic plan.

Cons: Although it is improving-and I am hopeful that this continues-it does not integrate well with other platforms. There are also areas there are not well-developed. For example, announcements, resources, etc. can only be made available to the entire school or district. It would be easy to implement and extremely helpful if these could be made available by grade levels.

Not very reliable and customer support is weak.

Aug 03, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: They are always coming up with new features and they finally made web browser based user portals.

Cons: The software is normally pretty bad. The web browser interfaces are very different among different browsers. There always seems to be an issue with the reliability of data entry/access or some sort of new technical issue that they can't determine the cause to or replicate the issue for when you call support.

Overall: Helped us get through a time when there were not many other alternative solutions.

RenWeb is, by far, THE BEST and most user friendly software out there for school management!

Feb 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Easy to learn and navigate

-Everything your school needs under one umbrella

-Very user friendly

-Quality and detail oriented

-Simply stated - the best decision you could make for your school

Cons: Customer Service wait times were often a bit long.

Overall: I have used RenWeb at several different schools I have been a part of and have yet to find it's equal. It is the best experience I have had with ANY school management software. It changed our schools for the better.

Program is Very Good, Customer Service is Excellent

Feb 04, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The benefits: Complete from inquiry to admissions to enrollment. Can tailor to suite needs with checklist items, automatic emails etc. Reports are easy to create.

Cons: Inquiry reporting is separate from admissions and enrollment reporting. Would be helpful to have one report to show inquiries that moved to admissions that moved to enrolled/finished.

The directions on RenWeb University seem scattered and I found it very difficult to learn the process for starting a new year and running through re-enrollment. I took the webinars which were very helpful, but I am a checklist person. So I called RenWeb many times to have them walk me through the process so I could write it down step by step.

The Customer Service was a life saver! This is my first big project creating re-enrollment from scratch. From creating the enrollment packets to testing them and learning the process for release, your reps were patient, kind and so helpful. I called so many times I began to recognize their voices when they picked up! I could only imagine when they asked my name and district code they probably saw a list pages long with my name popping up! Oh her again. They never made me feel silly for calling so much and took the time to help me walk through step by step and explain things in a way I grasped. I knew that I could take a risk and click a button not being completely confident what would happen, because if it caused a problem, someone would be able to help me. They were a huge safety net. As a result, we released online re-enrollment/enrollment two days ago and the world has not collapsed! lol. Can't say enough. Thank you, thank you!

I love the new update.

Mar 08, 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: I like the new update and renweb one. The emailing is a lot easier and posting announcements. I am slowly learning how to use it more and more every day.

Cons: I wish there was an app for administrators to be able to post from the phone or ipad. Having to have a desktop everytime is harder to do.

Overall: I like that I can send email to the whole school or just one grade. Posting announcements are really easy.

A Complete Solution

Feb 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software is very versatile. It solves many of our issues.

Cons: Because it has so many facets, it can be a little difficult to navigate. Things are not located where I think they should be. I find the layout to be illogical.

Overall: It has been a wonderful tool. It allows us to have our gradebook, attendance log, health info, and behavior reports all within a single program.

School Management software

Dec 13, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to communicate, and mobile app make life easier

Cons: it doesnt work well with google chrome, messes me up

Overall: we use this as our main communication resources , and it works great. we do our report cards and emergency contacts and name it and you can find the details. there are few new additions they keep adding which have some bugs but they work with us to help us out

Recommendations to other buyers: i would really like if they work well on establishing it with google

RenWeb

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Being able to run reports and integrate details per each student

Cons: I don't like how platforms and reports are different from the desktop to RenWeb1

Overall: In general, it seems to work...and if we need something set up, customer service works with us to try to accommodate our needs and what we're looking for. This is strictly form an office perspective, I am not a teacher.

I love the application for smart phones.

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how quickly I can enter attendance and new grades. I also like the calendar feature with important school related dates.

Cons: I only have an issue with setting up my classes each year. It would be nice to keep everything the same each year. Also it would be nice to see previous years lesson plans

We use Renweb for our new student enrollment, applications and grade processing.

Jun 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Renweb has a key feature where it stores emails sent to parents for the past 6 months. This is helpful when trying to track who emails were sent to.

Cons: There are glitches in the system. It is hard to get technical support for issues as most time the IT department does not understand the issue.

A must product to use

Jun 20, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the school management and account billing is one of ma favorite

Cons: it lucks some modules that might have been good for me

Overall: am really glad to have such an amazing software like this cause it has helped me maximize the school profits and also helped me on the day today business experience

Recommendations to other buyers: so far just add the missing modules then it will be perfect

A Good Resource for Schools

Feb 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This program allows us to meet multiple needs within one program.

Cons: It is a good program, but it takes time to learn your way around. It isn't an easy navigate.

Overall: RenWeb 1 provides us with a school wide solution for behavior reports, attendance, medical records and gradebook.

Buyer's Remorse.

Oct 06, 2016
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Renweb is a disaster.

1. The default date setting for all documents your teachers and staff go to the trouble to upload and make accessible to students and parents is ONE DAY. You read that right. You didn't know your staff would go to the trouble to upload something for just 24 hours, but that is what Renweb thinks, and refuses to change. Their default should be a one week date range. In what universe would anyone want documents to disappear in 24 hours? In the Renweb universe only. You must remember to change the date when you upload it.

2. Renweb will not set a default for any links you click within Renweb open in a new tab, claiming that is a function of your browser. But many, many websites set their links to be either pop-ups or new tabs. Renweb will not.

3. No flexibility on naming links on the website you pay them for. If you want to use Lesson Plans for Assignments, forget about naming it correctly for YOUR school. Your parents and students will have to use their pre-named tabs, whether or not that applies to your school. Forget about any customization for the big bucks you pay.

4. 'Resources' as a link name is used twice, which is very confusing to parents and students, and unnecessary, given there are many words in the English language. Why not name the Class tab for Resources, 'Documents'? Because that is what it is. Then the other Resources, in the menu column, will be distinct, and for schoolwide resources.

5. Email formatting is abysmal; some kind of primitive html form that yields automatic spacing (not visible to the sender) between paragraphs and an ugly font; there is now a Communications Beta, so perhaps that will address the sheer ugliness of their email formats.

There is much more disappointment awaiting you in the inflexible Renweb, but after spending my morning untangling yet another problem, I need to get to mission-critical tasks.

Yes, they get high marks for customer service from many users, but that customer service is necessary to compensate for all the inherent issues.

I am so sorry we invested in Renweb. Unnecessarily complicated to interface with, while yielding emails that look like they were created ten years ago. An odd combination of behind the scenes 'sophistication' with primitive-looking email communications with parents/ students.

Very powerful, irreplaceable

Apr 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software has been in existence for many years and continues to get better with each release.

Cons: I don't really have any criticisms if this application.

Overall: Continuous automation development to deliver data in many different ways.

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RenWeb

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like having an all in one system. We can pull reports, make labels, etc. I can communicate with all parents at once and create smaller classroom groups.

Cons: It is difficult to sometimes figure out how to pull a report with the things you are looking for. It takes a bit of trial and error to find what you're looking for and sometimes I give up. I also don't like that you can't customize an emergency sheet for each student to get the data on that sheet that I'm looking for and not just a template.

Overall: Like all school management software, it has its benefits and challenges.

Lots of features, with room for improvement

May 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: lots of features & options for our school, some customization, dependable

Cons: clunky UI, non-intuitive layout & interface, company keeps changing & not always ready for the rollout....

Simplistic, yet advanced

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This grading software is easy to use, allows teachers to easily copy assignments across multiple classes and posts homework on the web for parents to see. The smartphone app is another added bonus. It is very user friendly and works very well for an app based grading system.

Cons: There are always features that can be added and would be nice to have. For example, I would like to be able to more easily post hyperlinks in the homework section so that my students can access things on Google Drive.

RenWeb Grading System

Dec 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is relatively affordable for schools. I like that you can send weekly progress reports to parents to keep them in the loop.

Cons: The functionality of RenWeb is poor. It is not teacher frindly and doesn't have many of the features that teachers would like.

Overall: Although they are improving, my overall satisfaction with RenWeb is low.

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Renweb was a lifesaver!

Mar 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Renweb is really nicely laid out which makes it easy to use and train our teachers.

Cons: The mobile app could use some attention. But it's nice that the functionality on phones is there.

Overall: Renweb has really helped us to maintain our student database, including grades, attendance, and demographic information.

Making Progress

Feb 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Has a lot of features

Is a one stop shop

Cons: Want communications to have mail merge capabilities.

A little more intuitive,

Report card emails are good

Mar 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Report card emails are clear and clean

Cons: Navigation is frustrating and confusing

I don't fully understand its purpose

Clunky program

Overall: It may not completely be RenWeb's fault that I don't care for them but a combination with the schools that have used it. I have had my children at two different schools who both used RenWeb and I have never figured out what the heck we are supposed to use it for. We get weekly automatic emails that generate our child's report card which is clear and easy to access but the site itself is confusing and not easy to use.

Helpful for Teachers and Parents

Nov 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The best part of Renweb is the web based setup that gives teachers an easy way to give information to families in real time.

Cons: Some of the navigation is tricky. Recently I had trouble accessing class listing in a way that made sense to me. I couldn't remember the teacher and there wasn't an easy option to sort the view by class subjects.

Overall: Renweb has been a good step forward for our small, private school to connect teacher's to parents and the information both are looking for.

Very basic functionality, but intuitive

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: It was very easy to learn all the features of the software and implement its use across a wide number of teachers and parents.

Cons: The mobile app experiences a lot of loading lags. I also had several issues with documents not uploading correctly.

Simple, east to use with a good amount of functions and features

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Saves grades and comments automatically, is very easy to use and set up, and allows for assignments to easy be posted and viewable to anyone who has access.

Cons: Formatting and the automatic saving can be a catch-22. If you accidentally click on another student and hit different numbers, it can change a grade and save automatically. If you do this and do not recognize it, it can become a problem.

School database system

Aug 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It has many detailed features and can have most items under one program

Cons: Has many glitches, not easy to use, too detail oriented, and hard to teach others to use. Can not customize to school needs

Complete school suite with great customer service

Mar 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The package is very comprehensive for running a school, including admissions, simple financials, scheduling, course management...

Cons: Little-to-no integration with Google (Classroom, email, calendar...). The learning curve seems steep for both admins and teachers, but the company is in the process of releasing a better interface that should help with that. THe UI look is a bit lackluster, though not a huge factor for us.

Overall: RenWeb is a good option for K-12 schools, but it does require a full-time manager within the school.

For the most part, I feel that RenWeb is intuitive as far as Student Information Systems go

Jan 29, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using RenWeb since 2008-2009. Usage is generally easy as most things are rather intuitive. As the person in charge of the system for scheduling and report cards, I have come up against some issues over the years. However, the strongest feature of this program is the Customer Support. I have utilized their services on more occasions than I can remember, often because some tasks are only done once a year and are not as familiar as those done with regularity. Any time I have contacted Support, the individuals have been friendly, knowledgeable, professional and have either given me a solution immediately or have gone the extra mile to turn the problem over to programmers or other support personnel who were better able to solve the problem. I can confidently say that I have never been left without a resolution and have been the beneficiary of special instructions to fit our particular situation. The Customer Support for RenWeb is one of the strongest selling points in my estimation and I have worked with other Student Information Systems for nearly 30 years before we started using RenWeb. Keep up the great job!

Pretty good

Jun 26, 2015
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We've been using this for several years now. I like it for the most part, but our business manager has trouble getting the detail he needs for financial reporting. Teachers sometimes have problems posting to report cards, but like the grade book and lesson plans. Parents love that they can keep track of grades, accounts, etc. online.

The help desk is usually pretty good at responding and getting issues resolved. The also have several options for contacting them, which is handy.

There are some inconsistencies in how it handles data, eg. lets one put anything in a date field, then abends in another area when it goes to display the date.

Most of the functionality is included in the base price, which is based on enrollment, but customization, which might be nice for reports, is a hefty monthly cost.

At an added cost, we can text/email/voice call the parents with notifications (good for snow days!). This is definitely worth the cost! While the base price includes email, many parents don't read email, so texting is a great advantage, esp. when we really need to get in touch with them.

School management software with accounting

Sep 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Pure accounting

Overall: Excellent management ,I think that without this kind of software, we can't be able to drive our any classes bus: Indus: academy.We it is a must devices for us.

Very enjoyable product

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is very easy to navigate. It is simple yet effective. It has all of the information you could possibly need at your fingertips and it's all easy to find.

Cons: I don't think I have any real complaint about this software - it's organized well enough to keep parents current generally or for specific events.

I used Renweb throughout middles chool and high school as a student an my parents used it as well

Jun 26, 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: What I liked the most about this website, is that we we were able to check our grades as soon as the teacher uploaded the grade

Cons: What I like the least is the fact that as a parent it can be very confusing to use and also has way too many tabs

Renweb

Sep 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software allows a lot of information to be stored for access for students, administration and parents. Helpful that can great folders on different topics.

Cons: Not easy to use for parents. Could use an update to the look.

I use RenWeb as a teacher in a independent school.

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Renweb's menu layout is very organized and user friendly. Classes can be color coded to ease in distinguishing between sections of a class. There are numerous sorting options for sorting a teacher's grade book.

Cons: Renweb does have some flaws in my opinion in its user interface. One that jumps out at me each day is that different functions (Switching from grade book to student records) opens in a new tab. This may seem petty, but with no option to disable this, it becomes quite annoying.

Not a fan

Dec 06, 2018
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I've had good experiences with customer support.

Cons: Running reports out of RenWeb is a pain, and you are extremely limited on what information you can filter in order to get the report that you need/want. Also, if you enter a payment prior to the charge being added to the account, that charge will not be automatically cleared once it is on the account. You can have a credit on the account, but charges will still show as being not cleared, which, in turn, skews your accounting reports.

Overall: I have not been very impressed when working with RenWeb. I find that it is not intuitive, and has a number of unnecessary issues that make it difficult to use. I don't recommend it.

One Stop Shop

Apr 12, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The only cons I've found with RenWeb is more about me not having the time to truly explore it and learn the in's and out's. There is so much it can do but...the reality is, we don't always have the time to just "play" with it. I'm new to my role this year so I'm doing tasks and running reports for the very first time...which is daunting. Fortunately, your team of customer support personnel are amazingly helpful and have always been super supportive and have happily walked me through the task at hand. I can't tell you how much that means when you're a bit overwhelmed and under a deadline. THANK YOU!! Hope to meet some of you at the Power Conference if I get to attend (keeping my fingers crossed on that).

It has helped to keep all my classroom information in one place.

Jan 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of grading reports. It also allows me to keep all my classroom info for each student in an organized system.

Cons: Sending parents messages though the program requires too many steps to send a simple message. This is one area that could be improved.

Simple but Definitely Could Be Better

Apr 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: It was simple, didn't have a bunch of bells and whistles.

Cons: You definitely need the administrator for everything, including changing your password or sign in. At least the version I encountered.

Extremely Frustrating

Nov 28, 2016
2/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There are a lot of possible functions that can be used.

Cons: Despite all of the functions, the grading portion seems to be an afterthought. Entering assignments is cumbersome, and entering late work is excruciatingly painful.

Overall: I have heard so many positives about this grading system that I was eager to use it. However, after just a short time attempting to use it, I can truly say that it is about the worst grading program I have ever used. It is cumbersome, using many clicks and steps to perform simple procedures. Free grading programs are better than this. What used to take me a short time to do with grading, now takes me much longer. I really wish I didn't have to use this website!

Recommendations to other buyers: Avoid this program for grading software!