Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 2.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 2.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 2 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Eagle Software
  • www.aeries.com
  • United States

About Aeries

The Aeries Student Information System is a comprehensive solution that incorporates multiple technologies to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of schools, districts, and education agencies. The design and development of this robust, user-friendly system is rooted in over 40 years of experience in educational technology. Aeries is both flexible and scalable to meet and exceed the needs of both small and large districts.


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Aeries 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

Aeries Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Take it from a teacher: I'm REALLY FRUSTRATED with this S L O W system

Feb 02, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I do like the integration with the Attendance/Gradebook/discipline/interventions etc.

Cons: It's slow and VERY FRUSTRATING! (Can you tell I took time out of my scoring of papers to look this site up and vent?) I believe they must be tinkering with the code while we try and use it. Because it's online, sometimes features or buttons have disappeared and reappeared, some things all of a sudden don't work as expected. The number of clicks, for instance, to navigate through Narrative Grades differs from day to day. It's a bit like trying to fly a plane when they're putzin' around with the engines and flaps.

Overall: I don't care if it's at school or at home, every page takes 5, 10, 15 a minute (swear to God) to load. "Sometimes" it operates "OK," but mostly - lately (as of February 2017) this is the most frustrating experience. God Forgive if you have to enter just one student's late grade or something... It will take you 5 minutes just waiting for each screen to load.

Yesterday, I had to phone 2 parents - after school, so you'd think the demand would be low. This was on a wireless district network at school... after contract hours mind you. I needed to look up 2 parent contact phone numbers. 10 minutes LATER I finally got the ones I needed. (and wouldn't you know I got message machines...)

If you work on a laptop, be prepared that the "information" header panel whatever you call it, will take up more than half your screen and the list of students on any given assignment will be about 1/4 of your screen so you'll have to scroll endlessly up and down.

I am not going to use my real name - I complained a couple of years ago to the "contact email" for Aeries, and the next morning I was called into the principals office and read the riot act. For simply given them an honest assessment of their software - no more "offensive" than this - unless you're offended by legitimate criticism.

Recommendations to other buyers: I believe they have boxed themselves in to Babble Code and need to start all over. They "fix" one thing and screw up another.

New "upgrade" seems a backward step for teachers

Nov 20, 2015
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was happy with the original product, but after we transitioned to the new system it is evident that the teacher "waiting" time has significantly increased. I used to be able to click on different screens to enter grades, attendance, etc. and have the screen populate immediately, but now clicking a new screen requires several seconds of wait time until the new screen is queued up. It doesn't sound like much, but if you are processing information for well over a hundred students it is frustrating and time consuming. I first thought that this was just a problem with our school server, but no. It is just as slow when I access my internet at home.

One of the reports that I used routinely last year, which was visible simply by clicking on a student name, now requires that I download the report to Excel , so I can't instantly answer student questions about grades in the classroom. The formatting of the report is not very user friendly - I have to significantly manipulate the data in order to post it in the classroom. It lists all the assignments from the beginning of the year, not just those in my current term gradebook. My "Homelink" no longer shows total grade points for students or parents; apparently they are expected to count up points using a calculator. I was also inquiring as to how we could modify our report card. The Aeries help line simply referred me back to my district organization, who didn't have a clue. Apparently the Aeries folks don't want questions from teachers on some issues.

I was told this software upgrade was to make the screens of administrators and teachers more similar. Maybe it did that, but to the detriment of teacher data entry, report production, and parent/student access to information.

Aeries streamlines school system.

Nov 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the gradebook! Easy to use attendance, and easy to navigate all of the students in the school/ district.

Cons: I do not like how you have to switch years to access prior students. I wish that you didn't have to log out and back in under the previous year, because sometimes I can't remember which year it was.

Easiest gradebook

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We love Aeries! You can use this for any grade level, and it's easy for students, parents and teachers.

Cons: We are now trying to figure out how to use Aeries for mastery based grading. We would also like to develop a yearlong gradebook, instead of being tied to the semesters / quarters.

Aeries should be an abandoned nest

Sep 28, 2016
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Accessible from home.

Cons: Looses grade entries. Cannot see what a student sees. Will not accept grades from other sources - Excel, Numbers, etc. Cannot set dates for grade books thus cannot use triad or quarter grades. Only accepts semester grading.

Overall: Teachers cannot see what students & parents receive, and that is often filled with errors. Always use a second program to record grades first, as Aeries grade program often looses data, deletes entries. Many features that are user unfriendly, along with Aeries Help being limited to school district staff, not teachers.

Recommendations to other buyers: This program offers a "one program does everything" mentality. Unfortunately, it has performed for this teacher, very poorly in what I need and share to parents.

Clunky 90s interface with the worst customer support

Jul 06, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It can serve as the baseline product for an educational organization. It has the capabilities to cover most attendance, grade book, and compliance reporting needs.

Cons: It seems to be built on a shoestring budget. Forms are clunky and non-intuitive. The interface is from a bygone decade. Customer service is extremely bad, and most reps either don't know the product or blame the customer for not knowing the product.

Slow Site Performance Needs to be Addressed

Aug 18, 2017
1/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Simple user interface.

Cons: Performance is EXTREMELY slow when loading student data (>2 minutes). After updating student data and clicking on Save, it takes up to 3 minutes for page to come back. I am a parent and work in the software load testing industry. This is completely unacceptable and should not have passed Quality Assurance. Please fix the performance issue. I am up at 11:30pm at night because the first day packet is due on the 2nd day of school. I can imagine hundreds of other parents are in the same situation.

Aries this year is miserable! No one I know likes using it. Please go back to the old version

Nov 25, 2015
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had been using Aries for grades since 2006. This year, after the "improvements," It has been extremely slow and the interface is not user-friendly at all! Please revert back to the previous version! Everyone loved it then.