EMPOWER Student Information Systems

EMPOWER

4 / 5 5 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

College and universities that need a robust student information system to support their academic management needs.


Average Ratings

5 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $25,000.00/one-time
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • EMPOWER Student Information Systems
  • www.empowersis.com
  • Founded 1983
  • United States

About EMPOWER

EMPOWER is a fully integrated student information system supporting the management needs of colleges and universities. Its modular design supports ease and efficiency in recruitment, admissions, records/registration, degree audit, financial aid, student billing, alumni relations and much more. The EMPOWER database offers the industry-best security allowing data to be stored in one central location, managed, updated and accessed in real-time. Cloud-based or self-hosted options available.


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EMPOWER Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Empower provides payroll and HR software that helps keep us organized, although the reporting has room to be better

Nov 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: When we combine these couple issues with less than stellar customer service with our payroll provider that supports us in the use of this software, I would not recommend it--and we will be looking to replace it in the coming year probably.

Pros: The software helps our company keep much HR and payroll data accessible and accurate in the many needs we have in remaining compliant and keeping track of employees.

Cons: My 2 biggest complaints related to reporting capabilities and no built in time and labor (& accruals for time off) software. There are huge, almost endless reporting capabilities, but you have to master another type of software in the system in order to build many reports we need. For time, labor & time off accruals, it is "klunky" to have to login to another software that we use that interfaces with Empower.

Fantastic product for the cost

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to use. User definable codes.

Overall: The customer service is out of this world. The modules are code driven and user definable. New features and functions are continually added to improve the product. The profiles and extracts makes retrieving data even easier.

Recommendations to other buyers: Customer service is very knowledgeable and fast to respond.

Easy Student Information System

Feb 02, 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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Comments: EMPOWER is a user-friendly student information system that our school has used for over ten years! All of our departments, students and staff are able to use the same system and has made communication, tracking and reporting exceptionally efficient for our school. We use this database to do a wide variety of tasks from handling applications for incoming students, tracking students through the Admissions process, enrolling students into classes, storing confidential student records and maintaining them, a place to process/maintain billing/tuition payments, financial aid tracking, annual reporting and much more. We also use the web portal where students can view their schedules and pay tuition online, and we even use this as a place for our instructors to enter attendance and grades. Needless to say, it's organized our school a tremendous amount. Not only is it an easy software to use but all of the support staff are extremely helpful, and always go above and beyond as far as database support and training. I highly recommend EMPOWER!

Empower Review

Jan 27, 2017
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: Software has a clean look and many options for customization.

Cons: The admissions piece isn't as flashy as other things on market because Empower is more focused on functionality instead.

Overall: Imagetek has been a partner of Empower's for over 10 years and I've had the pleasure of working with them for the past 2.5 years. They are amazing to work with and care deeply about their clients.

Recommendations to other buyers: Empower takes concerns seriously and uses customer feedback to make software better.

Terrible system to manage and process work

Mar 18, 2016
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used several Financial Aid systems and this has to be one of the worse. The steps it takes to process basic financial aid information is simply time consuming and not worth the time. I have been asking a for a new system and it looks like this is going to happen. It would be better for a school to use Edexpress for processing as it is easier. Training for this system is cumbersome and not very detailed. Just to load ISIR's is a multi step process where you have to load instructions in order to load the files. I cant wait to get rid of it.