Sycamore School vs Top Hat

Starting Price

$1.30/month/user

$30.00/user

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Sycamore serves K-12 public and private schools, school districts and Catholic Dioceses. Schools representing over 40 countries use Sycamore Education.

Top Hat makes teaching fun and effective for university and college professors. Energize your class by asking questions, starting discussions, and gauging student understanding all with one app.

Ideal number of Users

2 - 1000+

1 - 1000+

Rating


4.5 / 5
(46)
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3.7 / 5
(24)
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Ease of Use


4.3 / 5


  • "A huge advantage to the system is the technical support. We find the support staff provides great assistance with easy questions as well as more complex solutions."

  • "Easy to use for parents and staff; customer service is the BEST -- quick to respond , servant-minded and very competent."


3.9 / 5


Customer Support


4.8 / 5


  • "The live US based tech support has been outstanding. Every staff person I have talked to knows the system well and has been extremely helpful."

  • "First of all, they have excellent customer service."


3.5 / 5


Features & Functionality


4.4 / 5


  • "Customer service is AWESOME. They are quick to respond and often make upgrades to the system based on our suggestions."

  • "I am able to pay my child's tuition, check their lunch account and pretty much anything their teacher posts that I need to know. Easy to navigate and keep track of yearly expenses."


3.7 / 5


  • "Sometimes the software lagged or delayed. This made answering difficult questions harder because time might expire more quickly."

  • "It's clean, sleek, and really user-friendly. Also, I like how Top Hat is device-friendly; their mobile app is great."

Value for Money


4.7 / 5


  • "Sycamore offers the software without nickel and diming for add-ons or necessary features. For a small and/or non-profit institution, it is an AWESOME option at a very reasonable cost."

  • "Cost effective all in one solution for Schools of all sizes."


2.7 / 5


Product Features

  • Attendance Tracking
  • Class Registration
  • Classroom Management
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Class Registration
  • Classroom Management
  • Electronic Assignments & Tests
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Progress Reports

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Platform

Web/Installed

Mobile

Web/Installed

Mobile

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online
  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

Training

  • check In Person
  • check Live Online
  • check Webinars
  • check Documentation
  • check In Person
  • check Live Online
  • check Webinars
  • check Documentation

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