We are on the SMS 2.0 platform currently and the Qmlativ platform started to roll out the same year we implemented Skyward Student.
While SMS 2.0 is more full-featured and mature than Qmlativ and was and is the right choice for us, we are finding that the enhancements we need or want are now being side-lined or put on hold because Skyward is not investing as heavily in product development for their "older" product even though it is the one used by the vast majority of their clients.
This is disappointing and frustrating for us as newer clients for Skyward Student and results in an uphill battle when we find a product feature that is lacking. We have been told several times that a feature request we need would be considered only for Qmlativ and not for SMS 2.0. I don't consider that acceptable but unless it is a state reporting need we are not always getting major changes that we need.
We are a Texas client as well, and Skyward has done nothing to prepare for the recent changes in our state accountability system around college, career, and military readiness. We have to use third-party systems to analyze and predict our CCMR ratings even though every data element to calculate this criteria can or does reside in Skyward already (test scores, data elements for state reporting, course history, etc.) This is disappointing as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.