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Product Description

Skyward offers school districts a complete solution for all their administrative software needs, beginning with an implementation that meets timelines and ensures staff are comfortable and knowledgeable, through running the expansive capabilities of the School Management System to produce state reports faster with more accuracy.


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Skyward Inc.
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1980
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Stevens Point, WI
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Skyward makes the day-to-day tasks of teaching simple. While systems or methods I've used in the past slowed my workflow as a classroom teacher, Skyward's best attribute is that daily tasks -namely attendance and grade tracking- are simple and seamless, allowing the work of teaching to continue with minimal interruption. I can enter a grade for multiple courses at one time; I can adjust attendance for multiple days from a single screen; I can determine how my grades are calculated, and I can integrate Skyward with our LMS to make grade entry instantaneous, rather than tedious. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The grade change process for a closed grading period could be simplified. Otherwise, Skyward does more than I would ever need it to do. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Now that I help run my school's virtual program, I have learned more about the student management side of Skyward; I use it multiple times a day to quickly pull a transcript, check a current schedule, or look at a student's discipline history. Being able to carry these tasks out efficiently keeps me moving forward on the variety of tasks I have to complete when enrolling a student in our district, or into courses in one of the LMS's we employ. Furthermore, Skyward integrates with our LMS. It's easier for me to encourage teachers to use the LMS when I let them know that doing so saves them time. They no longer need to hand enter grades with grade pass back. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I love the ease of use and management options. The reports are easy to use and generate and the student management is out of this world. I love that this program can make it so easy for parents, educators, food service, and technology to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was hard to get used to making the reports that I needed for the first couple of weeks, but tech support was out of this world and now it is no trouble at all! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Probably the easiest software we have used in my 12 years of school food service! Love this product!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems solved include better parent management and ease of use, and the benefits to this include less student debt in our food service department, more transparency, and ease of use for all involved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Made it easy to teach everyday. The best feature of Skyward is that daile attendance, rating and attendance monitoring is quick and smooth, making it possible to continue teaching work with limited interference, whereas the tools and approaches I used to slow down my workflow as a classroom instructor. I can start a degree in several courses at the same time; I can change attendance from one screen for several days; I can decide how my grades are measured, so that I am not boring and can merge Skyward with our LMS. It can be navigated and students can see clearly and agree on their own performance. Our university uses Skyward to execute many tasks traditionally kept in various areas. A huge amount of information should be examined continuously and efficaciously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I had to lead other teachers step by step during the cost-refund cycle. Better if they had the teacher's name identified. Many programs cause frustrating rating annoyance. The method of grade change might be streamlined with a closed grading period. Skyward does more than I ever would need to do otherwise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It encourages students, supervisors, parents and employers to obtain information to support them in the education process. There are several features in a cozy space. Contacting parents or other workers through Skyward is easy and convenient. In the field of schooling, connectivity is important. Skyward communicates with parents or other workers instantly and conveniently. To make sure students and families see exactly what activities are due and what training they are receiving, Skyward combines seamlessly with Google Classroom. I'm helping run the interactive curriculum of my university. I use this many times a day to get a transcript easily, to review a current timetable or to review the background of a student. I'm effective in doing these activities and I'll have to do a lot of tasks while I engage a pupil in our district or take classes in one of the LMS we deal with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The place to go in to check the information of your students is fantastic. From a financial point of view I like how simple issues are, balances are easily tested. Also it is possible to budget quickly and easily. Skyward is ideal for storing messages, grades, and students. It is navigable and the students also clearly see and agree with their own scores. At the same time, relevant information is delivered rapidly and efficiently. Having several features in one room / one product is convenient for Skyward. Using Skyward, our university will perform several functions which were previously in different locations. It is both useful and efficient to analyze a vast volume of information at the same time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The discount portal is neither stand-alone nor easy. I had to direct other teachers through the cost reimbursement period, step by step. It would be better if they listed the name of the teacher. Many services cause irritating frustration on the ranking system. For example, if I don't grade the assignment within two days of the submission date, an assignment is automatically marked as "missed." Skyward is a little overburdened and complicated, and it takes longer to find what you are searching for, particularly when printing reports. It may increase ease of use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skyward lets people do a lot of things in one place in education. The ease of use and insight may however be enhanced. Although implementation is quick, it takes time, so make sure this package meets all your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skyward allows teachers , administrators, parents, and staff to find information that helps in the process of education. Many functions are in one comfortable room. It is convenient and quick to get in contact with parents or other staff through Skyward. Communication is crucial in the education world. Skyward is fast and easy to connect with parents or other staff. Communication is important in the field of education. Skyward is easily integrated with Google Classroom to ensure students and families clearly see what tasks are due and then what grades are earned. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The place to go to check the specifics of your students is great. Engagement, preparation problems, staffing, nutritional allocation and more must be addressed. I like how easy issues are from a financial point of view. Balances are easily reviewed, so what happened to the account can be seen instantly. Quick and simple budgeting is also feasible. Skyward is great for messages, ratings and storage for students. It's navigable and often students see their own credentials plainly and agree with them. Related material is quickly and effectively presented concurrently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Everything pop-ups I don't like. Moreover, the portal for discounts is neither independent nor easy. I had to direct other professors phase by phase in the cycle of expense reimbursement. At the end of the session, I don't believe the name of the instructor is. It would be safer if the name of the instructor was mentioned. Many programs irritate the ranking framework frustratingly. For instance, if, within two days following the posted date, I do not grade the task, a task is automatically marked "missing." Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skyward supports teachers and students in achieving a ton in one location. However, it can be changed to allow the usage simpler and easier. Although implementing is simple, it takes time, so ensure that this package is consistent with all of your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instead of at the time of the report card, he had frequently records of incomplete tasks, gaps, etc. The switch from one base program to another has been much simpler. Both displays are always easy to print. Enables teachers to receive knowledge from supervisors, friends, and workers to help the learning cycle. There are many apps in a cozy environment. Skyward is convenient and fast to communicate with parents or other workers. In the field of education, communication is critical. In order to insure that students and families simply see which tasks are due and then what grades are received, Skyward combines effortlessly with Google Classroom. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Skyward is great for posts, ratings and storing of information for students. This is navigable and even students see their own grades clearly and obey them. The simultaneous display of various information is convenient and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't think it's not at the end of the class the teacher's name is. I work at two separate places, and finding the class I 'm looking for is often challenging. If the name of the professor was on the list, it would be better. Many apps are frustratingly irritating for the rating system. For example, if I do not degree as a teacher in two days after the published due date, a homework is automatically marked as "missing." Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skyward helps teachers and students to do a great deal in one location. It can however be improved to facilitate and make the use more intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skyward lets teachers seek information by administrators, parents and staff to support the learning process. In a comfortable area there are several features. Connecting with parents or other employees through Skyward is simple and quick. Communication is important in the field of education. Let's score ALL, go back then and select the few people that you want to add. Skyward seamlessly integrates with Google Classroom, enabling students and parents to see clearly whether jobs are due, and then what grades are won. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There's a perfect place to go and test the details of your students. You should look at engagement, training matters, timetable, budget for food and more. From a financial standpoint, I like how simple things are. The balance sheets are quick to review and we can quickly see what has happened across the account. Budget processes are also fast and simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

All the pop-up screens I don't like. In addition, the portal for cost refunds is not autonomous nor is it so plain. I had to lead other teachers in the process of reimbursing costs step by step. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Although it is easy to implement, it takes time to do so, so make sure this product fits all your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He had regular lists of unfinished activities, delays, etc. in order to fix every day challenges rather than at the time of the report card. This has become much easier to go from a database system to another. Data on accounts can be found, and what has happened and happened quite quickly. Simple to print all screens too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Skyward student management is a great tool to use for a one stop look for all information. Basically everything about individual students as well as class rosters. Great tool to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The one draw back for this tool is that it needs to be maintained as changes occur. So if information changes it needs to be immediately updated. There are times when schedules are not updated in a timely manner. These updates are done on the organizational level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No real problems from the site itself, just the updating of information. I have never used this until this year and this tool provides an arsenal of information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simple and intuitive apps make learning and enhancing the daily activities simpler for the user. This has the flexibility to adapt to the various ways schools work, and the ability to customize a solution to suit our needs reflects the fact that they have one of the largest consumer base for any SIS product. It is an integrated student management system, report card and family platform that enables our families to access education easily and enables us to answer questions and comments better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We find that the changes that we need or want to see are either ignored or delayed because, while the majority of its consumers use it, Skyward does not invest as much in product growth for its "oldest product." Our third-party systems must be used to analyze and predict the CCMR rankings, even when all data items in Skyward (test scores, state reports data items, course history, etc.) are already able to or reside in to calculate this criterion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Let Skyward demonstrate your specific needs. Test them and provide scenarios for specific needs. Implementing and using it is very straightforward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an elementary classroom teacher, I don't solve big problems, I just handle the details I need in good time. It is easy to use by Skyward. Has facilitated communication with parents: The use of events in standard grade books (K-6) shows the weekly progress needed for the parents, while making them standard in Family Access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that, it's convenient for many students and classes to place grades concurrently. There is a simple scoring feature that allows you to position grades quickly and quick and see every job you ever graded. I like this feature because, without going into each task and fixing it manually, I can grade late jobs and put them in. It is convenient and effective to display several different details at the same time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Skyward is somewhat daunting and frustrating, and finding what you are looking for takes longer, particularly when printing reports. Facility of use can be enhanced. It's almost a whole year we used and it's not as straightforward or intuitive as it might be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skyward allows educated people to do a lot in one place. Simple use and insight can be improved, however. Nonetheless, as it provides significant advantages, I recommend its introduction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes me conscious of absences and coordinated. The Quick Score feature makes it easier to keep track of grades during the school year. It is also easy to test the health and behavior of a student by accessing the profile page of the student. Skyward helps instructors, supervisors, parents and workers to discover knowledge that can contribute to the educational process. Most characteristics are in a realistic spot. In the field of education, contact is important. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

In one space / product Skyward should have many features. Many features that were previously host in several locations can be performed via Skyward. It is convenient and effective to display several different details at the same time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the name of the teacher isn't at the end of the class. I work in two different institutions, so sometimes finding the class I 'm looking for is difficult. It would be simpler if the name of the instructor were on the list. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skyward enables students to do a lot in one place in education. However, it could be improved to make use easier and intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skyward allows teachers to find information to support the learning process by administrators, parents and staff. There are many features in a comfortable area. It is easy and straightforward to contact parents or other workers via Skyward. In the world of education, communication is vital. Let's rate EVERYONE, then go back and change the few people you want to download. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing Traffic Coordinator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Employee Access and Financial Management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Being able to pull Reports out takes training and more than a novice approach Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budget tracking, purchas order Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Curriculum Teacher on Special Assignment/Skyward
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Intuitive screens throughout the product lead novice and veteran users with ease. The drop down features under each tab are clearly marked, easily understandable by title, and navigation is a breeze! Truly, the very best feature of this product is the team of professionals that stand behind it to guide, counsel, and teach. We have NEVER been without stellar customer support. These people are our people! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Surprises after updates that I am not ready for! :) Right now, another piece is trying to merge a secondary gradebook with Standards. It feels impossible to do pure Standards (Proficiency) grading 4,3,2,1 without having the needed ties to % for Grad reqs, GPA, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the customer support/service team! They are without question, the very best part of working with Skyward! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Parent Communication: Using Events in the Standards Gradebooks (K-6) shows required weekly progress to parents, while getting them into Family Access as a standard practice. Parents not only see their student progress, they use Family Access to communicate effectively with parents and students! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Legal Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is easy to find what you need within the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is glitchy if you don't use a specific browser, and the mobile counterpart isn't great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skyward is a good answer to manage classroom attendance, grades and discipline referrals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Systems Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Our experience with Skyward Student has been very positive. We did extensive research before selecting our SIS after years of switching between other systems and feel we have selected a vendor partner for a long-term relationship with our district.

I do feel that the staff at Skyward, and in particular product managers like Leah Kruger, truly do listen to the needs of their clients and it shows. Skyward has the flexibility to accommodate the many different ways that school districts operate and the fact that they have one of the largest customer bases of any SIS product is reflected in the ability we have to customize the solution to meet our needs.

Skyward, as an integrated student management system, gradebook, and family portal, provides our families with easy access to their student's education and allows us to be more responsive to their questions and feedback. Skyward helps put information into the hands of everyone who needs it, and especially parents and students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

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.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You will most likely not be offered the option to evaluate or purchase SMS 2.0 and references from SMS 2.0 clients are not necessarily reflective of the customer experience on Qmlativ, the newer product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skyward Student has allowed us to streamline many of our student systems. Prior to the implementation, we had separate systems for student management, food service, RTI, graduation plans & course requests, health services, etc. Skyward has allowed us to integrate all these features and helps us to know more about our students without needing to switch between multiple systems or paper files to do so.

A major selling feature for us was the student profile screen in Skyward. It puts every piece of information we have in Skyward Student in one place where it is easily accessible to those who need it.

Another bonus for us is the online enrollment and returning student registration modules. Before Skyward, our enrollment and student registration processes were paper-based so it was difficult to get accurate data on anticipated enrollment during the spring and summer when registrars were off-duty, but the hiring process was in full swing. With Skyward’s online enrollment and registration solutions, that has completely changed. We can forecast our enrollment counts and parents can also easily update their students' information each year. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Jeff Walker of Skyward

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback Mary. Supporting the existing SMS 2.0 product while continuing our development on the Qmlativ product is a constant exercise of give and take. We're so glad to hear that you feel your needs are being heard by our product managers.

Director of Technology
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is a complete system. It contains almost everything we need to manage our schools, eliminating the need for other software packages. In addition, the support is wonderful. Very fast response time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The documentation is not always easy to find in Skydocs. I understand it is much better in the newest version Qmlativ. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a serious look at all it can do. There is also a business suite that integrates HR and Business Operations. The newest version, QMLATIV is very user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to easily roster our educational programs directly from Skyward so they are always up to date. It integrates easily with almost all of our other software packages. It is becoming our source of truth for users in our entire domain. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Jeff Walker of Skyward

Thanks so much for your positive feedback Dave. You're spot on with your assessment of our documentation in our SMS 2.0 product and that was a major focus in Qmlativ. So great to hear Skyward is working well for your integration initiatives.

Business Teacher
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best thing is being to email grade reports to parents all at once. Definitely a time saver. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The downside on the teacher side is being able to comply addresses easily. I have yet to figure out how to get all address at once and be able to create address labels Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Being user friendly is one of the top things to consider Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am saving time. Instead emailing parents one by one, I can email them all at once. Also student grade sheets are well formatted. Students can see missing assignments clearly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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SPED Teacher
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it keeps all of the student information in one place. I like how you can easily mark a kid absent or mark a missing assignment. I also like that I can e-mail all of the parents at once! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not like how it is complicated to print off a roster sheet for each class. It is also complicated to print the progress report cards. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a school it is nice to have all of the student information in one spot. If they have any money due that is also housed in Skyward. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Skyward is more intuitive than other attendance and student management software I have previously used. Student information is easy to export into an excel file and then manipulate outside the software for basic things like student rosters that include birthdays. Using the data within skyward is also easy to do. Inputting grades, while having a learning curve, is also head and shoulders above the other two data management softwares I have experience with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's little to dislike at this point. I suppose it could be easier to generate a list of student birthdays without going into the grade book. This is not do able from the general student roster. And printing some reports as is, leaves a small font with little space between the words. I solved this by exporting data I wanted to manipulate or increase font size for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a classroom teacher in an elementary setting, I'm not solving huge problems, just managing information that I need access to in a timely fashion. Skyward does so in an easy to use manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how easy things are from the financial perspective. Balances are easy to look up and everything that has come through the account us easily visible. The budgeting processes is also very quick and easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like all the pop out screens. Also the expense reimbursement portal is not so self explanatory and putzy. I’ve had to walk many teachers through the step by step process of expense reimbursements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Going from a database system to this has made everything so much easier...you can find information about accounts and what has gone in and out very easily...all screens are also easily printable as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Database Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We chose to convert to Skyward four years ago and our expectations have been exceeded! The easy and intuitive features have made it easy for user to learn and improve on their daily tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that we as a School District dislike about Skyward!!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Let Skyward show you specific needs in action. Put them to the test and give them specific scenarios of needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have improved our communication with staff and parents of our students tremendously.

Rostering Digital Resources more timely with API capabilities and scheduled tasks allows those resources readily available for teachers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Jeff Walker of Skyward

Thank you so much Thelma. It's always great to hear from customers who say we are exceeding their expectations. Have a terrific 2019-2020 school year!

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like that it is easy to put grades in for multiple students and classes as a time. There is a quick score feature where you can place grades in a quick and easy way and see every assignment that you have ever graded. I like this feature because I can grade late assignments and put them in without having to go into each assignment and fixing it manually. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Class titles/names can be confusing. It is listed in my Skyward program as Science class 1, 2, 3, etc. This is fine until the class names have to be changed or the schedule changes because the old class name is present while I should be using only the new class names. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It keeps me organized and aware of absences. It is easier to keep up with grades throughout the entire school year with the quick score feature. It is also easy to check on a student's health status and behaviors by going to the student profile page. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is convenient that Skyward has many features all in one space/one product. Our school can perform many functions using Skyward that previously were housed in multiple places. Seeing a lot of various bits of information all at the same time is helpful and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Previous to Skyward, our school used a software called Infinite Campus. Switching to Skyward felt like a step down both in look and certain functions. Skyward is a bit congested and confusing and takes longer to find what you're looking for, especially when printing reports. The ease of use could be improved. We have used it almost an entire school year and it just isn't as simple or intuitive as it could be. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Skyward allows people in education to do many things all in one place. The ease of use and intuitiveness could be improved however. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Skyward allows teachers, administrators, parents and staff to all find information that helps the educational process. Many features are housed in one convenient space. Contacting parents or other staff via Skyward is convenient and straightforward. Communication is vital in the education world. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Skyward system works, is flexible, and easy to use. Skyward is able to manage simple and complex processes for our district. Top notch service also if and when there is an issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The look and feel of SMS is old....but I prefer functionality over looks. Qmlativ is the new version and that looks great, however we have not transitioned yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend it District using Skyward are all very happy! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Skyward to improve operations in our district. Skyward helps with managing all processes for courses, schedules, teachers, students, HR, finance, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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