Banner by Ellucian - Top 7 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 03, 2021

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The main competitors of Banner by Ellucian include Aspen SIS and SchoolTime software. Aspen SIS software is a centralized, cloud-hosted Student Information System built for managing and hosting student data whereas Ellucian Banner is an integrated cloud-hosted higher education enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Aspen SIS is only cloud-hosted while Ellucian Banner is hosted on the cloud or installed on-premise.

Ellucian Banner is a product of Ellucian Company, but in comparison, Aspen SIS is a product of Follett Company. Aspen SIS is suitable for schools and K-12 Districts while Ellucian Banner is ideal for higher education institutions.

SchoolTime software is a cloud-based school management solution that offers SMS alerts for staff, students and parents, reports and analytics, class management, and attendance while Ellucian Banner is a cloud-based and on-premise higher education enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

SchoolTime software is ideal for any size of a school whereas Banner by Ellucian is ideal for higher education institutions. Ellucian Banner is a product of Ellucian Company in the US, but in comparison, SchoolTime is a creation of STPL Global based in India.

2021's Top Banner by Ellucian Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Banner by Ellucian that are worth checking out: Aeries SIS for SMBs, Skyward Student Suite for large size business, SONISWEB for growing companies, and Open School for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Banner
ITQlick rating
3/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
Review
Best for SMBs
Aeries
ITQlick rating
3/5
Score
80/100
Pricing
3/10
License pricing
$9 per user/year
Functionality
3
Review
Best for Enterprise
Skyward
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
Pricing not available
Functionality
3
Growing
SONISWEB
ITQlick rating
3.9/5
Score
62/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$5,000 per year
Functionality
3
Free version
Open
ITQlick rating
3.5/5
Score
62/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
$499 per license
Functionality
3
Review

1. Aeries SIS - Best for SMBs

Aeries SIS is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, Aeries SIS installed on-premises, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. Aeries SIS, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

Aeries SIS is rated 3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Aeries offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Aeries SIS Vs Banner by Ellucian

2. Skyward Student Suite - Best for Large Business

Skyward Student Suite is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, Skyward Student Suite used on the cloud, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. Skyward Student Suite, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

Skyward Student Suite is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Skyward offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Skyward Student Suite Vs Banner by Ellucian

3. SONISWEB - Best for Growing Companies

SONISWEB is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, SONISWEB installed on-premises, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. SONISWEB, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

SONISWEB is rated 3.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SONISWEB offers 3 main features). compare head to head: SONISWEB Vs Banner by Ellucian

4. Open School - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Open School is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, Open School installed on-premises, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. Open School, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

Open School is rated 3.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Open offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Open School Vs Banner by Ellucian

5. School Time

School Time is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, School Time installed on-premises, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. School Time, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

School Time is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (School offers 3 main features). compare head to head: School Time Vs Banner by Ellucian

6. informatique Education

informatique Education is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, informatique Education installed on-premises or used cloud based, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. informatique Education, with a pricing score of 5.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

informatique Education is rated 3.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (informatique offers 3 main features). compare head to head: informatique Education Vs Banner by Ellucian

7. Google for Education

Google for Education is an alternative Student Information Systems (SIS) software, Google for Education installed on-premises, Banner by Ellucian can be used on-premises. Google for Education, with a pricing score of 7 is considered more expensive to implement than Banner by Ellucian with a score of 6.

Google for Education is rated 3.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Google offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Google for Education Vs Banner by Ellucian

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.