About Penelope by Athena

Penelope is a cloud-based case management solution for nonprofits, governments, universities and health and social services providers. Primary features include scheduling, notes, smart forms, automated workflows, email and SMS reminders, staff communication tools, referral and wait list management and reports.

The automation engine allows users to set workflows, tasks, notifications alerts and action triggers. Users can create time or event-based workflows to suit their requirements. It provides multiple pre-built reports on client demographics, service provision stats, client outcomes and others. Users can export these reports to Microsoft Excel, Crystal Reports, or MS-ACCESS. It also offers integration with Tableau that helps in creating data visualizations...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000

59 Reviews of Penelope by Athena

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.28 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(32)

32

4 stars

(22)

22

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(4)

4

1 stars

(2)

2

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Showing 1 - 5 of 59 results

November 2018

MARIE from WJS Canada

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Individual & Family Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

I like this program!!

At first it was daunting as there is SO much information but once we figured it out I love it! I'm part of the team that works on our documentation to make things flow easier. It's great to be able to tailor it to our company needs.

Pros

Being able to read my staff input by generating a report whenever I need it. Being able to pull reports to the tableau so I can see my numbers just like that.

Cons

Only being able to access from work computers with the VPN installed there. Would be great to be able to access from personal computers.

December 2016

Linda from The Family Conservancy

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Mental Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2016

Penelope User Review

We have used Penelope Case Management system since 2003. It is very versatile and many changes have been done to make it portable and easy to use. The ability to create documents for our own needs is a fantastic function of the system. We have created Initial Assessments, Progress/Closing Documents, activity notes and outcome tracking forms all for our specific needs. The ability to customize fields at all levels for the system to track information we need for grants and statistics is also very helpful. I would recommend this system to any one agency or organization that tracks a variety of data elements and wants to organize your data to meet your needs.

Pros

The versatility. It has a ton of user defined fields that can be setup in any combination that works for your agency. Billing is relatively simple and creating service units and activities is easy to do. Tech support has been very good over the years and the system is very rarely down. System outage issues just don't exist.

Cons

I would like to have a report writer system build into Penelope instead of using pivot tables to create customized reports.

March 2020

Deborah from The Family Recovery Program, Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Consumer Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2020

Personal Opinion

Between fair and good, depending on what is needed.

Pros

Able to provide most information needed.

Cons

Cannot get the acutal outcomes needed. I'm not sure what else you want me to say. There seems to be a lot of going back and forth to get information. Cannot get information needed for an individual client when asked for it. It's not as simple as it seems.

March 2020

Marie from ANEW Place

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Individual & Family Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Penelope Review

Overall it is useful for our current needs.

Pros

It assists with tracking our clients progress as they move through our four phase continuum of care.

Cons

There are aspects that are not easy to navigate; it is not clear how to get where you want to go, you have to be trained in the process, it is not self-explanatory.

August 2019

Roslyn from The Samaritan Women

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Individual & Family Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

Excellent product!

With Penelope, we are able to share necessary client information with other case managers with greater ease and efficiency. Scheduling for client appointments is centralized and contains all the data that is needed so that clients and service providers never miss an appointment. Using Penelope has saved our organization countless hours in searching for information and communicating with each other.

Pros

The best part about this software is the customer support that comes with it. We were able to customize it with the help of the Athena team to meet all of our case management needs.

Cons

It's hard to say what we like least about the software because it has been so helpful in meeting the needs for which we purchased it. It does take a little while to get used to using it and to learn all the facets but once you do, it's very easy to use.

Reasons for Choosing Penelope by Athena

The excellent customer service is what tipped the scales in our choice. The Athena team is attentive, patient, and helpful. The online customer support is fast and efficient. The team is there to help day or night and customer service representatives are always friendly and understanding.