About SmartFusion

SmartFusion is a cloud-based financial management system, which helps schools securely store transactional data, manage general ledger and view multiple reports on a centralized platform. Features include budgeting, fixed assets management, inventory tracking, real-time updates and bank reconciliation.

The application enables finance departments to handle procurements and project costs and streamline accounting for student activities. With SmartFusion's payroll and human resources module, managers can view employee's absence, conduct searches based on position, track applicants and manage insurance and benefits. It also assists with document imaging and archiving and helps track receipts by adhering to GAAP-, GAAFR-, and GASB 34 regulations.

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14 Reviews of SmartFusion

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.36 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

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2

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March 2020

Ben from Elbert County BOE

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2020

Best Decision We Ever Made

Overall, our SmartFusion experience has been wonderful. From implementation to every day use, our business processes have been able to be streamlined and improved.

Pros

The budget prep module is by far one of the best features as it really allows users to forecast many different scenarios. Budget process has gone from months to a few weeks. Other functions include integrated state reporting, student activity and easy of use for training new staff members.

Cons

The accounts receivable module is one of the modules that takes some getting us to and setting up for business processes.

Reasons for Choosing SmartFusion

SmartFusion provided a better fit for our district, was more focused on our needs and was more cost effective.

Reasons for Switching to SmartFusion

We were needing a more modern solution that allowed the district to be more efficient in the opreations of finance and human resources.

March 2020

Melissa from Laurens County Board of Education

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Harris review

Fairly good! There are some reports that you cannot process after you pass a certain point (complete check register) but for the most part you can generate a report that will give you what you need.

Pros

Most reports are easy to read-when you understand how to generate them.

Cons

There are so many features that are unknown to users that you have to request be added. It would be nice to have a monthly or quarterly update emailed each month to describe each feature.

Reasons for Choosing SmartFusion

I believe where I work used Genesys before I came - not sure why the switch.

Reasons for Switching to SmartFusion

I changed jobs. After using several other programs I feel that I can honestly review Harris. For the most part, I am satisfied, but there are some things I believe could be worked on. For example, why can't you print page 1 of the form 941? That is a federal form - why won't it produce the form?

March 2020

LISA from Meriwether County Board of Education

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2020

payroll processing

Pros

For payroll processing the reporting on this software saves more time than our previous software. Some things are easier but others are more difficult.

Cons

Integration was very difficult and there were many glitches and items that had to be corrected. Our organization left a bells and whistles software that had easy excel downloads. There were so many correction issues that our overall training was impacted. For the past year we have been training as you go which causes delays in our job performance. Some of the reports that were easily accessed with our old system will not produce with our new system.

Reasons for Switching to SmartFusion

Cost

March 2020

Melanie from Northwestern School District

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2020

School District usage

The software is ok, doing what we need it to do, though many functions still don't work after two years of using it. Customer service is ok; if a help ticket is submitted, someone typically gets back to us fairly quickly, but if it's any other type of question (something other than a simple, non-accounting related question), we often get a response saying they'll work on it then not ever hear anything back. The support personnel do not have accounting backgrounds, which tends to be a big issue (setup was a nightmare since the personnel assisting with the transition had not school business or accounting backgrounds). I would have also liked to see this as a true web-based software, like we were promised when initially signing on.

Pros

It's fairly easy to use, someone coming in with limited to no business experience was able to understand how to do basic functions.

Cons

There are some items that are typically included in basic software packages for education that aren't included in SmartFusion. Some of the common sense type accounting items have been left out, as well.

Reasons for Choosing SmartFusion

Cost

Reasons for Switching to SmartFusion

Ease of use, we were promised functionality we needed, heard great things about ProSoft, which was supposed to be the outdated version of SmartFusion, though we found SmartFusion doesn't work nearly as well.

March 2020

Dana from Elbert County School District

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

SmartFusion Review

We switched to SmartFusion in 2011. Everything was so much simpler than it was with our previous system. The support staff is great and always works hard to help with any problems or questions we have.

Pros

I love that this software is web based. It has made life easier with having to work from home.

Cons

If I had to pick a con, I think it would be the ability to create some reports. Sometimes there's certain payroll information that I need in one report but instead might have to run a couple of different ones to get the exact info. I need.

Reasons for Switching to SmartFusion

Our CFO at the time came from a school system that used SmartFusion and it was his decision to make the switch.