About Orbund

Orbund is a cloud-based education management solution for training institutes, higher education, K-12 schools and universities. Primary features include an online application, lead forms, registration portal, instructor portal, administrator portal and a student portal.

It automates the online student enrollment processes and allows users to capture leads and applications from the website. The instructor portal allows teachers to manage classroom activities, online course materials, prepare and distribute assignments and broadcast messages to groups of students. They can track attendance records, the overall academic progress of students and generate assessment reports.

The student portal allows students to access communication, take tests, view and t...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

23 Reviews of Orbund

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.43 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(14)

14

4 stars

(7)

7

3 stars

(0)

0

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

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Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 23 results

March 2017

Denise M. from Dominica State College

Company Size: 51-200 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 2017

Limited only by my imagination

I just wanted to say how I continue to be pleased with the services of Orbund even now at a different level. My most recent positive experience is related to discussions in classes. In some of my classes, I use discussion forum, however I did not like the fact that I didn't know a student had posted a comment unless i checked the class. I therefore contacted live help. I was told it was not possible so I should report it to my administrator who would seek to have this feature included. To my pleasant amazement, the next time I logged in, before even speaking to the Administrator, I could see recent discussions on my start page. That is so very helpful. This experience reinforced what I already know - Orbund is limited only by the limitations of my imaginations! Thanks again and please convey my thanks to whoever it is really due.

Pros

The flexibility - it responds to my needs

Cons

A bit sluggish with the messaging feature

August 2014

Rev. Susan from Cottonwood Leadership College

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

August 2014

Cottonwood Leadership College

Implementation: We have been an Orbund customer since 2010. We had a complicated implementation (our programs were somewhat unique) but the team was very accommodating. I have suggested that a Business Manager who can sit down with the potential customer and walk through their programs would be helpful to determine the best set up and usage of the Orbund product. I think our initial understanding and training of the product was not thorough enough for us to work through issues without further assistance. Customer Service Once we were live the customer service team headed by Kaniz (who is very knowledgeable) is always pleasant and helpful. We had weekly meetings for a season and Kaniz and her team continue to be responsive when we have questions or issues. We are made to feel that meeting our needs is their main focus. Kaniz and her team are a delight to work with. Suggestions: I think a more thorough initial training (additional training materials, etc.) would help the client understand the system better and maybe some issues would be avoided or nullified. I would like to see a more vibrant live help with follow up emails or phone calls confirming that the issue has been resolved and how. The Orbund product has all the elements that we need to manage our school; student records, financial, course management, etc. Over time, It is evident that Orbund continues to improve its product with new features, updates, etc. always endeavoring to meet the expanding needs of its customers. I know it might be difficult, but it would be helpful to have a "heads up" when new features or changes are made. Thank You

March 2015

Denise from DOMINICA STATE COLLEGE

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2015

AN ESSENTIAL MEMBER OF OUR TEAM

The Orbund management system has become an essential member of the team at the Office of Registrar at our college. We especially love the fact that it is customizable to our needs which are unique and evolving as we are a relatively very young educational institution. It appears to us that the only limits Orbund has is that of our imaginations. As our needs are identified the product is modified. This makes managing our student information system much easier. We have been discovering that the system can do more than we actually use - for example we recently used it for our admissions process, helping in making our office green. We have gotten rid of much of the paper work associated with admissions. Orbund also keeps college community connected as it is used to communicate to all - students and staff alike about various matters. It allows for multi-dimensional communication as users on the system can communicate with each other. We believe that one of the strengths of the system is the excellent customer support! It is amazing their availability - by whatever medium most convenient for us at the time - they make us feel so important it is almost as if we are the only client (which we know is not the case). Our customer service rep has become as a member of staff. Her name is a well know and we speak of her as if her desk was within our physical space. We look forward to a continued relationship with Orbund management system. Our experience continue to improve with the minimal down time for system upgrade becoming less and less. Well done Orbund!

July 2014

Rachelle from SOFBI

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

1.0

July 2014

Not what I expected

I've had a lot of concerns with this product. Customer service is not available in the evening EST time so Distance Learning students have difficulty getting help. The product is simple to use. The processes are confusing and long. The permissions in the system are limited and do not allow for multiple roles on single sign on. Financials are weak. Requiring you to touch every student account.

Response from Orbund

Replied July 2014

This school is a special case. They don't have dedicated administrative staff for operating the system. We have provided free training every time we have been requested. The commenter was trained for instructor role, but she has been working as administrator also without training by us. The client requested live support at night. We made special arrangements for live chat support after 9pm. We believe the separate roles for user login makes our system more secure.

March 2011

Brian from Palmer Institute

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2011

The Best Web-Based SIS/CMS Service for Institutes, Colleges, and Universities!

Overall I would strongly recommend Orbund, without reservation, to Bible Colleges, Bible Institutes, as well as Universities and Colleges who are on a budget regarding their Web-Based SIS/CMS System. What a difference this software has made for the staff, instructors, and students @ the Palmer Institute! We can't live without this software now, especially because it is simply the best on the market.

Pros

Great Interface and features that were desperately needed for the Palmer Institute. For example, the Multi Language capabilities, Calendar, Access and User Permissions, Communication Modules, Fee and Tuition Set up as well as the Semester Set up, among many other features were instrumental in going with Orbund. What's more, all the variables regarding setting up Courses/Classes proved to be extremely useful because we have certain Departments that have required courses/classes in order to advance to the next Level etc... Lastly, Instructors love to use the Grading feature and their Live course/class outline as well as the abundant of interaction they can have with students through Orbund. Oh, I forgot - Orbund is completely Mac compatible!

Cons

The only con I would have is to make the Financial Module more user friendly. However, with the recent updates, the Financial Module is much, much better than before.