Blackboard Collaborate Software


 

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaborative learning solution designed primarily for elementary and high schools, higher education and government facilities.

Blackboard Collaborate offers a browser-based web conferencing tool to facilitate interaction between instructors and students. It has a classroom chatter feature that offers a chatting platform for students to share text, audio and video content.

The interactive whiteboard feature displays PowerPoint slides for engaging multiple participants with a single presentation. Whiteboard content can be added or edited directly from Blackboard Collaborate without opening PowerPoint.

Users can personalize their profiles with pictures, videos and other content to facilitate communication. Blackboard Collaborate allows users to share PowerPoint and PDF files with classes without any additional software required.

The solution can be integrated with Blackboard Learn to provide a complete learning management system (LMS).

 

Blackboard Collaborate - Whiteboard
 
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Whiteboard
    Whiteboard
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Chat tool
    Chat tool
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Create profile
    Create profile
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Share annotations
    Share annotations
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Mobile interface
    Mobile interface
  • Blackboard Collaborate - Home
    Home
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Ron from Eco Interiors Ltd.
Specialty: Construction
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Fantastic collaboration platform!

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Pros

- I used Blackboard as a student for both local college and distance learning programs. It is so easy to use and all of the course resources (outlines, notes, etc.) were easy to locate for each lesson.
- Contacting the course professor was simple through the interface, and the live chat was great!
- The interactive whiteboard is amazing during lessons

Cons

- File formats were limited in terms of what types of files could be hosted/played.
- Blackboard would, on occasion, crash and cause me to relaunch the site. Not a huge deal as it didn't happen that often.

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Kathryn from LG Electronics Philippines
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

The professor

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Pros

Blackboard collaborate is a awesome software that can use for training. This can be your presentation tool,

Cons

This software can also use in cellphone. But much better to use it on computer. Sometimes cant use the other features in cellphone.

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Samantha from Eco Interiors Ltd.
Specialty: Construction
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Great collaboration and presentation tool, with some drawbacks

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Pros

Blackboard is a surprisingly effective video collaboration and presentation platform. It is easy to sign-up and launch conferences/presentations by simply clicking a hyperlink and letting it redirect you to where you need to go. Participants can partake in the presentation directly through a user-friendly interface. There is also a very handy mobile app for viewing presentations on the go.

Cons

When using the interaction features on the mobile app, it tends to malfunction and can, on occasion, crash the app. This forces me to restart and rejoin the presentation.

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Fritzi from LG Electronics Philippines
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Blackboard is all you need

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This software is a big help not just for me, but for everyone

Pros

Black board collaborate is the best presentation maker, lots of features to use that can communicate to your listeners. Also a big help because it will be a less boring presentation

Cons

For beginners, it will be hard for them to navigate it. You need to step by step procedd of it. After that it will all perfectly done!

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Marc lorenz from Tanduay Distillers Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Perfect presentation

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Hope to have updates

Pros

Blackboard is one of the software that will help you in your presentation. So many features to use.

Cons

I can't use it in mobile, the application is not good. But if you will use this on computer its much easier to make a presentation

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Jopay from Tanduay Distillers Inc. Philippines
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Other way to train people

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Pros

Black board collaborate is a big help for us, especially when making our presentation for training more amazing, it helps our trainees become more aggressive and less boring

Cons

It's a nice software, but for beginners it will be hard for them to understand, needs more training before using it

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Leo from MSI-ECS
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Learning at the board

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Pros

This application software is used for learning method and it's like a classroom setup. Recommended to used.

Cons

This application is not recommended to used using mobile phone. This must be used using personal computer to be easy

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Myra from MSI-ECS Phils. Inc
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Perfect training tool!

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Hope to improve your application in mobile phones same as the software im using now in my laptop.

Pros

This software is very useful for our training schedules every week. I use this on my laptop to orient my teams, and it makes my job easier. Thanks BB!

Cons

I like this software, but i tried this on my mobile phones, it makes me horrible. It's still nice to work in laptop than in mobile phones.

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Jennifer joy from Iridium Technologies Inc
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Excellent software for training tool

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Pros

This software is amazing, it's easy to upload medias in this software. This software is let my creativity do

Cons

It only has 30 day free trial, hope to improve it to last long. Best software to use for training period.

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Lorena from Samsung Philippines
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Very creative and easy to use to train

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Nice app

Pros

It makes my training more creative, my team is always in active when im using it, they like it than writing on the white board

Cons

Hope to have a same features in pc and mobile phones.. it's good to use in pc than in phones, it always buggy

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Jasper from Vera Equinox Technologies, Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Black for Collaboration

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Great one!

Pros

I contemplate Blackboard Collaborate is that it coordinates with email, so you don't have this totally isolated substance you need to continually check for updates on. Writing board will advise you when you have refreshes, included assignments, or messages.Easy to utilize. Program open. Streamlined, clean interface.

Cons

Definitely take the time to get very familiar with the platform before committing to using it 100% especially with students!

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Wendell from LG Electronics Philippines
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

The best tool to train

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Hoping for the offline version

Pros

It's a really helpful app, especially when i am having a training with my teams. Its veey easy to use and it makes my team feel not boring

Cons

It takes too long to add some pictures and other medias and you need to connect in internet before to use it.

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Bernadette from Iridium Technologies Inc.
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Creative and less hassle to train

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Best choice to use. Highly recommended

Pros

Blackboard is the other way to train. It is less hassle betwen trainer and learners. Very creative and less boring.

Cons

The free trial is only 30 days. And if you are having connection problems some of the participants may kick out during sessions.

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Darwin wilfred from Iridium Technologies Inc.
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Very creative way to train!

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Good to go app.

Pros

For me blackboard collaborate is the creative way to train people. Also its a good tool to break the hassle of distance betweens trainers and learners

Cons

It has a limitations especially in power point, when they lose connectivity it has tendecy to kick out participants during the session.

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Erik from MSI-ECS
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

BC is the best!

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Over all, its very helpful for us, highly recommended

Pros

Blackboard collaborate is very creative to train people.. especially in my job. I can use it on my phone. Highly recommended.

Cons

It only has 30 day free trial.. hopefully it will last more.. but i still like blackboard. Thumbs up!

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Nova from MSI-ECS
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Online tutorial

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Its a better way to teach other people in a easy way

Pros

I really like blackboard because i can use it on my phone.and it is easy to use in teaching trainers/learners

Cons

It has only 30 day free trial and it has limitations usually in powerpoint. Sometimes its just irritating

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Vincent from MSI-ECS
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Learn for all

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Good for all

Pros

It is a good venue for learners to break from the usual classroom setting, it is accessible and it can be a good tool to break the hassle of distance between trainers and learners

Cons

It has some limitations for example animations in power point and it has a tendency to kick out participants during sessions when they lose connectivity
your'e welcome

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Jason from Neutron Industries
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Makes online college way more personable

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Generally, i really love that going to school online is so much easier and more accessible

Pros

I like Blackboard because it's made going to school online, for me, much more personal. I love that I can access it from my phone too.

Cons

Sometimes, when there are too many students on at the same time, it will freeze or stop. It gets really good irritating.

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Stuart from Zon Engineering Inc.
Specialty: Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Blackboard Collaborate is a good distance learning resource

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Pros

For distance learning and online only courses, Blackboard is a great resource for students. It allows the upload of files and storing lectures for on-demand learning

Cons

The mobile interface has issues in terms of server connectivity. The sites I can load on my desktop would not load on my mobile device.

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Hannah from David's Harp Foundation
Specialty: Nonprofits
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

New school!

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So easy to use and a great resource for students and tool for teachers!

Pros

I have used blackboard since high school and it only gets better. I love how customizable it is for every teacher and how easy it is for students to use!

Cons

I have run into multiple glitches when teachers update information and there is a delay for students.

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Sasha from RU-N
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2018

November 2018

Online classroom collaborative tool

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Pros

Collaborate has the features one would reasonably expect from an online video conferencing tool, chatting, screen sharing, etc. One feature that makes Collaborate stand out in the teaching/learning environment is the ability to provide universally accessible resources for students with learning disabilities.

Cons

We attempted to use this outside of the teaching environment, for business calls and it was a little clunky to navigate when compared to some of the other video conferencing tools out there.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Karen from Capella University
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2018

November 2018

Blackboard

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Pros

Easy of use as well as functionality. It is also dependable.

Cons

I have not ran into any issues with the software at this time.

Review Source: Capterra
 

tiffani from St. Clair County Community College
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Student review of Blackboard

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Pros

I used this platform while in college. All of our classes were accessible in one place and we had access to teachers/classmates at all times. Could ask questions and get immediate responses. Could submit papers/assignments so you never had to worry about your dog eating it (

Cons

From a student perspective it was a great program. There were only a couple of things that I found difficult but I think it had more to do with the teacher who set up the class on Blackboard. Some material was hard to find. Too many options to put assignments. They should all go in one place. Didn't like the fact that I had to open up 5 folders to find reading assignment or questions to be answered. Discussion board could get overwhelming and looked very disorganized

Review Source: Capterra
 

Solianny Antonieta from Cars Toyota
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

I used it and I think it's a very powerful tool for business communication.

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Pros

I was researching the conference platform and tried Blackboard Collaborate. It impressed me in a favorable way. It was easy to use, and I loved the image quality. Although highly recommended for education, it can also be used for business meetings. We used the trial version and it exceeded our expectations.

Cons

I didn't really like the location of the panels (they're hidden) to navigate them, but when you get to know them, it gets a little better.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julie from Sunshine
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

blackboard

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Pros

ease of use. very easy to navigate and send messages to others and interact whether on the computer or on a mobile device.

Cons

nothing really. It is very easy to use, however sometimes on a mobile device the page doesn't show everything clearly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rebecca from Virginia Commonwealth University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Equips you to be organized

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I have completed several courses both in class and online through blackboard and have minimal negative comments. I have taken it for math, science, and even art courses and each were fairly easy to navigate. Having electronic copies of important documents, like the syllabus, is invaluable because it is always accessible for your reference. The more you use it, the easier it becomes to navigate.

Pros

Everything you needed for the course could be found under its heading, so you always had access to your syllabus and course requirements. It allows the unconventional student to be equipped with everything they need to still learn outside of the classroom - at the convenience of their own time.

Cons

Just because all the information is provided does not mean you are automatically organized - toggling between tabs creates the possibility of potentially missing an assignment, as blackboard does not alert you when something is due. therefore, if you happen to skip over a tab in the class you may also be skipping over an assignment.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Would Recommend Trying a Different Service

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Pros

It has many different features and when they work, they are helpful

Cons

The system is not user friendly and there are so many errors that occur so frequently, that my organization no longer uses the product

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Tutor Online

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Great software to be used to teach or tutor from remote locations. The software has a built in online whiteboard to write on and work out problems to share with those watching and walk through processes.

Cons

The software has a lot of features and capabilities, but it can be a little tricky to use at times to collaborate effectively with others.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Useful but not great

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Able to communicate with others and have all of our documents viewable

Cons

Graphics are boring, needs to be updated with more modern look

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Villanova
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Blackboard

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Pros

It is very easy to use and I learned the software quickly

Cons

It felt a little bit clunky and dated at times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tyler from Construction
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Frustrating but great

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Overall it is a great program but it is frustrating to deal with the crashing.

Pros

It is a very good way for my daughter to communicate with her teacher and other students in her class.

Cons

It does tend to crash a lot and that can be frustrating to deal with when you are trying to stay on top of the work. It also needs a hard line and not a WIFI connection to work

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michelle from Epiphany Moments
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Super Easy Way To Communicate With Students and Upload, Organize and Grade Assignments

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I used this software when I taught business courses for Ashford University. It was incredibly easy to use and I was able to upload video as well as the text for each chapter of the book. Once you have put all the work into setting up your course it is super simple to duplicate.

Cons

Every once in a while a student would have trouble uploading their paper or assignment to blackboard, however this was an easy fix with a call to support. Every time I called support they were able to quickly resolve the issue the first time I called.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Desiree from K12 WAVA
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Ok service

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It's been ok this year but I'm never really thrilled to us it as much as we do because you just never know when it will crash or not work due to weather.

Pros

I like the fact that It can be easy to use and has great features that even my daughter whom is 8 can run.

Cons

Ok, so my biggest problem with this software is that it tends to crash a lot and that is just not good when we are trying to start a class. Also you need to have an extremely good internet connection or your audio and video will be off. When it says a hardline internet it really means it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jay from Omni Hotels & Resorts
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Metting on line

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Had many of meeting on this like it

Pros

It is easy to download and start using and great for face to face and groups

Cons

You will get lag time from time as long as your network is set up right for it that is no big deal.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christen from Athens State University
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Easy and so fun!

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I love how easy it is to get together with this product. As an instructional designer I always look for tools to get people together without actually being in one place. This allows my students to be in a classroom but in the comfort of their own office or home.

Cons

Sometimes it's difficult to access with certain browsers. Some people have issues using Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Blackboard at u of r

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It is accessible as a student and works on browsers well.

Cons

The mobile app is not great and does not allow for access of all functionality.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nikos from Wind Hellas
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Good choice for distant learning

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For 4 years I was using this software and I can say I am very satisfied. But they can make some improvements to make it even better!

Pros

You can easily watch lectures and presentations online or recorded. It is easy to use and you can even download the recordings for future reference.

Cons

The interface seems a little outdated. Also when you download the presentation in pdf the format sometimes is not readable if there are letters in non English language.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Melissa from mjschu@illinois.edu
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2018

October 2018

Blackboard Collaborate

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Overall, I think there are other collaboration platforms that can serve the same purpose and have better functionality online.

Pros

Blackboard Collaborate has a very easy to understand layout and a simple tutorial to get you up-to-speed quickly when you are new to the program. It works really well with other programs (such as PowerPoint) to integrate additional content into online lives session courses.

Cons

This semester, Blackboard Collaborate has had several issues with lag time, which is especially difficult to deal with in a Spanish course. It is hard to understand when someone is speaking in your native language on this program, let alone trying to understand someone during a live session when they are attempting to learn a second language. There have also been issues with people attempting to log in and it just spins and says "attempting to connect". Students have missed entire live sessions because they were unable to connect during the specified class time. It has been a very frustrating experience.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Austin from Independent
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

Blackboard Collaborate - A virtual classroom

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Overall, this software has made distance learning easy and interactive.

Pros

I really enjoyed how easy it was to use this software. I've used the software for one my online learning classes. I like how interactive you can get with others and the amount of ways you can interact with each other in the virtual classroom.

Cons

I was having trouble connecting at first to my class room and getting the room setup but once I was in there I had no trouble. There was occasional lag with the webcams but once it leveled out all was fine.

Review Source: Capterra
 

laina from Community College
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Great Transact system

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The software is very detailed. There are many part to one action, you can control everything you need to. It is easy to learn, which i have had to do. But also it is easy to learn and study on your own. The outcome results for example as on a register, is also detailed and self explanatory.

Cons

It is an older system. I think it needs to be updated where there is not so much room for error. It is very 90s set up.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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