Review and Comparison of SchoolCues

Are you a school administrator or own a childcare centre?
You may have heard of SchoolCues and TUIO. If you haven’t,
these are two popular school management software options.
Both have their pros and cons and cater to different needs – see below!


SchoolCues provides a school management software solution for starter schools. They offer several commonly used features to simplify school administration. While SchoolCues excels in classroom management and parent communication, there are limitations with their business administration tools like tuition management and enrollment management.

TUIO’s affordable and easy-to-use solution focuses on school management for schools of all sizes and stages. Our intuitive software simplifies and automates administrative tasks. TUIO includes tuition management, enrollment management, a student information system, and a fundraising platform at no extra cost. That’s why organizations across North America are choosing TUIO!

The Pros and Cons of using SchoolCues

See below for a snapshot of why both daycare owners and parents love TUIO!

Advantages of using SchoolCues

Cheap - An affordable solution for small starter schools who don't need many features.

Parent Communication - A place to maintain communication with parents, other than e-mail.

Out-of-box solution - No customization options means its ready to go upon purchase.

Disadvantages of SchoolCues

Lack of customer support - Support is only available by e-mail and a response can take up to 48 hours.

Long on-boarding - Administrators report difficulty using SchoolCues as a payment system.

No customizations - SchoolCues cannot easily be customized to meet your school's specific needs or goals.



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See what clients have to say about SchoolCues


“It is not customizable by design. This is a good thing because it helps keep the cost and price down, and you learn to us it quickly without having to make a ton of decisions for everything. The bad part of this is that if you need to do something different from what the software does, you are out of luck.”

Former SchoolCues Client

“The system is pretty good for starting out. “Still some bugs to work out; broke a few times. However, the team was very responsive to issues.”

Capterra Review

“The SchoolCues user interface is developed by the software engineering team. The good thing about this is that once you understand how the software is designed, then it makes sense. The bad thing is that you need to think like a software engineer to make sense of it”


Customize your school software

SchoolCues lacks in customization capabilities. It’s built to be used out-of-box. Meaning, you may be limited if you’re looking for something more specific than default options. This is great if your school or organization is exactly what SchoolCues imagined it to be. However, you might run into problems if you have some differences.

With TUIO, our reps work with your school administration to customize payments plans, reports, forms, and more!

Ease of use for parents and administration

A simple-to-use software makes it easier to implement amongst both parents and staff. SchoolCues is designed to be cost-effective. And, that’s where their focus is, and they really thrive on providing an affordable tool. With that said, it means less is spent on ensuring ease of use. On the other hand, TUIO’s interface is built to be intuitive. According to users, both companies have great on-boarding sessions available so new customers can get started right away! If you’re a tech-savvy group, SchoolCues might work for you.


See what clients have to say about TUIO

Bree Z.

“Great value and very user-friendly. The customer service is fast and helpful. It is easy to manage and change invoices and refund full or partial invoices. The way registrations are set up is flexible with multiple options.”

Shari M.

“The system is intuitive and simple to navigate while being powerful on the backend to support our needs. “The setup process was relatively easy and the customer support is great. I feel they have really thought of every option needed to process payment for Tuition and Registration Fees.”

Glenn W.

“There are a few features which would be nice to have such as the ability to modify the payment amounts once an invoice has been issued. However, Tuio has been very responsive to suggestions and is continually publishing new features/functionality.”

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