Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2018-02-07T13:31:49+00:00
If I pay for a plan, where is Abre hosted?2017-10-24T18:17:04+00:00

We use AWS Cloud Servers. View our Privacy and Compliance page for more information.

What is the Contract Length?2017-10-24T18:14:13+00:00

We recommend a year. And you have a 30 day out so in reality you have a 60 day obligation. Oh… and your data goes with you if you cancel.

What is the difference between the community edition and the plans offered by Abre?2017-10-24T18:13:45+00:00

With the community edition, you are in charge. This means you are responsible for installing, running, updating, and ensuring security. Support with the community edition is a group project. Any community member can ask questions and provide answers on the community forums.

The community edition is free. But we like to say it’s free, as in “free puppy”. Abre needs attention if you plan to run it on a production server.

Does Abre provide Training?2017-10-24T18:11:30+00:00

We do but you really don’t need it. Abre is designed to be easy and intuitive to use. Built on a familiar material design framework and with teachers, students and parents in mind we found adoption to be quick. Abre will provide training videos and a help desk but we are confident that we won’t be tying up staff trying to figure out how Abre works!

Will Abre integrate with my student information system (SIS)?2017-10-24T18:10:09+00:00

Emphatically yes. As well as other software (Google Apps, LMSs, etc.) as long as that software is designed and has permissions to be shared.

Abre is open and engineered to integrate.

Is Abre an LMS (Learning Management System)?2017-11-01T13:31:49+00:00

It’s more. We think of Abre as a District Managment Software… or a DMS.

While Abre has capabilities to integrate with an LMS, it also provides a foundation for building specific applications for districts. These applications follow programming norms AND talk to each other. Data can be shared between Abre Apps and external applications like student information systems and office suites.