Playground vs HiMama

HiMama is a clunky app with rigid workarounds. Playground is a modern system with an intuitive interface and incredible customer service with Playground.

Playground
4.7
Playground
4.7

HiMama

4.6

HiMama

4.6

Data as of 9/8/22

Why do people choose Playground over HiMama?

HiMama

Families appreciate getting updates through the app but find the interface difficult to navigate. The administrative back end can feel rigid without many customization options.

HiMama

Families appreciate getting updates through the app but find the interface difficult to navigate. The administrative back end can feel rigid without many customization options.

Playground

Playground combines a beautiful, simple family mobile app with a customizable administrative back end. Families love receiving updates in real time. Centers that switch to Playground typically save money otherwise spent on systems to fill gaps where HiMama falls short.

Playground

Playground combines a beautiful, simple family mobile app with a customizable administrative back end. Families love receiving updates in real time. Centers that switch to Playground typically save money otherwise spent on systems to fill gaps where HiMama falls short.

Registration

1.

HiMama makes families download documents, fill the documents, and then re-upload the document. Playground lets families fill out documents directly without having to download and reupload the file.

2.

HiMama doesn't collect application fees, enrollment fees, or tuition deposits during their registration configuration. Playground allows you to set up all your fees from the get-go.

3.

Playground autofills repetitive information like names, emails, addresses, birthdays, etc. for families. HiMama doesn’t have autofill.

Registration

1.

HiMama makes families download documents, fill the documents, and then re-upload the document. Playground lets families fill out documents directly without having to download and reupload the file.

2.

HiMama doesn't collect application fees, enrollment fees, or tuition deposits during their registration configuration. Playground allows you to set up all your fees from the get-go.

3.

Playground autofills repetitive information like names, emails, addresses, birthdays, etc. for families. HiMama doesn’t have autofill.

Registration

1.

HiMama makes families download documents, fill the documents, and then re-upload the document. Playground lets families fill out documents directly without having to download and reupload the file.

2.

HiMama doesn't collect application fees, enrollment fees, or tuition deposits during their registration configuration. Playground allows you to set up all your fees from the get-go.

3.

Playground autofills repetitive information like names, emails, addresses, birthdays, etc. for families. HiMama doesn’t have autofill.

Attendance

1.

Playground lets you add, edit, or delete a child's check in or out time and date.

2.

Playground supports checking in or out multiple children at once.

3.

HiMama's attendance reports are rigid whereas Playground’s report headers can be fully customized to satisfy your licensing agency.

Attendance

1.

Playground lets you add, edit, or delete a child's check in or out time and date.

2.

Playground supports checking in or out multiple children at once.

3.

HiMama's attendance reports are rigid whereas Playground’s report headers can be fully customized to satisfy your licensing agency.

Attendance

1.

Playground lets you add, edit, or delete a child's check in or out time and date.

2.

Playground supports checking in or out multiple children at once.

3.

HiMama's attendance reports are rigid whereas Playground’s report headers can be fully customized to satisfy your licensing agency.

Communication

1.

HiMama limits the number of files that can be attached to a message to just 3 files with a total size of 30mb. Playground doesn't limit the number of attachments or file sizes.

2.

Playground can send SMS texts, in-app notifications, and email announcements at once.

3.

HiMama's messaging system feels clunky and looks outdated. Playground's chat features look and feel like a modern communication system.

Communication

1.

HiMama limits the number of files that can be attached to a message to just 3 files with a total size of 30mb. Playground doesn't limit the number of attachments or file sizes.

2.

Playground can send SMS texts, in-app notifications, and email announcements at once.

3.

HiMama's messaging system feels clunky and looks outdated. Playground's chat features look and feel like a modern communication system.

Communication

1.

HiMama limits the number of files that can be attached to a message to just 3 files with a total size of 30mb. Playground doesn't limit the number of attachments or file sizes.

2.

Playground can send SMS texts, in-app notifications, and email announcements at once.

3.

HiMama's messaging system feels clunky and looks outdated. Playground's chat features look and feel like a modern communication system.

Payments

1.

HiMama lets any contact registered as a guardian view invoices. However, Playground lets families set secondary guardians who shouldn't have access to billing information.

2.

HiMama doesn't allow families add multiple payment methods to their account. Playground lets families add as many payment methods as they like on their account. HiMama doesn't let families make a partial payment on one card and pay the rest on another. Playground gives families the flexibility to make partial payments on different payment methods

3.

HiMama charges 3.25% for American Express transactions. On Playground, the transaction fee is jsut 3%.

Payments

1.

HiMama lets any contact registered as a guardian view invoices. However, Playground lets families set secondary guardians who shouldn't have access to billing information.

2.

HiMama doesn't allow families add multiple payment methods to their account. Playground lets families add as many payment methods as they like on their account. HiMama doesn't let families make a partial payment on one card and pay the rest on another. Playground gives families the flexibility to make partial payments on different payment methods

3.

HiMama charges 3.25% for American Express transactions. On Playground, the transaction fee is jsut 3%.

Payments

1.

HiMama lets any contact registered as a guardian view invoices. However, Playground lets families set secondary guardians who shouldn't have access to billing information.

2.

HiMama doesn't allow families add multiple payment methods to their account. Playground lets families add as many payment methods as they like on their account. HiMama doesn't let families make a partial payment on one card and pay the rest on another. Playground gives families the flexibility to make partial payments on different payment methods

3.

HiMama charges 3.25% for American Express transactions. On Playground, the transaction fee is jsut 3%.

Enterprise

1.

Playground offers custom roles and permissioning for enterprise-wide administrators, site admins, and other staff.

2.

Playground’s enterprise dashboard let’s multi-site administrators see all their centers in one screen.

3.

In Playground, run robust reports that aggregate across multiple sites at once.

Enterprise

1.

Playground offers custom roles and permissioning for enterprise-wide administrators, site admins, and other staff.

2.

Playground’s enterprise dashboard let’s multi-site administrators see all their centers in one screen.

3.

In Playground, run robust reports that aggregate across multiple sites at once.

Enterprise

1.

Playground offers custom roles and permissioning for enterprise-wide administrators, site admins, and other staff.

2.

Playground’s enterprise dashboard let’s multi-site administrators see all their centers in one screen.

3.

In Playground, run robust reports that aggregate across multiple sites at once.

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