July 2008

Partnership: NIIT – Infospectrum Alliance offers ERP Solution in Schools

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NIIT, a information technology service corporation, has entered into an agreement with Infospectrum, a global software product development and technology services enterprise, to offer 'Quick School',  a customisable Educational Resource Planning (ERP) solution in schools.

Following this alliance, NIIT's School Learning Solutions (SLS) will include the ERP in its eGuru offering for schools, thus providing it with its expertise and reach, while Infospectrum offers exclusive development and customisation of the solution and modules for varied needs.

The agreement was signed between L Balasubramanian, President, NIIT SLS and Jay Chopde, CEO and Founder, Infospectrum.

Speaking on the occasion P Rajendran, COO, NIIT Ltd said, 'NIIT is a leading SLS provider in the country. With this strategic alliance, we are now in a position to address the needs of all the key stakeholders within the education realm – students, teachers, principals, school management and parents.'

'With the integration of ready-to-deploy ERP tool in our portfolio, we are confident that schools will be able to strengthen their services to students and parents thus enhancing their competitive advantage many fold,' added Balasubramanian.

'Quick School' is an integrated and comprehensive solution that spans across all functional requirements and departments of educational institutions. It allows the schools to manage information on Academics, Staff, Students, Examination, Attendance, Fees, Schedules, Payroll, Recruitment, Library, Hostel, Transport, Inventory etc on a real time basis. Teachers, Management and other users can use these modules with minimal training. Its modular design gives the educational institution flexibility and scalability that can be configured in line with the growth of the institution. It is currently being offered by Infospectrum in over 140 premier schools such as Delhi Public Schools, Somerville Public Schools, Navrachana International Schools, and International School Amby, Lawrence School among others.

Chopde said, 'The key to a schools success lies in the way it manages the deluge of information.

QuickSchool' will enable schools to seamlessly integrate information across different academic facets, for better decision making. I am confident that our alliance with NIIT will go a long way in ushering in the 'Information Age' in schools.'

The implementation of ERP solutions in schools will also enable parents to dynamically monitor real time progress of their wards, thus effectively addressing their needs to identify improvement areas for better academic performance.

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