The face of the Indian classroom with the student listening and teacher teaching for hours has changed. Technology has made life simpler for both. Most of the schools and colleges are adopting digital learning solutions to make the classroom environment more inclusive and participatory. This helps in more interactions among the students and the teachers.
Konica Minolta intends to empower education with its new offering. Recently, the Japanese imaging and printer firm, launched Educo ERP—a user-friendly enterprise resource planning solution platform, designed specifically to be used conveniently in schools, colleges, institutes, universities and training centres. Educo ERP provides access to information anywhere anytime on any device to administrators, teachers, students and parents. It supports multiple languages for its user-friendly interface that can be used by anyone easily. The solution will be available for an annual fee of R1 lakh onwards.
Schools, colleges and teaching institutions today face numerous challenges— from a heterogeneous, more varied student population who expects 24/7 connectivity and device flexibility to increasing competition. Needless to say, they have to focus on efficient organisation and service-mindedness to enhance their competitiveness. “Educo ERP is an ideal fit for creating new value,” said Yuji Nakata, MD of Konica Minolta India. “Educo ERP will help in the process of Digital India through its cutting edge technology. The solution has been conceptualised and developed in India and will address all core processes of the education boards in India. The need of private and public sector engaged in delivering education has been covered.”
Educo ERP aims to reach the education vertical in tier 1 and tier 2 cities with minimal cost and simple requirements of internet connection. A browser where one surfs Gmail or Yahoo accounts, can use the same platform for using this ERP solution. It also provides access to information anywhere anytime on any device to administrators, teachers, students and parents. The company said it expects to double the contribution from the education sector to its revenues to about 10% with the launch of its Educo ERP solution.
The Konica Minolta India MD said, “Konica Minolta is in the process of transforming itself from a manufacturing company to a customer process centric company. We are constantly looking at opportunities to add value to the core processes of our customers. In the progressive field of education, Educo ERP promises to bring a refreshing change and set high standards to empower the educational institutions in becoming a speedy, user-friendly hub for delivering humane education efficiently.”
According to him, the software is affordable to cater to the requirements of any institution of any size and any structure be it schools, colleges, universities, online schools and government institutions. Without doubt, cloud-based computing promises to become an increasingly attractive option for delivering education services more securely, reliably, and economically.