The growing education sector is witnessing an increase in the number of campuses andthe intake of students. Institutes therefore, seek to optimize the use of scarce resourcesand adopt standardized systems and procedures to better manage and delivereducation across spatially-separated campuses. With campus efficiency emerging asthe new buzzword of the learning industry, collaborative tools and effective learningcontent management systems are the need of the hour. This includes online media andsocial networking sites that attract digital learners to institutes offering virtualcampuses with peer-group learning and ‘anytime, anywhere education’. Institutes alsoincreasingly collaborate with multiple players – alumni, industry, global top-tierinstitutes, policymakers and learning technology partners – to ensure that the futureneeds of all the stakeholders are met. With these changes in the education ecosystem,there is a need for innovation to create new streams of knowledge and use novel toolsto capture the growth.Towards this, we, at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), offer our iON Education Solutionthat brings in integrated capabilities especially designed to drive education andeducational institutes to greater success. The offering helps steer core and supportfunctions as well as the management of institutional resources to achieve improvedaccountability and transparency, while attracting students and the best faculty.
"...iON has integrated all the administrative processes of MRIUs institutions, thusimproving efficiency...the online admissions process has helped in students coming infrom across nearly 25 states and 8 countries.”Prashant BhallaVice President , Manav Rachna, IndiaOverviewThe increasing focus on technology compels The iON Education Solution ensures scalabilityeducational institutes to replace old models of and is enhanced by features that enable:teaching and learning with new ones. Technology in n Life Cycle Management from enquiry Studentthe education system enables students, faculty andresearchers with easy access to the internet and open to alumni, Role-based access and privilegesnetworks, to display high degrees of sharing, for students and teachers;collaboration and participation. Technology has also Role-based access and privileges for students nfuelled the concept of ‘education anytime and and teachers;anywhere’, thereby paving the way for technology-based education administration. Publishing, managing and organizing of large n volumes and a wide variety of content;The iON Education Solution offers an integrated suite A centralized and organized knowledge nof modules that provides a single view of business repository to capture, store, indexprocess information to guide decision-making. With and preserve critical information;features that enhance operational efficiency, we helpyou upgrade your administrative functions and Collaborative tools for web conferencing, virtual nprovide a platform for e-learning. Our ‘IT-as-a-Service’ classrooms, online communication and training;model equips us to cater to your hardware, software Integration to support functions such as human nand network infrastructure comprehensively, thus resource management solution, payrollreducing installation time and leading to faster Return management and finance and accountingon Investment (RoI). Our pay-as-you-use model allows management;you to adapt to the changing usage of the software,thereby lowering your capital expenditure. In addition, Integrated library management and cataloging; nour build-as-you-grow approach predicts costs, n Communities Platform to foster exchange Virtualhelping in budgeting and planning. These unique and growth of knowledge among students, faculty,approaches bring in cost-efficiency. alumni, industry connects and various stakeholders; Learning Management System integrated with the n Virtual Communities Platform enabling collaborative and interactive learning.
BenefitsThe iON Education Solution accelerates your nsecurity. We protect your data through Dataexpansion and brings you benefits of: multiple security-layers as well as provide your authorized personnel with secure, anytime,A build-as-you-grow approach. We help you adoptn anywhere data access. We also offer efficient sophisticated systems that you need to support disaster recovery capabilities that assure you of your expanding business as you scale up. When you business continuity. This enables you to focus on partner with us, we help you save costs by your core business functions. eliminating the need to invest in advance towards IT infrastructure or solutions that do not meet your Cost and operational efficiency. By streamlining n immediate needs. Thus, we ensure that your your operational processes, our solution increases business operations remain cost-efficient, your overall efficiency. For instance, the solution allowing you to budget and plan ahead. helps reduce the fee management cycle thereby enabling you to make better use of your resourcesRelevance. We ensure that you keep pace withn and minimize costs. changes in the education system with best-in-class infrastructure and industry best practices, packaged n maintenance. Our commitment steps Robust in a specially-designed solution for educational beyond traditional ‘one-time’ setup and institutes. We regularly update our solution to implementation. We offer ongoing services, incorporate evolving functionalities necessitated including a 24x7 online and phone helpdesk. by changing market needs. You also benefit from working with minimal IT support staff.nof deployment. We are a single vendorEase and an acclaimed industry leader providing comprehensive solutions.
“By implementing iON we are able to put our administrative processes in a box, enablingus to replicate them easily and efficiently. This has helped us in removing variations,creating standards and benchmarks."Ryan PintoChief Executive Officer, Ryan International Group of Institutes Communities n Invitations n User Profiles n User Groups n n Management Abuse My Stuff n n Design Course Message Box n n Course Publish n Calendar Unified n Registration Course Collaboration Enablers n n Calendar Course Chat Collaboration n Idea Self-Paced Learning n Q&A Attendance n Wikis Assignments n Debate Enquiry n Assessments n Forum Admission n Grading n Blog Academics n Byte (Microblog) n Administration Content Timetable n File Manager n Administration Course n & Promotions Grading Application n Examination n Allocation n n Fine Fees & Items n Alumni n Assessment n Library n Evaluation n Transportation n Professional Learning Results n Hostel n Virtual Community Management Certification n Campus Assessment Management Lifecycle Management iON Education HRMS Solution Procurement & Inventory Overview Self Service Payroll (Student, Faculty, Parent) Finance & Accounting SMS & Email Alerts An overview of the iON Education Solution
Why iONiON provides comprehensive solutions that address A pay-as-you-use modelvaried IT requirements. From network to ERP, iON is This model eliminates capital investment as weoffered as a single service, in a pay-per-use model, provide the IT infrastructure and software on rent.allowing you to leverage the solution’s true potential. You pay as you use and only for the number of usersiON ensures integration of all processes along with who actually use the software. The rent is chargedease of use. monthly. Typically, the cumulative rental for threeiON promises: years is equal to the capital cost of acquiring similar or lesser software with one-time payment. Usually,nperformance in normal broadband;High the ROI exceeds rental within three months, whenStringent security and data privacy ;n best practices are well followed. The rental includes maintenance and training, with no hidden costs.Guaranteed availability (99 per cent uptime);nDisaster recovery;n Personalised solutionsReduced need for IT staff.n Although this is a cloud service, the software is configurable to each business. You will always get theiON, therefore, manages your processes while flavour of your own business by picking and choosingyou use the software. You gain from: what processes you would need.Integrated solutions Automatic upgradesWe ensure that all your solutions are connected. For We continuously invest in our solutions to ensureexample, if you are using a CRM along with an ERP, best practices. We enrich the software based on userand have a document management system to feedback and business and statutory changes. Weorganise your files, we ensure that these solutions are ensure the upgrade without disrupting the user.connected and work as one. So for you, it is simplyIT and not applications.Increased agilityWe bring in the agility to keep pace with changingprocesses or a new line of business. We help youconfigure the processes to work differently or simplychoose new practices recommended by the software.Our activation system flags on best practices while thesystem is running. As you pick and choose, we give youmore options to choose from.