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The Product

Who develops and manages this product?
eCOLE and OCTAL are developed and marketed jointly by Innove Technologies (Singapore) Pte Ltd and AISoft Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd.

What does eCOLE stand for?
eCOLE is French for school. Or we thought it would make also for e-College - a fully electronic and digitally managed institute!

Why Us? Why eCOLE?

What is the track record of your company?
AISoft and Innove have been around for a while now. AISoft is over 20 years old being founded in 1989. Innove was founded in 2002 and has rode 2 big recessions in Asia. For more details on our companies, please visit our corporate websites @
AISoft Technologies
Innove Technologies

Why should I purchase eCOLE?

  • First, we are probably the only (or one of very few companies) that does both EMS and LMS. You will find a lot of LMS companies in the world; and some EMS companies. However, none would be able to do end to end solutions like we do.

  • On top of that, we are not a traditional product company. Our emphasis is a lot of Services - Consulting for your specific needs, customizing the system to your requirements, integrating with third party tools, data migration and so on. So apart from the product, we ensure that we hand-hold you through specific processes

  • eCOLE and OCTAL have been deployed over many places in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and other places. The products have been worked and re-worked and customized to handle all these requirements; and therefore when you buy eCOLE, you are also buying into the best practices from across the globe.

  • eCOLE has over 16 modules covering end to end aspects from Enquiry Management to Placements

  • eCOLE has been deployed at a range of institutions from Kindergartens to Institutes of Higher Learning to Corporate Training divisions.

Where all has eCOLE been deployed?
eCOLE has been deployed over many places in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and other places. The products have been worked and re-worked and customized to handle all these requirements; and therefore when you buy eCOLE, you are also buying into the best practices from across the globe. eCOLE has been deployed at a range of institutions from Kindergartens to Institutes of Higher Learning to Corporate Training divisions A list of clients can be provided upon request.

How is eCOLE different from other products available in the market?
We have done some benchmarking studies on the products and will be happy to send you the same. If there is any specific product that wish us to benchmark against, we will be happy to do so as well. Please contact our Sales for notes of


Technology Backend

What is the proposed technology stack?
eCOLE current runs on .NET Framework 3.5. We support multiple databases including MSSQL 2000, 2005 and 2008, and also MySQL. You will need a Microsoft Windows Server to run eCOLE. .NET framework is free and downloadable - so you donít have to worry. Database could be MSSQL or MySQL. We prefer MSSQL. Other databases such as Oracle can also be supported but may cost a little more.

Should we buy our own server/ hardware?
No. we dont recommend that. We recommend that you should move it to a recognized hosting provider. That will ensure that you services are up 24/7 (as thats their job to do so), and also that your data is safe. Buying your own hardware means that you have a larger fixed investment, for a lower quality of service. Having said that, you may choose whichever model you want and we will support either.

What about Cloud Computing?
Yes we can provide the services on a Cloud. But point be noted that the setup and maintenance of the cloud with cost you more than the traditional hosting model. Presently, we are configured to run on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Security

How secure is your system?
Security should not be a concern. Each user is password protected. There is not part of the system that allows access to data without a login. We can also help integrate it to other IDMs, smart cards etc to enhanced security for you. We can, if needed, lock it down to only your Intranet. As such, your data kept in eCOLE will be as safe as being locked in a safe.

Can you link to our single sign-on, intranet, etc?
Yes. We can integrate with most standard systems

Peripherals

Can you link it to our accounting system?
Yes. As long as it is a standard one like Tally. If it is something else, then we can do so provided the Accounting Software can also integrate from its end.

Can you link it to a Smart Card System, Biometric system etc?
Yes. If you have a preferred vendor, we can link up. Else if you want us to suggest a vendor for these technologies and also coordinate the link up, we can handle it.

 

Commonly Asked Questions

eCOLE: is French for School



Resources Centre
eCOLE and OCTAL Questionaire.pdf
eCOLE Functional Access Overview 1.11