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Digital for Education

Teaching, Research, Publishing, the three pillars of education institutions continue to evolve by adapting to the emergent digital technologies. Digital offers the education community greater flexibilities to teachers and learners, new pedagogic tools, access to a global learning material, ability to reach out beyond the academic community, collaborate for research and publishing across the world and much more. We work with education institutions to help them exploit these opportunities meaningfully making teaching, learning and knowledge creation more effective and efficient.

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What We Offer

Teaching and Learning Excellence
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Teaching and Learning Excellence

The education landscape has witnessed a drastic change in the past few years. The advent of mobile devices has taken learning beyond classrooms. Personalized learning environments have become the need of the day. Zyxware helps organizations in activating learning platforms that deliver a flavor of personalization.

Research And Knowledge Dissemination
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Research And Knowledge Dissemination

Technological advancements have helped educational institutions in capitalizing the knowledge assets in various formats. We at Zyxware helps organizations in building research publication systems, Archival platforms, or research collaboration platforms. We have also helped clients in deploying digital asset management and merchandiser platforms.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications
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Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Communication with stakeholders is equally important as communicating with students for any educational organization. This information will help stakeholders to make informed decisions. Organizations use reports for this. Digital Document Publishing platform developed by Zyxware helps organizations in digitalizing the entire document creation and publishing process.

Institution Administration
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Institution Administration

Larger organizations usually find it to streamline admissions and recruitments using offline tools. Technology can help you with this. Zyxware helps organizations in digitalizing the entire admission and recruitment lifecycle using cloud solutions that are tailored for their needs.

Digital Marketing
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Digital Marketing

Technology provides wide opportunities for students to choose the type of education they prefer and the kind of institution they require for it. This opens up competition for Educational institutions from global market. In order to stand out, there requires a future focused digital marketing approach. At Zyxware we define digital strategies for educational organizations focused towards various business objectives.

Case Studies

INSEAD Annual Report Launched
On 04/04/2019, INSEAD launched its Annual Report 2018 in a brand new form - A microsite built on Drupal. Your browser does not support the video tag. It is exciting to see one of the world’s premier management schools roll out its annual report on a Drupal solution. As a Signature Supporting Partner of Drupal, we’re extremely proud to have built the website. The idea of having an interactive website for publishing Annual Report was indeed a novel one which not many in the higher education sector was looking at. The INSEAD digital team, Zyxware and Perfect Day worked together to reimagine how the annual report can be presented in a digital form that enhanced the experience of the audience as it surfed through the achievements of the institution. The prime focus was given in bringing the essence of the institution to reflect in the report. From the moment we had the technical workshop at Fontainebleau, France, we knew it was an ambitious project as the whole website was to be built from scratch in 2 months; from creating a new identity, to interviewing stakeholders, to building, testing and launching the new site. The site has been designed around the 10 key focus areas in the past year. The content has been laid out in a hierarchical fashion for easy navigation which ensures all information about any particular topic is available to the reader at a couple of clicks. The content authoring workflow was another critical aspect of the system. Content is authored, maintained, and updated by a multitude of content authors across various departments and initiatives. The new Annual Report website has essentially captured the idea of INSEAD and has come out as a beautiful flagbearer of the achievements of the institution in the past year. We hope to see more such innovations from INSEAD setting the path for others to follow. INSEAD Annual Report 2018
Audeze
Audeze is a company dedicated to manufacturing high end audio head phones and accessories that provide exceptional quality in rendering sound output. Its high quality build and state-of-the-art technological innovations put together by their talented team of engineers help to realize a product that is unique and render the most accurate sound reproduction available today, as mentioned in their website www.audeze.com. An important channel for their sales is their website. THE ENGAGEMENT Audeze approached Zyxware around the time they had ported from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. The migration was done by the time it reached us, but along with it were some bug fixes that needed to be taken care of. The main activity done on the site was making changes to their existing e-commerce system and help them better their sales processes. We also helped them set up a third party SugarCRM integration system to manage all their client relationship aspects. During the on-line sale process, details from the clients are collected and then loaded onto the CRM system. Their profiles are recorded to ensure their client database is always updated and ready to use. This information is then used for after sales activities like customer support, follow-up, up selling etc. This helped them maintain good relations with their customers and enabled them to build more customer base. Affiliate marketing is another feature implemented on this site. Promotional activities like Discount coupons/ coupon codes were suggested by Zyxware to help increase their sales turnover and it was successfully implemented in the website. Claiming warranty on-line is yet another highlight in the site. The users now have the option to register their products on-line which will enable them to claim warranty and send reminders on when it is to be extended, warranty lapse etc. We also have a live SLA for support & maintenance running with this client which takes care of any bug fixes, security updates, Drupal updates, module updates etc that needs to be done.
Takamol B2B
Takamol B2B Online Marketplace: Takamol is a Saudi Arabian government owned limited liability company incorporated to provide services for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and thereby contribute to the development of the non-oil economy in the country. Takamol was owned by Ministry of Labor (MoL), Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) and Technical and Vocational training Corporation (TVTC) which are collectively known as MoLPlus. A key element of their strategy was creation of an On-Line Marketplace for SMEs to trade amongst themselves. The On-Line Marketplace aimed to bring in a set of efficiencies into the market by helping buyers and sellers find each other easily, enhance credibility of buyers and sellers through a registration and neutral party  verification system and an online order management system for ease of buying and selling. The website handles contents of two different languages - English and Arabic which is essential for a B2B site. English:   Arabic: Web URL: https://www.910ths.sa/ (The website has undergone further modifications since our engagement with them was completed in early 2016) Year: 2015 A detailing of the On-Line Marketplace we built is presented below. Broad user epic(s) : B2B service primarily constitutes of companies within Saudi Arabia to register on the 9/10ths portal in order to help them Buy and Sell products or Services. There are two main user roles to take into consideration in this service; Buyers and sellers. Buyers are companies trying to find product/services in Saudi Arabia and Sellers are companies trying to find customers in Saudi Arabia. The following are brief outlines of the epics of features implemented for this service. 1. For a Buyer Creating a Request Browse products Contact potential suppliers Receive interest from potential suppliers Watch list Rate products 2. For a Seller Creating a product/service catalogue Browse requests for quotation Contact potential customers Receive request from potential customers See similar opportunities Check competition Display related products to main products CRM 3. Common features for both Buyers and Sellers Social media Sharing Create a team profile Auto-matching Tag companies Rate companies Why was Drupal chosen? An ecommerce solution must incorporate a robust content management system if it is to provide a platform for ongoing success.  Drupal is secure, scalable and flexible by default. This is why most government websites including the whitehouse, india govt., australian govt., etc have used Drupal exclusively for their official and internal sites. This is why TakaMoL also went with Drupal.  This project is a very large and complex one requiring features like multi-lingual support, multi-domain, SEO, high traffic and so on. Also, Drupal is a CMS with framework like features and it is easy to build anything over it by extending it’s core features. This is why Drupal 7 was chosen.  There is no other CMS framework providing all these features out of the box. Architecture solution and delivery methodology adopted Platform and tools: Drupal 7 Modules Used: Entity, ECK, Drupal Chat, Media, Rules, Apache Solr, Facet API, Voting, Fivestar Third Party Integration: Apache Solr. Development Infrastructure: LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP); 2 webservers and 2 database servers were used for load balancing. Delivery Methodology: Continuous integration with Jenkins build server Development Model: We had used Agile methodology in this project as there were high degrees of complexity due to which requirements could not have been elaborated upfront and aggressive deadlines were to be met. Here the Product Owner was the Client Engagement Manager from Takamol who was responsible for maintaining the Product backlog which initially contained the prioritised, high level user stories. These high level user stories were broken down into smaller well defined user stories in a series of workshops, onsite at Saudi. The unclear requirements were pushed to the back of the backlog and developed into smaller user stories in an iterative manner throughout the project. A scrum team consisting of 1 business analyst, 7 developers and 2 testers was constituted and was led by Zyxware project manager/Scrum Master. The sprint cycle was 3 weeks. The cycle started with the sprint planning session and ended with a client walkthrough/demo and a sprint retrospective meeting. During the sprint planning session, story points were assigned based on the relative complexity of the user stories. During the build, while the developers worked on the build, the testers designed the test cases. As and when user stories were completed, testing was done and defects were addressed. Daily scrum meetings were conducted. After the first sprint the team capacity was determined via velocity which helped in sizing the future sprints. After each sprint, an incremental piece of the product was demonstrated to the customer for feedback. Any new requirements were added to the product backlog and prioritised. Duration (calendar months) of the project : 5 Months Approximate person months in the project: Project Manager 5 Months Assistant Project Manager 3 Months Business Analyst 2.5 Months Solutions Architect 2.5 Months Technical Architect 5 Months Developer 50 Months Tester 20 Months Summary of Deliverables: Responsive Theme : The portal has a responsive frontend which will help users to view the portal in different devices - desktop, tablets and mobile phones Content Management: Ability to create and manage product catalogues. Option to create and display information regarding trade enquiries, events, exhibitions, trade fairs in different products in India and abroad.  Option to send business enquiries for a product/catalogue and ability to view the enquiries.  Ability for rating of products and companies. Multilingual Content: The website handles contents of two different languages - English and Arabic which is essential for a B2B site. CRM: B2B Portal Admin can, view Requests they have posted.  view the request detail page which shows the ‘Request Details’ and ‘Responses’ from different companies as separate tabs. It also shows the ‘Similar Requests’ and ‘Qualified for this Requests’ as separate tabs. B2B Portal user can view similar opportunities details and competitor details,on opportunities detail page. flag opportunities as leads view their own leads manage leads by changing its status, stage and adding remarks. generate quotes for customers from the leads view statistics like number of opportunities, leads, closed leads. manage watch list by viewing all items in the list and can remove items from it. view contact list of companies and customers contacted to them as separate tabs. manage approval of pending requests. Custom Multilingual Search: Apache Solr is used to index the content in the website to provide faster searching. To enhance this search with filters, we use Facet API. Social Media Sharing: The company profiles, products/services and requests can be shared to social media – Facebook, twitter and so on.