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Total Solution for Educational Institutions

ScadCo provides a total computing solution to schools and colleges through own developed software and integration with prominant cloud partner services. The combination and integration of services provided by ScadCo, Microsoft Office 365/Azure, SageOne, Overdrive and other content providers deliver a total solution for administrators and educators.

Parents and students also bennefit from this holistic solution for self service, social integration, notifications and other functionalities taylored to their needs.

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Learning Management

Since most students and educators have access to a mobile device, schools and colleges are seizing the opportunity to turn these gadgets from distractions into learning tools. Educators and students are increasingly bringing technologies to the classroom, and in many schools and colleges, it is being put to good use. The Class Room of the Future integrates student devices with wireless, LED screens, printers, and learning management technologies.

Scadsys, with its Class Room Management software, support this trend by giving educators online access in the class room to various Scadsys functionalities from a phone, tablet or laptop. Scadsys now also supports realtime assessment of students in the class room or at home.

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Cloud Computing for Schools and Colleges

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service to a community of end-recipients. Cloud computing entrusts services with a user's data, software and computation over a network. Scadsys cloud computing allows institutions to implement their applications much faster, with improved manageability and no onsite server and software maintenance. ScadCo's cloud offering is attractively priced taking into account the cost of onsite servers, software licensing and support.

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Integrated Social Media

When it was first created, Facebook was solely a place for college students to connect with one another. Today, just about everyone has a profile on Facebook, and it's being used for a lot more than just rehashing weekend parties. In fact, many teachers and lecturers have begun using it as a way to connect with students, spark discussion and relay important assignment information. With the majority of students able to access these services from their phones or other mobile devices, students have no excuse not to get involved in class, no matter where they are or how busy they may be. ScadCo is building interfaces from Scadsys to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others to relay and consolidate information flows by the click of a button. 

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Bring Your Own Device Freedom

The entire Scadsys suite of software is built on technology that supports true mobile computing. The Scadsys platform allow users the freedom to select the most appropriate device for the task, for example: it is difficult to build a timetable on a device that does not support the use of a mouse, in cases like this it is more effective to use the Scadsys Administration application installed on Windows. When accessing information, doing attendance in the class room or evaluating the rugby team next to the field, it is more effective to use a tablet.

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Knowledge Management

Schools and Colleges have large volumes of content and education material that needs to be managed and controlled to have a single version of the truth. Content is any form of digital media, i.e. documents, spreadsheets, drawings, images, sound, videos, reports, discussions, blogs, email, instant messaging, fax, eBooks, invoices, course material, etc. To manage content Scadsys implements a 7 stage content life cycle. These stages ensure that content is properly captured, classified, stored, managed, protected, distributed and disposed.

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Class Room of the Future

Educators and students are increasingly bringing technologies to the classroom, and in many schools and colleges, it is being put to good use. The Class Room of the Future integrates student devices with wireless, LED screens, printers, and learning management technologies. Scadsys, with its Class Room Management software, has the capability to do realtime in class assessments by using student devices. Educators setup up electronic tests and schedule students to do the test in the class room. Scadsys will mark the test and educators and students will get immediate feedback on results obtained. A very efficient way to test if a lession was understood.

ScadCo makes use of Office 365, OneNote and Skype to stream content to student devices, live in the class room. Students have access to educator notes and make their own study notes directly on their devices. OneNote and Skype runs on all hardware platforms (Apple, Andriod and Windows).

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Text Book Stock Control

Management of text books is a critcal activity which schools and colleges perform once a year. This involve forecasting and ordering of text books for the following year and the allocation and issuing of text books to students. At the end of the year text books are returned and re-allocated to the next grade's students. Scadsys have a complete solution to forecast, order, issue and managing returns of text books.

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Feeding Scheme Management

Scadsys has the capability to manage feeding schemes throught the Scadsys Point-of-Sale system, deployed at tuck-shops. The Scadsys POS has full sales, ordering and inventory management capabilities.

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Cashless Institutions

Scadsys with its integration to EsayPay, has the capability to create a cashless environment for institutions. Students and parents deposit cash at Pick 'n Pay, Checkers and others which is then transferred to the school/college bank account. The transaction is also captured in the Scadsys Cashbook, making sure that the student/parent account is credited with the deposit. No manual action is required by staff.

Large savings (cash transfer costs) can be realised and security can be improved, if cash is not accepted.

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Be Informed

The Scadsys Notification system allow schools and colleges to send messages in real time to parents, students and educators, when pre-determined events occur, i.e. inform parents when a child is not at school, when a discipline entry is received, test result, etc. Notifications can be sent by email, SMS or the Scadsys Communicator app installed on most mobile devices. Messages to the Scadsys Communicator is free and there is no advertising displayed on the device.