Eduspec, part of Education Specialist Software (Pty) Ltd, is a company that develop tailored software for educational institutions.
In recent times the financial pressure on parents and families have significantly increased resulting in less expendable income thus increasing the financial burden on schools and the increase of exemption applications. Recent studies indicated that in some instances exemption applications have increased to in excess of 25% of fee paying families.
This burden has proven to be a massive drain on the resources due to the costly and lengthy manual processes involved when dealing with applications.
Eduspec has taken up the challenge of adding efficiency to the process. By adding automation and structure the process and worklad have been simplified and greatly. Eduspec keeps complete record of the application, documentation and communication to and with parents or families.
The process of Exemption consists of only 4 steps:
Partner schools have reported an enormous reduction in the time spent on processing applications and finalisation thereof, as well as the time taken to produce the final application results for the department.
The Exemption system started as a goodwill project for the Jan de Klerk high school. The program proved to be a big time saver and as it developed, so did interest in the program from other schools.
Eduspec was finally re-written into a suitable system that can support multiple schools with an interface to various school management and financial systems.