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Vordurja Education: Knowledge is Power, Power Knowledge with Greycells

Author : Pankaj Kundwani
Friday, July 24, 2015

Pankaj Kundwani

10 years ago, ERP for educational institutions was mere an idea, propagated by supply side dynamics. But today, with the massive percolation of technology into our lives, education decision makers are eager to try technology, even in small doses. Making a fair share towards bringing the revolution in education, Vordurja Education Pvt Ltd., a Bhubaneswar headquartered company offers 'Greycells', a software product that automates all key processes of an education institute and interfaces the end-to-end life-cycles involving men, money and material.

A subsidiary of Kalinga Software Pvt Ltd (Kalingasoft), Vordurja, signifies the 'invincibility of knowledge' and has created a niche for itself catering to some of the top notch academic institutions. More than 100 man-years of effort has gone into the research, development, user validation of Greycells, and the current Greycells Version 4.0 is one of most feature rich and configurable products in education ERP space today.

Greycells delivers extraordinary value in the feature hungry premium segment of the education institutes. Vordurja's clients in this segment include Doon School, Dehradun; Mayo College, Ajmer; Welham Boy's, Dehradun; Mayo College Girls' School, Ajmer; Rashtriya Military School, Dholpur and others. Vordurja will also shortly launch a no frills low priced solution to the price sensitive segment which will deliver more value than any other ERP solution. This solution will be offered to a few select school chains in the beginning. Over the next 3-5 years Vordurja aims at serving a student base of one million in India in the K12 segment.

Greycells is one of the very few products that seamlessly address both the K12 and the higher education segments. As per some of the users and industry experts, in terms of features, Greycells currently is the best product in India for the private university segment. Vordurja / Kalingasoft have supported many successful higher education institutes & groups in east and north India, such as IIT Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar; KIIT University, Bhubaneswar; Centurion University of Technology and Management, Parlakhemundi (Odisha); NSHM Group, West Bengal; Rungta Group, Chhattisgarh; MIET Group, Meerut; Gauhati University, Guwahati; amongst many others.

In addition to feature richness of Greycells, the biggest differentiator of Vordurja is its implementation methodology which delivers the twin benefits of least total cost of ownership and maximum success rate. Reasoned to the same, the company has achieved 95 percent implementation success over the last two years. In the private university and residential school segments, Greycells implementation is at least 30-40 percent cheaper than any other credible alternative. Its value is also significantly enhanced by its exciting array of plug-ins, viz, analytics/dashboard, mobility, payment gateway, authentication (biometric), secure certificate printing.

As of now, majority of Vordurja's clients are spread across east and north India, but the company is making efforts to expand its partner network in other regions. Equally, the company has expanded its operations overseas and is making forays in the Middle East and South East Asia. In the next five years, Vorduja expects to serve clients in all continents.