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SaaS based payment solution for universities and higher education institutes

The Client

The customer is focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students such as refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans.

The Challenge

The customer envisages a robust solution that address the following challenges:

  • Providing Universities with a cost effective online system working across multiple Regional Campuses.
  • A reliable and secure solution in terms of down time and data security offering 24 x 7 services
  • Real-time Integration with Payment Gateway & Student systems for information

The Solution

  • The ODC started in 2002 with outsourced Product Engineering Services - consisting of reengineering (Development, Testing, Sustenance, Deployment & Support) the product to move it to the SaaS platform in scope
  • Calsoft Labs re-engineered the product from Informix 4GL to J2EE based architecture
  • Product Enhancements, Sustenance, Support and Deployment Services since then
  • Key features include:
    • Hosted solution - application and data are centrally deployed
    • Product can co-exist with any of the institution's application
    • Exchange of data between applications in a secure manner
    • Provision for training database helping end clients get familiar with the application


  • Development Environment: Microsoft .NET, SQL Server
  • Java, Swing, EJB, Servlets, AIX, Informix, WebSphere
  • Reports: Reporting Server & Crystal Report
  • Integration: Seamless integration with mainframe, Java Microsoft and open source technologies