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Microsoft India & EfeeOnline partners with National Independent Schools Alliance to digitally transform India’s Budget Private Schools

Over 55000 member schools of NISA spread across 23 Indian states can now avail EfeeOnline’s e-payment solutions

Bengaluru, 3 July 2017: Microsoft India today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) to offer Microsoft Aspire School Program (MASP) Pro Suite to member schools to empower teachers and students. MASP Pro Suite which combines the benefits of Microsoft’s technology and e-payment solutions from EfeeOnline is a value-based offering to equip schools with an integrated set of technology and innovative learning solutions, modernize their campuses, drive transformation for enhanced learning experiences and prepare future-ready students. With this partnership, over 55,000 member schools of NISA spread across 23 states can now avail MASP Pro Plus and EfeeOnline’s next generation payment solutions to enhance teaching and learning.

EfeeOnline will come bundled with Microsoft Aspire School Program(MASP) as MASP Pro Suite. EfeeOnline has a server to server connectivity with leading banks, providing solutions including, Payment from any device, anytime with online receipts, School alerts, Payment reminders, Online Dashboard Boards to receive e-Circulars from the schools.

Kulbhushan Sharma, President, National Independent Schools Alliance, said, “We are delighted to partner with Microsoft India & Efeeonline to offer MASP Pro Plus to our member schools. This partnership will help us in our mission to create an enabling ecosystem for budget private schools to improve accessibility, affordability and quality of education.”  

According to Roshini Kumar, President, EfeeOnline “EfeeOnline will empower parents to pay school fees from anywhere, anyplace, anytime and on any device using multimode payment services. Schools will be able to integrate the fee collection seamlessly with different payment platform on EfeeOnline, and knock down the barriers between the home and educational institution”

Microsoft India & Efeeonline will provide NISA’s member schools with MASP Pro Plus that offers distinct benefits to educators and students. Benefits for educators include:

•Microsoft Empowered Teacher Sessions: Webinars for teachers to help in content creation, collaboration tools in classrooms, windows apps and coding, new technology concepts such as cloud and IoT.

•Virtual Master Training Programs: IT learning tools for educators to choose from.

Students, on the other hand, can avail of:
•Microsoft Student Associate Engagement: Access to a series of four webinars in a month. Themes for student webinars include Productivity tools, Office 365, Skype, Yammer, Windows APPs, Azure Concepts, Big Data & Internet of Things, Entrepreneurship case studies and Gaming.
•Developer Skills Curriculum access:  The curriculum nurtures students’ inquisitiveness and imagination, enabling them to access a wide variety of resources and information.
•Access to Microsoft’s ICT curriculum, which is aligned to National ICT Policy.

Efeeonline offering

Efeeonline ERP – on premise / on cloud, to create student’s data, fee demands fee receipts & e-Circulars

•The Parents Dashboard – For payment of Fee and to receive e-Circulars from the schools

•The e-Governance Dashboard – Give a complete single window reporting to the management

•The mobile App – Allows the parents to pay fee from anywhere, any place and on any device.

 Efeeonline Value Add

*      Multimode Payment

*      Debit Card

*      Credit Card

*      Net banking

*      Direct Bank Collections – Server to Server Connectivity

*      UPI integration

*      Mobile Payment

*      Touch Card

*      Digital Wallets

About National Independent Schools Alliance

The National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) is a platform that brings together budget private schools (BPS) from across the country to give them a unified voice to address their concerns about legislations and bye-laws which apply to them and to facilitate quality improvement in schools. As of today, NISA represents over 55000 schools, from 23 state associations, which cater to the needs of 9.35 million children at an average of 250 children per school.

About Efeeonline

Efeeonline is a Bespoke Payment Solution transforms the school in the digital age will gives relief to the parent and the educational institution by delivering a multimode fee payment service, with the following payment modes:

·         Payment Gateway: which accepts credit and debit cards from Master, Visa, Amex and RuPay

·         Net Banking:  Payment through direct debit

·         Mobile Payment Gateway: Parents can pay their wards fees using the Mobile App.

·         Cheque drop Boxes or payments across bank counters: efeeonline partnership with banks, enables the parents to pay the school fees by using the cheque drop facility, payment across bank counters.

·         Digital wallet: e-Fee online comes integrated with the digital wallet

 About Microsoft India

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across 11 Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Microsoft offers its global cloud services from local datacenters to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies. In 2016, Microsoft opened one of its eight Cyber Security Engagement Centers in the country, to address security needs of both public and private sectors.