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POLUS Education Solutions

What is POLUS?

POLUS is an ecosystem of Information Technology innovations built with the mission of being an enabler for a democratized, student-centric education sector that is a key contributor to the transformation of the Philippines into a first-world economy.

At the heart of POLUS is the POLUS School Management System (SMS), a web-based School Management System that covers the non-instructional component of the student lifecycle in a user-centric, customizable, and easy-to-sustain software-as-a-service offering. POLUS SMS has two primary modules: Admissions Management, and Student Lifecycle Management.

Admissions Management

  • Online application portal for aspiring students
  • Seamless uploading and assessment of applicant’s supporting documents
  • Online and real-time processing of application fees through a payment gateway technology
  • Automated release of examination permits through email and the portal
  • Secure, encrypted examination question preparation and answer key generation
  • Automated checking of examination papers through Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Automated generation of examination results and student profiles for successful passers
  • Streamlined online enrolment module for new and returning students

Student Lifecycle Management

  • Centralized student information management
  • Comprehensive student services management, including health records, disciplinary actions, guidance & mental counselling
  • Automated report card generation and dissemination
  • Billing and payment modules capable of integrating with existing third-party ERP and payment gateway solutions
  • Granular, secure user access management for unlimited number of campuses and users
  • Detailed definition of campuses, departments, units, sections, subjects, classrooms and advisers
  • Customized reports exportable in PDF, CSV or XLS formats

Security Considerations

  • Use of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) and OWASP MASVS (Mobile Application Security Verification Standard) in Software Architecture Design
  • Independent, 3rd Party Source Code Quality & Security Assessment
  • Session-based & Role-based Access Control
    for Web APIs and Databases
  • AWS & Google Cloud-trained Cloud Architect
    and Data Engineers
  • CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) Software Development Methodologies applied
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
    • Google Authenticator App and  reCaptcha
    • Email and/or SMS-based PIN