With Sqayy, we’ve rebuilt Barracuda into something modern, better and fresher.

We’ve heard your requests over the decade and Sqayy is the result. This article gives you an overview of what we’ve been doing for the past three years. We are confident that the features highlighted here will make you smile.

 

Solid System Design

Sqayy has a much better interface that focuses on modernity and user-friendliness. This is a system designed to be the campus management system you deserve.

 

Microsoft Azure


  • Sqayy is hosted on Microsoft Azure, the best cloud server in the world
  • Security in Microsoft Azure is tight with over 3,500 security engineers monitoring hacking activities 24/7
  • Azure is scalable and expandable

 

Better Database Scheme


  • Modern framework
  • Introducing soft delete
  • Improve log record
  • Indexing – faster data searching

 

Friendlier than User-Friendly


 

  • Works on any browser
  • 360-degree view of students
  • Customisable dashboard appearance
  • A comprehensible dashboard in mobile view
  • Screen size adjust automatically on all devices including tablets and smartphones
  • Familiar terms in the education industry are used in the system so
  • users can understand the system better

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessibility of Reports

  • All reports are available in a single place
  • Access level can be configured for reports
  • The user can choose favorite reports and save filters

 

Global Search


  • A single search bar accessible in all pages

 

Easy System Administration


 

Customising Terms


 

Centralised Profile


 

  • Prospect, applicant and students share the same profile
  • Prospects and applicants can be billed
  • Staff can record payments of prospects and applicants

 

Complex Scenarios Made Easy


  • Ability to create multiple versions of study plan, grading schemes, fee structures, assessments and more
  • Allows campus to thrive despite changes in policies

 

Improvements by Feature

Listed below are some features that have been modified from Barracuda:

SectionModuleBarracudaSqayy
Recruitment & AdmissionsOnline ApplicationOne application form per ID No (IC/Passport No)An applicant can have more than one application attempts
MarketingNo funnel managementFunnel management
No leads managementHot & Cold tagging for leads
No email blastingEmail blasting feature
No event managementEvent management feature
No agent portalPortal for agents
One profile per prospectMultiple prospect profiles
One agent per prospectMultiple agents per prospect
Random prospect assignmentProspect assignment according to filters
Application form not availableApplication form accessible in marketing
Fixed Prospect FormCustomisable Prospect Form
AdmissionLog view for student progressTimeline view for student progress
Fixed Application FormCustomisable Application Form
Student details separated by modulesCentral overview of student information
Academic Session in Academic ModuleAcademic Session in Admission Module
Bursary ManagementFinanceLimited to one type of billingStudents can be tied to a fee groupand multiple instalments
Departments cannot issue finesAll departments can issue fines
No penalties for late paymentAuto charge for late payments
Cancelled transactions appear in main ledgerSeparate ledger for cancelled transactions
No proforma billAble to issue proforma bill
Barring conditions in separate screensBarring conditions in a single screen
Fixed barring for all studentsSeparate barring for sponsored students
Barring according to total outstandingBarring according to specific account codes
Limited options for payment methodsCustomisable payment methods
Knockoff overpayment and deposit in separate screensKnockoff by overpayment and deposit in payment screen
No payment by FIFOPayment by FIFO
SponsorshipSingle main ledgerSeparate ledger for sponsored students
No distinction between self-proportion and sponsorSeparate fees according to self-proportion and sponsor
Can’t define sponsored amountDefine sponsorship by amount or percentage
Academic AffairsAcademicMandatory filters to show classesFaster class search
Can’t filter faculties by campusFaculties offered by campus
One program per studentStudent can have multiple programs
Can’t offer short coursesAbility to offer short courses
Marks entries in multiple screensA single place for mark entries
Fixed study plan, assessment and grading schemeFlexible study planassessment andgrading scheme
Manage offered courses and create classes in different screensImproved flow of managing offered courses and class creation
Fixed course statusFlexible course status
Fixed Academic Status RulesCustomisable Academic Status Rulesfor Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Not postgraduate friendlySuitable for postgraduate program
Can’t keep track student supervisor, examiner info and research titleAble to track student supervisor, examiner info and research title
Can’t upload Thesis Submission Form, Mutual Acceptance Form and etc.Able to upload Thesis Submission Form, Mutual Acceptance Form and etc.
Can’t identify students by study modeAble to identify student by study mode such as Research, Mixed and Coursework
LearningCan’t submit assignmentsStudents can submit assignments
Share files with students onlyShare files with staff and students
Can’t set files as favouriteAble to set files as favourite
No integration with Microsoft TeamsIntegration Microsoft Teams
TimetableAuto checking of lecturer, time and venue clashingAdditional checking for course and subject clashing
Click slots to book classesDrag classes to available slots
Outdated interfaceModern interface
Student AffairsStudent AffairsNo features for event managementEvent management feature to manage approvals
Student ServicesHostelCheck in and check out per student profileBulk check in/check out
Outdated view for booking screenCalendar view for booking screen
No advanced bookingAllows advanced booking
Check in and bookings limited to studentsCheck in and bookings not limited to students
Occupants are managed in student profileOccupants are managed in resident profile
LibraryCan’t issue automatic finesSystem automatically fines patrons for late returns 
MaintenanceAvailable in hostel moduleNew global maintenance separated from hostel
VehicleAvailable in hostel moduleNew global vehicle separated from hostel
Industrial Training, Alumni & Career DevelopmentIndustrial TrainingDoes not include a separate portalComes with its own portal
Can’t manage student CVAble to manage student CV
Can’t apply for placementsAble to apply for placements
No portal for companiesCompanies can hire and manage practical students
AlumniDoes not include a portalIncludes an alumni portal
Can’t track alumni’s academic infoAble to track alumni’s academic info