Two of Kagiso Capital’s portfolio companies, Open Learning Technology (OLTech) andPolymorph join forces towards transforming the education of tomorrow
Kagiso Capital’s subsidiary, Open Learning Technology (OLTech), is a South African edtech
technology company that creates powerful solutions to supplement and enhance education.
OLTech provides both private and public higher education institutions with a student information
system (SIS) called eVision. This system's features are all designed to meet the requirements
and regulations of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Over the last 20
years, OLTech’s user base has grown and changed which means that their solutions, platform
and the software underpinning it also had to be adapted to meet the needs of their new user
Considering these needs, Kagiso Capital arranged an introduction between Polymorph – one of
Kagiso Capital’s portfolio companies – and the CEO of OLTech, Rian Breed. As a first step,
Polymorph delivered a concept design setting out how to approach the upgrade and
realignment of eVision with the needs of their current user base and key stakeholders. The
concept design clearly showed the viability of the end product by taking into account customer
needs, required user experience (UX), technical feasibility, and costs. OLTech worked with
Polymorph to upgrade their application framework and to assess the potential risks to their
system to ensure endurance, flexibility, and scalability. The new student information system is
currently in the development phase and will ultimately include a high-level reporting suite using
intelligent dashboards and offering an agile solution that can adapt to expand into the market.
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