Karachi School for Business & Leadership Selects ERP Solution

January 28, 2013 10:10 pm 5 comments

Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL) was founded in 2010 under the Karachi Education Initiative and is a private business school located in the commercial hub of Karachi where both local and international students study. It works in collaboration with the Cambridge Judge Business School to offer MBA degrees.

According to a report on Campus Technology, KSBL will install a comprehensive academic management system that will link all operations on its campus. The project was based on Three Rivers Systems’ CAMS Enterprise resource planning system, which is an integrated, browser-based management system that has been designed keeping in mind needs of colleges and universities. Yet another private institution has come forward to take a step that will encourage colleges and universities to join in the same.

Through CAMS current and future students, faculty, and alumni can be all connected through a suite of portals that will cater to such services as managing admissions, registration, and other financial aid records of students, fundraising, HR, payroll, and alumni relations too. This kind of a step should be taken by all other colleges and universities too so that a strategic and planned maintenance of records related to a particular institution can be kept. It will be also be better for long-terms growth of technology and its applications in Pakistan.

The information will be optimised for mobile devices and will be accessible for students, faculty, and administrators. The KSBL has also opted for the CAMS Cloud solution that will give them offsite hosting and administration of the CAMS Entreprise ERP application and infrastructure that is expected to remove the expenses of operating an in-house IT infrastructure according to the head of the IT at KSBL, Muhammad Khalilullah.

With a user-friendly interface, strong security features and comprehensive online assistance, the KSBL attendees will find something technologically at ease in communication and networking. Through implementing KSBL, the MBA Program Director and the Associate Dean at KSBL, Rizwan Amin Sheikh, thinks that their institution can become world-class and lead in the country. The reason for selecting CAMS was because of its fulfilling the requirement of an educational institution.

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  • That’s perfect. I hope more technology will flow into the Educational institutions which will in turn increase the awareness about managing businesses electronically rather than manually.

    For me, satisfying a client that an ERP or a computerized solution will benefit them in a lot of areas is the hardest task to do right now..

  • Technological advancement has influenced every sector of the world – from business and medical division to training and education. Every organization talks about going paper free and this is how technology is simplifying life for all of us.

  • Natural Lights in Desert
    Solar systems collect energy from sunlight; thermal systems convert it to heat, while photovoltaic (PV) systems convert it to electricity. The amount of energy produced varies according to the system’s location, the time of year and the weather, although some energy is produced even on cloudy days. Solar thermal systems can be used to heat water, dry crops or cook food. Solar PV systems can be connected directly to an electricity grid when one is present, or can be used to charge batteries to store power until it is needed. Typical applications for off-grid solar PV include home lighting, mobile phone charging, computers, vaccine refrigerators, portable lanterns and irrigation.

    The capital cost of solar PV is high compared to other renewable energy sources, although the running costs are minimal. The rapid uptake of solar PV in developed countries has been made possible by subsidies, but in developing countries, where the alternative is often kerosene or dry cell batteries, solar PV is very competitive.

    The benefits of off-grid solar PV in developing countries include the avoidance of fire risk and pollution from kerosene lamps, the ability to charge mobile phones, and the provision of radio, television and computer services.

    Technology background: Solar systems collect energy directly from sunlight. The energy can be converted either to heat (solar thermal) or electricity (photovoltaics, or PV). Solar thermal technology can be used to heat water, dry crops or to cook food. PV systems use solar cells that convert light into electricity. Cells are usually linked together and arranged into weatherproof modules, so they can be mounted in a place where they can be in sunlight for as much of the day as possible. Solar PV systems can be made in a wide range of sizes, from a few small cells to run a calculator to a large solar farm with hundreds of large modules. The rating of a solar PV module is given in watts-peak (Wp), which is the power generated by the module in direct sunlight of an intensity of 1 kW per square meter. Although in most places and over much of the day, the solar intensity is well below this, the efficiency of PV cells is virtually independent of solar intensity, so they continue to supply some power even at low light levels when the sky is overcast. Most of the PV in operation uses thin wafers or layers of crystalline silicon as the active material, and these technologies accounted for about 93% of the global market in 2006. The production of the silicon cells, and the silicon feedstock to make them, is growing rapidly, with new factories opening, particularly in China. There is growing interest in the use of very thin films of silicon and other materials for PV. Although these currently account for only 7% of the global market, their use is increasing rapidly, and they offer the potential for significant cost reduction as production scales up.

    Off-grid systems

    Solar energy, since it derives from the sun, is available only during the day and varies as the sun follows its daily and yearly cycles, as well as being affected by cloud cover. An off-grid solar PV system, therefore, usually includes batteries to store excess energy when it is available and deliver it when it is needed. An electronic charge controller prevents the batteries from being overcharged, or over-discharged, which increases their useable lifetime.

    Grid-connected systems

    Grid-connected PV systems do not need batteries, as they are mainly used to off-set the energy supplied by the mains electricity grid to a building, or to supply power into the grid. The electronic control for a grid-connected system includes an inverter to convert the dc power generated by the solar panels to the ac power, usually at higher voltages, required by the grid.

    Use in developing countries

    Solar home systems

    The most commonly used PV system in developing countries is the solar home system. This consists of a solar module (at a typical rating of 35 Wp) connected to a charge controller and a battery. The system usually includes one or more lights and a socket to which other electrical equipment, such as a radio, TV or mobile phone charger can be connected. Efficient lights are always recommended for PV systems, to make best use of the limited supply of electricity. Small dc fluorescent light are available down to 3 or 4W power rating, in both tube and compact forms, and LED lights are becoming sufficiently cheap and reliable to be used as well. Although the amount of electricity supplied by a solar home system is small, typically below 0.1 kWh per day, the benefits can be significant:

    — Electric light avoids the fumes and the fire-risk of kerosene lamps, and gives opportunities for study, income-generating work and recreation after dark.

    — Radio and television provide information and entertainment.

    — The use of mobile phones is expanding rapidly in developing countries, and gives the possibility of communications in very remote areas without mains supply. PV phone chargers are ideal to support this communications growth, and both individuals and phone-charging businesses are using them. Large programmes have provided solar home systems in many countries, including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China and Indonesia. The most successful programmes usually run on a commercial or near-commercial basis, and programmes with substantial government funding have often been less successful.

    Vaccine refrigerators

    Another common use for PV is for running refrigerators, especially for vaccine storage in remote clinics. Vaccine refrigerators are designed to be very efficient, but still need at least 0.3kWh of electricity per day, so larger arrays of modules (typically 240 Wp) are used. Increased battery storage capacity is usually provided, to make sure that vaccines remain cold even if the sky is overcast for several days.

    Economics

    The cost of electricity from PV is high compared to other renewable energy sources. average, grid-connected systems, which – despite low running costs – gives a cost for the electricity of about 20-50p per kWh. There is currently enormous demand for PV to supply government-supported programmes in Europe, Japan and the USA, and, despite rapid growth, the supply industry cannot meet demand and as a result prices have not decreased. However, the economics of off-grid PV is very different, and in developing countries the cost of a solar home system can usually be paid back in three to five years from savings made on kerosene or dry cell batteries

    Thar Desert area’s an indigenous Organization Association for Water Applied Education & Renewable Energy (AWARE) Tharparkar, in collaboration with the Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET), has installed solar panels on an experimental basis,

    To produce affordable and environment gracious electricity in District Tharparkar Province of Sindh, including the Desert area.

    “Solar cells or solar energy units are long lasting sources of energy that can be used almost anywhere and can be a cost effective solution to the increasing energy demands,” said Mr Ali Akbar Executive Director Association for Water Applied Education & Renewable Energy (AWARE), adding that the experimental introduction He said that with the power crisis of Pakistan deepening by the day, these solar energy panels could be a successful surrogate for furnace oil based or hydroelectricity. The benefits of off-grid solar PV in developing countries include the prevention of fire risk and pollution from kerosene lamps, the ability to charge mobile phones, and the provision of radio, television and computer services.

    “In the first phase of the programme, we have introduced the solar panels at twelve 01 site, Tehsil Chacharo District Tharparkar. On top of the fact that these areas have a lot of approaching, the people of these areas have been deprived of electricity for the past 60 years,” said Mr Ali Akbar Rahimoo Researcher, he said that, although these solar panels have been installed on an tentative basis, in future, they could serve as models for the implementation of alternative energy sources. Each of these solar panels comprise of two solar plates, two power saving batteries and a charge controller. The single unit costs Rs 450,000 and can power three 20 Volt energy saver bulbs and two small wall mount fans.

    The solar plates, which are installed in an open space, absorb sunlight and transmit it to the controller, which after converting the solar energy into electricity transmits it to the power saving batteries. The panels can power these five electricity gadgets continuously throughout the day and the power stored in the batteries can last for up to eight to 10 hours at night. “The introduction of these solar panels is no less than a marvel for the people of these areas who never even dreamt of having electricity in their homes,” Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) Mr Nadeem Zakir Highlighting the advantages of these solar panels, he said that apart from being completely environmental friendly, the panels require little or no maintenance and have a very long natural life

    He said that, so far, a total of 12 panels have been installed at District Tharparkar, “The total of 12 panels, six were installed in a Masjid’s in the village Samoo Rind, one in a mosque of Charnaore village located in Karoaro, three panels installed in Village Tardos mosques and 03 has been installed at a community school of the same village, one system installed in High School Tardos , other 02 system installed in Middle School Karoaro, & Charnaore ” Mr Nadeem Zakir He further revealed that there were two categories of panels. Panel A, which has an output of 200 Watt, comes with two batteries and can power two energy savers and two wall mount fans, has been installed at the mosque, while Panel B, which has an output of 500 Watt, comes with four batteries and can power four energy savers and two wall mount fans, has been installed at the school.

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  • ssociation for Water Applied Education & Renewable Energy (AWARE)
    for further details visit. http://www.aware.org.pk

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