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
  • 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
  • User can choose favourite 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:


Section
Module
Barracuda
Sqayy
Recruitment & Admissions
Online Application
One application form per ID No (IC/Passport No)
An applicant can have more than one application attempts
Marketing
No funnel management
Funnel management
No leads management
Hot & Cold tagging for leads
No email blasting
Email blasting feature
One profile per prospect
Multiple prospect profiles
One agent per prospect
Multiple agents per prospect
Random prospect assignment
Prospect assignment according to filters
Application form not available
Application form accessible in marketing
Fixed Prospect Form
Customisable Prospect Form
Admission
Log view for student progress
Timeline view for student progress
Fixed Application Form
Customisable Application Form
Student details separated by modules
Central overview of student information
Academic Session in Academic Module
Academic Session in Admission Module
Bursary Management
Finance
Limited to one type of billing
Students can be tied to a fee group and multiple instalments
Departments cannot issue fines
All departments can issue fines
No penalties for late payment
Auto charge for late payments
Cancelled transactions appear in main ledger
Separate ledger for cancelled transactions
Cannot key in descriptions for automatically generated invoicesAutomatically generated bills have preset descriptions (configured by user)
Barring conditions in separate screens
Barring conditions in a single screen
Fixed barring for all students
Separate barring for sponsored students
Barring according to total outstanding
Barring according to specific account codes
Limited options for payment methods
Customisable payment methods
Knockoff overpayment and deposit in separate screens
Knockoff by overpayment and deposit in payment screen
No payment by FIFO
Payment by FIFO
Can't bill or record payment unless a student profile is createdStaff can bill or record payments for prospects, applicants and students
Academic Affairs
Academic
Mandatory filters to show classes
Faster class search
Can't filter faculties by campus
Faculties offered by campus
One program per student
Student can have multiple programs
Can't offer short courses
Ability to offer short courses
Marks entries in multiple screens
A single place for mark entries
Fixed calculation of GPAFlexible calculation of GPA based on course status
Fixed study plan
Flexible study plan
Fixed assessmentFlexible assessment
Fixed grading schemeFlexible grading scheme
Manage offered courses and create classes in different screens
Improved flow of managing offered courses and class creation
Fixed course status
Flexible course status
Fixed Academic Status Rules
Customisable Academic Status Rules for Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Not postgraduate friendly
Suitable for postgraduate program
Can't keep track student supervisor, examiner info and research title
Able 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 mode
Able to identify student by study mode such as Research, Mixed and Coursework
Learning
Can't submit assignments
Students can submit assignments
Share files with students only
Share files with staff and students
Can't set files as favourite
Able to set files as favourite
No integration with Microsoft TeamsIntegration Microsoft Teams
Timetable
Auto checking of lecturer, time and venue clashing
Additional checking for course (subject) clashing
Click slots to book classes
Drag classes to available slots
Outdated interface
Modern interface
Student Affairs
Student Affairs
No features for event management
Event management feature to manage approvals
Student Services
Hostel
Check in and check out per student profile
Bulk check in/check out
Outdated view for booking screen
Calendar view for booking screen
No advanced booking
Allows advanced booking
Check in and bookings limited to students
Check in and bookings not limited to students
Occupants are managed in student profile
Occupants are managed in resident profile
LibraryCan't issue automatic finesSystem automatically fines patrons for late returns 
Maintenance
Available in hostel module
New global maintenance separated from hostel
Vehicle
Available in hostel module
New global vehicle separated from hostel
Industrial Training, Alumni & Career Development
Industrial Training
Does not include a separate portal
Comes with its own portal
Can't manage student CV
Able to manage student CV
Can't apply for placements
Able to apply for placements
No portal for companies
Companies can hire and manage practical students
Alumni
Does not include a portal
Includes an alumni portal
Can't track alumni's academic info
Able to track alumni's academic info