We’re delighted to have been AE Tuition’s strategic digital partner since 2016. It’s a partnership that’s had many highlights, most notably our involvement in delivering the company’s Parent Portal, New Website and Bespoke Intranet – including business analysis, User Experience (UX) and visual design work using our proven processes and building on our existing relationship. This relationship has gone from strength to strength that as meant we are now AE Tuition’s first point of call for everything Digital.
AE Tuition approached us as they wanted a streamlined platform that enabled parents to register and book their children onto courses.
A bespoke Laravel based application built to allow parents to book extra tuition courses throughout the year. Parents are able to create an account and book courses, pay a deposit via PayPal and a monthly Direct Debit via GoCardless.
A key requirement was being able to sync data from the online booking portal with AE Tuition’s offline bespoke “FileMaker” application where we created a bespoke API to connect the two systems. The administrator can view course registers, payments and reports online. Four hours after launch to the general public the application had taken bookings of £250k! The system now has over 3000 parents and is hosted on our Scalable Server Infrastructure (based in the UK).
AE Tuition approached Staxoweb to discuss the strategic elements that were essential to refresh their website. This had been triggered after an attack on their website which resulted in the site having to be temporally disabled for safety.
Staxoweb restructured their website design from the ground up and created a flexible Content Management System in order to allow multiple authors to regularly update the website based on changing educational needs.
The new, clean and fresh design provides visitors with more user-friendly navigation, properly showcases what AE Tuition has to offer and reflects AE Tuition’s brand and reputation.
AE Tuition needed a cost effective way to communicate internally with their large staff base.
Staxoweb worked closely with AE Tuition to firstly analyse the requirements then research possible solutions. Multiple “off the shelf” solutions were reviewed however, most were licensed on a per user basis. This was not costs effective and so the decision was made to invest in a bespoke platform that AE Tuition would own negating the need for pricey licenses and allow AE Tuition to continue its fast pace growth in a cost effective way.
The new platform has an enclosed private messaging system for line managers to communicate with staff individually, an internal information repository for HR policies and a notices area for AE Tuition’s management to disseminate information to all staff.