Friday, June 26, 2009

SADA Systems and Victoria Junior College

Company Overview

One of the first 10 Google Apps for Enterprise partners worldwide, and initial contributor to the Google Apps Open Source provisioning tool kit, SADA Systems, Inc. has developed a proven track record in implementation of Google Apps solutions. SADA works with a diverse client base to create custom, leading edge solutions that strategically meet client business objectives.

Victoria Junior College (VJC) is located in Marine Vista, Singapore. VJC opened its doors to its first class of students in 1984, and was the eleventh Junior College in Singapore. Programs available at VJC include two-year programs in 'A level' courses, and four-year programs.

This was SADA's first Google Apps for Education project located in Singapore. Victoria Junior College's location required SADA to coordinate efforts with its Indonesia based development team to ensure the completion of the project. Prior to contacting SADA the client had already deployed Google Apps Education Edition, and provisioned accounts, but they found they did not have a means for creating and managing distribution lists in Gmail.

SADA's team deployed it's Gmail List Tool which allows Google Apps account administrators to easily create "on-the-fly" Gmail distribution lists. Users are added to distribution lists by means of a check box next to the user's name. New users may also be added to a distribution list by uploading a CSV file.

Result Victoria Junior College can now create the lists it needs using SADA's Gmail List Tool and save significant time. This solution has allowed VJC's administrators to complete the task of creating necessary lists, so they can dedicate more time to critical IT projects.

"SADA's Email List Tool has certainly helped me in my work as the administrator of Google Apps in my school. The bulk upload feature is easy to use and most of the time reliable. The simple interface helps me to browse and view my email list addresses quickly. Although I have not interacted with SADA's staff face-to-face, they 'listened to me keenly' over the email, addressed my queries and solve my problems speedily."
- Josef Tan, Arts Department, Victoria Junior College