Practically, India’s first experiential learning app for students of classes 6 to 12, has acquired Fedena (Foradian Technologies Pvt Ltd), the world’s most widely used ERP.
With this acquisition, Practically becomes the world’s first EdTech company offering a comprehensive end-to-end product suite for schools, according to a press statement. The integrated product will now offer one-in-all products and services that a school needs from experiential learning content, innovative and collaborative teaching tools, to easy-to-use administrative and support tools, added the statement.
Practically, recently recognised as a ‘Minicorn' by Tracxn, has carved a niche for itself in the immersive learning space for students through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR); Fedena on the other hand offers cloud-based technology solutions for easy administrative and resource planning for educational institutes. At present, through its open-source project, Fedena’s products are used extensively in 40,000 institutions, by 20 million users in 20 different languages spread across 180+ countries, with India, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia being the major markets. Through its commercial and customized offerings, Fedena has served 1000+ education brands globally.
Apart from school management software, which includes admission, HR-related operations, examination and event management, school ID card generation, the easy to use Fedena software also offers a platform for parent-teacher collaboration, fee management, and online payment, grade books and reports, managing timetables, attendance and scheduling, online examinations to name a few. The acquisition has further strengthened Practically’s stature in the EdTech ecosystem while increasing its reach in the domestic & global markets. Through this acquisition, Practically will also provide high-quality immersive content, simulations, games, and its robust test-prep platform to the vast and varied network of Fedena schools globally.
Commenting on the acquisition, Ms. Charu Noheria, Co-founder & COO, Practically, said,
"We are thrilled to announce that Practically has become the world’s first most comprehensive EdTech product suite. Fedena is a globally recognized solution provider that has helped educational institutes lower the cost of administration by integrating school management functions into a single easy-to-use software. This move not only boosts our active user base but also gives us an immediate global reach, besides allowing us to offer our product and services to Fedena’s existing network of schools."
Neelakantha Karinje, CEO of Fedena (Foradian Technologies), said,
"Practically has meticulously built a strong presence in the school education space in India and the Middle East, gradually expanding to other territories as well. We have shared synergies of bringing the best of technology to schools across the globe. We are happy to contribute and be part of Practically’s vision of creating the most innovative EdTech product for schools. By being part of Practically product and team, Fedena’s own offering will see greater adoption, more stickiness, and deeper reach."
Founded in 2018 by Subbarao Siddabattula, Charu Noheria, and Ilangovel Thulasimani, Practically uses next-generation interactive methods, such as Augmented Reality (AR), Simulations, and 3D videos for an enhanced learning experience. It is an intelligent, interactive, and immersive learning app for students of classes 6 to 12 with a focus on STEM learning. Life-like simulations and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences are combined with learning pathways to bring learning alive and increase the rate of retention of concepts. Practically also offers Live classes, Coding ++ course, and a 24x7 Seek Help feature for doubt resolution, where students can reach out to subject experts on the platform. 1,500,000 students, 350+ schools, and 18,000 teachers across India and the Middle East are already benefiting from the engaging content on Practically.