Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P., SEBI Tech completes deployment of SJIT's new enrollment management system

SEBI Tech President and CEO Angelo Lahoz (sixth from left); SJIT Senior Vice President Nic Salas (sixth from right); Vice President for Business Development Jay Perez (leftmost); Vice President for Information Technology Allan Go (third from right); and SJIT Key Implementors at the SJIT Campus in Butuan City.

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) and its spin-off company SEBI Technologies, Inc. (SEBI Tech) recently completed the deployment of its EmpowerED school management system at the Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT) in Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte. SJIT is the first school in Mindanao to use EmpowerED for its enrollment, purchasing, and payroll systems.

“We were facing problems regarding enrollment times and curriculum management brought in part by our disparate automated and manual systems,” explained SJIT Senior Vice President Nic Salas. “We initially wanted referrals of IT solutions providers, but instead, T.I.P. Senior Vice President Angelo Lahoz offered to deploy EmpowerED, their in-house developed school management system, to SJIT.”

On top of handling SJIT’s student registration needs, EmpowerED also facilitates the school’s purchasing and employee payroll systems. The entire system currently serves over 5,000 SJIT students and over 200 SJIT employees.

“The operational issues SJIT faces are the same issues that T.I.P. faced 15 years ago when we were in need of a new system. No conventional IT provider could address our problems because they did not adequately understand our needs. That is why we at T.I.P. decided to create an educational management system from scratch; one that captures the intricacies and processes unique to operating schools,” commented T.I.P. Senior Vice President and concurrent SEBI Technologies, Inc. President and CEO Angelo Lahoz.

“We named the system ‘EmpowerED’ because beyond deploying IT solutions, we more importantly view our role as empowering our partner schools. We empower them to operate more efficiently and effectively so they can better grow their schools,” Mr. Lahoz added.

EmpowerED is managed by SEBI Technologies, Inc., the first spin-off company of T.I.P. As a separate company from T.I.P., SEBI Tech is dedicated to continuously improving EmpowerED and servicing the system maintenance needs of its partner schools. Through SEBI Tech, T.I.P.'s partners have a committed service provider working with them throughout system implementation and beyond.

To date, there are 31,000 students and 1,300 school employees EmpowerED yearly around the Philippines.