In today’s world, we are seeing technology growing very fast; it has become a big part of our life. Due to technology, we can use many facilities and technology is changing the way we work. Technology has a major contribution in bringing the world to this new level.
The education sector has changed a lot with the innovative implementation of technology. With traditional processes, it was becoming difficult to evaluate, to work on the day-to-day processes which resulted in holding back the growth of educational institutions. With comprehensive technological solution offerings, WinUall has made its unique position in the educational technology landscape. Their quality offerings are transforming the sector by adding simplicity and speed to day-to-day processes.
In a talk with the mastermind behind the long-standing success of WinUall, Mr. Ashwini Purohit, let’s discover more about the company and its journey towards success.
- Tell us about the company.
WinUall is an ERP, content, and analytics solution for tutors and education institutes. Our SaaS platform helps in augmenting offline teaching through online content sharing, assessment, performance analytics, and personalization for students. Our solution also simplifies classroom management by digitizing payments, batch management, attendance, and communication with parents and students.
We help institutes cut downtime on non-teaching activities and increase engagement in/after the class-leading to a better teaching ecosystem.
- What were the initial challenges you faced?
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This segment is a bit unorganized. The biggest challenge was to convince the coaching institute owners to use our product and see the value. Once they start feeling the value of the product, it becomes much easier. Building the A-Team was also very challenging. Making your team believe in your vision and working with the days and night is what would take a lot of effort for any founder.
- Which was that point that triggered the growth of the company?
Recently, IIT-JEE went online which created an uptick in our growth. Teachers now need a platform to conduct tests, analyze performance, and take recommended classes. Winuall was something which was exactly what they needed!
- How have the company graphs changed since the foundation? Can you share a few statistics?
Once we opened our platform for everyone, we saw a huge need in different segments.
- What is the reason behind your company’s long-standing success?
The success for WinUall is every single minute that we save of our clients using our platform and every single Rupee that our client saves using our platform. When I talk to our clients, I feel overwhelmed hearing about how are they using Winuall and making their coaching digital and efficient.
- What are the products/services the company focuses on?How are your services different from those in the market?
WinUall is an ERP, content, and analytics solution for tutors and education institutes. Our SaaS platform helps in augmenting offline teaching through online content sharing, assessment, performance analytics, and personalization for students. Our solution also includes tools that help the institute to cut down on non-teaching parts such as fee collection, batch management, communication with parents and students.
Our solution is different from other solutions in the market as we try to add value to the student side which improves the quality of education itself. We have not limited ourselves to an ERP solution that helps institutes in basic digitization. Our solution helps tutors engage students more than before, giving them quality content for practice, deep analytics, and personalization to improve students’ performance.
By adding value to students, we can become indispensable for coaching institutes as students themselves will start demanding our solution.
Our solution is different from other solutions in the market as we try to add value to the student side which improves the quality of education itself.
- How do you decide to take the company a step further in terms of your products/services?
We aim to digitize every coaching institute in India and empower teachers providing them with tools that they need and make them focus on just teaching!
- Is there any new addition to the list of products/services? Anything exciting you would like to share
We are adding on a lot more features that will help institutes providing their students a virtuous learning system.
- What do you think are the responsibilities of an entrepreneur?
Being an entrepreneur is not an easy job! As cool as it sounds, it comes up with many responsibilities. You need to build a sustainable business, work on the product, ensure that our clients are happy and are using our product, our employees are learning every day, and at last, you are working that you want to work on!
- Can you please brief us about your professional experience?
I have about ~4 years of experience in developing industry-level products. Over these years, he has been leading several developer communities including Facebook Developer Circle, Google Developers Group. I have developed these communities from scratch and led more than 80 people in the team.
- What are the key achievements of your entrepreneurial journey?
My journey at Winuall is a roller-coaster. Every day is a new journey with new challenges, opportunities, and new learnings. I have learned a lot in this journey. I have learned from my mistakes and failures that have made me a better entrepreneur.
- How do you look after your employees? What makes your team unique?
WinUall is a family to me! Everyone at WinUall is a family member and I do my best to provide them everything that they need. What makes us unique is the belief in the vision. Everyone at WinUall carries the same vision and works days and nights to make dreams come true!
- Is there any special experience with your clients you would like to highlight?
Recently, we received a text from one of our clients that mentioned that he’s using WinUall a lot to minimize physical connection during the Corona Virus. A story like this is our real success!
- According to you why one should be innovative to stay ahead in the market race?
In today’s ecosystem, there are hundreds of solutions available to solve a problem, and you need to work every day thinking the most efficient and innovative way to make people’s life easier and simpler. I believe innovation is the key to success.
- Whose business story do you find the most inspiring?
I admire Ritesh’s (founder-Oyo) early days when he went to hotel rooms and made them wonderful. His journey is inspiring.
- Constant vigilance- a need or a strategy? Please share your views.
I feel it’s a need. As an entrepreneur, you need to be vigilant every day. You should always be prepared for something bad. Shortage of funds, leaving of a core team member, missing a huge deal. If you’re well prepared for the bad, you’re prepared for the best!
- It’s a rat-race out there. How do you cope with that?
It’s better to be in such a race. You get to learn a lot from others. Their mistakes, their success, their innovations, every single thing teaches you how to become better.