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Varsity College – Textbook Ordering Portal

Spratt Consulting was approached by Varsity College around April 2014 with their goal of building an online textbook-ordering portal for their students. We love a good challenge and took the project on, commencing in August 2014. This textbook-portal project entailed the drafting of all relevant project documentation by Spratt Consulting, sourcing of quotes from developers, designers and warehousing and distribution providers, facilitating and managing the actual textbook-portal build, testing the portal numerous times, copy iterations and more.


Together with top-class development team Code Science, design extraordinaire Scala Designs, and world-class warehousing and distribution specialists Parcel Ninja (a.k.a. WantItAll), Spratt Consulting was able to execute an almost 100% smooth build (no build is without its own unique bugs – especially not this one, what with 12 000+ Varsity College students – some international – spread across 8 campuses, each with an average of 5 textbooks per semester to order, package and deliver with maximum convenience and minimum effort on the student’s part).


Varsity College is the first (and so far only) tertiary educational institution in South Africa to offer its students this level of convenience. Spratt Consulting is extremely proud to have been part of this flagship project. Although this project has come to its end, we are excited at the prospect of working with Varsity College again in the future.



The team at Spratt Consulting had the wonderful ability to make sense of an very complicated problem we as an educational institution had. They were able to translate our thoughts, ideas, and needs into a tangible working solution, without compromising on the integrity of our relationship with any of our stakeholders.
The way they lead out the project,  and their conduct whilst doing it,  was at all times unbelievably professional and understanding. When rolling out a big project such as ours, we needed to be assured that the project were in good hands, and we are delighted that it was safe in the hands of Spratt Consulting.
Willie Scheepers

Operations Manager, Varsity College

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