IFA Paris was established in 1982 to combine French fashion heritage with the modern globalized world. As the only school in Paris offering all of its undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English, IFA Paris caters to a highly international student body from all corners of the world. International Fashion Academy, better known as IFA Paris, offers students undergraduate courses in design and marketing, and postgraduate courses in design, business, communication and luxury in an environment of multidisciplinary collaboration. With schools in Paris and Shanghai, IFA Paris is at the forefront of fashion and luxury education and offers courses that reflect the breadth of opportunities available in this vibrant industry.
When initially contacted by IFAParis in Shanghai, the schools expanding global educational model required a connected solution that would go from portal inquiry to international tracks to student to alumnus. Their existing, hosted solution, Azorus was not engineered to provide the type of information needed and did not offer multi-lingual capability. After an initial Requirements Analysis and Proof of Concept presentations, the decision was made to move forward. The initial project implementation included incorporating a seamless inquiry and apply portal engine and full application processing. Full Student class management, testing, grades, and attendance is being implemented as part of phase two in addition to the full Student and Faculty portal site.
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