As an operationally-heavy company, Byju's relies on a lot of internal tools to work with students, teachers & operations team. The initial plan was to build custom application using Ruby on Rails framework. It had limitations in connecting to multiple data-sources such as Snowflake and Google sheets.
They wanted to build applications for multiple use-cases and teams to be used in multiple Byju’s centres, academics and tech teams. But the whole process was time-consuming and critical to build. The ideation, better UI, quick development and other technical metrics were also the biggest challenges to them.
Prior to using ToolJet, they didn’t have quick and easy way to use system to create the batches and scheduling for the whole school platform.
Byju’s has decided to adopt ToolJet because of its faster development, ease of use, product configuration and cheap unit cost. As there was multiple use-cases and lot of internal requirements the whole process would have been manual and costly if not tooljet was used.
The whole development was done for MVP and post that customisations have been done to improve the user experience. Currently the entire scheduling and school platform is based on ToolJet only and the teams are using it mainly for scheduling and school report card extraction along with other use-cases.
It just took 5-7 days for them to build the first use-case and it takes 1-2 days to build other applications depending on the usage. Other than developer cost, there was no additional cost or additional risk associated with it.
Emeritus’ internal systems team is using ToolJet for building full-fledged applications, but the data science and learning teams are looking into how they might leverage it as well. Both developers and end users recognized the potential ToolJet has to transform their internal business.“We should scale to 3-10 developers and potentially 300-500 app end users in the next few months. That number could be 1000+ at scale over the next year.”
“Quicker development and easier UI can help us focus on automating the items in a better manner”.The initial goal of building the first use case within 10 weeks was achieved in less than 10 days. Byju's now runs more than 35 internal tools on ToolJet in production. Right now it is used in 300 centres, this will increase to 600 centres in a year. ToolJet cut the time of Byju’s engineering team to build business applications dramatically.