|Stable release||3.4.3 / July 27, 2015|
|Operating system||Any (web based application)|
|Platform||Ruby on Rails|
|Type||Student information system, School ERP|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Fedena is an open source school management software developed on the Ruby on Rails framework. It is a web 2.0 web application developed by Foradian Technologies. Fedena is cloud based school ERP software used in schools for administration purposes. Fedena is being used by the Education Department of Government of Kerala to automate the system and process of over 15,000 schools in the state and is named as Sampoorna. Fedena is now used in more than 40,000 institutions around the world. For the development and support of Fedena, Foradian won the MIT TR35 2012 India award for innovation in education domain. Fedena Pro is the commercial version of this software and comes with add-on modules or the premium modules.
The open source version of Fedena has not seen updates since version 2.3 in 2013.
Developed on Ruby on Rails frame work with MVC architecture. The application is composed of a basic module which satisfies all the necessary requirements of a simple SIS. Fedena is optimized for customization and there are many add on modules which can be installed easily to extend the power and usability.
Fedena is currently integrated with
Fedena supports multitenant architecture and is used to manage group of institutions.
Deployment and Development
Fedena started the development in June 2009. It is currently in Version 3.4.3 which was released in July 2015.
Foradian initiated and successfully implemented Fedena in the state of Kerala for all the government schools. The project was named as Sampoorna. The project was implemented in coordination with the Education Department of Government of Kerala, India to automate the system and process of over 15,000 schools in the state.
Foradian Technologies raised $2 million funding from William Bissell, Managing Director of Fabindia in April 2014. Following the funding Fedena has added many features to Fedena Pro and have expanded their markets.
The Fedena project is owned by Foradian Technologies, an internet engineering company based in Bangalore, India. In May 2009, Foradian started the development of a custom student information system for a school. Initially named as "Foredu" and later rebranded as "Fedena". Fedena 0.1 was launched in August 2009.
Name and Logo
Fedena was initially named as 'foredu', as it was the first educational software from Foradian Technologies. But the domain name was already taken and the development team thought of something unique and web 2.0 and they selected 'fedena'. It means the coolest thing alive, usually meaning something come from royalty or from wealth. The name fedena is also motivated from Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. Athena appears attended by an owl. So the creative team of fedena selected owl as the symbol and derived the logo from the face of an owl. Owl is also the symbol of wisdom and knowledge in many mythologies and beliefs.