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Automate, track and centralise your bursary funding

On an all-in-one platform with DevMan’s powerful cloud-based solution.

Clients currently using our bursary management system to save time and focus on what matters

Cut back on the paperwork and manual tasks

An effective bursary management solution partner

Shave hours off your time by simplifying and managing the complex task of setting up, distributing and tracking bursaries.
Get transparency and control over your data and enabling more students to receive bursary funding.

Design a Smart application form

Build branded bursary application forms that are designed and launched to your specifications.

Manage communications

Automate all communications through the platform using workflows and triggers.

Track student bursaries

Track the bursary life cycle and return on investment per student.

Assign applications

Easily assign applications to individuals to be reviewed through automations or manually.

Streamline payments

Process claims and payments in minutes and automate payment notifications.

Build a database and export

All your information in one place, easy to export specific data for reporting purposes.

DevMan's bursary management system is designed for you if

Bursary management and distribution is performed by your organisation.

You track and report on bursaries to board members and stakeholders.

Bursary management is your core business that you are responsible for.

Capture student data with beautiful application forms

Design and launch fully responsive application forms to create a central online portal

Build a student and staff database and have all their details at your finger tips anywhere in the world

Create target groups that can be defined from the fully configurable suite of fields

Link students with bursaries and communications and never miss a beat

Bursary application form example on DevMan

Generate and export comprehensive reports

Segment beneficiaries quickly

Create tailored reports using payments, dates, events, demographics and more

Export and import reports as CSV files

Create unique groups to segment for mailing or email campaigns

Draw data in a meaningful way to assist with decision-making

Communicate and track activity

Record details of key interactions which can help inform subsequent actions

Adapt your approach for each target audience and their communication preferences

Streamline and automate your stakeholder stewardship plans, calls to action and campaigns

Bulk-send messages by email, SMS or WhatsApp

Create branded templates to streamline communication processes

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Your questions answered

What is a smart application form?

A smart bursary application form is designed to hide or reveal specific questions or fields based off of your applicant’s responses. Only information given by these responses is saved on the management system.

Smart forms are also designed to accomplish the following:

  • Collect student results
  • Accept or decline from compliance
  • Determine gender, citizenship and DOB from ID
  • Show fields according to responses
  • Trigger communications based on phase completion
  • Generate unique application tokens
  • Save existing data to complete at a later time
  • Auto-schedule application open and close dates 
Does DevMan comply with GDPR?

Many companies have updated their privacy and other legal documents in response to a new law that went into effect on 25 May 2018 called GDPR.

DevMan has implemented the following to comply with GDPR:

  • DevMan provides the means to have accurate data in one place (i.e. not multiple spreadsheets with varying degrees of accuracy / completeness).
  • Quick search functionality to immediately find and access data held on any person or entity.
  • Easily draw / extract data profile from DevMan.
  • We endeavour to follow industry standard best practice for security (see DevMan technical information document).
  • DevMan subscriptions allow data subjects to opt in or out of receiving marketing communications.
  • The DevMan team has been made aware of GDPR requirements.
  • Mervyn Kydd has been appointed as the DPO for IS Kidz Africa.

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Does DevMan comply with POPIA?

DevMan, as an Operator, has put the following in place to meet compliance requirements:

  • We endeavour to follow industry standard best practice for security (See our Technical and security
  • The DevMan team has been made aware of POPIA requirements, and all are bound by confidentiality agreements.
  • We regularly carry out assessments of technical and organizational safeguards.
  • As a POPIA specialist, Gregg Abrahams has been appointed as the Information Officer for DevMan.

The following are key areas that you as the responsible party could give attention to:

  • Confirm who your information officer is and make your team aware of POPIA requirements.
  • POPIA covers structured (i.e. DevMan database) and unstructured (i.e. spreadsheets, etc.) data. Unstructured data is very difficult to manage and secure, however DevMan provides the means to have accurate data stored in one structured place. Begin the process of storing relevant unstructured data in DevMan.
  • Identify groups of people on your database (e.g. Donor, Alumni etc) including:
    • The reason for each group;
    • The information you can legally keep per group.
  • You must allow data subjects to actively opt in to direct marketing communication. This should not be pre-selected and should allow for a simple opt-out.
  • Give attention to information quality and data processes.

In the year ahead, we will implement further DevMan tools to help you to be compliant and will communicate these to you on a regular basis.

Read what the act entails here.

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Will my data be secure?

DevMan is available over the internet and is secured with SHA-256 signed encryption SSL certificates and TLS1.2 protocol.

We endeavour to follow industry standard best practice.

Client applications and their databases are not hosted in-house. We have partnered with xneelo (Pty) Ltd, a web
hosting company based in South Africa.

Security is a top priority, and several measures have been implemented to protect our systems and our clients’ data. DevMan undertakes to uphold security standards as best as possible within budget.

These are some of the measures in place:

  • F-Secure – an end-point leading security product that includes ransomware protection and patch management. This is installed on all our workstations and servers.
  • Encryption – laptop and server hard drives are encrypted, so if stolen they are inaccessible.
  • Penetration testing – conducted periodically, and findings are remediated timeously.
  • Firewall – reviews are conducted regularly along with monitoring software which alerts us to any unusual activity.
  • Passwords – our policies are set higher than best practice in the industry.
  • Cyber insurance – our existing policy provides for an incident response team to help remediate and recover as quickly as possible.
  • Hardware maintenance – servers are constantly reviewed and maintained at the highest standard possible.

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