Waikato Uni deploys Tribal student info management system

Culmination of a project started in 2016

The University of Waikato has deployed Tribal Group’s SITS:Vision student management system (SMS), a move that Tribal says will enhance student outcomes by unifying student data to help inform decision making in areas such as student recruitment, student retention, student experience and student finance.

According to Tribal the implementation is the culmination of a project started in 2016 when the university initiated its Tribal framework build, a technology base for the SITS:Vision implementation.

“This approach helped facilitate a more rapid deployment of the SITS:Vision and Student Information Desk (SID) solution, enabling the delivery of an end-to-end student management system from enquiry and admission to graduation in under two years,” Tribal said.

“The successful on-time deployment of the SITS build has allowed the university to turn the old system to ‘read-only’ in a remarkably short project timeframe.”

Tribal said it would continue to work with the university on the next phase of the project: identifying new functionality and ongoing development to support the university’s requirements.

“The University will now enhance SITS functionality during a learn and improve phase to continue addressing outstanding business requirements and any new requirements identified through project delivery.”

Tribal Group has long had a significant presence in the region. Back in 2012 it won deals in Australia and New Zealand worth $58m. These included an $8m contract with the Tertiary Accord New Zealand group of seven polytechnics and a five year contract with Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland.


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