Education software and services company Tribal Group
has announced a partnership with Microsoft to co-develop on the Higher Education Accelerator in a move it says will "transform" student engagement.
First launched in 2018, the Microsoft HE Accelerator allows companies to quickly build industry vertical solutions that are tailored for higher education.
The announcement today strengthens their existing partnership with Microsoft and will allow Tribal to build and innovate faster, speeding up application development, workflows and processes and enabling it to go to market quicker.
It will also give Tribal the data capability to support the full student lifecycle, ultimately helping institutions to transform engagement with students and so improve outcomes.
From marketing and recruitment to enrolment, admissions and engagement, the accelerator will track a student’s interactions with an institution and build stronger relationships with potential and existing students.
James Solomon, Microsoft Partner Manager – Tribal Group, said: "Building on the Microsoft Higher Education Accelerator completely transforms the way our clients can engage with and provide exceptional student outcomes.
"The recent pandemic has changed the digital requirements and needs of the education sector and we are seeing accelerated digital transformation across the sector. As a leading provider in the industry, we need to ensure we are at the forefront and bring the most innovative solutions to our clients.
"The Higher Education Accelerator allows us to bring solutions to market much faster and meet the rapidly changing demands of our clients and their students and by developing on this standard data model we can provide solutions that will allow our customers to unlock the power of their data."
Satish Thomas, Vice President - Microsoft Industry Clouds and Solution Engineering, said: "We’re excited to partner with the Tribal Group on the Microsoft’s Higher Education Accelerator, Dynamics 365, and the Power Platform to help transform student engagements across their customers in the Education sector.
"We look forward to building on this partnership and extending our solution portfolio to ensure even more customer success."
About Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group plc is a pioneering world-leader of education software and services. Its portfolio includes Student Information Systems; a broad range of education services covering quality assurance, peer review, benchmarking and improvement; and student surveys that provide the leading global benchmarks for student experience. Working with Higher Education, Further and Tertiary Education, schools, Government and State bodies, training providers and employers, in over 55 countries; Tribal Group's mission is to empower the world of education with products and services that underpin student success.