What exactly is Tribal Edge? And why is it so important?

Posted by Tribal Group

An essential component of any institution’s digital strategy is a modern student information system (SIS). Whilst the current generation of solutions have served colleges and universities well for many years, growing student and institutional expectations require a transformational change.

That is why we began developing a platform that has everything you need, in one place. A platform that enables you to spend less time on admin and more time with students. A platform that transforms the way you work. A platform developed in close partnership with the education community through often decades-long relationships.

Tribal Edge is a transformative student experience platform designed to harness the power of the Cloud and AI. Created to go beyond ‘next generation’, the Tribal Edge platform delivers staff and students the solutions and tools they need to succeed in the ever-evolving world of education. Edge is a platform that is not only beautifully easy to use but is also designed from the ground up to power the future of education.

With our market leading portfolio of SITS:Vision, Callista, Maytas and ebs, it was clear our existing student management systems could not be overlooked.

The Tribal Edge platform ushers in new world of innovative solutions and services and is different in many ways:

  1. Powerfully intelligent
    Utilising an innovative and industry-leading cloud architecture means that artificial intelligence is built into the very core of the Tribal Edge platform helping students reach their full potential.
  2. Designed productivity
    Spend less time on admin and more time with students thanks to a simplified, optimised and effortless user experience.
  3. Open and collaborative
    A series of published open APIs ensures that the Tribal Edge platform can seamlessly integrate not only with Tribal solutions, but with third-party applications too.
  4. Always up to date
    As a pure SaaS (Software as a Service) platform, Tribal Edge removes the need to buy and maintain servers. Continuous updates mean you are always on the latest and most secure version. The ability to toggle new features on/off gives you complete control over when they are released to users. This means no downtime, minimal impact and greatly simplified IT administration.
  5. Secure
    The Tribal Edge platform has been built from the ground up with security in mind, incorporating global security standards and advanced threat protection. Securely encrypted and entirely georedundant, Tribal Edge gives you peace of mind, especially in answering regulatory requirements such as GDPR.

Adopting the Tribal Edge platform

When deploying a new student information system, it also makes sense to take the opportunity to audit existing business processes and data structures instead of simply replicating everything in the new system. To help with the adoption process Tribal will be introducing a ‘Tribal Edge Readiness’ professional service to guide existing Tribal customers in making necessary changes to their existing infrastructure and processes to make the transition to Edge simpler and quicker.


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Early Access lets you gain insights into the features and functionality of a new module as you evaluate before deployment. Each module is fully functional, complete and tested therefore this is a great way to get an understanding of what it does and how it works. It doesn’t require any integration or deployment, just log in. Each Early Access module is supported directly by the product team responsible for its development This is a program providing additional support to the first customers of a new module. It enables you to experience Tribal Edge with your own data, in your own test environment, with your staff and students – all with the close guidance and support of our professional services team. We will work in partnership to provide additional technical support as you move over to the Tribal Edge platform.


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