SITS Cloud 

Secure. Agile. Sustainable.

The UK's #1 provider of cloud services for HE Student Information Systems...

Transform experiences for students and staff.

Running your Student Information System on-premise can be challenging and expensive. We now live in a world of increase risks from cyber-attacks, skill shortages, and escalating costs that are surprisingly high. 

Universities are increasingly turning to Tribal's SITS Cloud service, so that they can focus on what really matters.


"We loaded the UCAS data into SITS within 23 minutes – something that previously took hours to complete."

Nick Leake,
Chief Information Officer, King's College London


Why consider moving SITS to the cloud?

There has been a significant shift towards "consume as a service" models across the Higher Education sector. 

Applications like SITS are mission-critical and with ever-increasing user demands, it's vital that information is available where and when it's needed.

  • Protected from attacks through Tribal's Security Operations Centre (SOC)
  • Availability guaranteed via SLAs
  • Confidence with GDPR compliance
  • 24x7 intrusion monitor
  • Remove risk caused by direct database connections.
  • Technical debt modernised - ready for optimisation
  • Automated elastic performance for peak-periods such as Clearing
  • Support international growth ambitions
  • Enable blended learning programmes more effectively.



  • Move to cloud can reduce datacenter CO2 footprint by 86%*
  • Support net-zero ambitions.


  • SITS Cloud offered as a fixed price to enable budget planning
  • Typical ROI period can be as little as 3-4 years.

* Statistic from 'Saving Energy in Europe by
Using Amazon Web Services' October 2021


Understanding the true costs of your
Student Information System...

Comparison of SITS Cloud service options

Below is a comparison of on-premise SITS vs other cloud options and our own Tribal SITS Cloud service. As you can see not all options provide the same benefits.  

  On-premises Self lift & shift Lift & shift with a 3rd party Tribal SITS Cloud
Standard SITS support and maintenance  ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Ownership of config ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Price certainty for operational costs ✔️
Access to cloud-based features within SITS ✔️
Clear accountability and assurance from one organisation providing software, infrastructure and service ✔️
Optimised security architecture integrated with the product ✔️
Cloud-optimised SITS software ✔️
Assured performance and reliability Limited Limited ✔️
Aligned with Tribal SITS roadmap ✔️
Access to new cloud-delivered features ✔️
Access to the deepest and broadest bench of SITS skills, including product development Limited Limited ✔️
Assurance of highly developed and mature security architecture ✔️
24/7 SOC coverage Limited Limited ✔️
Modernisation and transformation as part of migration Limited ✔️
Comprehensive monthly reporting Limited ✔️
Strategic alignment with software vendor ✔️
Interface APIs managed as-a-Service ✔️
Modernised reporting from SITS  ✔️

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Where to start

Six steps to cloud

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Fixing Costs: The Key to Transforming Your Student Information System with the Cloud

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The Human Side of Cloud Migration: The Power of Collaboration

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Exploring SITS Cloud: A Brief Interview with Matt Avery

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"With an ambitious vision for the future with digital at its heart, the decision to move to SITS Cloud will enable the University to focus on delivering a higher quality student experience"

Director of Registry Services


"Moving to SITS Cloud will enable staff to work on innovation and add value in other areas, instead of being responsible for day-to-day systems management"



"Moving SITS to the Cloud will bring many benefits to UAL fitting well with our strategy to focus on creating user-centred digital services away from the traditional IT role of maintaining systems"

Digital & Technology Director


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