student information system

Tribal ebs


Optimise your entire student journey, from

recruitment and admissions, through to student

support and retention.

Tribal ebs is designed to provide a single, cohesive view of your further education / vocational training organisation. It improves the way you collect, collate, analyse and share information so you can streamline your operations and enhance student engagement.

Offering real-time digital technologies for reporting and communication, ebs empowers your staff and students to achieve more successful outcomes.


Put the power of ebs in the hands of your users - with personalised Hubs with self-service functionalities staff, students and parents have access to the tools that matter to them whilst maintaining the security and structure of your institutions' data. 


Customise ebs with...

Absence module

Allow students to self-report their absence and make informed decisions about their impact on their learning.

Attendance module

Enables students to mark their attendance at lessons and lectures using individual session PINs generated by the tutor.

Markbook module

Provider staff with the ability to mark assessments and provide feedback to students.

ILP module

Individualised Learning Plans that allow you to scaffold learner progress and build resilient habits for lifelong learning. 

Apprenticeship management

ePortfolio solution integrated into the Hubs that allows for management of work-based learners and apprentices.

Plus, an app!

Engage connects the entire campus ecosystem, engaging students, staff, departments and businesses. 

ebs Ontrack puts the power of ebs in the hands of your users. With personalised Hubs with self-service functionalities staff, students and parents have access to the tools that matter to them whilst maintaining the security and structure of your institutions data.

Staff hub

Role-based portals that support the management of student processes for recruitment and admissions, courses and timetables alongside real time reporting.

Learner hub

Personalised portal for every student that streamlines the learner journey from admissions through to everyday student life with access to key information such as timetables*, individualised learner plans (ILP)* and assessment marking.

Parent hub

Personalised portal for parents/carers to support student success and safeguarding through role and consent-based access to student’s attendance, punctuality and achievement records.

Employer hub

Employer portal for role-based access to block book course places and the view the student’s attendance, punctuality, and achievement data.  

Case Studies

See what our customers say...


English Language Partners New Zealand

Tribal's ebs student management system has proved to be a game-changer for ELPNZ, streamlining their business processes and enabling them to deliver English language programs across multiple centres in New Zealand. Their small but dedicated team was able to maximize efficiency and productivity with the use of the ebs solution. Take a look at the video to witness the transformative impact of ebs and explore how it can revolutionize your own educational institution.
Ara Institute of Canterbury
For nearly twelve years, Ara has relied on Tribal’s ebs student management system as the backbone of their organization and the hub of their student information and data. See for yourself how ebs streamlines the day-to-day tasks of staff and empowers Ara to communicate with the right students at the right time, with all the relevant information they need. Check out our video to learn more.

Other Case Studies

English Language Partners New Zealand maintains student count during the pandemic with Tribal ebs in the cloud

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English Language Partners New Zealand use Tribal’s ebs Intel to Build Reports like Never Before

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Improving the student enrolment journey with Tribal ebs

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Toi Ohomai transforms online admissions with ebs

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ebs allows you to store, process, and service learner data. From application to qualification, ebs supports the management and processing of your learner information. Apply prerequisites or validation including previous qualifications, devolved area data, marking schemes, curriculum planning, timetabling, funding returns and much more ...
This is a question we get asked a lot! ebs stands for ‘education business system’. Why? Because it manages the business of education!
ebs is cloud-ready, meaning you can move to cloud delivery at a pace to match your infrastructure strategy. We offer hosting through our infrastructure partner, Rackspace, and complementary application and data management services to keep your system current and compliant.
Yes - ebs offers a full end-to-end digital admissions process, enabling students to schedule their own interviews and be prompted when a task is due, such as uploading supporting evidence. It also provides automated workflows to help convert more applications through to enrolment.
Support services are delivered through Tribal’s dedicated in-country ebs Support Centre via email, phone or remote connection and operates 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Training courses are always available and are delivered either on-site or remotely via webinar, depending on your specific needs. We also host regular best practice usage webinars.
ebs manages student data for the delivery of vocational and further education (including 6th form provision), apprenticeships and higher education.
ebs integrates with a wide range of leading education solutions covering third-party payment solutions, an award-winning business intelligence platform, leading SMS providers, address recognition software, Google Analytics, and self-assessment and Quality Improvement Planning software.


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