Five ways moving your SIS to the Cloud will save you money

Posted by Daniel Barrass


As the UK's #1 provider of cloud services for HE Student Information Systems, we know that running your SIS on-premise can be challenging and expensive. We now live in a world of increased risks from cyber-attacks, skill shortages, and escalating costs that are surprisingly high.

Moving your SIS to the cloud can save you money in many ways. We have listed our top five: 

  1. Lower infrastructure costs: By using cloud-based services, institutions no longer need to invest in and maintain expensive on-premises hardware and software. 
  2. Scalability: Cloud-based services can be easily scaled up or down based on the institution's needs, which can help reduce costs associated with over-provisioning or under-provisioning resources. 
  3. Reduced IT staff: Cloud-based services are managed by the service provider, which can help to reduce the need for in-house IT staff to maintain and update the system. 
  4. Pay-as-you-go pricing: Many cloud-based services offer pay-as-you-go pricing, which means institutions only pay for the resources they use rather than paying for a fixed amount of resources upfront. 
  5. Improved data security: Cloud-based providers typically have robust security measures to protect customer data, which can help reduce costs associated with data breaches. 

Moving your student information system (SIS) to your SIS provider's cloud is generally more cost-effective, as it offers several advantages over using a third-party cloud provider. 

By using your SIS provider's cloud, you can benefit from the following advantages: 

  • The SIS provider has already built and optimised the infrastructure for their software, which can save costs and ensure optimal performance. 
  • You can avoid additional integration costs as the cloud service is already integrated with the SIS software. 
  • SIS providers may offer discounted or bundled pricing for their cloud services when purchased in conjunction with their software, which can provide additional cost savings. 
  • You can expect better support and maintenance services, as SIS providers are familiar with their software (which is reassuring 😉) and can resolve issues more efficiently. 
  • Proper research and comparing costs between your SIS provider's cloud and third-party providers is always recommended. However, moving to the SIS provider's cloud is generally more cost-effective and beneficial. 


 If you would like to learn more about Tribal's SITS Cloud, you can find out more here: 


or if you would like to contact us directly to discuss the next steps in your Cloud journey, please book a no-obligations call with us 




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