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The University of Waikato in New Zealand has gone live with a student management system from the Tribal Group, with the intention of providing a means for prospective student to use from initial inquiry and application to student retention, student experience and student finance.

In a statement, the University said the Tribal Group’s SITS:Vision solution would replace the existing student management system.

The project began in 2016 when the Tribal Framework Build, a technology base for the SITS:Vision implementation, was begun.

The approach helped in faster deployment of the SITS:Vision and student information desk solution, in under two years.

The successful on-time deployment had allowed the university to turn the old system to "read-only" in a short timeframe, it said.


The new student management system at Waikato University has been implemented in less than two years.

“Our objective is to improve the University’s processes, improve accessibility of data, and enhance the staff and student experience," said Alister Jones, senior deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Waikato.

"We selected Tribal’s SITS:Vision based on its rich functionality, as well as its ability to meet the University’s current and future needs for student engagement."

Brandon Gore, APAC Operations director, Tribal Group, said: “The University of Waikato's dedication to improving their students and staff experience is truly admirable.

"The highly-skilled project teams are the key drivers of this accomplishment and we’re very pleased to have worked together as a team.

"This implementation success is a positive milestone for Tribal and is the result of a great team effort. Tribal looks forward to continuing this strong partnership and supporting the University of Waikato in the final phase of this project.”

The company and the University will now work on the next phase of the project, identifying new functionality and ongoing development to support student needs.

The University of Waikato is located in the central North Island city of Hamilton and is an internationally recognised tertiary institution. It has 12,000 students and was ranked 274 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Photos: courtesy Waikato University


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