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  • 13 June 2018 11:27

University of Waikato Goes Live With Tribal SITS:Vision Solution To Boost Student Digital Engagement

The Tribal software will enhance student outcomes by unifying student data to help inform decision making in student recruitment, retention, experience and finance

Hamilton, June 13, 2018: The University of Waikato has successfully gone live with the Tribal Group’s SITS:Vision solution as part of a strategy to provide a seamless digital experience for students from initial enquiry and application through to graduation.

SITS:Vision replaces the university’s incumbent student management system (SMS). The Tribal SITS: Vision software will enhance student outcomes by unifying student data to help inform decision making in areas such as student recruitment, student retention, student experience and student finance.

“Our objective is to improve the university’s processes, improve accessibility of data, and enhance the staff and student experience. 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,” said Alister Jones, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Waikato.

In 2016 the University of Waikato established its Student Management System project and commenced the Tribal Framework Build, a technology base for the SITS:Vision implementation. This approach helped facilitate a more rapid deployment of the SITS:Vision and Student Information Desk (SID) solution, enabling the delivery of an end-to-end Student Management System from enquiry and admission to graduation in under two years. The successful on-time deployment of the SITS build has allowed the university to turn the old system to ‘ready-only’ in a remarkably short project timeframe.

The University will now enhance SITS functionality during a Learn and Improve phase to continue addressing outstanding business requirements and any new requirements identified through project delivery.

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.”

Tribal will continue to work with The University of Waikato on the next phase of the project, identifying new functionality and ongoing development to support the university’s requirements.

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island city of Hamilton, New Zealand, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. It has 12,000 students and the 2019 QS World University Rankings placed it at number 274 in the world.

About Tribal

Tribal Group plc is a pioneering world-leader of education software and services. Its portfolio includes Student Information Systems; a broad range of education services covering quality assurance, peer review, benchmarking and improvement; and student surveys. Working with Higher Education, Further and Tertiary Education, schools, Government and State bodies, training providers and employers, in over 55 countries; Tribal Group’s mission is to empower the world of education with products and services that underpin student success. Visit or @tribalgroup.

About University of Waikato

The University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, is ranked among the top 1% of Universities in the world. It provides future-focused international education and plays an active part in global research. With a five-star rating from QS Stars, the University of Waikato has a strong reputation for employment, cutting-edge facilities, internationally renowned research, and outstanding teaching and student satisfaction. Visit for more information.

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