Optimisation rests at the heart of Tribal’s Education Business System (EBS) solution. It’s designed to give your administrators a centralised and cohesive view of your entire student administration & population.
However, it can only do so effectively if it’s properly integrated. Which poses a significant challenge for many educational institutions today.
If your organisation is anything like most, you leverage a complex collection of endpoints, systems, and software. Manually integrating anything new into this ecosystem is a difficult and time-consuming task, resulting in both delays and issues with data accuracy. And each new application only further increases your workload and the data orchestration complexity.
Inevitably, you’re left with a patchwork that requires constant rekeying of data, manual data movement, and the constant risk of non-compliance. This is far from ideal. In order to improve not just your Tribal EBS integrations but your integration process as a whole, you need to change your approach.
Here are six steps towards achieving this.
You’re likely already partway down the road to digital transformation. After all, most institutions had no choice but to embrace it as a result of COVID-19. And now that your various business units and students have gotten a taste of what digital technology has to offer, they want more.
And you need to provide that — which starts with moving away from manual integration. The best way to achieve this is by leveraging a secure Integration-Platform-as-a-Service offering. This will allow you to simplify the process of integrating systems with your student system.
The right IPaaS solution will also support hybrid integration, allowing you to connect modern systems with legacy and traditional data sources—at scale.
The results? Seamless data connectivity and streamlined data management.
Data duplication is not a problem isolated to the education sector. Quite the contrary, as more and more organisations embrace digital transformation and bring disparate systems and departments online, duplicate records become increasingly common. At this precise moment, your administrative staff are probably trying to solve the problem through manual data orchestration. It’s an impossible task, and one which only wastes time better spent elsewhere.
You therefore must leverage automated duplicate detection while also providing staff with the capacity to define how duplicates are managed. Let’s say, for instance, a student’s attendance records are stored in three separate places.
An automated duplicate prevention system would immediately detect this, and could then perform one of the following actions:
The traditional approach to IT, in which problems are reactively addressed as they surface, is no longer feasible. Instead, you must take a proactive approach to both integration and cybersecurity issues. You must ensure that the health and stability of your ecosystem is under constant watch.
More importantly, you need to ensure you’re made immediately aware once a problem is detected. Validation of both your data and your integrations is therefore a must. Through constant automated connectivity testing and real-time analytics, you can keep your ecosystem functioning seamlessly, and ensure quick recovery from any system outages that might occur.
Of course, to effectively monitor your ecosystem, you must first be able to see said ecosystem.
Integration and visibility go hand-in-hand. Without a clear map of your ecosystem, you cannot effectively connect the different systems and endpoints within your organisation. And without a clear map of where your data is stored, you cannot effectively orchestrate it to break down data silos.
As such, your task here is twofold:
The advice we’ve provided above is all well and good. But there’s still one pressing issue. What if you don’t have the in-house expertise or resources to apply any of it?
The answer is simple: partner with a vendor that does.
Here’s where Amos comes in. We’ve worked in the further and higher education sector for decades, in which time we’ve nurtured a comprehensive understanding of the unique needs facing education administration. From that understanding, we developed Amos Connect.
Designed specifically to help educational institutions simplify their integration process and address their data challenges, Amos Connect features an intuitive interface, no-code deployment, full support for hybrid integrations, and a fixed-price implementation where you only pay for what you use.
In short, it’s exactly the platform you need to make the most out of Tribal EBS — and any of your other software investments, whether legacy or modern.