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Conclusive Report Shows U.S. Higher Ed Student Information System Selections Dropped Significantly in 2015

Expectations of new cloud-based/SaaS solutions from existing and emerging vendors disrupt SIS market growth

Irvington, VA (June 22, 2016) — The Tambellini Group (TTG) has published its 8th annual Student Information Systems (SIS) U.S. Higher Education Market, Trends and Leaders Report, which analyzes the SIS selections within the U.S. The report details SIS selections institutions made in 2015 by vendor and institution type and size.  As a result of TTG’s proprietary, confidential and trade secret research, market trends and detailed insight on top vendors is provided which is unavailable from any other source.

The findings show that as a result of new cloud-based/SaaS solutions from existing and emerging vendors SIS selections in 2015 were the lowest since 2011.

The Tambellini Group’s Student Information Systems U.S. Higher Education Market, Trends and Leaders report is a cumulative, detailed research and unbiased analysis of the higher education SIS/Student market. Designed to help higher education technology decision makers mitigate the risks of an SIS selection, the report explores in detail:

  • Vendor market share by size and type of institution.
  • The changing landscape for SIS selections and emerging solutions.
  • Differences in top SIS vendor technology, solutions, implementation and services.
  • New vendors and why they have the potential to emerge into market leaders.
  • The impact of modern solutions on the selection of a new SIS as the decision moves from selecting features and functions to focusing on business process transformation.

New, modern solutions had many higher education technology leaders and business executives focused on evaluating and planning rather than making selections. Most new evaluations are centered on selecting  Cloud/SaaS technology solutions. .

“This report is the most comprehensive edition we have published and it builds upon our deep history, extensive data and expertise with tracking this market.” said Vicki Tambellini, President and Founder of The Tambellini Group. “We designed this report to provide higher education an objective and valuable resource to evaluate SIS trends and vendors before making their SIS selections.”

The information and analysis provided in this 80 plus page report represents research by The Tambellini Group (TTG) includes input from Babson College, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Boise State University, Boston University, Cleveland State University, Mercer University, Muhlenberg College, Mount St. Mary’s University, Oral Roberts University, Point Loma University, Tallahassee Community College, Texas Tech University System, The New School, University of New Hampshire, Utah State University and Wilmington University. Every top vendor participated in TTG’s research and all vendors provided feedback on their summary section to ensure an accurate portrayal. Most of the implementation partners profiled in the report provided advance briefings and reviews of their sections.

This report is based upon hundreds of hours of research from multiple data points including the TTG Research and Education Technology Profile Database®. Since 2001, TTG has been covering the SIS landscape and cataloging every major SIS/ERP selection of more than 5,000 institutions in the United States. The full report is now available on The Tambellini Group’s website www.thetambellinigroup.com.

About The Tambellini Group
The Tambellini Group, LLC is the only independent research and analyst firm dedicated exclusively to higher education.  With a database of the technology selections of more than 18,900 global institutions, a team of analysts and researchers who have decades of higher education expertise, TTG offers unbiased analysis and objective insight on education technology and market trends with verifiable data.  TTG helps higher education executives, business leaders and the investment community make fact-based technology decisions to achieve their key strategic goals.  Founded in 2001, TTG is a woman-owned business headquartered in Irvington, Virginia. To learn more about TTG, please visit www.thetambellinigroup.com.  Follow TTG on Twitter @tambellinigroup.

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