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The Tambellini Group is the leading independent technology research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. Our trusted market advisors provide members with credible resources and strategic advising through direct interaction with the top industry analysts and market-leading research.

Tambellini Group members benefit from more than 100 new research reports every year that provide insight and analysis on the changing technology landscape. Our unbiased expertise and resources help institutional leaders make fact-based decisions and build consensus for their technology strategies and selections.

With over 20,100 global institutions and more than 84,000 technology selections, the Tambellini Group’s proprietary Education Institution Technology Profile Database® is unparalleled in the industry.

Founded in 2001, the Tambellini Group is a woman-owned business headquartered in Irvington, Virginia.



Tambellini Group is proud to be certified as a Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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No. Since 2001, Tambellini acted as a sub-contractor one time for the convenience of a client. On three occasions, Tambellini agreed to submit bids to public institutions as a sub-contractor. However, Tambellini will only contract directly with clients.

Tambellini does not publish its customer list. The majority of Tambellini’s members are institutions. Vendors, service providers, investment banks, and venture capital firms can become members.

No. Tambellini does not gather leads or sell leads to vendors. Tambellini does not earn any fees from vendors for participation in sales or service transactions. There are no kickbacks from vendors to Tambellini.

Tambellini does not have any partners. Tambellini does not participate in any vendor partner programs. Tambellini supports the only vendor-neutral user group for administrative software (HEUG) by providing discounts and incentives to members. Tambellini has offered buying group discounts.

Disclosure Statement

The Tambellini Group (Tambellini) is an analyst firm that provides advisory services as an additional value-added option for our higher education institution members. Tambellini does not recommend nor make decisions on an institution’s behalf; we gather and provide information and to aid institutions in making the best decision for themselves.

We are able to offer these advisory services because of our years of research focused on higher education technology. As the largest group of analysts serving higher education, Tambellini has relationships throughout higher education and has non-disclosures and confidentiality agreements with every major platform vendor and provider of services in the industry.

Tambellini conducts hundreds of vendor briefings with companies each year. Unlike other analyst firms, we cover technology companies and service providers relevant to higher education, whether they are a Tambellini member or not.

It is Tambellini’s comprehensive and vendor-neutral research that has led both institutions and industry providers to want to work with Tambellini. While the majority of our members are colleges and universities, industry vendors and investors may also become members and access Tambellini research.

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