Who We Are

The Tambellini Group is the leading provider of innovative analyst and advisory services to educational institutions of all types and sizes, including university health systems and advancement offices. Since 2001, our mission has been to equip institutions with the tools and insights needed to navigate complex technology decisions across academic and operational systems, including solution integrations, data management, change management, planning, and vendor negotiations.

Through our Future Campus™ Framework, we empower institutions to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and pave the way toward a brighter future for higher education. The ten Future Campus Workspaces provide a strategy and execution framework that enables alignment among institutional executive teams, leading to faster and more impactful outcomes.

Tambellini’s work is informed by our Education Institution Technology Profile Database®, which is unparalleled in its breadth and depth of higher education research and data, containing nearly 5 million data points and information on over 104,000 technology selections spanning more than 21,000 institutions worldwide.

Armed with this wealth of information and our analysts’ research and market predictions, our clients confidently shape their technology strategies and decisions, foster consensus, and drive progress within their organizations.

The Tambellini Group is proud to be a woman-owned business and a certified Great Place to Work® company.

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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 clients are higher education institutions, vendors, and investors.

Client success stories are available here.

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 clients. 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 clients are colleges and universities, industry vendors and investors may also become clients and access Tambellini research.

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Michael Bisson: Vice President of Student Product Strategy at Workday
Michael Bisson
Vice President, Student Product Strategy
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Michael joined Workday in 2013 seeding the Student project team and contributing to its initial architecture and design. Michael led the Product Management team as they designed the core student product and facilitated a three-year customer design partner program. Today, Michael leads the Product Strategy team responsible for determining market fit, competitive market intelligence, and overall product direction. Prior to joining Workday, Michael worked 16 years at Peoplesoft and Oracle in support of the Campus Solutions product in Product Management, Development, and Support. Michael has committed his professional career to the improvement of higher education management through the design and development of Student Information Systems.

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