Technology Evaluation and Selection Services

Time-saving guidance so you focus on and select the best-fit solution and service providers.

Technology Evaluation and Selection Services

Time-saving guidance so you focus on and select the best-fit solution and service providers.

An Unbiased, Research-Based Alternative to Higher Education Consulting

We do the legwork to narrow your technology and service options to the solutions and providers that best meet your institution’s requirements. Our unmatched—and unbiased—higher education technology market knowledge, expertise, and experience allow you to focus your valuable time and resources on the most viable options.

Work collaboratively with Tambellini Group analysts and advisors to develop a preliminary budgetary estimate for a technology change initiative based on the desired providers’ solutions, expected timing and approach, and a brief assessment of your institution’s current technology environment and available skills.

Get support to craft effective RFPs, RFIs, or ITNs, so you receive personalized responses from a select group of best-fit providers that are aligned with your institution’s needs—saving you hundreds of hours of review and getting you closer to selection. 

Identify the in-market providers who meet your budget, technology, service, and cultural alignment needs.

Receive a detailed comparison of a select group of technology and service providers and critical considerations for planning and readiness to simplify your selection.

What It Means to Be Impartial and Transparent

Tambellini does not partner with higher education technology and service providers, so we do not have a financial stake in client selections. Our consultation is based strictly on your needs using our extensive knowledge of the market and higher education experience to identify the providers with the strongest budgetary, cultural, and technological alignment.

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Align internally around investment priorities and decisions

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Feel informed and confident in your selections

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Experience Across Systems and Providers

Explore examples of technology evaluations and selections we have supported.

  • CRM
  • ERP
  • Finance
  • HCM
  • Student Systems
  • Cloud Migration
  • Integrations
  • And More
  • Anthology
  • AWS
  • Ellucian
  • Jenzabar
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Salesforce
  • Snowflake
  • Workday
  • And More

How We Help You Evaluate and Select Solutions and Services

We know it can be difficult to discern differences between providers and determine what functionality and service levels your institution needs—versus what a provider may say you need. Tambellini continuously tracks enterprise solutions’ unique features and functionalities and service provider offerings and outcomes, so you don’t have to. Our flexible service offerings allow us to assist you regardless of where you are in the evaluation and selection process.

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Expedite Your Selection with Personalized, High-Quality Vendor Responses

A generic RFP, RFI, or ITN will get you a generic, often auto-generated response that likely leaves more questions than answers. That’s why, after narrowing your options to the best-fit providers, we help develop tailored proposals that clearly articulate your institution’s needs specific to the desired solution and services. The result: High-quality proposals from select providers, which expedites selection and contract review and negotiation.

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“We found that Tambellini was exceptionally helpful in the implementation partner evaluation and helped us find a partner with the level and depth of expertise to support us at every step of the process.”
Dr. Michael Hager

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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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