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Customer Focus: Education technology provider Tribal gaining customers in the employer market for Work Based Learning systems and Analytics

A raft of new government measures introduced in 2017 is inspiring employers to improve efficiencies and learner outcomes. The government has made a commitment to get employers to deliver three million apprenticeship starts by May 2020; it is also making some major changes to the structure of apprenticeships and the way they are funded.

These initiatives include the move to employer-designed apprenticeship standards, which changes the way that employers access apprenticeship funding and the large-employer apprenticeship levy implemented in April 2017.

Work-based learning sector growth

As a global provider of software solutions and services to the international education, training, and learning markets, Tribal is seeing growth in business in the work-based learning sector, which reflects the increased focus in this sector and a desire from employers to improve efficiency and visibility of valuable data within their systems.

Recent wins such as Travis Perkins and Advanced Personnel Management (APM) in the employer market show how this sector is changing – using technology as a route forward in the drive to improve learner outcomes, and helping to manage the administration and funding of work-based learning efficiently.

Learner Management Systems, such as Tribal’s Maytas, help automate administration processes to save time and money, so that learning providers can focus on improving the quality of learning.

Maytas also makes managing finances and funding easy by giving authorised users integrated dashboards, which allow them to view relevant information across multiple databases and sites.

APM wanted a ‘best of breed’ system to help them manage all their contracts in a single integrated solution. The tailored system for APM includes Maytas, e-track, and Business Intelligence. This system is a functionally rich solution that enables them to manage their data more effectively.

Speaking on behalf of Tribal Group, Jason Greig, Maytas Account Director said:

More customer wins

Travis Perkins is another recent win in the employer sector. Travis Perkins wanted to simplify their learner and ePortfolio management, and improve their employee and learner engagement, while getting better visibility of their data.

Travis Perkins will have a scalable single database solution, ensuring data quality as they grow. Learner, assessor, and employer engagements can be captured remotely using a simple and intuitive interface, with Business Intelligence (BI) integral to the solution to provide enhanced data visibility.

Removing the need for spreadsheets will allow for extensive management reporting and provide a secure and auditable solution which meets the needs of future expansion of the current apprenticeship programme.

The importance of business intelligence

Business Intelligence capabilities offer genuine insight to business users and front-line staff, promoting collaboration across the organisation, ensuring that a single consolidated view of real-time data is available in a digestible format and that users have the data they need to make better business decisions.

Looking to the future, new Panintelligence Analytics capabilities will pave the way for data to be used predictively, rather than descriptively, so that users can use data models to anticipate actions they will need to take to improve business outcomes.