We now partner with over 100 apps – here’s why

blank Beth Mokrini - 12 February, 2021

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We now partner with over 100 apps – here’s why

At Arbor we know that every school and MAT is different, and that every school has different needs when it comes to choosing the right set of technology.  That’s why we work with a growing network of apps – to make sure our schools can connect the specialist systems they rely on everyday with Arbor

At Arbor we know that every school and MAT is different, and that every school has different needs when it comes to choosing the right set of technology. 

That’s why we work with a growing network of apps – to make sure our schools can connect the specialist systems they rely on everyday with Arbor MIS, helping them to manage their school data the way they need to.

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We partner with specialist providers to give schools choice

We believe that when school technology companies pull together, the impact can be huge. It’s been difficult for technology providers to integrate with server-based MIS systems in the past. However, as more and more schools have been switching to a cloud-based MIS over the last few years, providers have built MIS integrations much more easily. This means schools have the freedom to continue using the tools they love, connected seamlessly to their MIS.

Connect your specialist tools to Arbor easily

At Arbor, we’ve partnered with over 100 organisations across the country who provide specialist systems and support to schools. We believe that instead of a “one stop shop” approach, where schools can only use Arbor for everything, we want to make it easy for schools to use specialist systems for things like safeguarding, timetabling and assessment if they want to, connected seamlessly to Arbor. 

We collaborate with the best in EdTech

Working with specialist organisations across the country gives us the opportunity to collaborate and provide the best possible service to schools.

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We want to make it easier than ever for partners of all types to give schools the largest possible choice. We’re doing that in three key ways: 

1. We’ve made it easy to integrate with Arbor

As Arbor’s community of schools grows (now over 1,500!), we want to make it cheaper and easier to plug third party systems into Arbor. This means that our list of integrations is constantly growing too.

We also want to make it easy to share ideas between schools, Arbor and our partners. For example, we have an online Developer Portal, where companies who want to integrate with Arbor can sign up for free and access all our documentation (with support for free too!). We’ve also built an online Community forum where our schools and partners can easily swap tips and best practice for getting the most out of Arbor. 

2. We’re building deeper integrations

We’re also working with key partners on exciting deeper integrations that give schools joined-up insight and seamless workflows. For example, schools using PUMA and PIRA tests from RS Assessment can sync marks straight into Arbor and analyse the results alongside demographic information, attendance and behaviour.

3. We’re supporting schools in new ways

With schools working in totally different ways right now and managing constant change, they’re finding the IT support they need has changed. They need access to information fast – regardless of which system it’s in. Our friendly support team at Arbor provides free support for schools, but we’ve also teamed up with support providers all over the country so schools can choose to get help with Arbor from their local team if they want to.

Our accredited Arbor Support Partners go through in-depth training to help schools get the most value out of Arbor. With skills in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, they can also work with schools and MATs to help them get even greater insight into their data.

Discover Arbor MIS for your school or MAT

To find out how Arbor’s cloud-based MIS could transform the way your school or MAT works, get in touch to book a demo or join a free webinar to see the system in action. 

Looking to integrate or partner with Arbor?

We’re always looking to invest in new partnerships, so that schools can choose the systems that work best for them and benefit from the power of collaboration. If you want to find out more, get in touch at: api@arbor-education.com

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