Financial benchmarking helps senior managers to understand their college’s finances in an unrivalled level of detail.

Reliable, objective and independently validated comparative data helps managers see the financial performance of other colleges; informing financial and strategic decision-making.

On average, our benchmarking customers identify potential savings equivalent to 3% of college income; with many of our customers saving £millions.

Benchmarking delivers 20,000% ROI

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"An incredibly useful and insightful exercise and helped us to significantly improve our financial position."

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Preparing a business case for Area Review

Following the announcement of the area reviews, Tribal's Benchmarking Services are being used by individual colleges and regional groups of colleges to assess their finances in preparation for the opportunities and threats resulting from the review process.

Benchmarking is a proven approach to building financial resilience in colleges, delivering impartial detailed analysis for strategic decision making:

Reveal an objective view of college finances

Address the Commissioner's focus on staffing costs and class sizes

Identify scope for financial improvements

Build a business case for your discussions with the FE College Commissioner and his advisers

Since 2007 Tribal has benchmarked an investment in excess of $21b into tertiary education in Australia and New Zealand.

"What If? planning tool:

Model the impact of financial change and assess how your budgeting figures compare to sector comparisons.

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Typical potential realisable savings or reinvestment opportunities equivalent to 3% of provider turnover

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