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Company History

The Alpha School System (TASS) is an Australian-based software company specialising in powerful School Management and Portal solutions.
This is our story...

  • 1997


    Alpha Micro Computers, a computer hardware company, was founded and began selling to educational institutions with a focus on finance management.
  • 1982_2


    Alpha Business Systems (known today as TASS) was established in Brisbane with 15 employees. The primary focus was selling Alpha Computers and finance systems used in commercial finance management, including private and independent schools.
  • 1984


    The original Alpha School System (TASS) product was developed by a programmer at Brisbane Boys’ College on an Alpha Micro Computer.  

  • 1988


    Alpha Business Systems acquired the IP rights to the initial TASS software and continued developing the foundation of the product you see today.
  • 2003


    Alpha Business Systems renamed to The Alpha School System (TASS) to represent our focus and dedication to the education sector.
  • 1995


    TASS was awarded a cornerstone contract of 24 Anglican Schools in Queensland, securing TASS as a major vendor within the Australian School Administration space.

  • 2006


    TASS became the first School Management System platform in Australia to successfully transition to the web.
  • 2016


    TASS was acquired by Volaris Group (a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc.), and became part of an Education vertical that supports over 12,000 schools across the globe.
  • 2017


    The Certified RESTful API Partnership Program was adopted, allowing users to add further products to their IT ecosystems.
  • 2018


    TASS launched its Cloud Hosting Services, providing schools with the server infrastructure and management needed to run TASS. TASS also moved to a new office in Hendra, Brisbane, to make room for their expanding team.
  • 2021


    The TrackOne Studio team became a part of the TASS family by adding their Learning Analytics Suite to our range of products.

  • 2023


    TASS launched into a new venture with TASS Orbit, a range of native mobile apps that are a natural extension of the Parent and Staff Portals.

  • 2024


    Today, TASS supports hundreds of schools across Australia with a growing team of education and software professionals.

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