1977

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

1982

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.

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.

2003

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

2006

TASS became the first SAS platform in Australia to successfully transition to the web.

2016

TASS was acquired by Volaris Group (a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc.), and become 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

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