Education Data Architecture (EDA)

Gain a 360-degree view of every learner.

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The Foundation of Education Cloud

Developed in collaboration with our education partners and customer community, EDA is a flexible data architecture designed to configure Salesforce for education. Easily see the relationships learners have with advisors and family members as well as their affiliations with clubs, departments, and more - all in a single view.

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Features & Benefits

Student Relationships & Affiliations in the Education Data Architecture (EDA)

Save Time and Improve Learner Success

EDA includes industry standard objects built directly on the Salesforce platform that model learner relationships and affiliations to courses, extracurricular activities, and more. With EDA, institutions can leverage a common language and configuration across the entire learner lifecycle without having to spend resources customizing Salesforce for education.

Education Data Architecture (EDA) customized flow builder

Customize to Your Unique Needs

Tailor EDA to meet your institution’s specific needs with clicks, not code. Easily configure page layouts with drag-and-drop functionality and create custom fields or objects for your institution. By connecting EDA with your student information, learning management, and other institution systems, you’ll be able to create a 360-degree view of every learner at scale. Check out our hands-on workbook to learn how to manage your education data with EDA.

Education Data Architecture (EDA) application object

Unlock Continuous Innovation

Create the experience your learners expect with the latest education technology innovation from With bi-weekly EDA releases, you can eliminate the need for time-intensive change management across your institution. Incremental enhancements are automatically pushed to EDA, so you can spend less time gathering data and more time strengthening learner relationships from recruitment and admissions all the way to advancement and alumni engagement.

Education Data Architecture (EDA) community sprint event

Join a Diverse Education Community

Learn and grow from a community of education leaders. As a community-influenced data architecture, EDA brings together a diverse group of education Trailblazers through open-source community sprints and the Power of Us Hub, an online community where customers can collaborate, ask questions, and share ideas to shape the future of EDA.

Education collections page on the Salesforce AppExchange

Extend the Power of EDA

Get the most of the Education Data Architecture with customizable apps for your institution, available on the Salesforce AppExchange. With the EDA Readiness Initiative, you can find self-certified apps designed to work easily with the Education Data Architecture.

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Check out the EDA AppExchange listing for additional Salesforce architecture information.

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