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Education Data Architecture (EDA)

A flexible architecture designed for higher education institutions to get started with Salesforce faster.

The Foundation of Education Cloud

Learner Lifecycle

Support the Entire Learner Journey

  • Out of the Box Functionality: Leverage pre-built objects, logic, and automation built for higher education on the Salesforce platform
  • Full Lifecycle Relationship Management: Manage relationships at every stage of the learner lifecycle from prospect to student to alum
  • A Single, Unified View: Connect learners to multiple affiliations, relationships, courses, addresses, and academic programs – all in a single view


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Easy Configuration

Configure Easily with Clicks, Not Code

  • Flexible for Institutions of All Sizes: Add objects, fields, and tailored page layouts as your institution’s needs evolve with new business models and revenue streams
  • Custom Apps & Tailored Insights: Build apps quickly with drag and drop components and create personalized user experiences with filter conditions, custom logic, and AI-powered insights
  • Seamless Integrations: Easily connect EDA to your student information (SIS), learning management, and other institution systems in just a few clicks


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Connect with a Global Higher Ed Network

  • Best Practices and Insights: Ask questions in the Trailblazer Community and leverage best practices from institutions that helped make EDA what it is today
  • Robust Partner Ecosystem: Find EDA compatible partner apps & certified consultants on the AppExchange, the leading enterprise app marketplace
  • Community Sprint Events: Collaborate and connect with institutions using EDA at multiple sprint events throughout the year
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The Platform

EDA Puts Students at the Center

Unlock 360-degree views of every student with EDA objects, logic, and automation.

EDA powers over 1,600 institutions across 77 countries

Education Data Architecture (EDA) Workbook

Education Data Architecture (EDA) Workbook

Explore our helpful workbook, which includes the top five steps to implementation and common EDA use cases across higher education.

Helpful EDA Resources

Get started with EDA on Trailhead

Explore EDA Product Documentation

Learn more about Admissions Connect, powered by EDA

Discover Student Success Hub, Powered by EDA

Support Services for Every Institution

Whether you are new to Salesforce or thinking about migrating to EDA, our community is here to help.


Let’s Get Started

The Education Data Architecture (EDA) was built in collaboration with our higher education partners and customer community. Sign up for a 30-day trial or get in touch with an expert to unlock the value of EDA at your institution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about EDA and how you can get started.