TRANSFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION DATA PROCESSES

The large scale that higher education institutions operate at adds a lot of complexity when dealing with the movement of data. Often, there are communication issues between departments in regards to data. Receiving data from a department for a statutory report can take a long time, and the quality of the data is still unknown. The number of different departments adds further complexity, hassle and time. Furthermore, compiled reports often can not be viewed by the right people easily (transparency issues) and the same report can be compiled by two different departments without communication between them. The business challenge at hand involves developing a platform in which data can be trusted at source, data quality is verified, reports are visible by other people (and the right people), responsibility is given to data custodians and that there is an automated process of compiling statutory reports.

SOLUTION  BENEFITS

Billigence has developed a data governance solution that addresses the following main issues:

  1. Trusting the data collected at source
  2. Giving the power to data custodians at source to hold responsibilities within the data governance process
  3. Providing a platform in which compiled reports are visible to other members of the institution
  4. Creating an automated process of compiling statutory reports
  5. Ensuring that business terms are clearly labelled, as often the meaning differs amongst departments

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DATA GOVERNANCE PORTAL

The following images are screenshots of a prototype data portal created by our Billigence team. It is set up specifically for a higher education institution to control their data assets effectively. The platform is built using Alteryx Connect. It contains a report catalogue that ranks the reports based on popularity, a business glossary that defines terms (such as course id numbers), data lineage tracking, analytic workflow storage and many more useful features that can be built to address the specific needs of our clients.

IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH

Prerequisites

Complete the Implementation prerequisites

Prepare for proof of concept (obtain accesses, map processes)

Proof of Concept

Start with FREE trial of Alteryx

Build skeleton of model

Prove Alteryx is the right solution

Develop and Deploy

Purchase 1 Alteryx Designer License

Build fully working automated solution based on requirements and visualise results for analysis

Deploy the model

Training of users for self-maintenance

Advanced Shareable Solution

Purchase Alteryx Server license along with a few more designers

Easily share the model with others

Give other departments the access to build their own

Leverage Alteryx for other processes

THE ALTERYX SOLUTION

Advantages

Self service model maintained internally

No programming skills needed

Fast Engine, repeatable workflows

Collaborative Experience

Data Cataloging

Fast Deployment

Single point of truth

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“Billigence have proven themselves to be a strong and consistent partner, always accommodating and delivering value above and beyond our expectations whenever there’s a need. We have built a strong relationship with the team which will continue to grow as Billigence support our strategic objectives towards becoming a data driven University.”

Steven McDonald, University of Glasgow
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“Getting Billigence on board has proved to be an excellent decision. They’ve had the skills, experience and tools to tackle some of our long-standing data challenges and quickly solve them. They’ve really moved our management conversations forward, busting some myths and helping us to focus on the real challenges.”

Peter Jones, University College of London
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“Billigence’s approach to enabling my team to use Alteryx has been first class. We never felt lost in the complexity of the process and Billigence was able to teach us and show us what we needed to do simultaneously.  It was also great fun.  We made far more progress in one working week with Billigence than we had dreamed was possible at the start of the project.  Undoubtedly we will become avid Alteryx users and keep our link to Billigence’s expertise on student number planning to ensure our University prospers.”

Andrew Fern, York St. John University