Somerset College offers an extensive range of Further and Higher education courses and skills training to students and adult learners in and around the Taunton area.
With student and operational data held in numerous disparate systems, collating and presenting accurate management information reporting for key areas including attendance, success, achievement and retention was challenging. Senior management reports were created manually and presented in data spreadsheet formats, which made identifying potential issues time-consuming, difficult to verify and easy to misinterpret.
With Active Dashboards Somerset College now has the ability to streamline and speed up their reporting processes. Active Dashboards gives them the ability to bring together data from all sources including their EBS student management information and ILR systems, finance, timetabling, student satisfaction and enrolment information in real-time. They now have full data visualisation dashboard with information presented in easy to interpret charts and graphs for headline reporting. And with drill down functionality, senior managers can quickly hone in on areas of interest by department, course and individual student for early intervention and faster decision-making.