The Manchester College Employs Active Dashboards

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The Manchester College Employs Active Dashboards Reporting Solution to Deliver on SAR Results

Active Dashboards supports the College to achieve their growth plans within Greater Manchester and across the UK

Solihull, West Midlands – October 2014

Dynistics, the leading provider of real-time business intelligence dashboard reporting and data visualisation for Colleges, has announced The Manchester College has adopted Active Dashboards as their reporting solution of choice for use across their whole organisation.

The Manchester College is one of the largest providers of Further and Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Employer Training and Distance Learning in Europe.  With over 5,000 employees working across more than 20 locations, the College provides learning and skills to over 80,000 learners and 3,000 employers.  They are also the leading providers of teaching and training offenders in prisons and young offender institutions throughout the UK.

In their strategic plan, The College aims to further grow and develop the provision of their services by investing to meet the changing needs of learners and employers.

“Quality is our number one priority and we are committed to a major programme of quality improvements to support all our learners and employers” said John Thornhill, Chief Executive of The Manchester College.

As such, Active Dashboards offers the college’s Senior Management Team, Curriculum Leadership Team and Governing Body the insight needed to inform strategic decision making for Student Success, Achievement and Retention (SAR), Student Admissions, Financial Management and Funding.

“We have vast volumes of data from a variety of sources so prior to Active Dashboards, it was extremely difficult to retrieve the information needed for our management reviews.” Said Matthew Taylor, Director of Funding and MIS. “The information we had could only be presented in raw data form, which was open to interpretation so we had no real way of getting a single, accurate view of our performance. With Active Dashboards our SMT and Governors now have instant access to the correct information they need – in one place- presented in way that’s quick and easy to view”.

“We’re delighted The Manchester College selected Active Dashboards as their preferred management reporting solution” said Anthony Dent, Managing Director, Dynistics. “This is an exciting time of growth for the College and we are thrilled to be working with them. We know Active Dashboards directly supports the successful delivery of their strategic objectives.”


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