West Herts College is a large, general further education college offering a broad vocational curriculum across qualification levels from pre-entry to level 7.
With state of the art facilities at their Watford and Kings Langley campuses and another new modern campus scheduled to open in 2016, West Herts College has established a strong reputation as a provider of high-quality education and training, with consistently high student success rates.
Accountability is a key college value, central to supporting the delivery of their strategic vision and as such the college needed to ensure their decision making is evidence-based, data-informed, provides value for money and is grounded in the best interest of their students and local community.
Having previously used other solutions including Business Objects and Crystal Reports, their existing reporting tools were limiting them to static, historical reports which were hard to navigate with no real-time view of results. Report duplication made it difficult to ensure users were looking at the right information.
The college needed to transform their reporting capabilities. They also wanted to improve communication to all students across all their sites. They reviewed other solutions but it was the Dynistics product suite that impressed them. They turned to Dynistics Active Dashboards and Active Scoreboards.
“We’re delighted to have West Herts College on board”. Said Anthony Dent, Head of Business Development, Dynistics. “With Active Dashboards, the college has the capability for consistent, real-time reporting for fast, accurate decision-making. Our universal connectivity means they now have the flexibility to report from multiple data sources including ProAchieve, Pro Monitor, ProObserve and Agresso as well as their student records system so they can have a complete view of the quality of student learning, teaching and financial information at their fingertips.”
With Active Scoreboards, West Herts College now have an efficient way to communicate key real-time information quickly to all students across all campuses. With big screen displays of video, animation and news feeds, the college can celebrate exam pass rates, promote extra curricular activities, and notify timetable or room changes in a dynamic, engaging way.