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Case Study: UK Universities

The challenge

Our University clients wanted to optimise their resource planning, but with fluctuating student numbers and diverse data streams across different colleges and campuses, this proved a difficult and complicated process. They needed accurate, real-time data taken directly from their planning models, and a more efficient financial planning process — but their manual, spreadsheet-based reporting processes were disconnected, labour intensive and wasteful.

The Solution

Our University clients worked with InfoCat to implement advanced planning and forecasting solutions based on IBM Planning Analytics. This harmonised their different, individual planning models into a single, holistic view of the entire planning process. As a result, data flows automatically between the student planning and staff planning models, ensuring accurate information in real time. 

The benefits

  • More confidence in numbers
  • Accelerated budgeting cycles and planning processes
  • Easier to analyse and interrogate data
  • Reliable forecasts
  • Easier to link planning with strategy, to make prudent long term decisions

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About Our University Clients

Several UK Universities have chosen InfoCat to develop their planning models and implement their performance management solutions. We have a mix of clients using on-premises solutions, mixed, and fully managed SaaS environments.