Multi-campus Welsh college uses latest tech to unify data management

A Welsh further education college has turned to the latest technology in a bid to improve the way it manages data across its campuses.

Coleg y Cymoedd has begun using Active Dashboards from software provider Dynistics so it can enhance information management throughout its organisation.

The college is one of the largest in Wales and has campuses in Aberdare, Nantgarw, Rhondda and Ystrad Mynach, along with a teaching centre in Abertridwr.

These cater for 20,000 students as well as 1000 members of staff, so the college understandably handles a lot of data. The dashboards will let it collect information from each site to help it produce in-depth visual reports on performance.

Paulo Batista, director of planning and funding at Coleg y Cymoedd, said he’s impressed with Dynistics’ industry relevance as a major influence on their decision to employ Active Dashboards.

He said: “With proven success in the fast implementation of its dashboards with FE colleges, particularly in with Welsh colleges, we were impressed with Dynistics’ sector knowledge from the outset.

“This, coupled with how easy it is to utilise the Active Dashboards and configure them to meet our specific needs, really won us over.

“We’re convinced that we will very quickly be able to gain value from the visual dashboards, enhancing both our information management and decision making.”

Jacob Kemp, head of direct sales at Dynistics, said: “We’re delighted Coleg y Cymoedd has chosen our Active Dashboards. Data is taking an increasingly integral role within a college’s management function.

“And with campuses in five different locations, Coleg y Cymoedd is already gaining benefit from a single view of itsdata. Yet with the application of Active Dashboards the college will be able to drill into detail at individual campus level whilst also gaining a comprehensive overview of all.

“This insight will help them to save time and improve accountability by reporting back easily across all departments, and greatly assist in planning and forecasting.”