The University of Liverpool evolves their BI programme with itelligence in order to enhance data-driven insight.
London, 25th July 2017 – Leading UK research institution, The University of Liverpool, has appointed itelligence as its dedicated SAP partner to support its landscape of SAP which include business intelligence (BI), data analysis and reporting.
itelligence will take over support and maintenance for the University’s SAP Analytics solutions to help enhance data-driven insight and aid in the continued development of the University’s BI strategy. The University aims to align to the SAP roadmap for analytics solutions, and migrate to the latest version of SAP BusinessObjects™ Enterprise in the near future, to access the very latest visualisation tools that will combine student data, trend analysis and report distribution.
The University currently has 900 users of SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise that is widely used for corporate reporting services. Pre-defined reports extract data from key databases and systems including Student Records (BANNER), Timetabling (SCIENTIA), Blackboard VLE, Conference Booking (Kinetics) and Accommodation Management Systems, plus data stored in various custom and bespoke databases across the campus IT landscape.
The University was impressed with itelligence’s higher education presence and credibility in the sector, and assured by the scale of its capabilities in SAP Analytics solutions. Martin Stoker, BI Manager at The University of Liverpool, commented: “We have appointed itelligence to help us evolve our BI platform and provide analytics, interactive visualisations and dashboards across several central University systems to drive forward our strategic planning and student retention services.” He continued, “itelligence demonstrated a solid track record of supporting SAP Analytics solutions. We are confident that their team will play a key role in the development of student analytics in the coming years and help us to enhance our student experience.”
Opting for more value from their support contract, it was a clear choice. “We needed a support partner with access to a high level of service in order to see improvements in the way we utilise analytics. The SAP platinum partner status initially attracted us to itelligence as this was a higher partner status than our previous SAP support partner. Throughout our tendering processes, we have been impressed by the itelligence engagement and high-calibre BI consultants.”
Justin Brading, VP & UK MD, itelligence UK&I, commented “We are delighted to welcome the University of Liverpool to our Higher Education community. We are already supporting over twenty Universities in the UK and manage a strong global network of Higher Education customers. We look forward to building a strategic partnership with the University that will share our analytics expertise and ensure the University is able to unlock innovation with SAP Analytics solutions as they move their BI strategy forward.”
About The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research institutions with an annual turnover of £465 million, including £89 million for research. Ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide, Liverpool is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s leading research universities.
The University has 31,000 students, 7,700 of whom travel from all over the world to study here, and 195,000 alumni in 200 countries. Its global focus has led the institution to establish a university in Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University, as well as a campus in London.
The University is the largest provider of 100% online postgraduate degree courses in Europe with over 10,000 students studying for Liverpool degrees around the world.
About itelligence UK
itelligence UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of itelligence AG. itelligence is a leading international full-service provider of SAP solutions, employing about 6,000 highly qualified employees in 24 countries. We offer unrivalled knowledge of the challenges facing educational institutions and we can help your university improve the ways you support students and staff. To do this, we use world class SAP software to improve planning, student engagement, recruitment and retention with real time analytics.
itelligence is a global SAP Pinnacle Award-winning platinum partner offering our customers a broad range of SAP consulting and SAP support services from cloud and on premise implementations to support, maintenance, managed services and SAP-certified training. Our unique positioning as a leading SAP partner supporting SAP applications, including analytics, enables itelligence to transform organisations with fully integrated business management solutions and data-driven insight. Please visit http://itelligencegroup.com/uk/
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