Faster, accurate, agile Academia Planning Solutions  

Barrachd’s Academia Planning solutions work across the academic enterprise to provide information that’s easily accessible, accurate and up-to-date, allowing Universities to make informed decisions based on their actual performance. Universities can no longer rely on paper-based processes or isolated data in disparate systems – only a complete view of information on students, lecturers, curricula, operations and finance provides the intelligence needed to make effective decisions.

With Barrachd’s enterprise planning tools Universities can access current data to assess performance, build flexible plans and models to meet their needs and ultimately progress from “what is” to evaluate the “what if”, critical to forecasting future performance.

We already work with many of the UK’s top Universities, creating cutting-edge planning and visualisation tools. These tools help universities better understand their data, drive efficiencies and accurately plan ahead.

Key modules include:

  • Student Number Planning
  • Student Attrition and Attainment
  • Workforce Planning
  • Staff Workload Planning
  • Estate and Facilities Management
  • Financial Planning

How could our University-wide planning solutions help you? Download the interactive PDF to find out more.

Join us, and a host of other HE strategic planners, to see our University Planning Solutions in action. Sign up for our free lunchtime events here.

Useful links:

Using Analytics to Make Universities Smarter

University Challenge: Student Number Planning

Using Data to Improve the student Journey

Planning for Uncertainty – HE Planning in Post-Brexit UK

David Fairley

David works closely with a number of the UK’s leading universities, helping them create strategic planning solutions tailored specifically to their individual requirements.

Call David on 07841 418222

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Who we currently work with

  • Northumbria University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Liverpool
  • Edinburgh Napier University