Programme: Planning - IT Projects Portfolio - University of Derby

Programme: Planning

Replacement Planning Model

Project Manager: Rob Careless

Project Status: Handover & Closure

The proposal is to improve the student number planning and income forecasting process at the University of Derby by purchasing and implementing a replacement Planning Model. A new approach is required to meet the changing demands of the planning process, leading to an increased need for dynamic information, tracking of recruitment performance against target and the impact on income.

Replacing the current Excel-based model will remove the considerable operational risk posed by what has over the years become an unsustainable, unresponsive and inflexible system. Procuring a replacement application will deliver significant business benefits such as scenario modelling, which has been identified by CMT as a key driver to the success of future University and College aspirations for growth.