London South Bank University


  • London South Bank University (LSBU) believed that their position in the university league tables could be improved in part, by a better collection and integration of data.
  • When implementing their MI reporting LSBU hit a series of stumbling blocks, with a lack of clarity regarding requirements and priorities meaning the project was stalled.
  • Simpson Associates were brought in to complete a health check of the IBM Cognos development work and recommend short and medium term requirements.


  • Simpson Associates worked with LSBU’s internal developers to resurrect the data warehouse and deliver a ‘Progression Analysis Tool’ as a stepping stone to further work.
  • We produced a set of four reports which were delivered in readiness for the annual progression reporting process.
  • These reports showed five or more years’ worth of progression figures and allows users to drill-down to student details for progression and award targets.
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  • LSBU now have a clear vision for the long term delivery of MI within the university.
  • A consistent data set incorporating all Faculties is now held in a data warehouse.
  • LSBU can now benefit from a dedicated reporting tool.
  • LSBU are now able to drill down on reports to view student details and have the ability to perform some ‘cohort’ analyses.
Giles Horwood
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