Continued investment in technology and ever increasing adaptation of online learning tools means educational institutions have no shortage of data. The educational sector routinely collects data on average scores, for example, but rarely utilize it to its full advantage by slicing and dicing, drilling down and, empowered by visualizations, discovering not just what are the trends but why and under which circumstances they occur. Performing what-if analysis too is not a common practice yet.

Current Higher Ed Environment

Improving student engagement
Recruiting and retaining students
Improving alumni development efforts
Reducing operational costs

Education Analytics Solution

Here are some examples how Interactive Business Intelligence drives education institutions to raise above the competition:

 Student Recruitment
 Student Achievement
 Alumni Development
 Student Retention
 Institutional Research
 Technology and Facilities

KMS provides standard based options, understanding of the business, experience based on over 500 projects, visual experts and a pool of talent. KMS helps its clients access the right data at the right time, provides the ability to get a clearer look into the client data to make better business decisions and enables firms to become more agile by responding faster to opportunities and crisis.


Implementation and Methodology

Understand and Analyze sufficiency of data for the following

  • Discover factors that influence the extremely important Alumni donations.
  • Optimize course marketing across the globe to enroll international students.
  • Discover patterns in the demographic data from student applications and stay on top of inclusion policies.
  • Monitor conversion rates and incorporate benchmarking data to compare your institution with your competitors.
  • See and optimize campus resources according to usage patterns.
  • Take the burden of manual report compiling off your administrative and IT staff letting them focus on areas where their expertise can truly benefit your institution.
  • Align student performance with institutional goals.

Identify your data sources and the technology landscape

  • Databases (MS Access, Oracle, DB2, Informix, SQL, MySQL, Amazon SimpleDB and a host of others)
  • Flat files (Microsoft Excel files
  • Web services
  • Other sources such as RSS feeds
  • Social Media

Discussions with Business users to identify the KPI’s for each area identified in Step 1

  • This step includes presentation of our ready templates, and discussions on how these can be adapted for your use
  • Decisions on how the chosen KPI’s will be visualized and displayed
  • Responsibility for data harmonization and cleansing
  • Frequency of data update and viewing
  • The visualization formats for specific data types
  • The Additional Reporting requirements


Case Studies

Case Study: Singapore Polytechnic

Achieves multi-perspective business intelligence analyses at a touch of the button


Case study: Nanyang Technological University


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Featured Highlights


Knowledge Management Solutions has been featured in Gartner’s Analytics Market Guide 2017 as one of the selected few Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Service Providers Supported in Asia Pacific and Japan

Knowledge Management Solutions

Who we are and What we do? KMS is one of the most experienced implementation specialists of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data solutions in Asia Pacific. In our 13 years of operations we have worked with almost 500 customers and more than 10,000 end users, using our solutions in 20 countries. We have 80% customer retention rate after two years. Headquartered in Singapore, we have an exceptional regional knowledge and presence with offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong.