When it comes to Data and Analytics within Higher Education, we lead the way.

Over 30 of our consultants have worked with 25 universities since 2000, across an extensive range of initiatives and most subject areas.

How we help

No other consultancy has the depth of experience in delivering data and analytics solutions for educational organisations.

Planning for appropriate business outcomes

Our extensive involvement with universities includes a wide range of outcome-focused activities, including:

  • Information Management strategies and roadmaps, bringing together the diverse views of stakeholders from across the organisation into a clear future-state strategy with an endorsed and prioritised roadmap for achieving the intended business outcomes
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Health Checks
  • Helping to establish Data Governance
  • Managed Services to remove the key-person dependency risk that a lot of universities face with limited head count
  • Toolset Selections
  • Student Outcome Analytics

Accurate analysis and informative reporting

Our vastly experienced team delivers tangible value quickly, covering key areas such as:

  • Student retention analysis
  • Student revenue analysis
  • University wide scorecards
  • Establishment and enhancement of enterprise data warehouses
  • Financial and regulatory reporting
  • Change management of breaking down the siloed view of data ownership

Additionally, we design and deliver data and analytics solutions to manage the full student lifecycle and wider shared services, from admissions, enrolments, load and surveys, to research, at-risk, HR, and finance. Of particular note, we have helped universities to proactively identify students at risk of leaving so that targeted support interventions can be delivered. Such solutions are not a one-off exercise in identifying students but rather a nightly automated business process.

Supporters of Higher Education, not just suppliers

We are strong supporters of and active participants in the Higher Education sector:

  • Sponsored and co-presented with a customer at the AAIR SIG Forum since 2009
  • Sponsored and co-presented with a customer at the AAIR Annual Forum since 2011
  • Sponsor of the 2013 Student Retention & Success conference
  • Presented at the 2013 Survey Manager’s Seminar sponsored by Deakin University
  • Sponsor of the 2014 Higher Education Business Intelligence Conference
  • Sponsor of the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference since 2014

In addition, we have written part of the curriculum and provide Altis staff as teachers for the Masters of Analytics programme at Deakin University.

In short, our team contributes vastly more to our clients’ successes than simply Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence technical skills.

Case studies

We have produced many noteworthy outcomes, of which we provide a few in support of our capabilities.


Australian National University

Birmingham City University

Practice Lead

chrisk-leadChris Kearns

Chris was the first employee hired by Altis. Chris has held many roles but his latest – as the Higher Education Practice Lead – is his favourite. Leading the Higher Education vertical uses all of Chris’s skills in DW/BI strategy, solution delivery and quality assurance.

Chris is the expert dancer in the team – keeping mind and body agile with swing dancing whenever he has the chance.

Tel: +61 2 9211 1522

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