Custom Analytics Service

Deeper Analysis of Higher Education IT Data
to Help You Meet Your Business Needs

Use Custom Analytics to Inform Your Business Strategy

Higher education leaders and service managers increasingly use data to inform decision-making, reduce risks, and define business strategy. Companies and consultants that support higher education seek data for many of the same reasons.

With custom analytics, you can increase the value of EDUCAUSE research and benchmarking data, gain a deeper understanding of your business questions, and inform decisions core to the success of your organization.

"I'm writing a funding justification to the Provost's office for additional FTE to support our campus-wide LMS. I suspected that we were below average in terms of staffing, and thanks to your help, I can now prove it!"  — IT Specialist at a large public research university

"I used custom peer comparison reports on the Core Data Service Core Metrics to make the case for centralized services and sourcing." — VP of IT at a public university


Data on the IT Environment

We can help you gather information to:

  • Modify service delivery/IT support model and budget needs
  • Modify IT organizational staffing model and budget needs
  • Modernize or upgrade IT services or classroom technology
  • Replace, upgrade, or enhance IT systems
  • Conduct competitive peer review
  • Define and target service development
  • Assess sales and service opportunities with data on market share and trends

Deliverables to Meet Your Needs

We can provide analysis in these formats:

  • Data tables
  • Filtered analysis of current research
  • Custom topics brief
  • Assistance with data interpretation
  • Customized infographics, peer groups, or reports
  • Customized CDS Data Almanacs
  • Access to aggregate data in CDS Reporting


Data Sources You Can Trust

EDUCAUSE research staff will assist you with decision support using data from these respected higher education benchmarking and research sources:

  • EDUCAUSE CORE DATA SERVICE (CDS) is a benchmarking service used by colleges and universities to inform their IT strategic planning and management. CDS focuses on three pillars of IT: financing, staffing, and services, and also includes select IPEDS and CUPA-HR data. Learn More >
  • EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) provides research about information technology in higher education. ECAR is the only subscriber-driven research organization dedicated to understanding IT's role in colleges and universities. Learn More >


Contact Us to Learn More

EDUCAUSE is launching a BETA custom analytics service based on requests from member institutions and corporations. Fee for services starts at $230 per hour, but may vary based on the request. If you’d like to explore how custom analytics can help your organization, e-mail us at An EDUCAUSE research staff member will contact you to help you achieve your business needs.

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To discuss how to use custom analytics to help your organization, contact us now.

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