One of the largest school districts in Virginia to improve analytics and visualizations with Qlik business intelligence platform

The Copley Consulting Group, a Qlik Elite Solution Provider, announced today that Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), one of the fastest growing districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, has implemented the Qlik Sense® platform to identify insights from multiple data systems, with the objective of meeting the strategic goals of the district.

Previously, Loudoun County Public Schools had in place a data warehouse platform that was decommissioned in 2012. The system had low utilization and was difficult to maintain. The district was looking for a solution that could be used across both academic and functional departments, such as finance, while leveraging a cost-effective platform that would grow with their district. They turned to Qlik and Copley to realize their vision of establishing a data analytics practice across the district.

Customer Highlights:

Integrate multiple data sets: With Qlik and Copley, Loudoun County Public Schools is now able to integrate multiple sets of data, utilizing Qlik Sense® to have real-time access to the right data to make better informed decisions.

Data integration teams: The district is forming DICE (Data Integration Center of Excellence) teams across instructional and administration groups. Each team is tasked with creating an application that will greatly improve their group’s productivity.

Improving student success: LCPS wants to identify at-risk students, so they can determine those who need specific intervention in real-time. With Qlik Sense®, the district is putting in place data governance to track data elements such as discipline, missed assignments, and grades below a certain level as triggers to a performance issue. From there they can determine proper action to help a student succeed.

Standardized data visualization: The district will be utilizing Qlik to define terminology for different data types, determine who owns the data and how clean it is. The district also plans to standardize how data is presented, whether it is heat maps, scattergrams, etc., to constituents such as school board members or parents.

Customer Perspective:
“Implementing Qlik with the help of Copley has allowed us to have a ‘data scientist in a box’ solution for the entire district,” said Rachel Johnson, Director, Information Management and Data Security, Loudoun County Public Schools. “Our hope is that this solution is very cost-effective, with a payback period of only a few months, and extremely easy to use for both statisticians and non-technical staff. Previously we would struggle with identifying the type of help students would need to succeed. Now we have the potential to capitalize on the data to make a difference in our student’s lives. We’re looking forwarding to reaping the benefits of the Qlik platform this coming school year.”

Executive Perspective:
“We’re excited about our continued strategic partnership with Qlik and this most recent success with Loudoun County Public Schools,” said Robert Lane, CEO of The Copley Consulting Group. “We have tremendous organizational synergies with Qlik and are valued as one of their top solution providers in the public sector market. With customers such as Loudoun County, we see significant opportunity in working with school districts and government agencies to help them fully realize the value of analytics in achieving their organizational objectives.”

About The Copley Consulting Group
The Copley Consulting Group helps organizations drive business transformation. With nearly 30 years of experience in ERP and business analytics, it is our mission to guide organizations and help them enhance business processes and increase operational efficiencies.