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Alteryx: Data Analytics for Higher Education

21st March 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

To enhance its position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, the University of Edinburgh relies on accurate and up-to-date data to inform decision-making. In an increasingly competitive global market place, data-driven insight is crucial to managing and optimising the postgraduate admissions process.

Join us with Alteryx for breakfast and learn how Dr. John Tullis from the University of Edinburgh uses Alteryx to automate the production of weekly and monthly reports that reveal patterns and trends in student admissions data. Extracting data from SAP BusinessObjects and manipulating tables in Excel was becoming overly time-consuming, error-prone and unsustainable.

In this session, John will demonstrate how he uses Alteryx to create repeatable workflows to drastically reduce the hours required to produce these reports. (Please note that sample data will be randomised and anonymised in keeping with the University’s commitment to data protection.)

As partners of Alteryx, we are supporting their breakfast briefing in Edinburgh, and hope to see you there!

Register for free for the event here. 


08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast and Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Self-service stories: Dr John Tullis
How data driven insight is influencing decisions at the University of Edinburgh
09:45 – 10:30 How to: apply self-service data analytics
Learn how to get deeper insights in hours, not weeks, through repeatable Alteryx analytics workflows


Join this session to find out how University of Edinburgh are using Alteryx to:

  • Prep and blend data from a variety of data sources
  • Reduce dependency on Excel
  • Automate weekly admission reports
  • Establish a single version of the truth for consistent reporting
  • Catch errors and exceptions in source data
  • Improve data governance, audit and user permissions


G&V Royal Mile Hotel
Tartan Room, G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1AD United Kingdom
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