The market

Education is key to the sustainability and productivity of business. As employers, businesses both in the UK and abroad want to see an exemplary education system that prepares young people for a successful work life, to respond to the needs of the economy.

Learning styles, students and their demands are changing. There is an expectation amongst new generations for education institutions to fully embrace digital and to remain relevant in a constantly evolving world. Being able to engage with their peers and their mentors locally, regionally, nationally and globally is important but with this comes increased pressure on budgets and legacy infrastructures. Not only that, but the sector faces other challenges in issues of student retention, curriculum design and the adoption of new technologies.

We understand how technology can help deliver better processes and transformation opportunities in the education sector. Students expect a more mobile approach to how they learn in higher education, and establishments themselves require a better way of tracking and gathering data. ClearPeople can advise on how digital should become integral to schools, colleges and universities to gain competitive advantage in the way they manage their processes and data, and to reduce operation costs in a highly budgeted arena.

Why ClearPeople?

ClearPeople is experienced working with schools, colleges and universities in developing both internal and public-facing platforms to deliver improved processes, communications and cost-savings. We know that with a consistently reliable IT infrastructure, academic organisations can integrate IT across the curriculum, help teaching staff attain confidence in technology and boost their overall productivity by rationalising and merging their IT and communication processes. 

Our award-winning Consultagents have provided digital solutions for a number of leading UK universities and colleges such as the University of Dundee and West Thames College, as well as the world leader in international education, Education First.Our services and solutions allow you to:
  • Understand your students, alumni and wider audience: Gain, track and manage your student data more efficiently, creating better insights from your centralised data to retain your students and alumni and communicate more effectively with them 
  • Get the most out of your technology: Extend your technology investments for the future and remain relevant in a mobile world 
  • Improve your security: Safeguard student and organisational data from any device and location
  • Adapt to change: Respond faster, innovate and remain competitive as you boost productivity and efficiency
  • Work together easily: Stay productive whilst collaborating from anywhere on a range of devices

Our Education solutions include:

Digital Workspaces & Intranets

The Digital Workspace is a collection of evolving technologies designed around your user’s needs that will give them the space and freedom to work securely anywhere and on any device. At the heart of the Digital Workspace is a company’s intranet. An effective intranet should be able to deliver an interactive and inclusive collaboration and communications gateway that provides easy access to the latest news, content, workflow, documents and applications from whatever device you are on, wherever you are.

We have worked with some leading academic institutions to provide best-in-class platforms that encourage internal communication, save resources and allow teams to work more effectively and efficiently. We can support your organisation by providing specialist SharePoint consultants who will dedicate their time and expertise assisting you to leverage the vast capabilities within the SharePoint environment.

Document Management

Document management allows for the storage and organisation of documents to support work in progress, including content creation and collaboration internally. In the education sector, there is a huge focus on documentation from student records to exam papers, so it is important that formalised control over documents is at the forefront of workplace collaboration.  

Our document management solutions are award-winning, having twice won Project of the Year at the Document Manager Magazine DM Awards. For a world-class university, ClearPeople implemented a Document Management System to allow for the institution's documents to be managed and stored as a record of events and made publicly available where needed. 

Utilising Microsoft SharePoint we can help you to create a highly effective way to manage documents, files and emails. We’re experienced in complex migrations of data, allowing our clients to move systems seamlessly, and retaining business-as-usual activity.

Cloud Services

The Cloud plays a crucial role in the sector in the improvements of operational efficiency and the reduction in overheads. Its collaboration and scalability capabilities mean that new services can be deployed much quicker without large additional costs.

Cloud computing allows academic institutions to use internet-based services, such as email and data storage. University IT departments can find it challenging to control end-users using unauthorised cloud services, particular for storage and collaborative tools. Our consultants are experienced in performing cyber security risk assessments and recommendations for existing arrangements for technology, people and processes to enhance your security.

We can help you plan, build, deploy, manage and support applications in the Cloud securely, and leverage the benefits of Cloud computing in a flexible, rapid and viable manner with Microsoft Azure and Sitecore Azure.

Website Development & Digital Strategy

The website for a school, college or university is an important communication and promotional tool for the institution. In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, students, researchers, employers and parents are increasingly viewing the content of these establishments on mobile and tablet devices with an increased expectation of online engagement. 

We will work with you to define your objectives and provide you with expert advice to get the best out of technology. We have created intuitive and simple to use public facing websites for educational institutions to drive user engagement and inform audiences of courses, policies and governance. 

Can we help you?