This Higher Education Institution (HEI) is one of the nation’s largest public university systems and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States.


This HEI sought to develop a web-enabled and accessible learning analytics “data dashboard” for their system using the SAS Business Intelligence platform. The dashboard needed to provide a variety of student-level data reports in an interactive and intuitive manner and comply with FERPA and HIPAA regulatory standards. The reports were to include past results, current progress, and the predictive modeling capabilities to analyze future “what if” scenarios. Its purpose was to provide administrators, faculty, and staff at all their campuses with quick, clear, and actionable access to years of student data in the form of relevant data analyses and predictive analytic tools.


With the assistance of HEI’s UI/UX designers, Pinnacle Solutions developed and deployed a highly interactive dashboard that integrated several technologies. While SAS Business Intelligence was the underlying platform for the dashboard, the addition of several custom graphical components, images, and external HTML pages produced captivating and intuitive visualizations for the end-users. We also implemented a data warehouse that incorporates data collected by several campuses in response to a variety of federal, state, and other public compliance requirements. The data warehouse provides a standardized data structure into which all existing data, as well as future data sources, can be mapped and unified. This provides the HEI with a verified, single-source data repository for reporting and analysis.


  • Single Sign On Integration
  • Single-source data repository
  • Deployment of Predictive analytics in the dashboard
  • Integration with 3rd Party applications
  • ADA Section 508 compliant
  • FERPA compliant

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