Data Futures software suppliers readiness survey 2022

Closed 31 Aug 2022

Opened 15 Jun 2022


Why are we doing this survey?

In order to successfully deliver the Data Futures programme, HESA need to ensure that providers have all the relevant information to complete the 2022/23 collection in the new HESA Data Platform (HDP) using the Data Futures model. 

As a third-party supplier there is a dependency, for many of the providers, for a solution to be available for them to upgrade to. This survey aims to gather information about your readiness, that will feed into the increased monitoring of provider readiness ahead of the first implementation of Data Futures in the 2022/23 collection.

How are we running the survey?

We have provided a PDF of questions for reference, but this survey is available online only. 

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We have structured the survey into four main sections:

  • General
  • Data 
  • Software solution
  • Provider Engagement.

The questions have been grouped to aid completion of the survey and collaboration between multiple colleagues within an organisation if applicable.

The questions have been worded in such a way that they can be repeated, to track progress. 

Please work with as many members of your organisation as you consider appropriate to answer this survey - responses will be treated as confidential, although we expect to share aggregated and/or anonymised summaries to the Programme Board.

Find out more information on Data Futures.

What will we do with survey responses?

The Data Futures programme team will be using the responses to gain a better understanding of the ability for providers to be ready for the Student 2022/23 collection, implementation year. We will be providing aggregated and/or anonymised summaries to the Data Futures Programme Board, as part of monitoring risks to the programme.

If the results show a supplier is high-risk for delivery for the 2022/23 collection, the HESA Data Futures programme team will raise an individual Risk in the programme RAID log for the supplier. We will then contact the supplier and assess the appropriate next steps.