THE DATA GROUP
WE DESIGN, DEVELOP AND HOST SECURE WEB APPLICATIONS
WHAT WE DO
Our experienced team has delivered some amazing projects over the 15+ years that we have worked together. Many of those projects and customer relationships are still operational today and many of our customers have been with us 7+ years.
Tracker is our core product - a web-based system that is used by our customers to manage Government funded learning programmes including:-
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
(including the NEW Standards)
Classroom, Workplace and Community Learning
16 to 19 funded learning
ESiF and The Big Lottery funded projects
Tracker is used by the Ministry of Defence to manage one of the UK's largest and most successful Apprenticeships programmes, and with the most recent Ofsted result being a GRADE 1 - OUTSTANDING result we are incredibly proud to have delivered this contract to such a high standard.
Our approach to system development is continuous... every month we release new or improved features and we listen very carefully to customer ideas to ensure that we always release something that makes someone happy.
There are remarkable similarities between our two core products and although they are targeted at different business sectors, the technology used is exactly the same. This means that any features developed for one product can usually be rolled across to one of our other products.
A great example of this is with our payments systems... for customers to pay for anything online, we needed our own payments technology. Once we developed our online payments system, we were able to apply that technology to all our systems, and in 2017 our payment system processed over £13m of card payments online.
In order to provide our business with a very good level of sustainability we choose to work in two main sectors.
Our core product is Tracker - used by hundreds of administrators to manage various funded learning programmes such as Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
Tracker produces an XML contract claim file in accordance with the specification produced by The Data Service enabling our customers to claim funding for the various learning programmes that they deliver.
In 2009 we released eHarbours - a web based administration and finance system that enables harbour authorities and marinas to manage leisure marine activities including permenant and visitor moorings, invoices, payments.
The leisure marine industry sector is relatively stable and there are few changes in operation that are required from year to year. Therefore the introduction of eHarbours has given our business more stability and although the sector is relatively slow moving it's a great contrast to working in the Adult Learning Sector with Tracker.
As the leisure marine industry is very different from the learning sector we maintain completely separate brands and identity - further details about eHarbours can be found at www.harboursystems.co.uk