Scientia Leads Project to Define Key Indicators of Timetable Quality

Scientia, a global leader in the provision of smart resource management solutions, announced today that it has embarked on a project in consultation with its user group in Asia Pacific and Liverpool University to define a number of standard measures of timetable quality.

Cambridge, United Kingdom, August 24, 2012 --( Everyone wants a high quality timetable but when asked what high quality means responses will invariably vary. Whilst Scientia is in the early stages of discussions with institutions, it has already recognised three important factors:

1) Each institution is different in terms of what they consider to be "good."

2) It is the ability to compare the characteristics of a timetable that is important rather than an absolute measure of its quality.

3) Difficulty of timetabling is a factor that affects all the other measures.

Scientia will be working closely with its customers in its aim to devise a set of measures that institutions will be able to use with their own parameters to compare one timetable to another or with a standard set of parameters to compare one institution with another. Commenting on the project, Dr Julian Moss, Timetabling Manager of Liverpool University said, “We are delighted to be working in conjunction with Scientia on defining what constitutes a quality timetable – the project will be a very useful learning experience and one that should benefit any institution reviewing or rethinking how they build their timetables.”

About Scientia

Scientia is a global market leader in the provision of resource management solutions to the further and higher education and local government sectors. This includes the provision of timetabling, scheduling, planning and space management software solutions. Its suite of smart software tools, along with its dedicated training and support services is focused on helping institutions and organisations achieve their strategic objectives – optimising the use of staff and rooms and improving student retention by offering more choice and meeting student demand. Scientia solutions are used in over 460 institutions in 30 countries.
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