Benchmarking (BencHEIT)

What is BencHEIT?

BencHEIT is the first serious European level effort to create a survey which would be meaningful and useful in the European higher education context. BencHEIT works on the basis of voluntary work and total openness – every participating university or higher education institute can see all the data of all other participants, but commercial use of the data is prohibited.

What are we doing?

BencHEIT is a survey on IT costs and volumes of higher education institutes. It’s participation is  voluntary and free of charge. It is invented, developed and managed by CIOs (within EUNIS community)

Why are we doing this?

The BM-survey will assist You to understand the institute’s IT cost structure in three dimensions:

  1. By organizational group: centralized IT, other centralized units (e.g. library, finance) and substance units like faculties and research centers.
  2. By services: e.g. networking, teaching, audio visual
  3. By accounts
BM2016_by_organisational_unit
BM2016_by_account_group

Comparison

You can also compare your organization against your peers. In the BM-analysis, you can pick up four of your fellow organizations and put them in comparison by all indicators.

BM2016_where_is_it_work_done
BM2016_what_kind_of_workstations_do_we_have

Starting from BM2016 we have introduced the longitudinal analysis for those organizations, which have at least three participation round during last five years. They will get a timeline chart of their performance. Here are a few samples of the data.

BM2016_number_of_staff_members
BM2016_itcosts_student_fte

When?

The new survey starts with a workshop usually at the beginning of December. For the next round, BM2017, the workshop will be in Lisbon, Portugal on December 13th 2017.

In the beginning of the next year, there is a launch session in the form of a video meeting. The data gathering then goes on until the end of April. The checkout process, done by the BM-project group, is right after the deadline and after the changes and corrections the final BM-Analysis is ready by the end of May, and presented at the EUNIS congress in June.

BM2016_process

Registration for BM2017

If your organisation is interested in participating in the next round of BencHEIT, please register by filling in the form below.

BM2017 starts with a workshop in Lisbon 13 December 2017. Data gathering starts in January 2018.

Contact

You can reach us at bencheit@eunis.org