Performance Matters is a single workforce development business intelligence (BI) Web application service designed to specifically meet the detailed performance reporting and analysis needs of local and state workforce agencies for multiple workforce development programs, including WIOA titles I - IV and to support continuous improvement efforts through tech support and tech assistance services for end-users.
Performance Matters is unique for each Performance Matters client.
Clients enjoy the freedom of a fully hosted, cloud-based application service without any of the risks and investements required to develop, operate and support a robust reporting and analytical solution.
Performanc Matters provides numerous features to support client performance management strategies, including unlimited user access seats, an online roster application for participant level analytics, data validation services consistent with USDOL specifications and data access using dashboards to open performance data up to anyone, including the public, to ad-hoc data views for users to create their own library of reports.
Performance Matters is an agency's single contact point for performance information and insight , a single-version of the truth to help drive data-driven program and policy decisions.
Performance Matters Plus provides many features to make performance data access easy for reporting and analytics for any technical skillset.
Performance Matters can include WIA, WIOA Titles I-IV, or any customized data set for special program monitoring and reporting. We like to say, if you're collecting it and you have defined performance metrics, we can allow you to dig in, analyze and report it.
Data is updated monthly.
State/WDB/AJC,Youth provider performance goals may be tracked. In addition, participant flow indicator goals may be tracked (New Registrant, Served, In-Program).
Quarterly allocation and expenditure data may be included within the application for cost-per participant analysis and reporting.
Performance Matters may contain multiple program years of historical data going back 3+ program years, deliverying valuable longitudinal insight.
Performance Matters includes the PM Verify data validation service for submitted WIASRD (WIA)/PIRL (WIOA) data files. As part of processing submitted data into your BI web application, the FutureWork data team runs submitted data through the PM Verify validation program which follows the same validation rules as USDOL EDVRS. PM Verify outputs a series of comprehensive reports, including error reports that may have been generated during this validation process. Reports that are generated from PM Verify are easy to understand and contain all the information needed to assist you in troubleshooting data issues. PM Verify ensures that the data in the BI system is in good form before end-users conduct reporting and analyses. PM Verify will catch errors fast and allow for client data correction.
Drill down monitoring, analysis and reporting by:
The Online Rosters application is a secure application module attached to your Performance Matters application. This module is designed to provide users with access to the participant level record information for WIOA participants loaded into Performance Matters. Online Rosters are easily accessible for all, there are no special query building skills required.
Performance Matters includes important ongoing technical support and assistance to help users integrate their Performance Matters application as part of their agency performance management strategy. Whether by phone, Web, email or Live Chat support, the FutureWork's team provides a level of tech support and assistance designed to help users bridge the gap between data and understanding.
It all starts with on-site training.
Performance Matters users are trained on-site in a computer lab setting. Training typically is one, full day, but may vary depending on the number of users requiring training or the content to be covered.
Additional support resources
Quarterly Performance Reviews
Performance Matters clients may take advantage of Quarterly Performance Reviews. These 30min-1 hour FutureWorks hosted webinars cover insights discovered by FutureWork's analysis of your performance data. Sessions may focus on topics requested by clients or may focus on highlights of what the FutureWork's team of experts discovered reviewing your data. Attendees benefit by exposure to their Performance Matters application and how it is used to understand more about program performance. Participants walk away with solid data-driven insights and more capacity to make data-driven program and policy decisons while at the same time building experience with Performance Matters.
Performance Matters is priced based on the transaction volume of a state or Workforce Development Board and on the scope of the application. Please contact us for a quote.
A Performance Matter implementation timeframe is dependent upon the scope of the application. Typically, implementation times range from as fast as 7 days to 30 days. An estimated implementation time frame is provided with your price quote.
Performance Matters is now mining vast amount of data from client WIOA PIRL data files to tap ETP info for in-depth analytics and reporting. Performance Matters recently was updated to include a collection of 8 default reports.
The depth of ETP analytics in Performance Matters gives powerful insight never before seen. The performance questions that can be answered are nearly limitless.
See our ETP module in Performance Matters. Schedule a Demonstration of Performance Matters today.
It's simple...BI can give instant, intuitive access to program data across your agency to support a performance dialog agency-wide and help inform program and policy decisions that can be supported by data. That's effective Business Intelligence for Workforce Development.
But to really understand how BI can help Workforce Development initiatives, you must see it for yourself and take a moment to hear from experts who have seen BI implemented across the workforce development system - national, state and among Workforce Development Boards.
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We offer test drives of Performance Matters using your own data.
The WIOA dashboard site has been updated, but awaits national WIOA data. When USDOL releases publicly available national WIOA data, we'll load it into our dashboards and make them avialable from this site, gratis.
Dashboards that are currently on this site contain USDOL quarterly WIA data, so we aren't quite at WIOA yet...but we'll be ready when the data is! Check out the site and don't forget to sign up to be notified when dashboards are updated with new data.