Continuous Improvement & Data Analytics

Welcome to the Continuous Improvement & Data Analytics (CIDA) website. Our vision is to create and sustain a culture of data-driven decision making and continuous improvement at Boston University.

Our teams use recognized frameworks to execute, lead, and advise on projects and initiatives in support of stakeholders in Financial Affairs and across the University. Our Continuous Improvement team executes internal consulting projects with a focus on implementing and improving business processes, creating efficiencies, and helping leadership execute strategic goals. The Data Analytics team delivers valuable insight to stakeholders using financial and operational data through visualizations and dashboards, automation, machine learning, forecasting/modeling, and more.

We look forward to working with you!

Kelly Lockard
Assistant Vice President, Continuous Improvement & Data Analytics

Supplier Diversity Dashboard

In collaboration with Sourcing & Procurement and Diversity & Inclusion, CIDA's Data Analytics team launched the Supplier Diversity Dashboard in April 2022. The dashboard will assist units and departments to measure and monitor their diverse spend, and make a positive impact on Boston University’s strategic goals of becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Our objective was to provide units and departments with a tool that highlights baseline and trending diversity spend metrics, including the number of diverse suppliers used and the amount spent with these suppliers. There is also comparative data to measure these metrics against the broader University performance. Furthermore, the dashboard allows faculty, staff, and students to dig deeper into specific diverse suppliers, including diversity attributes and location.

Access the Dashboard