Information entered into X5 flows through to RPF forms and from there to Oracle Financials and is included in external data returns (including the major Finance Statistics Return to HESA), the University’s Financial Statements and management reporting.
In particular, the 'award type' categorisation determines whether awards are included in external data returns for charity and business support QR funding, and in HE-BCI (Higher Education Business Community Interaction) returns.
These data returns drive substantial income to the University. In 2015/16 the charity support QR income was £35.9m, business research QR income was £8.5m and HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Funding) derived from the HE-BCI return was £3.3m (including 0.5m supplement).
All information entered into X5 and cases in GoPro is used for management reporting and analysis (including Business Intelligence reporting), as well as inter-institutional benchmarking, and drives planning and other decisions. Some of this information, including that about collaborations entered into the AA Case form in GoPro, is also used in the HE-BCI return.