The Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) Team supports the University’s business intelligence, enterprise reporting, business analytics, advanced analytics, data warehousing, data integration, self-service analytics and enterprise planning practice areas. Business Intelligence (BI) is the effective use and analysis of an organization’s raw data through analytics, querying, reporting, data mining and more.
Our Team maintains the University’s data warehouses and various reporting sources and processes. Primarily, on the Student System, we support the ODS (Operational Data Store) and EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse). For the other systems, we support custom reporting views and metadata packages. Currently, we support Cognos Analytics Enterprise for Reporting and offer support for other BI tools like Power BI and Watson Analytics. Most reporting and business intelligence needs are delivered using Cognos and made available through the two Cognos reporting environments (Student and Finance). Cognos is a business intelligence tool to be used for centralized and standardized reporting on Banner, HCM, and EBS data.