Reporting/Business Intelligence

The mission of the Business Analysis and Reporting Team (BART) in the Enterprise Applications Department of C&IT is to provide world-class information delivery for use in operational, tactical and strategic reporting and analysis at Wayne State University. Wayne State uses three primary tools: Cognos, the Operational Data Store (ODS) and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). Cognos allows for users to build and view reports based on information stored and analyzed within the ODS and the EDW.

Reporting/Business Intelligence

  • How do I create a report view in Cognos?

    Follow the steps below to set saved parameters or settings for your reports in Cognos. Go to Team Content and find the report you want. EX: FINANCE>STANDARD CERTIFIED REPORTS>FMS001A – Chart of Indexes by Index within SCD ...

  • What is the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)?

    The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is designed to work with the ODS to provide event-based processing to capture point-in-time information for trend analysis and historical reporting, enabling the institution to proactively plan business activities....

  • How do I use Cognos Analytics? (Job Aids)

    These job aids assist in using Cognos Analytics, the Business Intelligence and Reporting system at Wayne State University. You have the ability to stop/pause, rewind and fast forward the video using the control panel at the bottom of the video screen...

  • Is there documentation for Cognos?

    Find available Cognos documentation below. Commonly used functions: eiprod.wayne.edu/dm/Raven/Search.php. Cognos Analytics Desktop Computer Configurations for Cognos Cognos users: Cognos Analytics Consumer User Guide - An Introducti...

  • Is there documentation for Operational Data Store (ODS)?

    Find all of the available Operational Document Store (ODS) documentation below. ODS 8.4 Handbook ODS 8.4.1 Release Guide

  • Is there documentation for Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)?

    All of the available Enterprise Data Warehouse documentation is below. EDW 8.4M Stars Reference (Uncompress and open edw80400sr_readme in a text editor for instructions) EDW 8.4.2 Handbook (PDF) EDW 8.4.3 Release Guide (PDF) EDW Metadata Analy...