University of Illinois System

Reports and Data


The Decision Support (DS) team is responsible for scoping, designing, and delivering solutions to business problems using a combination of enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence frameworks. DS supports the University by managing the data warehouse, providing data access, supporting staff report development, and providing data education and training. With new technologies, such as dashboards and OLAP browsers, DS continues to transform raw data into valuable information for strategic decision making.

Daily Data Availability Summary

The Data Warehouse daily updates were last completed at these times. For more information, see the complete Data Availability report.

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Business Objects Upgrade 4.3

Business Objects is scheduled to be upgraded to version 4.3 the weekend of March 25. This upgrade has a very different user interface. To assist you with this change, we are doing several things to minimize any issues you may encounter with this upgrade.

Preview Environment

We will have a Preview Environment where you will be able to login and write reports. The Preview Environment will run from Monday, February 13 through Friday, March 17. You will have the same access in the preview environment that you do in production. The HTML version of Business Objects will be the only version of Business Objects accessible. In BO 4.3, the HTML version and the Webi Rich Client version look almost identical, so this limitation should not be an issue. You should tryout the Preview Environment at least once, prior to the upgrade.

Town Hall Meetings

We will be having Town Hall Meetings. At these meetings, we will do a brief presentation highlighting the major changes and taking questions. You should try to attend one of the meetings. The Town Hall Meetings will occur on the following dates and times. Mark your calendar now.

Additional Documentation

We are working on updating our documentation, creating new training sessions, user guides, KnowledgeBase Articles, etc. We anticipate most of these items being available prior to the Preview Environment being live.

Additional Reports and Data

The following links provide additional information and support for users that want to get further support, obtain data, or gain access to reports that are developed and maintained by AITS, OBFS, UHR, and other functional offices.

  • HR Reporting Portal: The HR Reporting Portal provides information and links to the various sources of HR reports and data.
  • OBFS Reports: The OBFS website provides detailed information and links related to accounting and financial reporting.
  • Student Reports
    • Urbana-Champaign
      • UIUC Institutional Research Reports: The Division of Management Information (DMI) is a service unit reporting to the Provost.  Their goal is to assist administrators, faculty, and staff in obtaining timely, accurate, and appropriate information from the university's administrative databases.
    • Chicago
      • UIC Office of Institutional Research: UIC Office of Institutional Research: The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) at UIC provides data, analysis, and reporting to guide university policy and decision-making. OIR operates a broad range of internal and external support services for the university.
    • Springfield
      • UIS Institutional Research Reports: The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) gathers, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates timely and accurate data in support of the academic management, decision-making, assessment, planning, and reporting needs of UIS.
      • UIS ITS Reports: Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for the planning, management, and direction of technology initiatives in support of both academic and administrative operations at UIS.