OIT Does That? Business Intelligence


Today’s academy exists in a highly competitive world and under increasing oversight.  Resources must be managed with the same care as in business.  Strategies and solutions often come only from careful assessment of metrics, data, and trends.

OIT’s Business Intelligence (BI) team is responsible for analytics and reporting using the IBM Cognos BI tool. This tool is used by KFS for financial reporting, and by Facilities Management, Office of Institutional Research, the Budget Office, University Advancement, and other offices around the campus for data analysis and reporting. It also will be the reporting and analysis platform for both UCPath and the Banner Student Information System.

The BI team installs, manages and maintains the Cognos environment, manages security, develops reports and dashboards for KFS, UCPath, SIS and other projects, trains campus developers and end users, and supports Cognos users campus-wide. The BI team works closely with the Data Warehouse and Middleware teams to provide the services that turn raw data into comprehensive reporting and analysis.

The BI team is ready to help departments who need custom reports or assistance with their data analysis strategy.  Contact Larry Coon (lcoon@uci.edu, x45921) with questions.