Since Banner is the primary source of information for the University, access to that information for reports, dashboard, and visualizations is key for data-driven decision-making. UIndy utilizes Ellucian’s Operational Data Store (ODS) and Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to accumulate vast amounts of institutional data that is available securely through the IBM Cognos business intelligence tools and Ellucian’s Self-Service Reporting.
You must complete a Cognos Authorization Form in order to utilize Cognos. Cognos is available through the Banner and Cognos links page in My UIndy while you’re using the UIndy campus network or connected to the UIndy VPN [link to VPN info].
Self-Service Reporting (SSR) is another tool that provides simple, ad hoc access to information within the Ellucian Banner Operational Data Store (ODS). SSR is delivered with report templates that provide examples of common data retrieval needs for institutions. You must have a valid SSR account to use these tools. You must complete a Self-Service Reporting Authorization Form in order to utilize SSR.
If you are unable to log into Cognos or Self-Service Reporting, ensure that you’ve submitted either a Cognos Authorization Form or Self-Service Authorization Form and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.