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Business Intelligence

The business intelligence infrastructure at UIndy is maintained by the Data Architecture and Integration (DAI) group which is part of Information Technology.  DAI maintains a variety of software and systems that enable access to data that is used for institutional research and data analytics.

Access & Help

End User Agreement
Your usage of the UIndy BI tools means that you agree to abide by all UIndy Acceptable Use Policies regarding the use of confidential information.

Account Request
Complete this form to request access to Cognos Analytics. 

Connect to the UIndy VPN
Instructions for installing and using the UIndy VPN.  The VPN is required to use some UIndy services from off campus.

Institutional Research
Contact Institutional Research for data sets, survey results or to submit a Data Request Form.

IT Help Desk
Contact the IT Help Desk if you’re experiencing technical issues connecting to the UIndy Business Intelligence tools.

BI Tools

Cognos Login
Access to IBM Cognos Analytics.  You must be on campus or connected to the UIndy VPN to access this website.

Tableau Login
Access to Tableau Online.

UIndy Data Dictionary
Data definitions, standard reports, and dashboards

Data Standards

UIndy Data Standards
You are encouraged to review this document. All personnel entering data into any campus system should follow the standards published in this manual.

Training & Guides

Getting Started
A guide for first time Cognos Analytics users.

Report Authoring 101
Introduction to creating reports in Cognos Analytics.  Covers selecting a data source, basic filters, sorting, and report properties

Report Authoring 201
This module dives deeper into filters and covers the basics of prompting in your reports.

Report Authoring 301
Grouping and aggregation, including totals, averages and counts are covered in this module.

Report Authoring 401
Advanced topics including the creation of master-detail and drill-through reports and how to set a schedule for your reports.

Report Authoring 501
Additional advanced topics including using queries and joining different data sources.

For Report Authors

Banner EDW Metadata
You must be on campus or connected to the UIndy VPN to access this website.

Banner ODS Metadata
You must be on campus or connected to the UIndy VPN to access this website.
Banner ODS Entity Relationship Diagrams
You must be on campus or connected to the UIndy VPN to access this website.