REPORTING ARCHITECTURE

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REPORTING ARCHITECTURE

Data Warehouse Reporting Architecture Planning, Report Design and Development

The Indiana based client, an internationally recognized leader in higher education, required financial reports to audit the implementation of a new ERP system and to provide much needed visibility into the finances of the University.

THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE

  • As part the implementation of an ERP application the University embarked on the development of a financial reporting capability.
  • The design and development of the phase one reporting architecture was critical for
    • the auditing of the financial information being moved into the new ERP environment and
    • provided long sought financial reporting capabilities needed for planning and operations.
  • The audience for the initial roll-out of the reporting environment included the President of the University, the Controllers office, auditors and financial planners.

TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS

  • Oracle 11i & Business Objects

THE APPROACH

  • Working closely with the Universities staff, Trianz led the planning, design, development of a Business Objects reporting environment. This being the first iteration of reports utilizing a new data structure, Trianz assisted in the overall performance turning of the environment, design of the BO reporting Universes, layout of the reports, development, user acceptance and implementation turnover.

TRANSFORMATIONAL EFFECTS

  • The architecture and process Trianz designed and implemented and transferred to the University staff will be used to implement other reporting applications as well.