Ad Hoc Reporting

Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update

May 14, 2020

After a comprehensive assessment of Oracle Analytics Server (OAS), the project team is happy to share the exciting news that the ARP Executive Committee has approved the recommendation to implement OAS to serve the needs of the ad hoc reporting community. This decision means that HUIT will be implementing and providing support for OAS instead of Tableau.... Read more about Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update

Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update – January 2020

January 16, 2020

Based on improved ad-hoc capabilities and recently announced changes to the licensing model of business intelligence software from Oracle, the ARP team has paused the current BRIO conversion and Tableau training activities to conduct a rapid technology and business case assessment of Oracle Analytics Server (OAS) and its ad hoc reporting tool, Oracle Data Visualizer (ODV).... Read more about Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update – January 2020

Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update – November 2019

November 14, 2019

The Ad Hoc Reporting Project (ARP)’s mission is to implement a modernized ad-hoc reporting software solution (Tableau) and support the migration from Brio to the new platform. Our number one guiding principle for this project is to advance HUIT’s vision of empowering the Harvard community through technology that enables effortless access to data, information and knowledge.... Read more about Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update – November 2019

Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update

October 17, 2019

The Ad Hoc Reporting Project (ARP)’s mission is to implement a modernized ad-hoc reporting software solution (Tableau) and support the migration from Brio to the new platform. Our number one guiding principle for this project is to advance HUIT’s vision of empowering the Harvard community through technology that enables effortless access to data, information and knowledge.

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Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update

September 19, 2019

The Ad Hoc Reporting Project (ARP)’s mission is to implement a modernized ad-hoc reporting software solution (Tableau) and support the migration from Brio to the new platform. Our number one guiding principle for this project is to advance HUIT’s vision of empowering the Harvard community through technology that enables effortless access to data, information and knowledge. 

Currently, DMS is actively working to:

  • Provide monthly informational sessions for the Brio / IR users called Tableau Days, in cooperation and coordination with Tableau
  • Engage with Local Implementation Managers (LIMs) on a monthly basis to begin the BRIO conversion and Tableau implementation process
  • Collate the results of a BRIO/IR User Survey to help determine the number and complexity of .bqys to be converted to Tableau
  • Construct a sandbox environment of our Tableau platform, Tableau Server... Read more about Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update

Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update

August 15, 2019

The Ad Hoc Reporting Project (ARP)’s mission is to implement a modernized ad-hoc reporting software solution (Tableau) and support the migration from Brio to the new platform. Our number one guiding principle for this project is to advance HUIT’s vision of empowering the Harvard community through technology that enables effortless access to data, information and knowledge. 

 

Currently, DMS is actively working to:

 

  • Provide monthly informational sessions for the Brio / IR users called Tableau Days, in cooperation and coordination with Tableau
  • Engage with Local Implementation Managers (LIMs) on a monthly basis to begin the BRIO conversion and Tableau implementation process
  • Compile a list of the current BRIO/IR user population with guidance from the LIMs
  • Distribute and review a BRIO/IR User Survey to help determine the number and complexity of .bqys to be converted to Tableau

Latest from the Project

DMS is pleased to announce that license negotiations with Tableau have been completed and the contract has been signed.  As we move forward with implementation, Local Implementation Managers (LIMs) from participating schools have been defined and they are working with us to:

  • Define the BRIO/IR/Ad Hoc Reporting user community
  • Review a survey to these users to help determine the number and complexity of .bqys to be converted to Tableau
  • Appoint a local BRIO/IR Conversion Facilitator/Manager to oversee the .bqy conversion process for their school/unit
  • Meet with DMS after the survey is completed to coordinate the delivery of a .bqy inventory and determine school readiness for conversion and other implementation activities

The first monthly LIM meeting was held on Thursday, August 8th.  These meetings will continue throughout the project implementation period.  For information on who in your school/unit is serving as a LIM, visit the ARP wiki site.... Read more about Ad Hoc Reporting Project Update