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Reporting & Analytics

Building with the end in mind

We are taking a holistic, program-view approach to enhance reporting & analytics across the University in order to better provide high-quality, timely access to data and information so you and our leadership team can make more informed decisions and benchmark performance across all business dimensions.  We're using FST and Workday implementation as a catalyst to design and plan an enterprise reporting & analytics road map to make sure the steps we take now in FST are leading us down the path to our desired end-state.

When we developed UBI, the focus was understandably on providing the important operational and transactional reports that users on the front-line need to do their jobs every day.  While we've made some progress in developing analytical reports and dashboards, our data is still complex and fragmented, which makes it difficult to bring together in ways that would be more valuable.  Visualizations can make it easier to spot trends or anomalies that then lead you to a deeper exploration of the data or prompt you to take action.

With our Deloitte partners, we have been interviewing key stakeholders to understand our current capabilities and desired future state as it relates to people, processes, and technology.  The road map that comes out of this work will give us a tangible and actionable path towards achieving the desired future state,  encompassing both short-term and long-term planning.   We will be working on short-term improvements within the existing structures while simultaneously planning and developing for the future in Workday. 

This journey is not just about technology - it's also about growing the skills of our people to make better use of data and analytics and putting better processes in place to improve data quality and access - those activities don't have to wait for Workday go-live.  

Read more about reporting & analytics in CommunityHub.

August 13, 2021 Update

Reporting & Analytics Focus Group

The Reporting & Analytics team is holding meetings with a sampling of users across Grounds to take an initial look at high-priority financial reports.  This is just a preliminary examination of reports and not full-fledged testing, but it's a good first step to make sure we're headed in the right direction with reporting.  Read more on the blog.

June 10, 2021 Update

The FST team has put together a video that gives you insight into reporting functionality in Workday. In the online community, you can see this short video that walks you through some of the future reports. It’s only twelve minutes -- check it out!

May 13, 2021 Update

The Reporting & Analytics team is hard at work to make sure that on day one of Workday Financials at UVA, you have all the reports you need. You might be shocked to know how many required operational reports there are out there, that the Reporting and Analytics team has to ensure are ready on day one.  Make your guess and then find the answer here. 

April 15, 2021 Update

The Reporting and analytics team will have the core reports needed for all schools and units to do their day-to-day work on day one of workday financials’ go live.   You can expect that much of the reporting you use UBI for today will be done in Workday. And even though things will be ready to roll on go-live date, work on reporting and analytics won’t stop there.  The team will continue to capture requirements and building the tools needed to go forward.  

More on Reporting & Analytics

March 25, 2021 Update

Reporting & Analytics:   How much do you know about the Data Warehouse?  It's going to be important that we're on the same page as we move toward go-live.  Read more here.

March 11, 2021 Update

Reporting & Analytics in the Future State

This week, Mark Anderson expands on the question we tackled in our last blog digest about the future use of UBI and delves into what enterprise reporting may look like for various use cases in the future. If you’re curious about what will be done in UBI vs. Workday vs. some other system in the future, take a look at this blog post he helped us put together this week and his post in the Online Community.

February 25, 2021 Update

UBI will still be around in the future state, but you will use it less than you do now, as Workday will replace it as your go-to source for financial reporting and analysis.  Read more on the blog.