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What Is Business Intelligence?

  • Business Intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term that includes the applications, infrastructure and tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance.
  • This is a key point to remember as BI is used to describe many of the activities that occur around the University, but that rarely encapsulates the entire breadth of standard BI scope. 

BI Tools

  • SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (Webi) – Webi is our primary tool for populating the standard reports library. Webi is effective for creating reports that contain lists and tables.
  • Tableau – Tableau is our go-to software for data visualization and dashboard creating. Tableau is best suited to visualize aggregated data through graphs and charts, not tables and lists.

Webi Reports Library

To find a list and descriptions of our current reports, visit

Last Updated: 11/17/17