Business intelligence (BI) is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and delivering actionable information that helps executives, managers and team members make informed business decisions.


Deliver high-value, quality data, analytics, and reporting, while delivering best practices around change strategy, planning, in conjunction with assuring the highest-level of confidence with exceeding expectations regarding Enrollment, Retention and Graduation.​


Assist in the decision-making process by ensuring the right information is available when it is needed, while driving the highest quality practices across NSU's technology domain and promoting enterprise-wide deployment and proper implementation throughout NSU.

Goals and Expected Business Value

  • Partner with stakeholders on delivering high-value reports.
  • Empower business users through training and self-service ability in reporting.
  • Ensure reporting is stable and near real time.
  • Help provide reports that assist users with data-driven business decisions.
  • Help provide intuitive dashboards.
  • Deliver timely, high-quality reports.

Meet the BI Team

Benefits of a Report

Business Intelligence reporting is broadly defined as the process of using a BI tool to prepare and analyze data to find and share actionable insights. In this way, BI reporting helps users to improve decisions and business performance.

Commonly Used Reports

The following reports are the most commonly used SSRS and PowerBI reports at NSU for the different colleges. Please ensure to utilize these reports based on the following value streams listed below.

SECURITY & ACCESS: These reports can only be viewed on the NSU Network, or when connected to VPN. Access is limited to the intended user; therefore, forwarding the report link will not permit access to another user. If you download, print, or forward portions of any report to an expressly authorized individual within your department, you are responsible for maintaining appropriate data security over the information, including complying with NSU’s Data Security Policies. This responsibility includes ensuring safeguards are strictly maintained such as password protection of downloaded files and that any movement of such data occurs strictly within the NSU network.

*If you encounter an error regarding access to any of the reports, click here and submit a request for access. Please make sure to complete the following security questionnaire when submitting access requests.

Request Types

The following request types are managed and maintained within the Business Intelligence Office's Report queue.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Report Finder tool offers a comprehensive dashboard solution, facilitating users to locate existing data resources efficiently. These resources encompass NSU SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and PowerBI dashboards. SSRS reports present tabular reports, while PowerBI dashboards typically display more graphic results. The Report Finder dashboard also introduces functionalities like a data dictionary and an access request feature, streamlining the reporting process and enhancing data accessibility. To access Report Finder, please Click Here
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a server-based report generating software system from Microsoft. It is part of a suite of Microsoft SQL Server services, including SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) and SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) and it is a reporting software that presents formatted reports with tables, graphs, and charts.

Power BI is a robust data visualization tool designed for exploring and understanding data visually. It's a business intelligence tool that tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and uncovers data insights.


If you require generating and using standard, paginated reports on-premise, for analysis, it is recommended to utilize SSRS. On the other hand, if you require creating and using interactive and analytical reports with rich graphics, Power BI Report Server should be a consideration.

Please access the Report Finder dashboard to search for additional reports and dashboards. Click Here

If you require additional report information not displayed in the top 10 reports in this page or in Report Finder, please contact the BI Team Click Here.

Contact us if you have any questions!