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Mission Statement

The department mission is to be the single source of data disbursement for the university. This data includes all content available from all data systems within the university to all individuals internally and externally based on actionable need. The department strives to make this content visually appealing through the use of rich and engaging graphic application-development tools, producing effective data communication tools for the determined audience. The goal is to provide timely, accurate, high-value, and actionable business insights to decision makers within the university as necessary. 

The Business Intelligence and Reporting Services (BIRS) consists of many services. Such services include but not limited to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Microsoft SharePoint BI (
  • Microsoft Power BI.

The Microsoft SharePoint BI portal is one component services which provides the one stop location to access the report services (SSRS) from any location.

PowerBI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights on your data, PowerBI has the option to connect to hundreds of data sources and bring your data to life with live dashboards and reports.

 Note: Microsoft MS Access is not approved and supported.

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