Perform extensive analysis to identify and rationalize report inventory
A private university in Massachusetts with approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students that offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs in nine colleges and schools. As of 2016, the client had over $500 million in endowment funds and ranked in the top 50 in the National Universities category in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report.
The client’s Advancement team had been leveraging Oracle Discoverer for their end user reporting needs for almost 10 years. Due to several platform and end-of-support challenges, the client engaged Ironside to help evaluate existing metadata, migrate over 500 existing Oracle Discoverer reports to Cognos, institute central governance and branding standards, and provide training and enablement to the Advancement team to foster their ability to create Cognos reports and leverage new self-service capabilities.
Ironside, in collaboration with the business and IT stakeholders, developed a migration roadmap by doing the following:
Develop a Strategy
Create a Migration Plan
Migrate to Cognos
User Training & Adoption
KEYS TO SUCCESS
The successful migration to Cognos Analytics allowed the client to:
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