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Archive for month: March, 2019

Archived BI Portal Reports: My People Reports No Longer Available on BI Portal

The Business Intelligence Team in UW-IT archived 4 HR/Payroll reports. As a result, these reports are no longer available in the BI Portal or on the SSRS Server.

This change further reduces the amount of technical debt the team carries and enables us to focus on building and maintaining more valuable analytics tools.

Change Summary:

During Workday go-live, many reports were updated to source Workday data via the EDW. Now a year after go-live, these reports were getting little to no usage. Rather than continue to maintain these tools, we opted to archive them.

Before archiving the reports, we reached out to users in order to understand legacy report usage. We learned that some legacy reports continue to offer business value, and those reports are still available on the BI Portal.

See the bottom of this post for a full list of the reports that we archived.

Questions:

If you have any questions about this change, or if you think we inadvertently archived a report that you still need in order to do your work, please write us at help@uw.edu and put “BI Portal Archived Reports Question” in the subject line.

Archived Report List:

  1. My People Menu
  2. My People by Home Department
  3. My People Search
  4. My People by Appointment

BI Portal Update: Reporting Services Update Completed

  • The audience for this message is all BI Portal Report users.

On Sunday March 10 the Business Intelligence Team and UW-IT Windows Engineering team completed the update and testing of our reporting software. After the update, reports have a new look and feel, but there are no changes to the report parameters or the underlying data that you use to do your work.

More Details:

Change Summary:

  • SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS) is the software behind all of our BI Portal Reports.
  • The Business Intelligence team updated and tested the SSRS version from 2012 to 2017.
  • The new SSRS version has many new features including an improved look and feel that will be noticeably different: 

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Impact:

  • The impact to users is minimal. This message is just for awareness.
  • Users do not need to make any changes in response to this change, and there will be zero interruption of service as a result of the upgrade.
  • Users will notice that the report look and feel has changed. However, the report parameters, columns, and underlying data will not be affected by this update.

Questions?

If you have any questions in response to this change, please write help@uw.edu and put “BI Portal: Reporting Services Upgrade” in the subject line.