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March 14, 2018

Near real-time data from Workday now available

Users now have access to near real-time data from Workday, up to ten times faster than before, thanks to enhancements to the Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP), which provides the data. EIP was created by UW-IT to ensure information from Workday and other systems is timely, accurate, clear, secure, consistent and easily available to UW users.

January 23, 2018

Join Tableau Day to learn about data analytics in higher ed

People working together

The Jan. 30 event in the Husky Union Building will introduce Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool, feature speakers using data analytics at the University, and offer panel discussions with subject matter experts. Whether you are new to Tableau or more advanced, you’ll find sessions of interest. Learn more and register here.

November 6, 2017

Get help with your data science questions

eScience data scientist working with a student

Get help with cloud computing and data-intensive science challenges during the UW eScience Institute’s office hours. eScience data scientists and other experts in data management, predictive analytics, software engineering and visualization are available on specific days and times in the Washington Research Foundation Data Science Studio on the sixth floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower. They…

October 27, 2017

Want to know how the UW rates against similar institutions?

Peer dashboards

Check out the updated Peer Dashboards in UW Profiles to learn how the UW performs against universities of similar size and scope. Eleven dashboards compare graduation and retention rates, fall enrollment, expenses by category, revenue breakdown, and much more.

October 9, 2017

Need to add inflation adjustments to your data analysis? EDW can help

inflation and deflation graph

Users of the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) can more easily include inflation adjustments in their analyses of dollar amounts over time with Consumer Price Index (CPI) data now built into the EDW. The EDW integrates information from many sources across the University into a central repository, and stores current and historical data that are…

August 30, 2017

Use interactive diagram to understand how Workday organizes worker information

interactive diagram on Knowledge Navigator on laptop

Visualize fundamental Workday concepts and their relationships in Knowledge Navigator’s interactive UW Workday Conceptual model and begin to understand how Workday stores and organizes worker information. Click your way through the model to explore new terms and their definitions related to human resources, payroll, benefits, and other employee services specific to the UW’s Workday implementation….

August 18, 2017

Knowledge Navigator identifies HR and payroll reports affected by Workday

Screenshot of Knowledge Navigator screen

Use Knowledge Navigator, the metadata repository tool, to find reports that are replaced by Workday or are a new report in the Business Intelligence (BI) Portal by searching the list of enterprise reports. The BI Portal is your gateway to the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse reporting and analytic tools. Questions? Email help@uw.edu with “Knowledge Navigator”…

August 2, 2017

UW Tableau User Group offers plenty of opportunities to improve your skills

People working together

Do you use Tableau, the powerful data visualization software? Consider joining the UW Tableau User Group to collaborate with colleagues and Tableau staff to share best practices. The meetings every month include topics that will help you improve your Tableau skills and explore the software’s functions, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

May 25, 2017

New interactive map demonstrates the University’s global engagement, built using UW-IT resources

Global map

A new interactive publicly available global map uses data visualizations to demonstrate the University’s engagement around the world. The online map hosted on UW-IT’s Tableau server extracts key datasets from  the UW’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and displays them in a visual format to convey information. UW-IT helped build the architecture that supports the global map…