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Business Objects

Business Objects (BO) is a query, reporting and analysis tool that allows users to analyze information found in a variety of corporate databases, called universes. With over 80 different Business Objects universes throughout Vanderbilt, each with its own universe manager, it is important to know which one you need to access. For a listing of the most widely-used BO universes, please see the Vanderbilt Business Objects website.

Access:  Access to Business Objects is granted to users by universe.  To request access, please download and complete the Business Objects Access Request Form, then forward it to the contact for the requested universe that is listed on the reverse side of the form.


Business Objects Training

General Ledger Universe

The General Ledger (GL) Universe is used to generate reports based on GL information.  Both online and instructor-led training classes are available for BI launch pad General Ledger reporting. 

Registration:  Click the registration button to go to the Learning Exchange, enter "BI launch pad" in the Find a Course search box, and then enroll in either:

  • BI launch pad General Ledger (GL) Reports—Online; or
  • BI launch pad General Ledger (GL) Reports—Instructor Led Training.


General Ledger Universe Resources


Other BI launch pad Universes

Information and training on the following other BI launch pad Universes is included in the Financial Foundations series. Click the links below to access Reports Guides for these universes:

Click here to access the Financial Foundations curriculum page for additional details on the available training courses that include these universes.