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Business Objects Resources

What is Business Objects?

Business Objects is a reporting tool that allows access to Vanderbilt data. This information is grouped into "universes," which are owned/sponsored by various business areas. To determine which universe you need to access, please see the list at the bottom of this page.

Announcements/What´s New

  • 12/17/13
    Added Labor Data Views universe and revised Security Form
  • 05/23/13
    Added DMS universe and revised Security Form.
  • 04/15/13
    Migration of universes from BO XI to Business Intelligence R4 began.
  • 05/01/12
    Revised content, Security Form and added listing for Center Management universe.

New to Business Objects? Need access to Business Objects?

Look through the universe list below to find the one most suitable to your needs

Universe Specific Resources

Universes represent a particular type of data in Business Objects. The type of data you need access to (i.e., the universe) determines your next steps. Refer to the list below for more information:

Admissions
Allows users to access data about undergraduate applicants to Vanderbilt. For more information on Admissions, please visit the Admissions website.

APPO (Medical Center & University Central)
Allows users to request information related to Purchase Orders, Accounts Payable Invoices, and Demand Checks. For example, which purchase orders were issued for my centers this month? Or, which invoices were entered against my centers this month? For the Medical Center, send access requests to bomedicalcenterappo@list.vanderbilt.edu. For University Central users, access request and additional information can be found at https://finance.vanderbilt.edu/procurement/reporting/.

BRS Accounting Summary
Allows users to generate reports and access Student Billing detail for both the current and prior year. To obtain access to this universe, simply complete the BO Security Access Request found by clicking here. If you have any questions, simply contact Patsy Hudson in Student Accounts

Budget
Allows users to generate reports based on budgets created for their centers. For access to this reporting universe send requests to bomedicalcenterbudget@list.vanderbilt.edu.

Center Management Univers
Allows users to generate reports and access Center Management data information. Access to this universe is currently limited to those departments in the pilot groups. For additional information or to request access to this universe, contact cmsupport@vanderbilt.edu

Coeus Univers
Allows users to run reports for Active and Pending Research Award information for their departments and investigators from information in the Coeus system. If you have questions about Coeus and Business Objects please send an email to Coeusoor@vanderbilt.edu

DA
Allows users to request information related to alumni, donors and prospective donors of the institution via pre-established reports. Ad hoc requests can be made through DAR Information Management. For additional information, contact DAR.Advance.Help@vanderbilt.edu

DMS Univers
Allows users to run remaining balance, encumbrance management, labor, effort, and transaction reports from the Departmental Management System. For additional information, visit the DMS homepage or email dms.support@vanderbilt.edu

Epic
Allows users to generate reports based on professional-level patient accounting and medical records data. For additional information on this universe send an e-mail to EDWSupport@email.mc.vanderbilt.edu or visit online by clicking here. When requesting access, the security form must be signed by the department´s Director and Security Manager

General Ledger (formerly Financial Reporting)
Contains financial data from Vanderbilt´s general ledger system and provides additional reporting functionality outside of the eDog financial application. Access to the General Ledger universe also includes access to the Work Order and ITS Charges (Telecom) universes. Users are generally central accounting office staff and some decentralized administrative office accounting staff. For additional information, please visit the FIS Business Objects webpage by clicking here

HORIZON Clinical Query
Allows users to generate reports based on charting from Horizon Expert Documentation (HED) and order information from HEO. At this time, reports are generated and sent out to users. For additional information on this universe, please e-mail hci.ops@vanderbilt.edu

Human Resources
Human Resources Business Objects universe allows users to run reports that have been most requested by our customers. The intent of the reports is to assist staff in performing HR duties. For help with accessing and running the HR reports available, please visit the HR Reports webpage

Labor Data Views
Labor Data Views provide users the ability to display and / or print custom labor reports available at the summary and detail levels for centers and home departments.  Use your privilege administrator or the Web Access to Labor Data Online (WALDO) access form to request WALDO Viewer reporting access for Centers and Home Departments.

Medipac
Allows users to generate reports based on facility-level patient accounting, patient management, and medical records data. For additional information on this universe send an e-mail to EDWSupport@email.mc.vanderbilt.edu or visit online by clicking here. When requesting access, the security form must be signed by the department´s Director and Security Manager

Privilege Management (formerly STAR)
Allows users to look up Signature Authorization (SigAuth) assignments in addition to Privilege Management audit trail information. Some examples of questions answered using this data include, "Who can sign a small PO on center #1551100000" or "Who granted privileges in PM to a particular user and when?" For more information on the Privilege Management universe, click here

Student Accounts
Allows users to generate reports and access Student Billing detail for both the current and prior year. To obtain access, users must complete the "Student Account Access Request Form" available at http://mis.vanderbilt.edu/securityandaccess.html. Please note the security form must be signed by the operator´s supervisor/director and returned to the address listed on the form

Student Records
Allows users to request information related to students, courses and enrollments. This information is distributed on a need-to-know basis for performing your job at Vanderbilt. To request access, complete the Access Request Form found atop this web page or email us at university.registrar@vanderbilt.edu

If you know of a Business Objects Universe that should be added to this list please e-mail us at fis-applications@vanderbilt.edu

This site is a result of a collabrative effort to provide all Business Objects users with a single point of entry to their resources and applications. Any news we have to pass along to our user community will be provided in the latest news section of this webpage.