Luminis

Portal & BI Initiative Update

The Luminis Portal work is proceeding as scheduled, with a minor delay in setting up a test environment due to Hurricane Sandy preventing Ellucian consultants from conducting their sessions.  The Advizor analytics installation and training is also proceeding as scheduled in Advancement, and early feedback is quite positive in terms of allowing staff to visualize their data in ways not previously possible.  The Operational Data Store and Enterprise Data Warehouse (ODS/EDW) planning details are still being worked through, but the project team is targeting January 2013 to begin this phase of the project once Ellucian resources are confirmed.

Database Team

IT Services has created a Database team by moving three database administrators from its Systems team into a new unit. This creates two separate management roles and provides greater focus and back-up capabilities. Our database competency is becoming increasingly critical with our recent investments in database-backed systems, such as the Luminis and business intelligence tools.