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SIRI Phase I Final Summary:

The objective of Phase I was to recommend a solution that would:

  • Gather and transform various enterprise data sources reliably, consistently, and in a timely manner into a trusted data source
  • Make it easier for customers to analyze and report on information
  • Offer decision tools that support strategic planning

The team explored requirements and alternatives with campus groups, other Universities, Gartner, and vendors that resulted in defined requirements and a business case. These discussions highlighted the need for a single authoritative data source for UB enterprise information, including Student, Research, Financial, Human Resources, Space, and Philanthropy. After extensive evaluation of vendor solutions Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (formerly Siebel Analytics) was selected for initial implementation of a Financial and Human Resources Business Intelligence solution. The Business Intelligence Consulting Group, Inc. is assisting with the implementation. The solution builds on and enhances UB InfoSource. Phase I of the SIRI Initiative was successfully completed in February 2007 with the approval of the business case, requirements, requirements, solution recommendation, approach, and budget by the President, Provost, EVP, Deans, and VPs. SIRI Phase II began in March 2007.

SIRI Phase I objectives were to recommend a solution that would gather and transform various enterprise data sources reliably, consistently, and in a timely manner into a trusted data source, make it easier for customers to analyze and report on information, and offer decision tools that support strategic planning. The team explored requirements and alternatives with campus groups, other Universities, Gartner, and vendors that resulted in defined requirements and a business case. These discussions highlighted the need for a single authoritative data source for UB enterprise information, including Student, Research, Financial, Human Resources, Space, and Philanthropy. After extensive evaluation of vendor solutions Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (formerly Siebel Analytics) was selected for initial implementation of a Financial and Human Resources Business Intelligence solution. The Business Intelligence Consulting Group, Inc. is assisting with the implementation. The solution builds on and enhances UB InfoSource. Phase I of the SIRI Initiative successfully completed in February 2007 with the approval of the business case, requirements, solution recommendation, approach, and budget by the President, Provost, EVP, Deans, and VPs. SIRI Phase II began in March 2007.