SIRI

Strategic Information Reporting Initiative

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Strategic Information Reporting Initiative (SIRI) is a single authoritative source of institutional information and an enterprise analysis and reporting application. 

Access SIRI From Off Campus

If you are working remotely or just need to access SIRI from an off-campus location, use the UB virtual private network (UBVPN).

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About SIRI

SIRI informs the strategic, managerial, and operational analysis, reporting, decision-making capabilities for the university community.

Get Access to SIRI

UB takes the safe and responsible use of institutional data very seriously. Get access to data through SIRI  by completing a request form and getting your department's approval.

Request Access to SIRI

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SIRI Access Request Forms
Functional Area
Form
Financial

Request Access:

For State

For Research Foundation

Employee (Human Resources) Request Access
Procurement Request Access
Student Request Access

Off-Campus Access to SIRI

Use the UB virtual private network (UBVPN) to log into SIRI from off-campus.

Browser Requirements

The current version of SIRI runs on Oracle Business Intelligence. Find the browsers certified with OBIEE 12.2.1.4.0.

SIRI Browser Compatibility
Browser Version(s)
IE 10, 11
Firefox 10+, 13+, 17+
Google Chrome 19+, 25+, 30+

Review SIRI Dashboards

Review the SIRI dashboards available so you can make the best choice when you apply for access.

In This Section

  • Facilities Related-SIRI Dashboards

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    Dashboard Scope Description Audience
    Physical Space
    Strategic
    A inventory of space that tracks its use, assignment, area, etc. for analysis and reporting at local, state and national levels.
    Users involved in planning short and long term space needs as well as daily operational needs.
  • Finance-Related SIRI Dashboards

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    Dashboard Function Description Audience
    Account Management Managerial This dashboard includes financial data for State, RF and UBF Funding sources. The dashboard targets areas of potential concerns and provides users with a collective view of all of their accounts Functional Users of SIRI (Users who reconcile accounts)
    Financial Plan Strategic This dashboard provides inquiry and insight into the campus Financial Plan. It includes both analytic as well as detail reports. Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make Financial decisions)
    Money Operational 
    This dashboard includes transactional financial data for State, RF and UBF funding sources. Tabs included in this area are Fund, Account, Line, Budget Revision, OEC and FTE, IFR fees and Reports. Functional Users of SIRI (Users who reconcile transactions, track payments/balances)
    Money Management
    Operational Provides CFO's with Financial Operational data at a departmental level. CFO's and Department Heads
    Research Expenditures Strategic Provides reports and analysis on direct and indirect research expenditures, as well as indirect cost recovery generated within the organization. CFO's
    Strategic Financial Management
    Strategic This dashboard includes summary financial data for Faculty Student Association (FSA), Research Foundation (RF), State, and UB Foundation accounts (UBF). The user may select a report category for each of the dashboards (Operating, Non-Operating, Other and all) as well as the ability to filter by the University's Organizational Structure. The Tabs included are Summary, Trend, Unit Profile, Expenditures and Fees.
    Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make financial decisions)
    Travel and Expense Strategic Provides inquiry into personal expenses that have been paid to individuals.  Includes both analytic as well as detail reports and a list of cost approvers.
    Functional Users of SIRI (Users who reconcile transactions, track payments/balances)
  • General SIRI Dashboards

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    Dashboard Scope Description Audience
    Reports Operational/ Managerial This dashboard is a full listing of all reports for all areas People, Money, Procurement, Student and support tables. You will only see the reports that you have access to. 
    All Users of SIRI
    Security Operational/ Managerial This dashboard is used to see who has access to what data in Financial and Human Resources. 
    This is useful for CFOs and Department Heads
    Support Tables Operational/ Managerial This dashboard provides inquiry into data tables that support the reporting and organizational aspects of the data found on other SIRI dashboards. Tabs included in this area are Organizational Structure, State Chart of Accounts and State OEC. All Users of SIRI
  • Human Resource-Related SIRI Dashboards

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    Dashboard Scope Description Audience
    Faculty Analysis Managerial This dashboard contains faculty data to manage your area. It includes tenure status, graphs and groupings of gender, ethnicity, age, salary history and classes taught. 
    This is useful for the VP/Dean level staff in a department.
    Human Resource Strategic This dashboard contains strategic information for future planning. It includes trend analysis for different attributes as well as visual representations of specific populations based on the selected values. Strategic Users for upper level management and senior leadership for assessing the current and future needs of a department or unit. 
    People
    Operational This dashboard is used for day to day operations and includes all appointment related information as well as details about specific individuals. 
    This is useful for all departmental personnel responsible for HR related transactions.
    Staff Analysis Managerial This dashboard contains staff data to manage your area. It includes graphs and groupings of salary grade, title, gender, ethnicity, age and salary history. This is useful for the VP/Dean level staff in a department.
    Staff Management Managerial This dashboard is used for informing a department of any action items that need attention within a specified time frame. It is used to assist a department process necessary paperwork in a timely fashion. 
    This is useful for departmental HR staff that oversee their departments HR transactions.
    Discretionary Managerial This dashboard is used for salary increase purposes. It includes all increases over the past 5 years, a break down in the total increase amount per gender and ethnicity, all current UUP appointment information and a record of all performance programs and appraisals received. 
    This is useful for the VP/Dean level staff in a department.
  • Procurement - Related SIRI Dashboards

    Dashboard Scope Description Audience
    Procurement Operational This dashboard includes eReq, inventory, procurement and payment data used for day to day operations. Departmental personnel responsible for procurement related transactions. 
    Purchasing Strategic This dashboard contains strategic information for future planning. It includes supplier, commodity and department analysis Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make Financial and Procurement decisions)
  • Resource Planning-Related SIRI Dashboards

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    Dashboard Function Description Audience
    Annual Resource Planning Process Strategic This dashboard provides data views consistent with the budget planning process. Provides summarized views utilized in budget planning materials. Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make decisions)
    Strategic Resource Planning
    Strategic Enhanced high-level reporting to support integrated resource planning and data-driven decision making Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make decisions)
  • Student-Related SIRI Dashboards

    Dashboard Scope Description Audience
    Student
    Operational
    This dashboard is a reporting tool to assist in gathering HUB Student data.
    Useful for all personnel responsible for student related transactions.
    Tuition Revenue Strategic Delivers reports and analysis on gross tuition revenue and state supported credit hours by term, across numerous dimensions including school, residency, resource group and course.
    Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make Financial decisions)

Using SIRI

Step-by-Step Instructions and Video Tutorials

Review step-by-step instructions and video tutorials to learn how to use SIRI.

SIRI Support

Help for Using SIRI

Get Help Using SIRI
Help For Contact
Using SIRI
SIRI Customer Support
716-645-4500 press 1 for SIRI
siri@business.buffalo.edu
Technical Help Getting IT Help From Your Department

Help With Data in SIRI

Get Help With SIRI Data
Help For Contact
Financial Data Michelle McCartney
716-645-2606
mam10@buffalo.edu
Employee Data Amanda Brown
716-645-4429
amandab@buffalo.edu
Procurement Data Alison Meadows
716-645-4521
alisonma@buffalo.edu
Student Data hubmail@buffalo.edu

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