What does this mean for accessing data in the future? The EDW is not the same as University Business Intelligence (UBI): EDW stores data and UBI is a reporting and analytics tool used to access that data. UBI will continue to serve this purpose for historical (pre-Workday) finance and SIS/student reporting and analytics. Also, the Reporting & Analytics FST team, along with others from across grounds, is currently working on designing, building, and testing a reporting and analytics model for the future that will be useful for accessing data.
How was this decision made? The FST team brought the following questions to governance groups: What are the current use cases for access to 3-5 years of data? If the decision is made to convert 3-5 years of data, do you have the resources to complete that exercise? Once the governance groups had a chance to give their feedback the Reporting/Data Warehouse, FDM and Conversion teams continued to solicit feedback and worked on finding other potential solutions to meet needs without burdening both the project team and end-users. This feedback and information was then brought to the Executive Committee and Leadership Council for the final decision.