Client Description

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD or UT Dallas) is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The main campus is in the Richardson, Texas, Telecom Corridor, 18 miles (29 km) north of downtown Dallas. The institution, established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and later renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS), began as a research arm of Texas Instruments. In 1969, the founders bequeathed SCAS to the state of Texas officially creating The University of Texas at Dallas.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as a doctoral research university with “Highest Research Activity” and the undergraduate admissions as “more selective,” both being the highest rank conferred by the foundation. Notable university faculty members & alumni include recipients of the Nobel Prize, and members of both the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering. Research projects include the areas of Space Science, Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The University of Texas at Dallas offers more than 138 academic programs across its eight schools and hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes. With a number of interdisciplinary degree programs, its curriculum is designed to allow study that crosses traditional disciplinary lines and to enable students to participate in collaborative research labs.

Challenge

UT Dallas wanted to implement a new ERP system focused on the Finance and Human Resources business units. UT Dallas has historically used an array of manual processes and interventions to generate state mandated financial documents.

Solution

iOLAP further developed an already implemented data warehouse by sourcing data from existing enterprise applications. A set of OBIEE reporting modules were implemented and customized to meet customer reporting requirements.

Benefit

Now that UT Dallas has data from multiple application systems in one central data warehouse, they no longer have to rely on manual processes to stich the data together.

  • Tools: IBM InfoSphere DataStage | Oracle
  • Categories: Analytics, Big Data, Strategy
  • Tags: Education