University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tools for Reporting and Analytics

We believe providing the right tool for the right type of analysis is key to understanding information. Tableau and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition are both highly interactive reporting tools designed to make the access to information easier than ever. We hope that with these tools we can best provide campus the data access it needs.


A business intelligence and analytics platform that delivers a range of capabilities—including interactive dashboards. In the initial transition, UWRAP will utilize OBIEE to provide Human Resources information available to all universities within the UW-System


Tableau is a business intelligence data visualization tool that allows users to interact with data through dynamic and interactive dashboards, maps, and other presentation formats. This is primarily to be used to provide users with summarized information. Some reports are already available.


The Student Information System (SIS) is an Oracle/PeopleSoft product which serves as the enterprise-wide transactional software that houses student data. It is the infrastructure of UW-Madison’s student administrative services (e.g., admissions, financial aid, student financials, course, and student data). As noted above, Data Center is available within SIS.

Data Center

The Data Center is a new tool available now within the university’s Student Information System (SIS) that provides users with the ability to obtain lists of students based on criteria or filters—academic plan, declared graduation term, etc.— that you apply to find students who match the criteria. Spring 2017 improvements are expected to center on curricular information.

Advising Gateway

The Advising Gateway provides a single point of access to student record information for advisors. Access the Advising Tools Catalog.


DARS is used to audit the progress of most undergraduate degree programs and certificates to advise their students for registration.Students can use this tool to see which degree requirements still have to be met.