Tools for Reporting and Analytics

We believe providing the right tool for the right type of analysis is key to understanding information. These 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.


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. Find out more about UW–Madison’s Tableau environment.

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point is a cross-platform data query and reporting tool, intended to replace functionality previously used in Interactive Reporting. For more information on UW–Madison’s implementation and licensing questions, please contact

Other Resources at UW–Madison


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). SIS has limited querying and reporting capabilities.

Data Center

Data Center is a tool within SIS which expands its student and curricular reporting capabilities. Data Center is primarily useful to create lists of students who meet specific user-defined curricular or academic criteria.

Advising Gateway

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


The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) is used by advisors and departmental staff to audit the progress of most undergraduate degree programs and certificates to advise their students for registration. Additionally, students can use this tool to see which degree requirements must still be fulfilled.


UW Business Intelligence (UWBI), also known as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), is a business intelligence platform utilized primarily by UW System, but UW–Madison employees can utilize OBIEE to access HR, payroll, and benefits reports.

University of Wisconsin System Data Warehouses

WISDM / WISER: access to data from the Shared Financial System (SFS).

EPM: access to data from the Human Resource System (HRS).

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