Understanding Financial Reports at UCI

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UCI financial system users can access a variety of useful reports to aid them in reporting and analysis. This reporting guide was created to help users access and get the most out of UCI’s financial reports.

What's Included Here

This site was created to give users a birds-eye view of financial reporting at UCI. The pages in the left-side menu will help you better understand what reports and tools are available for your analysis needs. These pages include:

A Note on Terminology

At UCI, when we talk about financial reports, we often use several different terms including: Reporting, Decision Support, Cognos, and Data Warehouse/BLISS. When we talk about "Reporting" on this site, we're referring in a general way to the numerous financial reports used at UCI for business analysis and planning purposes.

"UCI Decision Support" is where most of these financial reports come from. Decision Support is the campus business intelligence platform, which includes applications like IBM Cognos, Legacy Data Warehouse/BLISS, the Electronic Document Library (EDL), and eDocs Document Images. Of these Decision Support tools, Cognos is the primary application UCI uses for generating most financial reports.

Recently, the old Data Warehouse interface BLISS (Business Logic Information Selection System) was also brought back into service for creating ad-hoc reports from the General Ledger.

For More Help

If you have any questions about financial reports that cannot be addressed by your unit’s financial manager, contact the KFS Help Desk at kfs@uci.edu.

Users who frequently use financial reports should also consider joining these two mailing lists:

  • KFS-Update for updates and news about the Kuali Financial System
  • UCI-DWH for Decision Support and Data Warehouse updates

Follow the links above, type your email address into the first field and click the subscribe button. All the other fields are optional. You can unsubscribe using the same link.