Business intelligence platforms, data warehouse, dashboards, analytics tools, transactional reporting, and operational data stores.

Services (5)

Data Warehouse Services

A collection of integrated data sets which are extracted from transactional systems (e.g. myHR, NUFinancials) and optimized for reporting and analysis.

Cognos Self-Service Reporting and Data Visualization

The Business Intelligence (BI) System (also known as Cognos), provides Northwestern with accessible and comprehensive reporting and analytics solutions for University schools and business units.


There are several tools supported by Northwestern IT and guidance available in helping you choose what tool best fits your self-service needs. To understand the strength and limitations of the tools we recommend you review each offering and check out their pages.

Splunk Enterprise

An aggregation, search, analysis, reporting, and alerting system for machine data.

Power BI

Power BI is a cloud-based suite of business analytics tools that enables anyone to connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding.