The Kuali (Financial) Data Warehouse (KDW) replaces the Accounting Data Warehouse (ADW) as the repository of financial data, beginning in fiscal year 2011-12, with the implementation of the Kuali Financial System (KFS).
Brio (Hyperion Interactive Reporting) will no longer be used to deliver monthly accounting reports. Financial information will now be delivered using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE+) dashboards.
The new tools are very interactive and allow users to “query” their financial information in a number of ways – right on the dashboards, without having to write their own ad hoc queries.
While Brio (Hyperion Interactive Reporting) is no longer being used to deliver monthly accounting reports, the tool itself is still available. A copy of the data warehouse (without the labor detail) called KDW-Prime can be used by Brio Designer users to remediate local reporting systems.
KDW-Prime is a copy of KDW, but without any labor detail. This was made available by CIT, and supported by DFA, as an interim solution for units who have developed, and now need to remediate, local reporting systems using Brio Designer. The long-term objective is to transition to using the new OBIEE+ tools. Brio Designer users can request access to KDW-Prime by e-mailing Sarah Christen.
Another OBIEE tool called Answers allows more ad hoc query capabilities, and will be made available to a number of unit-level individuals. Two important things to understand about Answers is that is does not allow data modeling (like Brio Designer), and queries can only use data that exists within KDW (so it if data has not been modeled yet, it is not accessible by Answers).