WOU Enterprise Data Warehouse


About the Warehouse

WOU’s Enterprise Data Warehouse began in July 2013 when the university’s CIO, Bill Kernan, asked then UCS Operating Systems/Security Analyist Richard Kavanagh to work with him and UCS Assistant Director Michael Ellis on a little project. Kavanagh agreed, so the trio sequestered themselves into the department’s only conference room for several months to develop the university's first data warehouse. After they got the ball rolling, Ellis and Kernan were able to return to their regular duties and the team was expanded to include Nick Miller, Shea Hawes, and Max Chartier.

WOU’s Enterprise Data Warehouse was launched on June 2, 2014. The warehouse currently houses data from Banner Accounts Recievable, Admissions, Finance, HR/Payroll, Registration and General Student with more areas being added regularly.


Getting Started

  • To gain access to Cognos and the Data Warehouse, please email datasecurity@wou.edu
  • For those that already have access, you may login to Cognos from the launch button in the Portal (near the Banner icon).
  • Training sessions can be scheduled upon request



Cognos Workspace Advanced Manual from IBM IBM_Cognos_Workspace_Advanced_User_Guide
Cognos 10 Basics: General Navigation and how to run reports Cognos Basics
Report Scheduling: How to schedule a report to be sent via email on a schedule Report Scheduling
How to create a basic Student report using Cognos 10 Workspace Advanced Cognos Workspace Advanced - Basic Student Report
How to create a basic Finance report using Cognos 10 Workspace Advanced Cognos Workspace Advanced - Basic Finance Report
FERPA Policy for Cognos FERPA for Cognos

Training VIDEOS

Cognos 11 Basic Navigation
Cognos 11 Report Development
Cognos 10 Basics: General Navigation and how to run reports
Cognos 10 Workspace Advanced – Basic Student Report Build
Cognos 10 Tips & Tricks



Bill Kernan

Chief Information Officer, Director of University Computing Services

Michael Ellis

Assistant Director of University Computing Services, Team Lead, Oracle Consultant

Richard Kavanagh

Programmer Analyst, Dimensional Model Expert, Kimball Rules Expert, ODI Guru


Nick Miller

Programmer Analyst, Banner Finance & Human Resources Expert, Cognos Framework Manager Guru


Shea Hawes

Programmer Analyst, Banner Student Expert, Student Modeler Guru


Max Chartier

Warehouse Programmer, Banner Human Resources Expert, Cognos Reports Guru


Alan Phillips

Programmer Analyst, Oracle Database Administrator


WOU Enterprise Data Warehouse

Please contact Max Chartier with any questions or to schedule a one-on-one training session at
503-838-8538 | or e-mail: chartierm@wou.edu| Location: ITC 004

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