Enterprise Systems at UST


Following are the main UST software enterprise systems used for data management.


Cognos is a suite of tools used to create and run detailed reports and analyze data to assist the UST community in making informed business decisions. The suite of tools includes Framework Manager for data modeling, Report Studio for report writing, and Cognos Connection, the user interface for managing and running reports.

Degree Works

Ellucian Degree Works™ is a comprehensive academic advising, program planning, transfer articulation, and degree audit (evaluation) solution that helps students stay on track to graduate.

EDW - Enterprise Data Warehouse

The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) complements ODS by providing historical snapshots of institutional metrics and measures to support data-driven strategic-planning and decision-making processes. EDW uses Cognos analytic tools to improve institutional effectiveness and decision making.

Internet Native Banner

This system contains the university's "system of record" for alumni, employee, financial, and student information.

ODS - Operational Data Store

The Operational Data Store (ODS) is the central data repository from which the majority of the university's reports are generated. Data from Banner is loaded into ODS on a nightly basis, then organized into business views to simplify reporting.

Optix - Document Management

Optix is the enterprise document management system that supports the academic and administrative document imaging and workflow needs. Users can store, retrieve, annotate, and manage digital documents from their desktops or via the Optix-web application.