Administrative & Business

The following are the main St. Thomas data management enterprise systems used university-wide for administrative and business purposes. Learn more about how to access enterprise systems. 


Cognos is a suite of tools used to create and run detailed reports and analyze data to assist the St. Thomas community in making informed business decisions.

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.

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.

Operational Data Store (ODS)

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 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.