We can all relate to the frustration experienced when trying to find the “right” query that will return the data we need from Safari Reports. There are more than 5,700 queries currently available for staff to search but there are no published details regarding the intended use of each query, what the selection criteria are, or the proper support staff to contact with questions.
We are excited to present the newest CWU Reporting Solution from Organizational Effectiveness: the Query Friendly Viewer (QFV). In QFV, the original list of 5,700 queries has been reduced to less than 350 and is organized by user area based on those that we know are being used and that have been reviewed for accuracy. Focusing on tested queries that produce a consistent version of our complex data is a key goal of CWU administration and a principle "charge" of Organizational Effectiveness.
200 employees have already completed the transition to Query Friendly Viewer and the implementation team is ready to help transition another 400 staff members to QFV after the change of schedule period for spring quarter, beginning April 8th. As we continue to develop additional Operational and Data Integrity categories for various departments, more staff will continue to be transitioned to QFV.
To access the Query Friendly Viewer, log into the Safari Reports database. Then use the dropdown Main Menu to navigate to the following:
CWU Reporting Solutions > Query Friendly Viewer
Benefits: Secure - Convenient - Standardized Data
•Move CWU to the goal of having one version of CWU data from our reporting systems.
•Reduce reporting error risk for the 428 staff who can currently access unverified or unauthorized data.
•Improve confidence in the data.
•Classify information by business function to assist in daily decision making.
•Establish standards and procedures for documenting data definitions.
•Provide maximum access to data compatible with sound security practices.
Find more information visit the Organizational Effectiveness website:http://www.cwu.edu/oe/query-friendly-viewer