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Business Intelligence (BI)

The BI Portal is a centrally managed, standardized set of reporting dashboards and analytics based on a trusted data source accessible by the university community in accordance with polices of security and privacy. The BI tool facilitates enhanced user presentation with “slice and dice” and “drill down” options built by a core IRA team working collaboratively with UTS and business analysts from Finance, Human Resources, Research Administration, and Campus Solutions and in consultation with business users and stakeholders.

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Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)

As part of McMaster’s Oracle roadmap to support PeopleSoft and Business Intelligence reporting, IRA and UTS have been partnering to migrate components of McMaster’s Oracle BI platform from local/on-premises infrastructure to Oracle Cloud infrastructure.

Overall, the look and functionality of the BI Dashboards will remain the same. While the overall impact of this change will be low for users, there are a couple items we would like to notify you about:

  1. Sign in will use your McMaster email (instead of Mac ID)
  2. Unfortunately, any saved customizations cannot be migrated to the Cloud environment, and you will need to set up and resave your customizations once we are live in the Cloud environment (June 19, 2023). We recommend creating a list of your current saved customizations, and taking screenshots if you have customized report formatting saved, to make this process easier.

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Training

For training on an alternative day or time, kindly email For support, please fill out our OAC Help form here.


The BI Portal contains multiple “dashboards” that can be broken into the following areas.

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