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AIP is leading four reporting & analytics task forces as part of Knight Vision at UCF. The early start priority projects include:


Analytics Center For Excellence

Analytics Center for Excellence (ACE)*

Lead: Linda Sullivan (Linda.Sullivan@ucf.edu)

Representatives: AIP, Finance, FSS, HR, IKM, Registrar, Research, UCF IT

Strategic Alignment:

  • Develop and lead “One University” culture for data informed decision-making
  • Provide education in data/analytics and appropriate use of tools to create accurate, insightful, and actionable information
  • Share analytics development, design, and delivery expertise including support for reporting/analytics projects and maintenance
  • Ensure analytics project requests, requirements, and resources – human, data, and technical – are aligned with University strategic objectives from the top down.

Project Scope:

  • Define ACE model for initial and ongoing operations
  • Determine model for campus-wide delivery of reporting & analytics
  • Participate in the three other task forces to ensure strategic alignment

Estimated Timeframe: July – December 2020


Data Governance

Data Governance*

Lead: Linda Sullivan (Linda.Sullivan@ucf.edu)

Representatives: AIP, Compliance & Risk, Finance, FSS, HR, IKM, ISO, Registrar, Research, UCF IT

Strategic Alignment:

  • Address existing issues caused by lack of formal data governance strategy
  • Define and deliver data that supports all activities of the university, performance metrics, and national initiatives
  • Foundation for data security & privacy regulations, and ethical data usage

Project Scope:

  • Develop framework, roadmap for implementation including focus and objectives
  • Determine domains and sub-domains
  • Develop standardized, repeatable, scalable processes

Estimated Timeframe: July – November 2020


Reporting Strategy

University Reporting Strategy

Lead: Tera Acala (Tera.Acala@ucf.edu)

Representatives: AIP, Faculty Excellence, Finance, FSS, HR, IKM, Registrar, Research, UCFConnect, UCF IT

Strategic Alignment:

  • Provide comprehensive university reporting strategy
  • Evaluate reporting and analytics delivered by selected vendor and combine with external cloud reporting/analytics environment to enable “One University” , single source of truth, end-to-end reporting strategy

Project Scope:

  • Develop university reporting standards and strategy for implementation
  • Align on key metric definitions
  • Develop strategy for reporting requirements collection across campus
  • Assess desired reporting capacity and competency of each business area to identify training needs

Estimated Timeframe: July – November 2020


Technology Stack

Technology Stack

Lead: Andre Watts (Andre.Watts@ucf.edu)

Representatives: AIP, DDL, Finance, FSS, HR, IKM, Registrar, Research, UCFConnect, UCF IT, UGRD Admissions

Strategic Alignment:

  • Address issues identified by pre-launch workshops that are due to or impacted by lack of a unified, consistent, scalable data architecture and reporting platform
  • Implement a modern data and reporting platform that allows for consistent use of critical data and KPIs across the university more efficiently and with greater speed
  • Expand usage of analytics by the university community to allow for richer and more impactful insights meeting a broad range of business needs

Project Scope:

  • Determine technology scope and sequence aligning with Knight Vision ERP cloud implementation
  • Determine new technology impacts and develop roadmap for implementation
  • Complete assessment of required tools

Estimated Timeframe: July – December 2020


*Ongoing initiatives