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Activity Hubs

Learn about Activity Hubs; data repositories for employee, financial, research and student data plus analytics and reporting using the Cognos and Tableau tools.

Activity Hubs are the central repositories for UC San Diego's enterprise system data. This next-generation data warehouse provides data for reporting and analysis, allowing users to more efficiently and effectively aggregate and analyze data from student, alumni, employee, facilities, financial and research systems.

Activity Hubs streamline business processes by providing an easy, fast, more reliable and secure way to analyze both historical and current data from a centralized source.

Data Review and Analysis

Data activity from each enterprise system and data source is run through a rigorous process of confirmation and quality assurance before it is stored in areas called "hubs."

With approval to access hub data, report developers can build reports using the Cognos and Tableau data visualization tools. Report consumers can view and run the developer-created reports to analyze data from one or more hubs.

Communities of Practice are groups of developers and data and analytics tool users who meet to educate and guide Activity Hub others in data analysis and use of the Cognos and Tableau tools.

Activity Hubs

Employee Data

The Employee Activity Hub (EAH) focuses on employee data reporting and analysis across all relevant systems such as UCPath, PPS, Hire Online, JD Online, UC Learning and more.

The EAH supports analysis of positions, pay, training, performance and employee engagement.

Financial Data

Supporting blended financial reporting and analysis, the Financial Activity Hub (FinAH) is a central repository for UC San Diego enterprise system data as it relates to all financial activity across relevant systems, starting with the Financial Information System (FIS).

FinAH data includes ledger, budget and student financial information from current and future financial systems. Activity pattern analysis, budget and forecast reporting, multi-fund analysis and tuition revenue modeling are available using the Cognos and Tableau visualization tools. Blending of financial data from FinAH with other Activity Hubs is also supported in Cognos and Tableau.

Research Data

The Research Activity Hub (RAH)is the central repository for UC San Diego enterprise system data aimed at facilitating research data reporting and analysis, incorporating data from COEUS/Kuali, Interfolio and PPS data sources.

The Research Activity Hub supports analytics around sponsored projects, faculty publications, research compliance and research portfolios. Cognos and Tableau data visualization tools are available.

Student Data

The Student Activity Hub (SAH) is a central repository for multiple sources of student data, which enhances reporting and analysis of enrollment, demographics, major/minor changes, progression, retention, graduation and time to degree, with data from Integrated Student Information Systems (ISIS).

In future phases, SAH will also support analysis of learning analytics, student engagement, student success, applicants/applications, test scores and scholarships>.

Activity Hubs in Planning

Activity Hubs for Alumni & Advancement and Facilities data are in planning stages.

Contact busintel@ucsd.edu for additional information.