Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance

BI launch pad

BI launch padis a query, reporting and analysis tool that allows users to analyze information found in a variety of corporate databases, called universes. With over 80 different Business Objects universes throughout Vanderbilt, each with its own universe manager, it is important to know which one you need to access. For a listing of the most widely-used BO universes, please see below.

Access: Access to Business Objects is granted to users by universe. To request access, please download and complete the Business Objects Access Request Form, then forward it to the contact for the requested universe that is listed on the reverse side of the form.

Business Objects Training

General Ledger Universe

The General Ledger (GL) Universe is used to generate reports based on GL information. Both online and instructor-led training classes are available for BI launch pad General Ledger reporting.

Register for BI launch pad Training

BI launch pad General Ledger (GL) Reports training provides an introduction to navigation in BI launch pad to run General Ledger (GL) reports. Advanced features and report inventories are also included in this class. After completing this class, participants will be prepared to:

  • Navigate the BI launch pad reporting tool;
  • Generate General Ledger reports; and
  • Use advanced BI launch pad features to customize standard report data.

CPE credit is available for CPAs for Instructor-Led Training only.

Audience: This class is recommended for all VUMC staff with access to the General Ledger universe who would like additional information about using the BI launch pad tool to access GL reports and related data.

Prerequisites: None

Access (Required): Business Objects General Ledger universe and the eDog Viewer privilege

Registration:

Click the registration button to go to the Learning Exchange, enter "BI launch pad" in the Find a Course search box, and then enroll in either:

  • BI launch pad General Ledger (GL) Reports—Online; or
  • BI launch pad General Ledger (GL) Reports—Instructor Led Training.

General Ledger Universe Resources

Additional Universe Specific Resources

Information and training on the following other BI launch pad Universes is included in the Financial Foundations series. Report Guides for some of the following Universes may be found here.

Universe Specific Resources

Universes represent a particular type of data in Business Objects. The type of data you need access to (i.e., the universe) determines your next steps. Refer to the list below for more information:

APPO (Medical Center & University Central)

Allows users to request information related to Purchase Orders, Accounts Payable Invoices, and Demand Checks. For example, which purchase orders were issued for my centers this month? Or, which invoices were entered against my centers this month? For the Medical Center, send access requests to vumcfinancialsystems@vanderbilt.edu

Budget

Allows users to generate reports based on budgets created for their centers in the eBudget tool. For access to this reporting universe send requests to David Collett and David DeLair.

Center Management Universe

Allows users to generate reports and access Center Management data information. Access to this universe is currently limited to those departments in the pilot groups. For additional information or to request access to this universe, contact cmsupport@vanderbilt.edu

Coeus Universe

Allows users to run reports for Active and Pending Research Award information for their departments and investigators from information in the Coeus system. If you have questions about Coeus and Business Objects please send an email to coeushelp@vumc.org

DAR

Allows users to request information related to alumni, donors and prospective donors of the institution via pre-established reports. Ad hoc requests can be made through DAR Information Management. For additional information, contact DAR.Advance.Help@vanderbilt.edu

DMS Universe

Allows users to run remaining balance, encumbrance management, labor, effort, and transaction reports from the Departmental Management System. For additional information, email dms.support@vanderbilt.edu

Epic

Allows users to generate reports based on professional-level patient accounting and medical records data. For additional information on this universe send an e-mail to EDWSupport@email.mc.vanderbilt.edu or visit online by clicking here. When requesting access, the security form must be signed by the department´s Director and Security Manager

General Ledger

Contains financial data from Vanderbilt´s general ledger system and provides additional reporting functionality outside of the eDog financial application. Access to the General Ledger universe also includes access to the Work Order and ITS Charges (Telecom) universes. Users are generally central accounting office staff and some decentralized administrative office accounting staff. For additional information, email vumcfinancialsystems@vanderbilt.edu.

HORIZON Clinical Query

Allows users to generate reports based on charting from Horizon Expert Documentation (HED) and order information from HEO. At this time, reports are generated and sent out to users. For additional information on this universe, please e-mail hci.ops@vanderbilt.edu

Human Resources

Human Resources Business Objects universe allows users to run reports that have been most requested by our customers. The intent of the reports is to assist staff in performing HR duties. For help with accessing and running the HR reports available, please visit the HR Reports webpage

Labor Data Views

Labor Data Views provide users the ability to display and / or print custom labor reports available at the summary and detail levels for centers and home departments. Use your privilege administrator or the Web Access to Labor Data Online (WALDO) access form to request WALDO Viewer reporting access for Centers and Home Departments.

Medipac

Allows users to generate reports based on facility-level patient accounting, patient management, and medical records data. For additional information on this universe send an e-mail to EDWSupport@email.mc.vanderbilt.edu or visit online by clicking here. When requesting access, the security form must be signed by the department´s Director and Security Manager

Privilege Management

A web application that combines People, Privileges and Resources (cost centers, home departments, etc) to create Privilege Assignments, which are permissions that control access & authority within numerous Financial, HR, Procurement and other web applications or business processes throughout Vanderbilt., click here

VUMC Development

Allows users to request information related to alumni, donors and prospective donors of the institution via pre-established reports. Ad hoc requests can be made through VUMC Development. For additional information, contact Jody Johnson and Anna Sparks.

If you know of a Business Objects Universe that should be added to this list please e-mail us at vumcfinancialsystems@vanderbilt.edu


  • Access Request Form
    • The Access Request Form must be completed and submitted to the appropriate person before access to any BO Universe can be approved.