Delivering Strategic Financial Information for Key Decision Makers
(University of Michigan)

Bryan Hartman, Business Systems Analyst
Deborah Mero, Director of Financial and University Development Systems

This session describes how the University of Michigan successfully delivers strategic revenue/expense information to key decision makers using data sourced from the Blackboard Analytics base financial cube, part of the Blackboard Analytics Financial Management Module.

Content includes:

-    A review of the financial information needed among Deans, Directors and Department Chairs to facilitate
     informed financial and budgeting decision making
-    How the IT department fulfilled these financial information needs, while fulfilling three key requirements:
          -   Quick Implementation
          -   Timely Data
          -    Intuitive User Interface
-    Demonstration: Review of customized revenue/expense (source/use) data views provided to end user
-    A discussion of the strategic benefits achieved from timely, actionable financial reporting and analytics
-    Future plans: Using the solution to fulfill new financial reporting needs
-    IT and financial professionals alike, seeking to improve financial reporting and enable data-informed decision
     making will find this presentation useful and informative.
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