Discoverer Toolkit - IS Finance and HR
What is Discoverer?
Oracle Discoverer is the reporting and analysis tool used in conjunction with the Integrated System's Human Resources, Finance, and Student Information System (SIS) modules. Access to Discoverer for the SIS is dependent on your specific reporting role(s).
The University seeks to strike a balance between open access to data and data protection by assigning Integrated System (IS) and Student Information System (SIS) Responsibilities to employees. The Responsibilities allow access to specific categories of data and the assignment process complies with the University of Virginia Administrative Data Access Policy.
Requests for Integrated System responsibilities are made by you or your supervisor and submitted via the Electronic Self-Help Access Request Process (ESHARP). To begin the IS access process, go to ESHARP.
Discoverer is also used for the Student Information System. Discoverer for SIS Toolkit.
There are three responsibilities in Discoverer for the Finance and HR modules of the Integrated System:
UVA ODS Specialist - allows access to financial data only.
UVA ODS Specialist-Limited - allows access to financial and a limited amount of HR data.
UVA ODS Specialist-Restricted - allows access to financial and HR data.
|ODS Specialist||No training is required for access to be granted, but the following classes are recommended.
Integrated System Navigation and Overview (online)
Introduction to University Business Administration-AS
|UVA ODS Specialist & Specialist-Limited||Covered in HR and Finance Courses|
In addition to the required training as indicated in the table above, the following Discoverer courses are available for enrollment through UVA Employee Self-Service:
Discoverer Basics and Discoverer Advanced are online courses that are not required, although strongly recommended.
Discoverer Workshop is 3-hour workshop, spontaneous in that its materials are provided by you in the form of your own reports. The Integrated System’s reports team has created and tested hundreds of reports covering requirements for audit and effective management. However, If you need some data combination for which no report currently exists bring your specific questions and existing reports to this workshop for collaboration with other experts. Attendees must have the active responsibility, UVA ODS Specialist, and at least 3 months practice using Discoverer Plus.
Six Month Rule: If you have taken a required class for a specific responsibility, but have not completed the training nor have had the responsibility activated within six months of taking the class, you will be required to retake the class. Also, if you are assigned a responsibility that you previously had, which was deactivated for longer than 6 months, you will be required to retake the course(s) before it is reactivated.
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Training and Access Help: For assistance with training registration, please contact the HR Service Center at (434) 982-0123. For questions regarding IS training and access, please contact the IS training team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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