Technology Help Desk

Preus Library
Main Level
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

Spring Term Hours

M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sa.: 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Su.: Noon – 9 p.m.

Full Hours

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Phone: 563-387-1000

Business Objects

Business Objects is Luther’s reporting platform. Business Objects takes data from multiple sources and aggregates it for reporting purposes. There are multiple report types, but Luther uses Web Intelligence reports almost exclusively.

Unless otherwise specified, Business Objects refreshes nightly. For example, data entered into Colleague today would not be in Business Objects until tomorrow unless part of a “Live” report.

Business Objects has many layers of access. For example, you may not have access to edit a report, or schedule reports; or maybe you have view only access. Access to data is tightly controlled as well. For example, Financial Aid information is not available to the Registrar’s office, unless requested and approved by the Financial Aid office.

Business Objects is only available on campus. You will need a VPN or a Citrix connection to access reports from off-campus.

Learn more

You can learn more about Business Objects in our training guide, including how to create, edit, and view reports.

Technology Help Desk

Preus Library
Main Level
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

Spring Term Hours

M-Th: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
F: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sa.: 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Su.: Noon – 9 p.m.

Full Hours

Send Email

Phone: 563-387-1000