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November 25, 2013

The new Students & Courses dashboard enables you to learn more about which students are in your courses and what courses your students are taking. The new dashboard answers these key questions: 

November 13, 2013

Need answers about Berkeley? New data tool has lots of them!

Check out the new article about Cal Answers impact on Berkeley's data-driven decision making. 

August 19, 2013

Have you ever wondered what everyone is doing around here? On August 16, analysts from Human Resources and the Office of Equity and Inclusion spoke with the Business Process Analysis Working Group (BPAWG) about how you can use HR analytics to understand the composition of the campus, and to identify, articulate, and address challenges within your unit. 

View the presentation slides

August 15, 2013

Student Curriculum team releases two new dashboards to manage curriculum 

August 6, 2013

Procure to Pay introduces Consolidated Spend, Voucher Workflow, and Purchase Order Balance reporting

Consolidated Spend report
This new report allows you to view all types of spend including BluCard, Catalog, Non-Catalog, and Forms. You can analyze the results by either the number or amount of transactions. Key questions the report addresses include:
  • What percentage of my overall spend is BluCard?

July 19, 2013

Learn how you can use the newest data available in Cal Answers to track and manage enrollments in upcoming fall courses, as well as look at longer-term trends to start planning your curriculum for the next semester. Thank you to the Cal Assessment Network (CAN) for hosting this session!

Watch Presentation (90min)

Presenters include:

June 20, 2013

Cal Answers Student Curriculum - an Operational Excellence project - is integrating course enrollment data into Cal Answers to help the campus inform and transform the way we analyze, support, communicate, and plan our curriculum. The Student Curriculum team worked with analysts and decision makers across the campus to develop the first two Cal Answers dashboards:

June 12, 2013

In the month of June the campus is focusing on the operating principle, “We simplify.” We're thrilled to see Cal Answers called out as an example of simplifying your work in this new short video highlighting ways in which some Berkeley staff members have streamlined. By reducing unnecessary steps, we can better direct our energy toward our core mission of teaching, research, and public service.

May 28, 2013

Procure to Pay introduces BluCard reporting, New Org Tree filters, and Executive Leadership dashboard

BluCard report
This new report on the Spend dashboard allows you to see information for your BluCard transactions. The report includes both current BFS data for the transactions, as well as data originally supplied by US Bank. Key business questions the report addresses include:

May 20, 2013

In his May 16 campus-wide announcement, Chancellor Birgeneau updated the campus on the status of our Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation review.  The Chancellor reported that WASC gave UC Berkeley's report the highest rating, “Highly Developed," and that Cal Answers was among several initiatives receiving special recognition from the review panel.  Read the Chancellor's message here.

May 3, 2013

Now that we have the ability to view our purchasing and disbursement metrics in Cal Answers, Procurement Services has established campus-wide targets that can help us reach campus goals for savings and operational improvements. Some of the targets represent potential savings within your department, and others will help with campus-wide savings or initiatives such as negotiations on future contracts. Procurement Services will refine these targets over time as we improve campus-wide performance.

On May 3, leaders from the Procurement and Controller's Offices partnered with the Procure to Pay Reporting Team to lead a discussion about using Cal Answers data to improve your procurement and payment processing, compliance, relationships with key vendors, and  vendor diversity. Watch the archived session. View the presentation slides.

April 18, 2013

Please join leaders from the Procurement and Controller's Offices as they partner with the Procure to Pay Reporting Team to lead a discussion about using Cal Answers data to improve your procurement and payment processing, compliance, relationships with key vendors, and  vendor diversity.

March 18, 2013

The Cal Answers Procure to Pay team recently redesigned its navigation, released the foundational 'At a Glance' dashboard, and provideed two new reports!

New folder structure and navigation
With the introduction of the 'At a Glance' dashboard the folder structure and individual dashboard names have been changed to be more in line with how reports are categorized. Whether you are on the 'At a Glance' dashboard or navigating through the Dashboard menu, the new structure will simplify the navigation process and deliver a more consistent experience.

March 1, 2013

Learn about the newest Cal Answers reports: making a UC Berkeley degree accessible 

Please join the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office and Cal Answers Team at the upcoming March 15 CAN Session. We'll lead a discussion about how the inaugural Student Financials dashboard provides insights to facilitate the best decisions possible regarding access to affordable education and financial planning. We'll explain how you can use the dashboard to answer questions such as:

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