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Business Analytics Team

The Office of Business Analytics investigates and analyzes business and higher education data and metrics that allow recognition of current patterns and trends from the past that will aid in future decisions for the University.

Meet the Staff


Finance & Operations Dashboards

Dashboards for various departments within Finance & Operations that are used by leadership to drive decision making. These dashboards contain a number of metrics and visualizations that provide data and analysis at a high level with the ability to drill down to more granular information.

Course Efficiency

A series of dashboards that were developed with the help of the Registrars office that provides course level information for Academic Affairs and the Dean of each college.

Featured Spotlight

Ad-hoc reports and analysis for executive leadership during COVID-19 Pandemic.


We offer consultation and facilitation services for academic and administrative units throughout The University of Alabama. Services include:

  • Analytic Dashboard Creation and Collaboration
  • Concept and data modeling
  • Data analysis and needs assessment



The University of Alabama in partnership with the Office of Business Analytics provides UA Faculty and Staff with access to analytical tools to analyze, evaluate and showcase a variety of data.

  • Power BI

    Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools used to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time. Microsoft Power BI allows users to model and visualize data to better understand business processes.

  • HelioCampus

    HelioCampus accelerates institutional analytics at a fraction of the time and cost of doing it yourself. Our comprehensive platform-as-a-service includes everything you need to accelerate or jumpstart your analytics initiatives – cloud technology, data infrastructure, data visualization, and most importantly, a data scientist to help you put it all to work.

  • Academic Performance Solutions

    Academic Performance Solutions (APS) helps campus and department leaders make smarter decisions by analyzing, visualizing, and benchmarking data across the institution and against peer institutions.

  • Other Analytical Tools

    OIT offers collaboration building block tools and reporting infrastructure through applications including, but not limited to: Argos, Tableau, SSRS, Crystal Server, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Power Platform, Big Pulse, Kace/Jira, OnGuard, PCR360, M5, and Flex. In addition to supporting applications and software, OIT can provide IT consultation and guidance to help ideas become reality.


  • LMS

    • UA LMS provides access to LinkedIn Learning, an online content provider with courses in business intelligence software used by the BAPI department. 
  • Power BI Learning

    Microsoft Power BI webpage provides hands-on guided-learning approach with different online courses to meet your goals and learn at your own pace.