In 2020, the University of Jyväskylä took a significant step forward in its path of knowledge management when it introduced a data warehouse reporting portal. The portal is based on Microsoft Power BI, which was set up and taken into versatile use together with Pinja. Regarding the cooperation, the University especially valued Pinja’s extensive and long-term experience, fluent communication and fresh perspectives.
In Universities, both external and internal reporting are an important part of knowledge management. Real-time numerical data and progress reports are very useful for monitoring and management at university level, as well as in every smaller unit, from departments to subjects, separate institutes and projects. The reports will be of particular importance in monitoring key information affecting the core funding provided by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
In the first phase of implementing the new reporting portal, the University of Jyväskylä introduced the study progress report of master’s and bachelor’s degree students, the study progress report of doctoral students, and project portfolios for the application stage of supplementary funding. In the second phase, financial and personnel reporting, reporting on international staff mobility and a management dashboard will be introduced. The University has several key user groups, including unit management, controllers and project secretaries, as well as education coordinators and research developers.