IBM Cognos Reporting - Finance

Cognos is a management and business intelligence software suite utilized by university financial staff for analysis and reporting. The university offers standardized reports via Finance Reports found in Flashline. The university offers a class for Cognos Basic Report Writing. To request a training email  Additional Cognos resources are offered by Information Technology.

Ellucian Banner Finance

The Controller's Office provides a detailed guide displaying step by step instructions and screen shots for select finance forms. Recorded sessions from past university Banner trainings are available for viewing. 

Microsoft Power BI

University budget officers are provided access to current and historical financial data for their respective units. Please email the University Budget Office at if you are a university employee assigned with financial responsibilities for your area in need of access to Power BI.

Microsoft Teams University Budget Officers Channel

For university employees working on components of the budget, it is to your advantage to follow and engage in the content on the KSU Budget Officers Microsoft Teams channel. For access please email the University Budget Office at 

Microsoft Teams Business Administrator Services Forum Channel

The Business Administrator Services (BAS) Forum promotes cooperation and communication between central administrative financial offices and the many and varied decentralized business office functions across Kent State University. Request access here.