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BusinessObjects Online User Guides

What are the User Guides for?

  • A series of user guides have been produced to enable staff to run BusinessObjects Online reports and use the various functions available.
  • User Guides have been designed for staff to work through at their own pace.
  • All user guides are available from the Related Resources on the right.

Which guide should I use?

Quick Guide

  • If you wish to log on, open and run an existing report, this guide will be sufficient for your needs.

Introduction to BusinessObjects Online

  • This user guide is aimed at new and infrequent users of BusinessObjects.
  • This user guide provides a full explanation of all functions required by most users.

BusinessObjects Online - Exporting Data for Emails

  • This guide explains how you can use data from BusinessObjects to email groups of students or staff.

BusinessObjects Online - Exporting data for Letters & Labels

  • This guide explains how to merge the information in two documents to produce letters and labels.
  • One document contains the data which is exported from BusinessObjects reports.

BusinessObjects Online: Report Modification

  • This guide follows on the from the Introduction user guide and explains how to modify existing BusinessObjects reports.
  • Functions covered include sorting, filtering, adding calculations, sectioning, adding columns.

BusinessObjects Online - Applicant Statistical Reporting

  • This guide explains how to using the Applicant Statistical reports.
  • Data can be viewed at summary level and then can be drilled down for more detailed data.
  • Available for student/SIMS data only.
  • Includes instructions on the use of the Excel spreadsheet called Applicant Formatting for enhanced formatting.

Applicant Formatting

  • This Excel spreadsheet can be used for enhanced formatting.  Instructions can be found in the  BusinessObjects Online - Applicant Statistical Reporting user guide

BusinessObjects Online - Student Statistical Reporting

  • This guide explains how to using the Student Statistical reports.
  • Data can be viewed at summary level and then can be drilled down for more detailed data.
  • Available for student/SIMS data only.

BusinessObjects Online - Student Course Progression Statistical Reporting

  • This guide explains how to use the statistical BusinessObjects reports which shows student progression through their undergraduate studies.
  • Global figures for one course, school or the whole university can be viewed.
  • Alternatively progression of one individual can be viewed.
  • Available for student/SIMS data only.