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Information Quest (IQ)

IQ delivers business intelligence tools, data warehousing, and analytical tool training that empowers The University of Texas at Austin to make data driven decisions and gain value from academic and administrative data.

IQ operates within the Financial and Administrative Service portfolio and is comprised of staff specializing in IT service delivery for data warehousing and business intelligence. Read more »




The Cognos cubes do not display correctly when using Chrome v65+. The solution is to use Firefox or Internet Explorer when accessing IQ-Data.


Firefox (v57+) is causing error messages in the Cognos Report Authoring tool. The solution is to use Chrome or Internet Explorer when accessing IQ-Author.

7/25/19 - IQ Workday HCM Deliverables Released to Authorized Campus Users

IQ released the HCM Year Over Year (YOY) cube and drill through report to authorized Campus users in data validation in December 2018. IQ has implemented several updates to the cube based on Campus feedback from validation efforts. There are still a couple of pending updates and once implmented the cube should be ready to release in production.

As you work in the cube to validate your area’s data, please read the draft business rules document to help you understand the cube logic as well as the definitions for dimensions and measures. While in data validation, do not use the deliverables for a business/reporting purpose until you have verified the data against the source system.

Note: The cube is not currently on an auto refresh schedule and will be refreshed on an as needed basis during validation.

Please contact us at iq-bi@austin.utexas.edu if you see any data issues that require remediation.

Additional HCM Data Access:

  • Legacy Appointments and HRMS data is available via Cognos frozen cubes and reports.
  • Current HCM data is available via Workday native reports.

Service Status for Data Consumers

Cognos Cubes & Reports

All Cognos cubes and reports are currently available.


IQ Enterprise Tableau servers are currently available. The servers are running version 2018.2.6. ****Monthly Server maintenance scheduled the first Thursday of each month, 9pm-9:30pm. Service will be unavailable during the maintenance window.****

Service Status for Developers

Cognos Report Studio

All Cognos report authoring packages are currently available.

Web Services

All REST data feeds are currently available.

Oracle-As-A-Service (IQ Direct)

Oracle-as-a-Service (IQ Direct) database is currently available.