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There are a number of different reporting tools currently available to enable staff to extract and analyse financial information from UFS:

Tool About Relevant training
UFS Standard reports and online enquiries run directly within UFS that generally  provide "real-time" data. If desired some of which can also be exportable to Excel if further analysis required.

GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger

Grants 3: Viewing Grants in CUFS

Cognos Admin Reporting provides a secure web-based reporting service to the University using the Cognos tool. The information provided complements those reports already available from the applications such as UFS, CamSIS and CHRIS and provide the facility to empower users to interrogate data to generate reports for themselves. Data is as per the previous night.

Getting started in cognos

Grants 2: Grants reports in Cognos

GL 2: Reporting in the General Ledger

Excel Data from Cognos, UFS reports and enquiries can often be exported into Excel where they can be further manipulated and analysied using generic functions of Excel spreadsheets.

How to Excel

Part 1 & 2

Part 3

These courses/user guides provide the knowledge for accounting and administrative staff to exploit UFS data leading to enhanced financial information across schools, departments and central institutions.



Please see our CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Assistance pages for help with areas of Finance during the current situation.

UFS issued communications and the University website also contain information on this topic

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