Overview

The University of West Georgia Reporting Team provides reports and data extractions to support reporting and data analytics by campus departments. This is done through custom Banner reports, Argos data blocks, and Argos charts and reports.

Banner Reports

We have developed and support over 1,000 custom Banner reports. Banner reports are being converted and replaced by Argos data blocks.

Argos Data Blocks

Argos is a self-service reporting application used to simplify data retrieval from our institutional databases.  Reporting data is extracted from Banner and other applications and organized into blocks of data or “data blocks” from which customized reports can be generated. The major difference between Banner reports and Argos data blocks is data blocks provide the user the ability to create their own charts and reports from the data and perform their own customizations.  These customizations can be done by exporting the data to CSV and using Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Business Objects or and data visualization tool the user chooses to deploy.

To request or modify Argos datablocks, manage Argos accounts, or ask further questions, visit our Argos Self Service Request form here.

Argos Charts and Reports

Within Argos are also tools and capabilities for end users to create their own customized charts and reports.  A couple days of formal training is required for an end user to become an “Argos Report Writer.”  Additional training beyond “Report Writing” is required for the user to be able to develop dashboards or even new data blocks within Argos.

Argos to Banner Cross References

To view a list of current Banner Reports and corresponding Argos reports, click here.
To view a list of current Argos Reports and corresponding Banner Reports, click here.

Argos Training and Workshops

The UWG reporting team provides training to the campus on the use of Argos.  If you would like to know more about Argos or become an Argos Report Writer, please request training here.

Argos Usage

For proper functionality, download and install the Argos Launcher first.

The production Argos reporting login can be found here

The testing Argos reporting login can be found here

*For report editing, make sure the application launcher above is being used instead of the web viewer

Documents and References

FAQ

Consult the list below for troubleshooting common issues and concerns.

  • What is Argos?

    Argos is an enterprise reporting solution used to simplify and standardize data retrieval from the university's institutional databases. End users (e.g. faculty and staff) have the ability to run or request predefined reports, automating retrieval of a specified selection of data sets.

    The Argos system is meant as a former replacement for the previously used Banner Reporting system.

  • Does Argos contain real time Banner data?
    Yes. All dashboards connect to live Banner data.
  • Will Banner Reports continue to be available?
    Yes. Existing banner reports will be stored, but development will shift towards the Argos system. Click here to browse our current library of banner reports
  • What is the Banner Hosting Project?
    USG has provided a cloud-based centralized version of Banner for all institutions to utilize. As such, UWG is currently in the process of converting our existing banner reports into formats compatible with USG's provided instance. The transition is expected to be completed during the Fall 2019 semester.
  • How should I request Dashboard modifications?

    Please enter your request here

    A service desk ticket will be created from entry. An Argos team member will respond to you via your service desk ticket.

  • What is the link for the Argos test system and when is it used?

    The Argos Test System system can be accessed here. Access it using the same same credentials used on the main Argos system. For proper functionality, use the evisions Argos launcher instead of the Argos Web View.

    Any dashboard and report requests are created and tested in the Argos test system.

    The requester will also test in Argos test and when the requester approves the change will be moved to production

  • How do I find the Argos reports similar to a Banner batch report?
    View our Argos reporting list online or ALL0000 dashboard available in Argos
  • How do I request security access for a dashboard?
    Please enter your request here
  • Can I create my own reports and save reports?
    Yes. Apply for training for guidance in doing so.
  • Can my department request Argos training
    Yes. Please request one here here