Advancement Reporting & Systems is a four-person team that develops systems, software applications and reports for Advancement staff and sometimes others.
Our output includes:
- Web applications (at engage.amherst.edu)
- A BI-centric data warehouse
- Self-service querying in a personal MS Access "sandbox"
- Reports in MS Excel, Access, Word, SSRS (browser-based), and Forena (on the college website)
- Desktop applications
- A Data Dictionary that defines the content of fields throughout the reporting environment
- A desktop interface in MS Access offering all these, called ARI (Advancement Reporting Interface)
Lee Barstow, Director
Zongwen Zhang, Senior Database Programmer
Amy Lashley, Senior Applications Developer