Administrative Information Services

SAP Business Objects

The Web Intelligence Business Objects reporting tool enables authorized users to securely access Amherst College administrative data using a web browser. Report developers with database expertise in their area have secured access to data to write reports.


To run reports your computer must be connected to a network port that is 'behind the firewall' or actively running VPN Firewall Client. 

An individual’s Amherst College username and password are required.  Select LDAP as the authentication method.

Getting Started: 

Your computer must be connected to a port behind the firewall or using Firewall VPN.

Business Objects  login

To set a preferred default folder, click Preferences found on the right side of the top menu list. Under the General heading > InfoView Start Page > Folder select Browse Folder. Navigate through the Public Folders list and select your desired folder. Click OK to select the folder then click OK again to save and exit the page.

Log Out

You will be automatically logged out when the automatic inactivity timeout limit is reached; however, to support Amherst's security best practices, please log out when you are finished using the portal. If applicable, also make sure to disconnect your VPN Firewall Connection, when you are finished.


Please contact Alex Vasovic or Monica LaCroix if you have general technical difficulty with Web Intelligence. If you have a question or problem with specific reports (data contents, format), please direct your questions to the report author.

Additional Information: 

Run a Report

Select a report and double click to run. Some reports may prompt for user input. Web Intelligence uses '%' to represent one or more wild card characters. For example to search for all people whose last names begin with an A, one can enter A%. In the Amherst database, %mith select people with the last names of both Kingensmith and Smith.

A Web Intelligence report has two panes. The navigation pane in on the left and the report displays on the right. If the navigation is hidden it may appear as there is only one window. Click on the gray section on the arrow in the middle of the gray bar on the left of the report to open or hide the navigation map.

Ellucian Colleague

Colleague is Amherst's administrative information system including Student, Finance, Human Resource, and Advancement.

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education.

Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings.

With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions.

Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

Ellucian Live is one of the most dynamic conferences in higher education. It’s a unique opportunity to engage with 8,400 attendees from 1,300 institutions, all dedicated to a common goal: student success

Features and Benefits: 

The Colleague database serves as the primary system of record for administrative information systems. Administrative Information Services applies precise business logic, transform and publish this data to widespread applications (e.g., CMS, One Card, Moodle, Star Rez, PowerFaids, EMS Campus, and much more.)

Getting Started: 

Read the Administrative Information Security Policy

Sign and scan acknowledgement form and return to Monica LaCroix, System Administrator

Sign up for access to the Ellucian Hub to access product road maps, documentation, eCommunities and training

Register for the online course Colleague Navigation, Features and Functionality.

This On-Demand course is designed for all beginner Colleague users.  It is also suitable for new hires, senior staff, anyone upgrading from a previous versions, or for those who need a refresher in the basics of Colleague. After successful completion, learners can describe key features, functionality and components of Colleague User Interface, and will be able to navigate the Colleague system.

Your Colleague Department Security Manager will authorize your access using the Colleague Security Request form.

  • Bill Kopell, Admission
  • Judy Todd, Advancement
  • Marie Fowler, Dean of the Faculty
  • Stephen Nigro, Finance (Gail Mitchell, alternate)
  • Gail Holt, Financial Aid
  • Maria-Judith Rodriquez, Human Resources
  • Robyn Rogers, Student Affairs
  • Jesse Barba, Registrar 


Titanium is a medical appointment scheduling application used by the Counseling Center to manage patient care and services.

  • You will need permissions set up by the Counseling Center to access Titanium.
  • You will also need to install the Citrix Receiver application, have approved Counseling Center department representative contact the IT Help Desk to request the Citrix set up.
Getting Started: 

How to log on to Titanium Using Citrix:

  1. Open the Firefox Web browser.
  2. Click the bookmark for Citrix or navigate to the Web address
  3. Log in using your Amherst user name and password.
  4. Single click Campus Applications then single click the option whose label includes the word Titanium.  
  5. If prompted, click Permit Use.
  6. It will take about 30-45 seconds for Titanium to launch.
  7. When prompted, log into Titanium with the Titanium user name and password.
  8. Click OK on the Titanium message.
  9. Enter the Amherst password to sync the Titanium schedule with your Outlook calendar.
  10. Titanium should open.

Windows Computer How to Log Off Citrix Using Citrix:

  1. In the very bottom right corner of the computer screen, in the Task Bar, near the time and/or date display, right click the hot pink square labeled TI.
  2. Click to select Exit Titanium Sync.
  3. In the top right corner of the Firefox Web browser screen, click the X to close the Titanium application Web browser window.
  4. On the Citrix screen, click Log Off.
  5. If prompted, click OK or Yes or other as applicable to confirm that you wish to log off.
  6. In the top right corner of the Firefox Web browser screen, click the red X to close the Citrix Web browser window.



PowerFAIDS is a Windows®-based, client-server solution from the College Board that enables the Financial Aid office to manage student eligibility, verification, Pell Grant management, award packaging, loan origination, reporting and research.