Argos, MSU’s lead Operational Reporting Tool (ORT) is a flexible platform for creating and sharing reports and dashboards across the University. The ORT project is the first step in the much larger Enterprise Decision Support (EDS) program established to pull together various sources of information and provide the tools necessary to access and visualize trends and indicators in support of University operations.
Start by contacting your Banner Security Lead (listed below) and reviewing the Evisions site for training.
If you have questions about whether you should be a Report Writer or DataBlock Designer in Argos, please contact your Banner Security Lead (listed below) for guidance on the specific knowledge/skills you will need.
BANNER SECURITY LEADS
Amanda Stokes – 406-994-2704
Ann Robinson – 406-994-4314
Can I use Argos to report against multiple data sources?
Yes, Argos can report from multiple data sources. When a dashboard is created it is given a default connection (e.g. Banner), however each object within the dashboard can override this allowing for a different connection to be chosen (e.g. DegreeWorks). The data from an object that has one connection can then be used when executing an object using a different connection.
Does Argos support OLAP cubes?
How can I use Argos to generate and present a letter?
Yes, Argos can generate PDF documents that can be attached to an email or printed and mailed. Output can also be presented via the Web browser either publicly or within MyInfo requiring authentication if needed.
Does Argos have a drill down capability?
Yes. Using charting, a user can select the chart or element within the chart and drive another form to show using the data that was selected by the user in the original chart.
Does Argos have a built-in SQL editor for troubleshooting?
No. Argos is not a SQL development tool. We recommend using SQL Developer or a similar tool.
If you have questions about whether you should be a Report Writer or DataBlock Designer in Argos, please contact your Banner Security Lead (as listed under How do I get access to this service? above) for guidance on the specific knowledge/skills you will need.
If you are having trouble logging into this service or other technical issues with this service, you may try reseting your NetID password or contacting your helpdesk. See below to identify the links for your campus.
MSU CAMPUS PASSWORD RESET PAGES
MSU Bozeman: password.montana.edu
MSU Billings: www3.montana.edu/myprofile-bl/
MSU Northern: www3.montana.edu/myprofile-hv/
MSU Great Falls: password.gfcmsu.edu
MSU CAMPUS HELPDESKS
Email Bozeman Helpdesk or call 406-994-1777
Email Billings Helpdesk or call 406-247-5700
Email Northern Helpdesk or call 406-265-3765
Email Great Falls Helpdesk or call 406-771-4433
BANNER NETWORKING OR SECURITY ISSUES
Training & Documentation
For more information on training, talk to your Banner Security Lead (as listed above under "How do I get access to this service?") and check the training section of the Evisions site.