Self-service Analytics

Self-service analytics deliver the insight you need to power your work.

The Self-service Analytics (SSA) Program was founded to empower UCSF faculty, staff and students to use data to gain insights and improve performance for patient care, research, education, finance, HR and other practice areas.

Data for Everyone

The IT Enterprise Information and Analytics department is excited to announce that work is underway to deliver self-service analytics (SSA) capabilities across UCSF. These capabilities will enable non-IT professionals to create reports and dashboards using Tableau.

Self-service That Works for You

We are dedicated to providing you intuitive processes, key training and services to get you started and support you in your SSA journey.

This program website is intended to be a convenient, one-stop shop for all UCSF personnel to easily find information about UCSF’s self-service analytics program using Tableau. We will update content frequently, so check back with us as we continue on the path to SSA.

SSA Program Rollout

Full rollout of all SSA services is expected to take approximately 18 to 20 months. Initially, we’ll create and launch a set of foundational services. We’ll incrementally enhance these services over time, with an ultimate goal to transition the SSA program into an ongoing, operational set of services.

Self-service analytics capabilities are being rolled out by department/department groupings and research teams. The SSA team is working with your Control Point Financial Coordinators (CPFC), UCSF Health leadership and research leadership to develop the rollout schedule.

Project Accomplishments

To date, we’ve accomplished the following:

  • Established the SSA Tableau platform and the necessary technical infrastructure.
  • Launched the Financial Management Dashboard in August 2018 with nearly 2,000 users.
  • Developed role-specific training courses, a security and privacy framework, and a foundational set of processes.