Portland State University Streamlines Budgeting and Controls Costs

February 19, 2020

Answers in Analytics: Portland University Success Study



  • How to streamline budgeting
  • How to control costs
  • How to increase student retention


Portland State University implemented IBM Cognos BI and TMI for control over finances and student retention.


  • Portland State University now has deeper insight into budgeting and student performance;
  • It can manage finances to keep tuition costs low.

The role of Prolifics

  • Prolifics helped PSU structure and automate the university-wide budgeting process;
  • Prolifics automated integration of Ellucian banner data;
  • Prolifics extended the solution to include enrollment and tuition revenue planning.

“Prolifics was able to take a budgeting system which was inadequately designed and turned it into a fully functional system which is user friendly, much easier to maintain and incorporates best practices.”

– Robert Naranjo, Business System Analyst/Programmer, Portland State University