Analytics & Reporting

Empower users to make the most of data

The Reporting Hub in Elements provides highly configurable reporting tools to track and analyse research activities, allowing you to see trends, track progress, and demonstrate compliance or engagement levels.

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Demonstrate impact and gain actionable insights

Highly configurable reporting tools allow you to track and analyse all of your research activities, letting you see trends in research outputs, funding and citations; compare year-on-year figures and track progress against strategic objectives; and demonstrate compliance with government mandates and research impact or open access policies.

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Reporting that works for you 

To put you in complete control, we provide a specialist SQL-based reporting database which supports direct SQL querying, integrated SSRS reporting and further analysis using the business intelligence tools of your choice.

Reports can be provided as formatted reports, visual dashboards or CSV extracts, making it easy to access your data in a way that works for you. User permissions can easily be managed to make sure different institutional roles have access to the data that is most useful to them. You can write your own custom report templates using SSRS, or our specialist team can work with you to create them on your behalf.

Stock or custom reports

Save time with our out-of-the-box dashboards and data extracts, available at the click of a button, or register custom reporting templates to your institution’s specific requirements. Stock reports include formatted CVs and biosketches, publication summaries, user profile completeness, ORCID identifier user, REF data quality, and more.


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Interactive visualisations of aggregated data from across Elements

Formatted Reports

Produce reports in a variety of formats. Suitable for intermediate data volumes

Data Extracts

Extract large volumes of data in CSV format using SQL scripts

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Reporting made easy

To put you in complete control of your reporting, Elements provides each of our clients with a specialist SQL-based Reporting Database which is continuously updated from the Elements operational database. This supports direct SQL querying but also allows you to analyse your Elements data using the business intelligence tool of your choice.

We also offer integrated SSRS reporting, empowering our clients to create their own custom reports which can be generated directly within the Elements UI. You can use our standard templates, write your own, or have our team of experts create custom templates for you. Our reporting functionality supports a wide range of data types and formatting options including dashboards, data extracts, spreadsheets, CVs, group activity reports or formatted lists of outputs and activities. You can even add visualisations such as charts, graphs, co-authorship or collaboration diagrams and maps. 

Reporting Database in action

In the first video, the user is demonstrating how to edit a dashboard using the Elements dashboard designer.
The second video highlights using the identifiers dashboard.

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“Applying the Sustainable Development Goal framework to Elements facilitates both internal and external collaboration across education, research, and practice, advancing collective efforts to achieve this ambitious global agenda.”

Executive Fellow for Sustainability Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

With this partnership, we have the opportunity to position ourselves as
a world leader in the development of the scholarly ecosystem.

Keith Webster, Dean of University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon

I cannot overstate how pleased we have been.
We have to have confidence to work with a partner
for at least 5 years on a project of this size.

Caleb Smith, Senior Strategy Manager for Research Intelligence & Analytics, University of Michigan

“Faculty need only spend perhaps less than an hour a year to prepare and submit their annual reports.”

Associate Dean, Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar

"Leveraging the interoperability between Symplectic Elements and DSpace has increased policy-driven institutional repository deposits by over 350%."

Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist, Boston University

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool