Welcome to the online help
for Harvard's HUDINI system
HUDINI is an
intermediate-level reporting tool that contains more reports and more
features than AWS2, the University's most commonly used reporting tool.
HUDINI contains a wide variety of reports arranged in the following report
categories: Financial, Listings, Sponsored, Budget, and Construction in
Progress. HUDINI can also be used to look up invoice payment status.
Click on the left for
help on using HUDINI. For information about using AWS2 to generate
standard financial reports, click here.
For more information
about the types of reports that can be run in AWS2 or HUDINI, click
Overview of generating a report with HUDINI
1. Choose a
The first step in reporting is to determine the type of
report you need to produce. Two items that can help you are the Report
Catalog or the option "decide which
report to run" on the left. Both will provide information on the
various reports and their uses.
2. Enter Your
You need to let the system know what date ranges and
chart of account values you want to report on. You can use other
parameters to define how the report will be sorted, what types of
transactions will be included in the report, or other criteria along these
lines. Note that you will need to know your chart values before using
HUDINI as it does not have the chart search capabilities of AWS2.
3. Run Your
sends your query to the system; HUDINI will collect the results and format
them for you. Reports can be run on demand or on a daily, weekly, or
monthly basis. As part of this process, the system checks the information
you have requested against your reporting responsibility and hides any
data that you are not allowed to see.
4. View Your
After the system creates your report, it will be saved on the
HUDINI Report Status screen for the next seven days. Reports run in the
PDF format are easy to print and can be saved to your desktop, while
reports run in the Comma Separated format can be downloaded to another
program such as Microsoft Excel, where you can modify how the information
instructions on the above four steps, please refer to the links on the