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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 here.

Overview of generating a report with HUDINI

1. Choose a Report
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 Parameters
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 Report
This 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 Report
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 is presented.

For detailed instructions on the above four steps, please refer to the links on the left.