MERLIN

MERLIN

Mississippi Executive Resource Library and Information Network (MERLIN) is an enterprise data warehouse of accounting (including budget, revenue, and expenditures), payroll, human resources, travel, and property information. The data warehouse gives state agencies and government officials access to decision-critical information for reporting and analysis purposes to facilitate management decisions. MERLIN is both web and client-server accessible.
MERLIN.net - Login
 

 

Schedule of Availability


MERLIN is currently available to users Monday - Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Down times include the following:
  • Every Sunday

 

 

Security and MERLIN User Types

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Security and MERLIN User Types

There are two types of MERLIN users. The type determines how information is accessed from the data warehouse. The user types are:
MERLIN.net User - The user may view detail and summary data and has the ability to use standard reports or create ad hoc reports via the Internet.

Analyst User - The user may view detail and summary data and has the ability to use/modify standard reports or create ad hoc reports. The analyst user requires the purchase of a license for Cognos Impromptu User software. Analyst users are automatically provided with MERLIN.net access.

Access to specific data in MERLIN is based on security groups.  Click the following link to view the MERLIN Security Group Definitions.

On-line Security Access Request

System Requirements

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System Requirements

MERLIN.net

The MERLIN.net ad hoc query relies on certain functional features of a web browser. The application is optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher. Refer to theInternet Explorer website for minimum operating system, hardware, and memory requirements.

MERLIN Analyst

The following minimum configuration is necessary to run the Cognos Impromptu User software  and the various connectivity software pieces:

  • Windows® 2000 Operating System, or Windows XP Operating System
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Processor - Pentium III 300 MHz or faster
  • Disk space for Cognos products 225 MB (plus 150 MB free space on the drive that contains the temporary directory used by the installation program)
  • DOS 6.x
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • LAN Adapter Card

The client system also requires a correctly configured TCP/IP connection to either the State of Mississippiintranet or to the Internet. The application will work over any TCP/IP enabled network including Ethernet,Token Ring or dial-up.

Note: All training on MERLIN software assumes Windows environment literacy.