Wright State Faculty and Staff,
Wright State is commencing the upgrade to Banner 9. This new release delivers a number of important enhancements, including a modern user interface, enhanced navigation and process management tools, and new functionality across the student, HR and finance functions. It will also give us greater flexibility as we’ll be able to run Banner on any browser and on tablets.
With any system upgrade, we know that people often grow concerned over what will change, and we have been working closely with our partner, Ellucian, to understand and anticipate those changes. To date, most of the feedback that other institutions have provided indicates that getting used to the new interface and navigation takes minimal effort. To date, hundreds of Banner customers have already upgraded or are in the process of upgrading, and we will be able to share experiences across the Banner community as we roll out Banner 9 here.
Our team plans to begin the move to Banner 9 by upgrading the various administrative modules in a phased approach. We will start this project in July 2017 and we are targeting completion for October 2018. We will be reaching out to the functional areas to coordinate for system testing and training as we work to complete the overall project schedule. Because we are upgrading the administrative modules, there will be little to no impact on our students.
To see what’s coming check out these quick videos (registration is required):
- Admin – Student (Admissions, Registration, A/R)
- Admin – Financial Aid
- Admin – Human Resources
- Admin – Finance
Here are some additional resources to help you learn more about what’s coming in Banner 9:
- Human Resources Focus – What’s New in Banner 9 (PDF)
- Finance Focus – What’s New in Banner 9 (PDF)
- Student and Financial Aid Focus – What’s New in Banner 9 (PDF)
We will be keeping you informed of our progress through our Banner 9 website, as well as through open discussions with your team, and we welcome your involvement as a part of this initiative. If you have any questions or concerns, I'd be happy to discuss them with you. Please contact me at (937) 775-4008, or firstname.lastname@example.org.