Banner 9 is Here!
Banner 9 is Live
The upgrade to Banner is live. The new version, Banner Admin Pages, provides an updated user interface, an improved experience on mobile devices and other new features. Module-based training opportunities are available. Banner Admin Pages is a full replacement for INB. INB will be decommissioned on Dec. 31.
What is Banner?
Banner is the university's centralized academic and administrative records system. You use Banner when you access myMemphis. With myMemphis, you register for a class, access UofM Online, enter your time, complete payroll, or manage equipment workflow, etc.
Ellucian, the provider of our Banner software, has announced its plan to end support for Banner 8 on December 31, 2018. As a result, the UofM will upgrade to Banner 9.
What is the Upgrade Timeline?
Banner 9 Admin Pages (full replacement for INB) is live. Some Banner 9 Self-Service pages such as Student Profile and Employee Profile are available. Other Self-Service pages will be rolled out as they are released and after they are tested.
*All dates represented are subject to change and are not firmly set.
Will there be Training?
Yes. Training will occur July 2018 through September 2018. Banner users will have concurrent access to both Banner 8 and 9 beginning October 2018. This gives a few months to get comfortable using Banner 9 before Banner 8 sunsets in December 2018.
Who Will be Leading the Upgrade?
A steering committee composed of executives and members of Faculty and Staff Senates are leading the initiative. ITS will perform the technical deployment of the software in the test and production environments. Each Banner module will have a functional team of experts performing testing activities and preparing training material for Banner 9.
Here are some demo videos from the vendor:
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Will Anything Stay the Same? What will be Different?
What Stays the Same?
Functionality, same forms and form names, field options and field order
What is Different?
There are visual enhancements, new features in pages and portlets, and additional system error and warning notifications. Also, there is improved application navigator, mobile friendly responsive design, and multiple record views.