March 6, 2018

Purdue to transition to Banner 9 system

A new look and feel is coming to Purdue's student information system, Internet Native Banner (INB or Banner), later this spring. Effective June 4, INB will be upgraded campus-wide to a new version, Banner 9.

Ellucian, the software vendor for Banner, has replaced the current, form-based platform with a modern, web-based platform. As a result, Purdue, along with every other Banner institution, is transitioning to the new Banner 9 system.

Beginning in March 2017, staff from the core Enrollment Management offices, the Graduate School, the University advising community and ITaP began collaborating as part of the Purdue Banner 9 Upgrade project, preparing for testing and implementation of the new system and training in it. Preliminary technical and functional testing has been completed. A second round of testing and system validation is on schedule to be completed by the end of April.

When Banner 9 is implemented in June, users can expect: 

* An easy-to-use navigation menu with the same hierarchical structure that exists in the current Banner 8 system.

* A new web page format that can be accessed using the Banner form names already familiar to current users. 

Over 1,200 administrative staff use INB to manage student information for the University. The project team anticipates that users will be able to transition easily to Banner 9. Learning the basic conventions of the new system is expected to take no more than 90 minutes for most users.

* Documentation and training resources will be available via myPurdue in coming weeks.

* Hands-on training workshops will be available May 21-June 1.

* Information about how to sign up for training will be sent to all current INB users in late April.

For a sneak preview of the new look of Banner 9, look for the “Internet Native Banner is Getting a New Look” presentation available through myPurdue.

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