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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted July 30, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Upgrades

Banner 9 Upgrade

Effective Date: August 3, 2018

On Friday, August 3, from 6:00pm to 12:00pm, we will be upgrading Banner INB, our enterprise resource planning system, to version 9. Version 9 is the latest release delivered by Ellucian that provides a modern user interface and moves us away from the Oracle forms that will soon no longer be supported. Banner 9 will be accessible from any internet browser and Java will no longer be required to run Banner services. During the upgrade, connectivity to Banner INB and Banner 9 will be unavailable.

Please note that Banner Self-service remains unaffected by this upgrade of Banner INB to Banner 9.

Key Benefits

  • Fresh look and feel
  • Improved navigation to administrative pages
  • Better browser support
  • Streamlined upgrades and conserved resources

Impact on College Community

Banner will be unavailable – Access to Banner INB, Banner 9, and Banner Self-service will be unavailable during the upgrade.

Each Banner 9 user will need to clear the browser cache – after this upgrade, it will be necessary to clear your browser cache in order to have Banner 9 function properly for you. If you need assistance in clearing your cache, please contact the AIT help desk at 630.752.4357 (HELP.)

Banner 9 will be accessible via the Wheaton Portal – After the upgrade, Banner 9 will be accessible via the Wheaton Portal (https://portal.wheaton.edu) on the Employee page. Log into the Wheaton Portal with your NetID credentials, select the Employee link on the left-side menu, and then select the “Banner 9 Admin Pages” link in the Help and Resources portlet.

Existing Banner INB bookmarks and shortcuts – After the upgrade, any Banner INB bookmarks or shortcuts you’ve saved will no longer work.  All access to Banner 9 should be via the Wheaton Portal as described above.

Additional Information

This upgrade is the result of many people across campus working together to deploy this change.  Significant contributors include:

  • Accounting/Purchasing
  • Advancement
  • Human Resources
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Student Financial Services
  • Academic & Institutional Technology

Thank you all for your teamwork!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.