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Banner 9

Upgrade from Banner 8.x to Banner 9.x

IT has begun a year long project to upgrade Banner 8 to Banner 9.   This will include upgrading the Administrative piece of Banner (formerly Banner Forms) and Banner Self-Service (formerly EKUDirect).   Ellucian is requiring all Banner schools to be completely on Banner 9 by December 30, 2018.  According to Ellucian, "Banner 9 by Ellucian is no ordinary upgrade.  It delivers a fresh user experience, all new tools, and significantly improved capabilities across Banner, driving new efficiencies so you can focus on student success."   

EKU Timeline - subject to change

  • June 2017
    • Test Environment
      • Banner 8 to Banner 9 Single Sign-On -- COMPLETE
      • Application Navigator -- COMPLETE
  • July 2017
    • Production Environment
      • Banner 8 to Banner 9 Single Sign-On
      • Application Navigator
    • Test Environment
      • General Administrative Pages
      • HR Administrative Pages 
      • Begin IT organized training
  • August - September 2017
    • Test Environment
      • Student Admin. Pages and Student Self-Services Pages
      • Financial Aid Admin. Pages and Self-Service Pages
      • Finance Admin. and Self-Service Pages 
      • Advancement Admin. and Self-Service Pages
      • IT staff and End Users begin Testing their systems
  • October 2017
    • ​Production Environment
      • Begin moving areas who have finished testing
  • November 2017 - February 2018
    • Test Environment
      • Continue testing, all testing completed by end of February
    • Production Environment
      • Continue moving areas who have finished testing
  • March - April 2018
    • Production Environment
      • Finish moving remaining areas to Production
  • June 30, 2018
    • Conversion Complete, Banner 9 conversion celebration TBD


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