Banner 9

Last Uptabdated 03/14/2017

ITS has begun a multiyear project to upgrade from Banner 8 to Banner 9, also referred to as Banner XE. The first phase of the upgrade will take approximately one year and will focus on administrative Banner, also known as Internet Native Banner (INB). The second phase of the upgrade will focus on self-service Banner (SSB), also known as myBanner or Banner Web.  A start date for phase II, as well as additional details, will be announced later.


Administrative Banner 8 is based on Oracle forms. In Administrative Banner 9, Oracle Forms are replaced by JAVA pages, which means that the look, feel, and navigation of these pages will change. Banner upgrades will be applied individually to each module (Finance, General, Position Control, Human Resources, Accounts Receivable, Advancement, Financial Aid, and Student) instead of a single upgrade applied to all modules simultaneously. Once the upgrade is complete, all Banner 8 Oracle forms will have been replaced with Banner 9 JAVA pages, but during the upgrade, Banner 8 forms and Banner 9 pages will co-exist within the same production Banner system.

Administrative Banner 8 to Banner 9 Upgrade

This timeline is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates.

Banner Module

   Upgrade Date

Financial Administration

 

    IHL

  03/27/2017 – 8:00 pm

    Development Foundation

  04/02/2017 – 5:00 pm

    MSU

  04/09/2017 – 10:00 pm

General Administration

 

    IHL

  03/27/2017 – 8:00 pm

    Development Foundation

  04/02/2017 – 5:00 pm

    MSU

  04/09/2017 – 10:00 pm

Position Control Administration

 

    IHL

  July 2017

    MSU

  July 2017

Human Resources Administration

 

    IHL

  July 2017

    MSU

  July 2017

Advancement Administration

 

MSU

  October 2017

Account Receivable Administration

 

    IHL

  November 2017

    MSU

  November 2017

Financial Aid Administration

 

    MSU

  February 2018

Student Administration

 

    MSU

  March 2018


Self-Service Banner (Banner Web) Upgrade Timeline to be Provided Later


Application Navigator, which is new with Banner 9, is the tool that allows access to both Banner 8 forms and Banner 9 pages.  The following video provides a preview of Application Navigator.

 



Banner 9 Preview Sessions

The preview sessions highlight the need for the Banner 9 upgrade, discuss the navigation tool (Application Navigator), provide a look into the new Banner 9 user interface, and explain what to expect through the multi-year migration.

Session
Date & Time
Location
Session A
February 23, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Bost Theatre
Session B
February 23, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Bost Theatre
Session C
March 1, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Fowlkes Auditorium
Session D
March 1, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Library Auditorium
Session E
March 28, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Fowlkes Auditorium
Session F
March 28, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Fowlkes Auditorium
Session G
March 10, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Meridian College Park Campus Room 008

NOTE: Sessions will be open attendance (no registration required), one hour in length (10-15 minutes for Q&A) and all but the Meridian session will be streamed. At least one session will be recorded and made available for later viewing. It is strongly recommended that anyone who uses Administrative Banner attend or view one of these preview sessions.

Click Preview Session to view a live stream during the designated date and time listed in the sessions above.


Banner 9 Quick Navigation Guide (pdf)

Banner 9 Preview Session PowerPoint (pdf)


Banner 9 Hands-On Sessions

The attendees may come and go during the session blocks to test drive the new Banner 9 pages, access Application Navigator, and ask questions. 

Location: McArthur Hall Lab B

(Maximum Capacity - 15 per block)

Session Dates: March 6, 9, 13, 24, 29 & 30

Block 1
8:30 - 9:30 am
Block 2
9:45 - 10:45 am
Block 3
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Block 4
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Block 5
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Block 6
3:45 - 4:45 pm

Registration is required and available on the ITS website. It is recommended that you attend or view a preview session prior to attending a hands-on session.


All Administrative Banner training classes will be suspended in March and will resume in April 2017 for new users.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Application Navigator is the tool used to access both Banner 8 Oracle forms and Banner 9 JAVA pages.

While Banner 9 supports all current browsers, Banner 8 forms still require the Java plugin to function. Banner 8 supported browsers (with Java enabled) include Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox. Until all Banner 8 forms are converted to Banner Admin Pages, the recommendation is to use Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox.

Because Banner 9 runs in a web browser, some keyboard shortcuts had to be changed while others no longer work. A list of Keyboard Shortcuts is available.

Yes, you can access all Banner 8 and Banner 9 that you have permissions to access.

Banner 8 and Banner 9 function the same, and Banner 9 JAVA pages have the same names as their Banner 8 Oracle forms predecessors.  Banner 9 pages have a more modern look, are more intuitive and easier to navigate.  Thus, while you will need to learn how to navigate Banner 9 JAVA pages, attending one of the preview sessions and hands-on sessions should give you the knowledge that you need.