Are you a Banner® by Ellucian customer faced with the impending move from Banner 8 to Banner 9? Like any system migration, the process can be daunting. But Banner 9 is worth it, as it’s the next step in the evolution of ERPs. So, wouldn’t you like to alleviate as many obstacles – and headaches – as possible that could arise from that migration? Well, have we got good news for you! Evisions Argos can help you with your transition to Banner 9. Here’s how:

Evisions and Ellucian

First and foremost, Evisions will work with you and Ellucian to ensure as smooth a transition as possible. As a strategic partner of Ellucian, we know that moving to Banner 9 is an important step for your university or college. Evisions understands the Banner system, as well as the various goals and processes for which an institution’s ERP is vital. This knowledge, along with our longstanding relationship with Ellucian, serves to benefit you. We’re here to help.

Validation

As you transition from Banner 8 to Banner 9, you will need to validate that the data is moving through the forms correctly. Traditionally, a validation process for any migration is very manual and extremely time consuming. Argos, though, can set up the process so that, on one screen, you can instantly compare data from Banner 8 with that from Banner 9.

If you’ve had Banner for a number of years, chances are you changed business rules somewhere along the way. This often results in data that needs to be cleaned up. Argos – thanks to its relationship with Banner – will help present the data in a way that makes the data disconnects easier to see, and provide audit reports that show where problems may lie.

Oracle Forms Customizations

Migrating to Banner 9 will require time and attention from your IT staff – especially for those institutions who have custom forms built in Oracle Forms. You will want to replicate these forms as easily as possible as Banner 9 moves closer to the cloud. Argos can help replicate these forms. Evisions Professional Services experts can move the customizations in these forms into Argos. Your IT staff, then, can focus on training users in Banner 9.

IT Staff Augmentation

Transitioning to any system can be a huge project. It can tie up your IT resources, aside from the work in Oracle Forms. For instance, if your IT department is also tasked with producing reports for your institution, that production could wane as their time and focus turns to Banner 9.

With Argos, your enterprise reporting can be put into the hands of the end users. There is no lengthy installation and it’s easy to modify as your reporting needs change. End users can access the reports they need when they need them, without having to submit requests to IT. And should you have any complex reporting projects, our Professional Services team can assist you every step of the way. This will allow your IT staff to give the move to Banner 9 the focus it deserves.

To conclude, the combination of Argos functionality and offerings from Evisions Professional Services, when combined with the deep relationships and knowledge between Ellucian and Evisions, can save you a lot of time and frustration – not to mention those headaches! We offer peace of mind to the IT departments, and the institutions themselves, undergoing the important and beneficial migration to Banner 9.

Vicki Wayne

Vicki Wayne

Vicki Wayne is the Director of Professional Services, Higher Education at Evisions.In addition to Banner expertise, she is also a certified Project Management Professional. Vicki has 15 years of experience in Higher Ed, in both public and private institutions, and has worked with a number of different reporting and analytics tools. Vicki holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Purdue University as well as a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from Keller Graduate School.
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