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A gradual rollout of Banner 9 has begun in some administrative offices

March 26, 2018

Banner 9 Rollout Has Begun

From: Division of Information Technology

On March 12, 2018, a gradual rollout of Banner 9 administrative pages began in a few administrative offices on campus, including the Bursar’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and others. Banner 9 is the next generation of the university's enterprise resource planning system, which provides integrated management of our core business processes. Banner 9 administrative pages are replacing Banner 8 INB. Between now and the end of the fiscal year, you will see central administrative offices begin transitioning to Banner 9 administrative pages - you may notice a new interface and additional perks including expanded browser options, and tablet device functionality. Departmental Banner Users will begin a transition to Banner 9 administrative pages after August 1, 2018. 

Banner 9 brings a more modern user interface, along with a technology upgrade that will lay the foundation for easier integration with other systems in the future. The implementation of Banner 9 administrative pages will not change the business processes themselves, nor the underlying databases that enable them. Because of this continuity, it will be possible for both Banner 8 INB and Banner 9 administrative pages to coexist in the same environment throughout the transition. The switch should be complete well before Banner 8 INB is retired on December 31, 2018.

The following video was created for Banner users and administrators, and shares additional information on the timeline for the overall changeover.  

If you have questions, contact the Banner 9 team at askBanner9@vt.edu.