BannerSUnited Consolidation Project

WHAT IS BANNERSUNITED?

A group of key functional and technical personnel from the 4 campuses of the Southern University System with student enrollment: Southern University and A&M College and Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana; Southern University in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The BannerSUnited project is the result of a comprehensive study of our current processes and organizational structure. We enlisted the services of Strata Information Group (SIG) to assess our 4 student campuses and come up with a plan to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

After reviewing SIGs assessment, the decision was made to consolidate student systems on a shared platform. Simply put, all data in one system that can be accessed by all campuses. A required step in this process is to move the current Banner 8 platforms to Banner 9 for all the campuses. This new Banner release delivers a number of important enhancements, including a modern user interface, enhanced navigation and process management tools, and new functionality to enhance the student experience across any mobile device.

 

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WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

This effort is being driven by Legislative mandate to find ways to improve efficiencies and centralize back office operations to reduce costs. The Division of Information Technology will utilize the following guiding principles in support of this charge:

  • provide services to support the SUS mission through excellence in design, development, and application of information technology;
  • provide leadership and guidance in the use of information technology;
  • enable members of the University community to undertake instructional, research, administrative, and managerial tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner; and
  • provide up-to-date technology, timely and reliable services in a fiscally responsible manner.

The centralization of the ERP systems across all campuses which house Student and Financial Aid modules is a significant step toward realization of a long-term benefit for the SU System. Improved business processes will be available to all campuses and savings due to economies of scale can benefit all.

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT YOU?
STUDENTS
 
  • With the new consolidated Banner 9 platform, students will be able to move seamlessly between the campuses because their demographic data is available to all. In addition to having common core courses and transfer equivalences. Better service deliveries. The student would have an integrated student account for all charges and payments.

  • Because information can be accessed and utilized via electronic resources, less paper will be used/needed.

  • Admission processes have been restructured and simplified to provide consistency between each institution.

  • The student will have an integrated account for all charges and payments for all campuses.

  • Can view grades and schedules via self-service on any mobile device.

 


 

 

FACULTY
  • Travel Forms and Time Cards access and processing will be available online, saving time and paper.

  • Increased data integrity and improved analytics will provide earlier identification of students that need support, enhancing student success and retention.

  • Because information can be accessed and utilized via electronic resources, less paper will be used/needed.

  • Can document student attendance online and view class roster.

  • New interface between Banner and Moodle will replicate grades input in either system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF
  • Staff will have easier access to information that they need for meetings, routine assignments, and special projects. This can lead to deeper conversations about the information they are getting and can help drive their initiatives further.
  • Clearer information can be gained faster with less guess work. This means that there will be less time spent digging and working with solutions that are kludgy.
  • Campuses will need to collaborate and develop new ideas that will propel the University forward.
  • Increased data integrity and improved analytics will provide earlier identification of students that need support to aid in their retention.
  • Increased job satisfaction, time savings, and ability to self-serve a larger range of functions.
  • Drive efficiencies with automation and process re-engineering.
  • Travel Forms and Time Cards access and processing will be available online, saving time and paper.
  • Because information can be accessed and utilized via electronic resources, less paper will be used/needed.
WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?

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