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Update on Banner Enhancement Program

January 8, 2018 — 

Upgrade to Banner 9 will enhance the user experience

Are you currently using Aurora Banner to create, query or update transactions? Would you like to see a new modernized platform that will allow you to run Banner on any type of browser, even your mobile device?

Great news! The University of Manitoba is in the process of refreshing the Aurora Banner experience by developing a new foundation that will support new capabilities for automation, usability, mobility and integration.

This enhancement program will modernize the system over a period of four years. The first stage of the program started in October 2017 and has a target completion date for end of 2018. In stage one, Aurora Banner 8 INB will be upgraded to Aurora Banner 9 Administration Forms (student and finance).

What this means to you?

If you use Aurora Banner today to perform tasks such as update journal entries or students’ records, Aurora Banner 9 will modernize how information is displayed and how you navigate the system.

Training and support will be provided to help familiarize you with the upgraded system. This means you will not need to learn a new application; you will just learn the new ways to navigate.

How will stage one improve Aurora Banner?

Aurora Banner 9 Administration Forms delivers a number of important enhancements, including:

  • A new look and feel that modernizes the user experience
  • Greater flexibility to run Banner on any browser or mobile device
  • A simplified upgrade process
  • A solid foundation to deliver additional capabilities

As well, a number of technical and mandatory compliance factors are prompting this refresh, including:

  • The end of support for Aurora Banner 8 INB as of December 2018
  • New regulatory updates will no longer be issued for Aurora Banner 8
  • Enhanced Data Security options with Banner 9

Please note that Aurora Self-Serve (SSB) will not be affected at this time, but will be upgraded in the next stage.

For more information or for Program updates visit: umanitoba.ca/banner9. If you would like to provide feedback to the Program team or have any questions, please contact: banner9 [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

Banner 8 vs Banner 9 interface.

Banner 8 vs Banner 9 interface.

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