Our Projects

Here are some of the major projects that ITS is currently working on:

Banner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Upgrade

ITS is working with the campus community to upgrade our existing ERP system, Banner. This is necessary to keep the Banner application up to date. As of December 31, 2018, our current Banner version will no longer be supported.

The communication plan and Banner form user access proposals were reviewed and approved by the project team last week. DUSMs have received a message to review user Banner form access. Focus is on those who have not logged into Banner forms during the past 6 months.

Custom form work continues to progress with a meeting set for January 9. A plan for gathering more details regarding the Advancement module has been created. The first discussion within ITS will focus on the parent/student relationship and is set for January 4. Work is underway to create a sample test scenario to share with the project team in early January.

Admissions Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Implementation

To improve communication with prospective students, ITS is working with the Office of Admission to implement the customer relationship management (CRM) system, Slate. This tool will help admission counselors better communicate with prospective students and their families.

ITS staff has completed the Banner to Slate integration and it is running automatically along with the Slate to Banner feed. The final step of the project is to complete a parent integration from Slate to Banner. Requirements have been gathered and coding has begun on that integration. We are waiting on the Banner team's availability to finish parent integration.

University Intranet and Portal Implementation (blueView replacement)

Ellucian’s Luminis Portal, the technology currently used to support blueView, is at the end of its life. ITS is partnering with University Communications to build a new intranet and portal experience with features on the Office 365 platform, which is currently used for online email access.

Our PDD has been sent out for final review and sign off. The core project team has been constructed and weekly meeting have begun. We have finished reviewing all blueView content and we are now building that content into a formalized document and beginning discussions with campus partners on what content is being transitioned to the new portal.

Microsoft OneDrive Central Storage Implementation

ITS is implementing Microsoft’s OneDrive storage solution in order to streamline document storage for campus. With OneDrive in place, faculty, staff, and students will have easy access to storage for both individual and collaborative needs.

ITS staff initially piloted the use of OneDrive before beginning to roll it out to campus.

Below is the tentative schedule for campus-wide deployment. Dates may change as the schedule progresses.

Area/Department Start Date
ITS 10/27/17 In Progress
International Center 11/09/17 In Progress
Robert D. and Billie Ray Center 11/09/17 Completed
University Advancement 11/15/17 In Progress
Harkin Institute 11/21/17 In Progress
Old Main 11/28/17 In Progress
Carnegie Hall first floor, Cole Hall 1/10/18  
Hubbell, Olmsted Center 1/22/18  
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 2/5/18  
SJMC, SOE, Mathematics & Computer Science 2/19/18  
College of Arts & Sciences 3/5/18  
College of Business & Public Administration 3/19/18  
Law School 4/2/18  
Cowles Library 4/16/18  
Facilities 4/30/18  
Public Safety and Health Center 5/14/18  
Athletics 5/28/18  
3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society) 6/11/18  


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