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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 team continues to focus on preparations for testing which we expect to start in early April. A test strategy was initially discussed with the team on March 9 and will be finalized soon. ITS staff is continuing to prepare to begin custom form transformations. A sneak peek of the new look and feel was recently shared with Banner users and presentations have been given to a number of administrative units across campus.

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.

We have finished development on the Slate to Banner parent data integration. We are now in testing and hope to transfer to production in early April.

myDrake Portal (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 portal experience with features from the Office 365 platform, which is currently used for online email access (Outlook).

After some initial setbacks with design and functionality, we have a new design for the landing pages and links sections. Additionally, we have decided where users land once they hit myDrake. Work is also continuing on the capability to pass sign in credentials from myDrake to linked applications.

Learn more about the myDrake project by reviewing the myDrake FAQs.

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 76% complete
International Center 11/13/17 50% complete
Robert D. and Billie Ray Center 11/13/17 Complete
University Advancement 11/20/17 92% complete
Harkin Institute 11/27/17 80% complete
Old Main 12/11/17 67% complete
Olmsted Center 2/12/18 70% complete
Student Financial Planning 2/12/18 Complete
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 2/19/18 48% complete
School of Journalism and Mass Communication 3/19/18 Starting
School of Education 3/19/18 Initial Steps
College of Arts & Sciences 3/19/18 Initial Steps
Cowles Library 3/19/18 4% complete
College of Business & Public Administration 4/20/18  
Law School 4/30/18 Initial Steps
Facilities 4/30/18  
Office of Admission 5/1/18  
Public Safety 5/14/18  
Athletics 5/28/18  
3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society) 6/11/18  


Student Success Software (Starfish) Implementation

The goal of this project is to implement Starfish, a system to support the university in its efforts to increase retention through early intervention and advising. Today, these efforts are primarily managed manually within college offices, or using the Symplicity CARE system. The adoption of Starfish transforms these manual processes into an automated solution.

Kickoff meetings with Starfish were held for both the full project team and the technical team. We'll begin regular meetings with Starfish next week to get training and setup, configuration, and data work moving.

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