Upgrade from Banner 8.x to Banner 9.x

Our ERP vendor, Ellucian, requires that we upgrade from Banner 8.x to Banner 9.x by December 2018. This upgrade provides a new interface to all Banner Administrative applications (previously called Banner INB) and those Banner 9 Self-Service applications (previously called BannerWeb) that are available. Note: as of March 26, 2018, Ellucian has not upgraded every Banner 8.x BannerWeb module so there will be a mix of Banner 8.x and Banner 9.x Self-Service modules.

Banner 9 Admin is primarily a user interface (UI) change with a more modern look and feel; the underlying data is the same as 8.x. The changes (although significant) are primarily cosmetic, so admin processes should remain relatively unaffected by this upgrade.

Upgrading to Banner 9 is not the same as a re-implementation of Banner; these are distinctly different initiatives.

Helpful Tips

• Please refer to the Banner Transformed – Getting Started with your Administrative Application to assist you with getting familiar with the new look and feel.

• Please avail yourself of the Ellucian resources:

• For a quick reference on basic navigation, please refer to the

• Transitioning From Banner 8 (INB) to Banner 9 (Administrative Pages)

March 26, 2018 - July 20, 2018
  • End user preview and testing
  • Coordinated testing June 1st (Controller Offices, Human Resources, OPB); June 7th (Student Related offices)
  • Assisted Lab Training sessions schedule
July 23, 2018 - August 3, 2018
  • User final testing
  • 2nd round of coordinated testing TBD
August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018
  • Code Freeze
  • Prepare for Upgrade Weekend
August 10, 2018 - August 13, 2018
  • Go-LIVE starts at noon
  • Bannerforms & BannerWeb will be unavailable during this time

Please report issues and/or questions to banner@richmond.edu