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Higher Education: What is Ellucian Banner ERP?

Today’s students have high expectations for service and performance, thus higher education leaders around the world are thinking more creatively about how their people and technology can work together more efficiently to meet and exceed those expectations.

To stay competitive with other schools, institutions need to deliver a convenient and connected technology experience that makes everyday tasks easier.

What is Ellucian Banner?

Ellucian Banner is helping institutions thrive.  With more than 1,400 customers around the world, Ellucian Banner is the world’s leading higher education ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

Ellucian Banner includes self-service options that allow users to access the features they need at any time, from any device.  Ellucian Banner is designed to simplify everyday processes.  Currently, it is delivered in multiple languages, including various English dialects, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Ellucian Banner is a complete student information system that lets you create an integrated digital campus, making it easier for users to communicate, get the information they need and accomplish their everyday tasks.

A thoughtfully designed user experience based on transformative technology, mobile-first design, and an intuitive interface—meeting the high standards of today’s students, faculty, and staff, includes a comprehensive set of tools that lets you connect departments and improve processes.

The system enables the ability to extend implementation and integrate easily with non-Ellucian solutions using the Ellucian Ethos platform and an integration strategy unique in the higher education market.

Flexible cloud technology reduces the cost of maintaining enterprise systems with consistent, seamless component deployments, and delivery options that help lower costs and improve services without adding staff.

As an active member of the global educational community, Ellucian works with professional education associations around the world to develop real solutions to higher education’s biggest challenges.

Ellucian Banner Solution Suite

From admissions to HR, Ellucian Banner solution suite includes:

Banner Student: Deliver the kind of experiences that keep students engaged and on track for success—from admissions, registration, and curriculum management to advising and assessment.

Banner Financial Aid: Automate day-to-day tasks so institutions can handle financial aid processes efficiently, quickly, and equitably, regardless of the source or type of aid.

Banner Finance: Improve security, efficiency, transparency, reliability, and compliance—improving decision-making and governance across the institution.

Banner Human Resources: Support every aspect of the employee lifecycle with this comprehensive human resources, payroll, and position control solution.

Ellucian Banner works hand-in-hand with their other solutions, including Ellucian Analytics, Ellucian Enterprise CRM, Ellucian Workflow, and Ellucian Degree Works.

In the coming years, institutions will start moving operations to the cloud.   Banner solutions are cloud-ready, scalable, and flexible.

Ellucian Banner delivers:

  • Unparalleled higher education-specific functionality that provides the most complete set of applications designed specifically to meet student needs
  • A complete set of integrated solutions that includes enterprise resource planning (ERP) and constituent relationship management (CRM) system
  • Administrative tools that make work and life easier for students, faculty, and staff
  • A safe and reliable cloud platform that gives you control and helps manage investments in system customizations
  • Cost-effective transition to the cloud that helps you avoid the costs, disruptions, and downtime associated with a major IT implementation
  • Commitment to a choice of hosting and delivery method (SaaS, cloud hosting, or on-premise) that work for the institution
  • Cloud maintenance by Ellucian
  • Personalize ERP with Ellucian’s extensibility framework, giving you multiple options to tailor the system


Ellucian Services teams are available to help optimize resources with their expertise in cloud support and deep understanding of the needs of higher education customers. A higher education approach to the cloud As the first in the industry to deliver a complete higher education ERP as a SaaS solution, we make sure to tailor our offerings to suit the unique needs of colleges and universities.

When it comes to on-premise or moving Ellucian Banner applications and related infrastructure to Oracle Cloud, various hosting providers can help with Ellucian migration to on-demand computing resources that are tailored to peak volume needs, while maintaining a steady-state baseline system at other times to make it cost-efficient.

Ellucian employees have a background in higher education.  Solutions are built to power higher education and are developed with a comprehensive mobile-first approach.  Systems are built on a unified strategy using the Ellucian Ethos framework, which defines a common language across systems, has powerful analytics, and eliminates the need to build and maintain point-to-point integrations for every new application on campus.

Ready for the Future

Ellucian has developed a rich technology framework and built it to be ready for future innovation.  It is considered one of the largest providers of cloud services in higher education and offers deployment models that give institutions flexibility when modernizing.  The Ellucian user community is vast and active and engaged with key topics, trends, and challenges in higher ed.  Hundreds of Banner users participate in the development process each year, working hand-in-hand with the Ellucian product team to improve Banner together.

Originally posted 2021-01-08 22:34:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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