Banner Upgrade On The Way

August 16, 2004
A new version of the SCT Banner applications - Banner 6 - will be implemented during the Fall Break weekend, October 15-17. The systems affected include SIS (the Student Information System), HRS (the Human Resources System), ADS (the Alumni/Development System), BearWeb, Web Time Entry, and Web for Development Officers. Technical staff and primary client office staff will be reviewing and testing the new release over the coming weeks.

While the changes brought by Banner 6 are fairly minimal for most system users, documentation of the changes and access instructions will be provided to all Banner users before the October cutover. Baylor must stay up-to-date with Banner software releases in order to receive all required regulatory program code and to take advantage of vendor-provided software enhancements.

During the upgrade weekend, Banner and other related services will be unavailable. Additional information about this downtime and about Banner 6 will be distributed in September. Please direct any questions about Banner 6 before then to Becky King at extension 4566.
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