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 business requirements for Dorm Damage went for review this week. Review of functional area test plans are underway. Meetings to gather requirements for the rest of the custom forms began this week and will continue into next week.



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.

Fixes for the Slate to Banner integration have been implemented including a new option for distinguishing new records and duplicate records. The parent integration work is on hold as the integration work with Higher Education Online (the vendor for Drake online) needs to happen next as those classes are ramping up.

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).

Work is being done by our vendor, PAIT, to officially build out the new portal pages. We hope to see a working copy of these pages in Drake's own environment this week. A communication plan draft has been created. Work is being done around single sign on (SSO) and deep links into MyDUSIS. We are forming a list of beta testers as well as the test scenarios for user acceptance testing.

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 In Progress
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 1/22/18 In Progress
Olmsted Center 1/29/18 In Progress
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 5/14/18  
Athletics 5/28/18  
3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society) 6/11/18  


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