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 project is on track. Work continues on setting up our various Banner environments. A high-level timeline was shared with campus this week in OnCampus. Banner access will be reviewed soon by DUSMs and Data Custodians.

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.

ITS staff has completed the Banner to Slate integration and it is running automatically along with the Slate to Banner feed. The final step of the project is to complete a parent integration from Slate to Banner. Requirements have been gathered and coding has begun on that integration.

University Intranet and Portal Implementation (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 intranet and portal experience with features on the Office 365 platform, which is currently used for online email access.

We have begun the project on the Drake side. We are gathering requirements for what items will transition from blueView and where they will land in the new portal. We have also started with the process of naming the new portal and getting sign off on the project definition document. We hope to start the project with our vendor (PAIT) next week.

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  
Hubbell, Olmsted Center 1/22/18  
College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 2/5/18  
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 and Health Center 5/14/18  
Athletics 5/28/18  
3206 University (HR, Head Start and Ray Society) 6/11/18  


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