3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 25, 2016
The tool has not been enhanced, functionality wise, in a number of years. It is the forgotten child of the Banner suite of products.
Develop a prioritised feature and function registry reflecting needs and wants, and evaluate multiple tools to ensure you have what you need.
The integrated nature of all the Banner modules.
Lack of feature-set and functionality present in other tools.
Enhance their product with some more regularity. Other modules are more focused upon, and therefore updated, than Banner Finance.
Ensure we had a single consultant who was the full-time designed on site with us through entire implementation. Fully fleshed out requirements, even hidden or assumed by functional users to be included in Phase I versus Phase II. Ensure appropriate backfill of tasks and functions that project resources are unable to accomplish, because they are working on the project. No more project during the day, regular work at night and weekends.
Banner Finance has some basic functionality, it does it's job, much of which is hampered by the requirement on Oracle forms, but even some fundamental GAP are not followed. Like having two ledgers.
It depends upon which consultants you get.
As a fully integrated module of Banner, it does well. Deployment was bumpy and had issues due to poor training.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 19, 2016
Ellucian Banner is one of the premier higher education ERP systems available in the market. The current version 8.5.x is built on Oracle Forms and HTML technology that is rapidly becoming out of date. Ellucian is working on a new version of the product that is being built on a new architecture that will provide a more robust end-user experience that is more consistent with modern web technologies.The progress to completion has been slow with Ellucian adopting an incremental approach to releasing software. The new user-interface is a welcome change but will require an update of the IT organization's technology skills and a replacement of core architecture.
Move immediately to the newer version 9.1.x
Comprehensive higher-education ERP system.
Oracle forms user-interface.
Provide greater access to online training and accelerate the delivery of the new user-interface.
Start preparing your staff early for the change in technology architecture.
Comprehensive coverage of our needs.