Eastern Michigan University

Banner Ecosystem - Overview

The Banner Ecosystem consists of a suite of administrative systems that aid faculty, staff, and students when performing critical tasks associated with various supported business processes. 

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Banner Eco-System

Administrative Systems

  • Application Xtender - View applicant and student documents, such as applications, transcripts, advising agreements, grade change requests, graduation applications, etc.
  • Banner Admin Pages - Enter and view Banner data, including entering permissions/overrides for students to register for restricted classes.
  • Banner Workflow - Pass electronic documents from one participant to the next for action, according to defined business rules.
  • Business Objects Enterprise (BOE) - Data reporting tool that transforms Banner data into useful insights.
  • ConcurSolutions - Manage Expenses (Payment Card), Travel, Travel Requests, and eInvoice. 
  • EAB Starfish - Provide Faculty and Advisors with tools to identify students that may be at risk of not persisting and provide students with tools to request assistance.
  • NextGen Dynamic Forms  - Convert paper-based forms and pair them with built-in workflow to simplify their processing, tracking, and storage.
  • Self Service Banner (SSB)  - Register, view academic records, submit grades, report time, and much more.

Business Processes

Applicants & Students

Course Schedules

  • Course/Class Schedules - Data for schedule creation is currently done in a centralized manner through Google sheets, created by the Office of Records & Registration.
    • Contact the Office of Records & Registration at [email protected] for more information. 
    • Visit the Registrar - SSB Courses/Class Schedule  guide for instructions on how to view course/class details including title, description, credit hours, schedule type, prerequisites, corequisites, restrictions, dates, times, locations, instructors, and registration availability.
    • Visit the IT - BOE Reports List page for a list of course schedule reports to verify schedule details.

Business & Finance

  • Departmental Accounting & Budgets - Access your department's budgetary numbers and account balances.
  • Purchasing  - Create and approve purchasing requisitions, change orders, and blanket orders.
  • Travel, PCards & eInvoice - Manage payments to vendors, request and report travel, report employee reimbursements, and manage Payment Card activities. 


Division of Information Technology

106 Halle Library

Ypsilanti, MI 48197