Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Banner System Upgrade Complete

To the Manhattan College community,

       It is with great pleasure that I can inform you of the completed upgrades for our Banner System. This was an extensive upgrade that provided needed functionality for the Financial Aid / Admissions offices, however, we have upgraded every Banner system, e.g. Student, Finance, Human Resources, etc. This will also enable us to stay up to date with Federal Regulations, regarding taxes, etc.

      Along with this were some changes to some Java processes that come alongside Banner. If your computer has been updated to the latest Java 7, you will notice this immediately as when you log into Banner Forms, you will get three prompts warning you if you would like to run this Java application. One prompt is jacob.jar, one prompt is UNKOWN, and one prompt is Ellucian. You must click "I accept the risk and want to run this application." And then click run. I am working with Ellucian / Oracle to make this process smoother in the future, but due to the nature of the Java Security updates, all schools are currently going through this. If you are on Java 6, you may not get the same exact prompts, however, everything will work the same. If you are having any issues with this, please feel free to contact the Helpdesk and we will get your issues sorted out as soon as we can.

       I would implore you to download the new Release Guides for your specific system as you can learn about the new functionality that has been provided with these very significant updates.

      Thank you for your time and patience in this matter.

      Have a great evening!

Melvin Lasky
Senior Database Administrator
Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone: 718-862-7410