Ellucian Banner Optimization Guide

Why Read This Research

Due to the uncertainty of a COVID-19 rebound, many institutions are looking to implement cost-saving measures, especially within IT. Institutions are looking to optimize their current IT infrastructure and enterprise applications. This guide outlines options that institutions can leverage to optimize their Ellucian Banner environment to improve and streamline operational efficiencies, modernize the user experience, facilitate integration and reporting, and adopt cloud deployment. The guide covers operational and strategic planning and recommended tactical tasks, and it includes a Banner optimization planning checklist.

Key Questions Answered

  • What Banner Self-Service Applications can assist faculty, finance, human resources, students, registration, and the institution in general?
  • How is Ellucian helping institutions move away from customizations and toward configurability and extensibility?
  • How do Ellucian workflow solutions help improve business processes?
  • What options do institutions have for deploying Ellucian Banner solutions?


  • Vendor in Focus: Ellucian
  • Software in Focus: Core Administrative Systems
  • Author: Mary Beth Cahill, Vice President, Research, The Tambellini Group
  • Length: 18 pages
  • Research Availability: October 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Ellucian Banner 9 Self-Service
    2. Eliminate or Reduce Customizations
    3. Automation and Workflow
    4. Provision Ethos
    5. Cloud Migration
  3. Ellucian Banner Optimization Planning Checklist
  4. Conclusion & Methodology
  5. References

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