Whether you're new to Banner or not, the questions and answers below will make your Banner experience a better one!

What is Banner?

Banner is the name of a fully integrated software solution developed by Ellucian and used by the university to manage its business operations. The Banner system supports and manages student information, accounts receivable, financial aid, alumni/advancement, finance, and human resources.

Users access Banner through the Banner Web Client. The client is a browser-based client that can be accessed via Chrome, Edge, or Firefox. This allows users to access the Banner system without the need for a specific desktop client.

In addition, Banner includes a number of self-service (a.k.a. URSA) features so that students, faculty, advisors, and staff can access personalized online university services to conveniently conduct business.

What is ireports?

ireports is a set of analytic dashboards and department-specific reports made up of data from the Banner database and the IUP Data Warehouse Solution. Access ireports from the main Banner Resources page. Previous approval for access to online reporting is required.

ireports documentation

What is Online Reporting?

Ad Hoc Access to Recruit, Applicant, and Active Student Detail Data. Online Reporting is often used for access to "quick lists" of students. This could be a list of students in a program, major, or college. Other filtering options would be whether or not students are in the Honors College, Residency, On-Campus Housing status, and Graduate/Undergraduate level. This is only a partial list of items available to search or retrieve.  Previous approval for access to online reporting is required.

How do I gain access to these Resources?

Requests for access to these services can be made to the Banner Security Offices.  Please see Banner security officer for how to reach out to them.

Can I access the Banner Web Client remotely (such as from a home PC)?

If you are off campus and wish to access the Banner Web Client, you need to connect your computer to the IUP VPN (Virtual Private Network).  Once connected, you will be able to use the browser on your home computer to access these services.

VPN Support Page

Who do I contact with Banner Web Client issues?

Since the Banner Web Client is web-based, some issues can be cleared by clearing the cache on your browser.  If you are having issues, you can log a ticket in ihelp for assistance.

How do I get my printer setup for Banner Web Client job submission?

You can not directly print jobs from the Banner Web environment. When you wish to print a job, you use the printer WEB when submitting the job. When your banner report is ready for view, you will get an email with links to a PDF version, an HTML version, and a text version.

You can select the file type to print. Most likely, the PDF version is the best option.

Is there a user guide for the Banner Web Client?

Documentation is available via the Banner Documentation site.