(Organizational Reengineering using Banner
Information Technology), a multi-year, campus-wide effort to implement a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to replace current systems that are nearing obsolescence, reached its first major milestone last month with the launch of Banner Finance. “In keeping with the university's strategic plan, a major emphasis—while implementing new systems—was to reengineer administrative and academic processes to improve customer and student satisfaction,” said Ed Bishof, associate vice president for University Budgeting. "To support this plan, Project ORBIT was initiated last summer. Well-deserved congratulations to the entire finance functional and technical teams for the dedication and perseverance they displayed in meeting their project deadlines,” he added. “Our upgrade to Banner replaces a technology platform that has been used at NJIT since 1985," said David Ullman, associate provost for Information Services and Technology. “In making this transition, NJIT joins well over 1,100 institutions across the US and around the world that manage higher education operations and processes with Banner.” “We look forward to using Banner to improve the productivity of our recruiting, admissions and enrollment operations,” said Kathy Kelly, associate vice president for Enrollment Services. Project ORBIT will be fully implemented over the next 18 months.