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News: BANNER DAYS AHEAD - September 2012 ITS Update
Back in October 2011, PCC hired California consulting company Strata Information Group to assist the College through the AIS selection process. With their assistance, the College sent out a public Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from which five vendors responded. While waiting for responses to the RFQ, the College community began mapping and redesigning several critical business processes and developing a comprehensive list of important operational functionality that each selected vendor would be required to demonstrate during a weeklong presentation. Three vendors, Campus Management, Oracle, and Ellucian, were invited to campus for detailed functionality demonstrations. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, these presentations provided everyone attending the opportunity to rate each demonstration of functionality as acceptable or unacceptable. In the end, there was overwhelming support for selecting the Ellucian BANNER solution. After months of negotiations, the contract with a total five year cost of approximately $11 million was approved and signed. BANNER should be fully functional within 18 months with BANNER Student operational within 12 months.
An open meeting is being scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2012 to introduce the AIS project and see an overview of the BANNER product suite. Ellucian and a portion of the consulting team will be on campus throughout much of the BANNER implementation. Additionally, we will discuss the overall timeline for the project and give everyone an opportunity to ask the consultants and other team members any questions. Starting time will be 9:00 am in Creveling Lounge. This session should be over by 10:30 a.m. While we will video record the session and make it available via the web, we will have a repeat session in the afternoon at 2:00pm for those that cannot make the morning session. There will be pastries and light refreshments. One lucky participant will receive a new iPad provided by Ellucian.
Release Date: 09/18/2012