Banner is offered as SaaS, in private cloud, and on-prem, and differentiates itself by prioritising low maintenance effort via their open Ethos data model framework.
The three key areas Banner aims to streamline are:
- Student records
- Students can register on any device
- Clear visibility of recorded attendance and academic performance
- Simple information delivery systems
- Human Resources
- Self-service features accessible to all staff
- Easy management of payroll, holidays and onboarding
- Financial administration
- Locate efficiencies and implement cost saving strategies during procurement
- Support for budgeting, researching and accounting
- Real-time updates to financial information
At Prolifics Testing, we offer clients a comprehensive managed test service, seeing them through from initial test strategy to go-live, with a balance between functional and non-functional testing. Whether you want to ensure that you will be able to migrate to Banner quickly and safely, upgrade your version without technical issues, or find out how to effectively integrate Banner with your existing legacy systems, we’re here to help.
Our testing approach has been honed over 20 years of continuous operation, during which time we have worked with numerous UK and US universities. We are particularly notable for our tool agnosticism; our testers have no ties to enterprise testing tools, despite our close relationships with our partners. In fact, we possess pre-built frameworks for Selenium and BDD Cucumber, allowing us to leverage open-source technologies quickly and easily.
The primary services we provide to Banner clients are:
- Test Automation
- Performance Testing & Engineering
- Security Testing
- User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
- Data Migration & ETL
In 2018, we undertook a small performance testing engagement with University College Dublin, who had implemented Ellucian Banner to simplify staff and student management. We tested their student module registration capability at various levels of load, to ensure stability of their infrastructure prior to the start of the academic year.
Our services are provided in a blended delivery model, combining offshore delivery from test labs in India, and onshore governance from skilled test consultants. Leveraging offshore resources enables us to offer our services to clients at an affordable rate, while ensuring that their products meet the highest standards.