Banner was a product released by SCT (Systems & Computer Technology), but is now currently owned by Ellucian. Banner is a mission critical system for WPI. Banner is a "tightly integrated suite of proven, scalable, enterprise-wide applications on a single database." WPI uses a number of modules to maintain vital university records.
Used to track donors and their gifts. It also tracks what money is donated to (i.e., unrestricted, student financial aid, class gift campaigns).
Checks cut by the university, tuition paid to the university, money transferred between departments, and all other financial transactions of WPI are recorded through Banner Finance. It assigns a fund, organization, and account to all transactions which is part of a FOAPAL.
Student records (course registration, grades, payments, and more) are stored in Banner. Also, admissions records are tracked.
The CCC has a Banner Group responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading Banner.