Banner for administrative staff (INB)

What is Banner?

Banner is an Oracle™ enterprise database used by McGill University to store all student, employee and financial data. While the database itself is called Banner, there are several user interfaces and systems that access this data:

  • Internet Native Banner (INB)- also referred to as simply "Banner", is a web-based interface used by administrative staff to perform the tasks for which they are responsible. It is not used by students or instructors.
  • Minerva - a web interface used by students, faculty, and administrative staff, for both self-service and administrative tasks.
  • Data Warehouse (DWH) - a snapshot of data from Banner that is refreshed nightly.
  • POPS (Payroll One-time Payment System) - a software used to pay casual employees.
  • Application Xtender - a plug-in to Banner, used for scanning documents and indexing them in Banner

Resources and Support

For Banner (INB)

For ... See ...
Login and authorization Login procedures
Authorization requirements
Permanent or temporary removal of access/
permissions for Transfer or Termination (TNT)
SIS Access Removal or Reinstatement
Training on Banner IT Training or call
How-tos, field descriptions and
videos for using Banner forms
Banner Documentation Index
Also from the Banner toolbar described below.
Service descriptions Banner (INB)
Banner UserID and Password
Solutions to INB installation
and usability issues
Help with Banner access or
IT Service Desk or call 514-398-3398
Information on scheduled and
unscheduled downtimes
Service status block of the IT Services website
Help with Finance system
Finance Help Desk or call 514-398-FINE (3463)

Finance Knowledge Base
Help with faculty/departmental policy on Banner or the
correct data to enter
Local specialists

You may also call
514-398-4747 (HR) or
514-398-5581 (POPS)
Information on document imaging
with ApplicationXtender
In the Banner toolbar: Clicking on the book icon Documentation Index icon at the top right of the toolbar also displays the Documentation Index.
The question mark icon SCT Help icon displays the online help facility provided by Sungard SCT, and is not controlled by McGill


For Minerva, Data Warehouse, and POPS

For ... See ...
Training on Minerva/POPS IT Training or call 514-398-4610
Information on Minerva Minerva for faculty and staff
Minerva for students

What's the difference between Banner and Minerva?
Information on POPS HR Administrators tab of the HR website. Log into the page and select Tools > POPS Software.
Information on Data Warehouse (DWH) and reporting tools Data Warehouse service description

DWH refresh schedule

Accessing Financial Information for Reporting Purposes - Web and Crystal Report Templates

SIS authorization form (includes access for Data Warehouse)