Programming

IST’s Programming team provides technical services to the campus primarily in support of Banner modules and multiple add-on systems that need to interface with Banner. They assist departments in optimizing their data and generating reports. The programmers are available to analyze problems and/or desired changes to either the data in Banner or current business processes and the impact those changes can have on different areas. The Programming team strives to assist the campus in maintaining both our system and data integrity.

Services

The Programming team is responsible for:

  • data cleanup
  • coding and implementing process improvements
  • implementing products and services that supplement Banner
  • assisting with problem resolutions
  • creating and maintaining reports

Argos

Argos is the university’s reporting tool. The Programming team creates reports as requested by the data owners and publishes them in Argos for authorized campus use. The programming team is also available to assist departmental report developers with any reporting questions or issues the developers may experience.

Automic

Automic, formerly called AppWorx, is a job-scheduling service used to automate many routine tasks associated with the ERP system. The programming team will create scripts and maintain processes to automate jobs as needed to support UCA business practices.

Banner

The Programming team assists with troubleshooting problems within the Banner system, working with data owners to design and implement changes as requested.

Data Extraction

The Programming team provides scripts to extract data from Banner for use with other third-party systems. These systems include GradesFirst, Blackboard, Medicat, MyLabsPlus, Fusion, Mass Notification, Kivuto, SmartEvals, OrgSync, Benefits, and more.

WorkFlow

UCA has implemented Ellucian’s Banner WorkFlow product to automate many routine functions. This is a work in progress. The Programming team will analyze requirements and create workflows as needed to improve our business processes.