Banner FAQ's

 

       GVSU Banner FAQ's

 

What is Banner?

What is Banner Internet Native

What is Banner Self-Service

How do I get access to Banner Finance?

How do I get Banner training?

What is a FOAP?

How do I know what account code to use?

How can I check the status of my budget?

Forgot your password?

    
Banner is the system GVSU uses for the management of both academic and administrative/financial information.  We use both the Internet Native and the Self Service versions of Banner.

Internet Native Banner     Log in here
Internet Native Banner is primarily used by faculty and staff for data input and records management.  System ID and password are required for access to this system.

Self Service Banner     Log in here
Self Service Banner (also referred to as MyBanner) is used by faculty, staff and students to access information, register for classes, manage personal profile information, manage administrative processes, and many other functions.  Your G# and password/pin are required for access to this system.

How do I get access to Banner Finance?
Faculty and staff members requiring access to the Banner Finance System should complete the Banner Access Request form and send it to Chris DeMull in the Controllers Office.  You can e-mail the completed/signed form to her at demullc@GVSU.edu or send it to her attention at 2015 Zumberge Hall.  If you have any questions while completing the form, you can contact Chris at 616-331-2253.  Please note: Supervisor approval is required to obtain access to the Banner Finance System.

Who do I contact for Banner Finance training?
Once you have been given access to Banner Finance, the basic training is done by Chris DeMull in our Controller's Office.  You can contact Chris at 616-331-2253 or demullc@GVSU.edu.  If your position requires you to prepare requisitions for purchases being made by your department, you may want to contact the Procurement Services Office at 616-331-2280 and arrange for your Banner Requisition training to be done when you come to our office for your Banner Finance training.

What is a F O A P?
The Chart of Accounts is the numbering system used by Banner to capture financial transactions and facilitate retrieval of information for financial reporting.  FOAP is the acronym we use in Banner Finance for the components of this numbering system.  
F = Fund: A six digit code identifying the source that the dollars are associated with
O = Organization: A five digit code identifying what department the funds are associated with
A = Account: A four digit code identifying the type of expense/revenue
P = Program: A three digit code for the classification of transactions for HEIDI reporting

How do I know what account code to use?
If you're unsure what account code you should use when processing an expense or revenue, you can use these handy guides to determine which would be most appropriate...
Commonly Used Banner Expense Codes
Commonly Used Banner Revenue Codes

How do I check the budget status of a FOAP I am responsible for?
If you would like to obtain information regarding the status of a budget account you have access to, you can do so using either Internet Native or Self-Service Banner.  The instructions for each type of query are below:
Internet Native Budget Status Procedures
Self Service Budget Status Procedures

I forgot my password for Banner!
The IT Help Desk can assist you if you have forgotten your password for Internet Native or Self Service Banner.  You can call them at 616-331-2101 or e-mail HelpDesk@GVSU.edu.