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Training and Documentation

BOOST, short for Building on Opportunities for Streamlined Technology, is F&M's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project that launched in January 2012 to upgrade software systems managing student and academic information, human resources, finances and admission.

To understand this new system and functionality, employees will need training.

Training is available both as in-person training sessions and as online video tutorials, and currently available for the following areas:

This section provides information and answers to frequently asked questions about the the web portal interface to the ERP system.

This section provides training and documentation for employees with purchase order access and employees with budget view access.

This section provides information and training for all employees who currently complete timesheets, and anyone who currently signs or approves a timesheet for any employee including student workers.

This section provides information and training for all students, faculty, and advisors on the new degree audit and advising tool and the class registration process. It also includes a Registration Handbook for advisers, and a Course Functions Handbook for faculty.

This section provides training and documentation for all employees who currently use the Cognos Reporting Tool.



Ellucian/Sungard Documentation

Ellucian/Sungard, the software vendor for the ERP, provides an extensive set of documentation called the Ellucian/Sungard Bookshelf. Most members of the College community will not need to refer to this documentation; the training resources listed above should provide sufficient information to use the new ERP.

Sungard Bookshelf for Windows

Sungard Bookshelf for Mac - This links works with the Safari browser only. If you use Firefox, connect to the eDisk Groups volume, then navigate to the following folder: /Information Technology Services/Public/Banner Bookshelf 8x/. With either browser, please use Adobe Acrobat, not Preview, to open the Bookshelf.