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Program Overview

The Next Generation Student System (NGSS) program is deploying Pennant Accounts, Pennant Records, and Pennant Aid. This modern, flexible technology helps to advance Penn's mission of teaching, research, and service. The University's decentralized structure, along with the interdisciplinary strength that distinguishes Penn among its peers, demands core student information systems and work processes that facilitate collaboration across units, streamline administrative processes, and provide robust and friendly self-service capabilities.

Pennant Accounts, launched in 2015, comprises the core student-profile, the accounts-receivable application, and a Data Warehouse collection. The foundational software is based on Ellucian’s Banner technology, which replaces Penn’s Student Records System (SRS). Through this technological transformation, Pennant Accounts will help staff provide better service, help Schools and Centers make better decisions, and help Penn make a greater impact.

The NGSS program is now focused on Pennant Records and Pennant Aid. Pennant Records is modernizing student academic records and registration processes, and Pennant Aid is supporting Penn’s leadership in making an unsurpassed education accessible regardless of need.

Hundreds of members of the Penn community have already contributed to the NGSS program's transformational advancements in Penn’s student-related electronic infrastructure. Work continues with an active team of more than sixty participants. The program's accelerating momentum testifies to the creativity and commitment of collaborators across campus and beyond.

The graphics below provide a visual overview of the program: