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Use the following links to access different instances of EIU Banner. (INB designates INTERNET NATIVE BANNER, SSB designates SELF SERVICE BANNER)




Departmental Purchase Orders and Requisitions are emailed to the appropriate Account Manager.

The email will arrive with the purchase order or requisition saved as an Adobe PDF attachment; The email SUBJECT line will display the Purchase Order number or Requisition.  The PDF  allows you the flexibility to print, save and archive or delete the purchase order/requisiton as your office needs dictate. These will always be sent from purchase@eiu.edu.

Many Account Managers prefer these attachments be sent to another staff member. With that in mind, we have directions to set up a MAIL FORWARD rule in Outlook and Panthermail Basic. In addition a sample email with the purchase order attachment is also listed below. (Requisition forwarding will work the same way.)


Banner Printable Forms, Manual and Cheat Sheets

Organization Detail Activity Report - DIRECTIONS

Banner Data Options for Budget Queries

Banner Account Codes

Banner Form Suggestions (to Add to My Banner)

Banner Training Manual

Banner Terminology

What is FOAPAL?


View the following video presentations as often as necessary. We will be adding more as needed. The videos are presented as executable program files. (It may be necessary to click "RUN" on two subsequent installation buttons.)


My Banner

Requisition1 - Banner Requisition Form: Requestor/Delivery Information Block

Requisition2 - Banner Requisition Form: Adding Document Text

Requisition3 - Banner Requisition Form: Vendor Information Block

Requisition4 - Banner Requisition Form: Adding Item Text

Requisition5 - Banner Requisition Form: Commodity / FOAPAL blocks



Budget Query by Account

Comparison Query

Organizational Hierarcy

Encumbrance Query

Query Save - Template