Chart of Accounts Project

The Banner/EAS Chart of Accounts Clean-up and Synchronization Project (CoA Project) is a multi-year, multi-phase project designed to improve the chart of accounts in the University's two main enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, EAS and Banner.  This Project is foundational to the success of future projects relying on data in EAS and Banner.

This project follows a timeline with three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Ongoing CoA Clean-Up
  • Phase 2 - Banner CoA Field Use Redesign
  • Phase 3 - Automated Synchronization of the CoA between EAS and Banner

More information about each of the phases can be found in Presentations.

This project meets four primary business needs and objectives:

Reporting

  • More flexible reporting
  • Greater consistency, reliability, and understandability of data and processes
  • Better analytics

End User Experience

  • Flexibility for organization changes
  • CoA hierarchy resembling functional organization structure
  • User friendly design/easier to understand
  • Ability for users to self-serve
  • More streamlined organization structure
  • Better visibility between Banner and EAS with the ability to share knowledge
  • Quicker access to data (shorter turn-around time on requests)

Process-Oriented Support

  • Improved, simpler mapping and reconciliation between the systems
  • Clear responsibilities and ownership of data/maintenance/processes
  • Improved efficiencies in data setup and maintenance
  • Better understanding of processes and education of stakeholders

Security

  • Easy to administer security, including add/update/delete and reporting/viewing
  • Consistent, appropriate granularity
  • Appropriate access for users to underlying data in each ERP

For more information or questions about the CoA Project, please email coaproject@gwu.edu.