As previously mentioned, Banner is the computer application that updates financial data which is the basis for periodic status reports.  Banner is a very flexible environment that affords the users two different interfaces, or ways, to access information and initiate transactions.   When BAR roles are approved, the user is able to access the process in environment, if available.  The two interface options are Lobo Web (Self Service) and Internet Native Banner (INB).

The Banner interface that is used is sometimes determined by the availability of the request within the application.