Administrative Systems

Information about administrative systems at Penn including BEN Financials, Business Objects, and others.

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Pennant users are encouraged to follow the current University-wide desktop recommendations when choosing new systems.

The minimum requirements for Windows users are:

Windows 7 SP1 4 GB RAM (8 GB or above is highly recommended) Oracle Java 8...
Posted on: April 24, 2013

Penn uses Business Objects XI3 for the Data Warehouse. In XI3, users access all reports and do all report creation and editing via the web based tools; there is no longer a desktop client tool for query and analysis.

Posted on: April 1, 2013

Penn's administrative systems desktop requirements are consistent with the desktop recommendations for general purpose systems. The following is specific information regarding compatibility of BEN Financials, Oracle EPM/Hyperion, and Webi/Business...

Posted on: March 26, 2013

BEN Financials requires users to have web client software on their desktops. You can obtain the software and instructions for updating desktops at the locations listed below.

JRE installation instructions and associated information about...