Training & Documentation

Enterprise Systems

Ithaca College uses several "enterprise" systems to manage the business functions of the college.

  • HomerAdmin (student information system; also see HomerConnect information below)
  • Parnassus (human resources and financial services; also see Parnassus Self-Service information below)
  • ACE and Argus (business intelligence and reporting)
  • Discoverer (reporting tool)
  • Advance (Institutional Advancement)
  • Nolij Web (electronic document management)

System Requirements for Enterprise Systems

Web Browsers

Windows - Internet Explorer or Firefox are recommended
Mac - Safari or Firefox are recommended

Due to frequent browser updates, functionality of the enterprise systems with your preferred browser may be impacted unexpectedly when a new update is released. If so, try a different recommended browser.

Java

(As of 9/12/16 the latest version is Java 8 Update 101)

Enterprise systems are compatible with the latest version of Java unless noted below.

  • Discoverer users should use Java 7 Update 21 and should NOT update to the latest version

Java and HomerAdmin

If HomerAdmin is not working, try these steps first:

  • Exit your Web browser

  • Open the Java Control Panel

    • [Windows] Go to the Start button > Control Panel > Java

    • [Mac] Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Java

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In the Advanced Security Settings section, uncheck all boxes except "Use TLS 1.0"

  • Click OK

  • Close the Control Panel

  • Relaunch the Web browser and try HomerAdmin again

Mobile Devices

Mobile devices like smartphones, iPads and tablets use a simplified web interface. These systems are not able to provide the advanced functionality of the enterprise systems.

HomerConnect and Parnassus Self-Service

HomerConnect and Parnassus Self-Service are two components of the enterprise systems that have less stringent requirements:

  • Web Browsers - Any of the popular Web browsers, including Chrome, can be used

  • Java - Not required

  • Mobile Devices - HomerConnect is viewable on mobile devices; for Parnassus Self-Service, a non-mobile device is recommended