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    New Budget System Launched
    Posted on 02/02/2018

    In support of Strategic Plan Goal 2 to improve systems, the Budget Management Project is meeting milestones. The new system is being launched for 2017-2018 budget entry for central managers which opened on January 16th and closes on February 2nd.  During this period, managers of central orgs meet with their budget analyst and HR business partner to develop their staffing by position and operational budgets. To prepare for these meetings, multiple communications and trainings were provided to central managers on what to expect during the budget entry session(s). Initial reviews of the Questica software and newly designed budgeting/staffing process have been positive. In addition to launching on time, there have been very few defects overall and zero critical defects. 


    Phase 1 focused on implementing the new Questica software, position budgeting, interfacing between systems and basic reporting.  While the initial Go Live for Phase 1 was January 16th, there will be additional functionality delivered from now through September 1st to complete the entire budgeting cycle. In parallel, Phase 2 will begin in February and transform what we have learned in phase 1 to bring more efficient processes, tighter integration, strategic automation, control levels on position budgeting, analytic reporting, and more.  The streams of work are being kept separate as they have different deliverables and timelines even though they run in parallel.