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Budget Systems Newsletter

Budget systems newsletters provide updates on projects for each system. Recent newsletters are listed here:

November 2016 (pdf)
  • Systems Project Updates - Departmental Earnings (DE) and Appropriations Maintenance (AM); FNTS - User Training, new features for the 2017-2018 legislative session; CBS - Capital Budget Coordinator named
  • Statewide systems Sunday maintenance, new budget applications: departmental earnings and appropriation maintenance, biennial budget timeline, BPAS workshops, and user group information
  • BPAS timelines, workshops and tips, status of new statewide applications, user group information, and FNTS system updates
Summer 2016 (pdf) 
  • BPAS training and timelines, status of new statewide applications, budget systems user group information
Spring 2016 (pdf) 
  • Common authorization form, browser compatibility, CBS project completed, Departmental Earnings application building has begun, Appropriation Account Maintenance Application design has begun
Summer 2015 (pdf) 
  • CBS reopened for final budget submissions, statewide systems survey completed, budget systems user groups to be formed, and browser compatibility update
May 2015 (pdf) 
  • Statewide Systems Survey includes BPAS and FNTS users, CBS Phase 1 goes live, FNTS completes first legislative session, BPAS upgrade being tested
  • BPAS data is being updated for February forecast and revised Governor's recommendations, FNTS went live on January 5, the go-live date for the Capital Budget System has been moved from April 1 to May 1
  • A helpdesk email address is now available, FNTS is ready to go live on Monday, January 5, system user resources are available online, CBS is progressing ahead of schedule and phase 1 is now complete
  • BPAS Design for the Enacted Budget Project is underway, FNTS user training begins on December 4 and space is still available, Alisha Cowell has been hired as MMB's new Capital Budget Coordinator
October 2014 (pdf) 
  • BPAS agency write access to ChPh2 application removed this Friday, agencies will continue to have read access, FNTS sign up for system training by November 21, send in user authorization form to get access to the system, UAT was successful and final edits to the system are underway, the first consultant for CBS is on board and development has begun
  • BPAS FY13 adjustments made by MMB, programmatic structure review, loan accounts, internal billing, system training videos posted online, FNTS register for December Training sessions, UAT in October, User Authorization forms due October 24, Fiscal Note Forum, CBS software change
August 2014 (pdf) 
  • BPAS is open with data as of FY14 hard close, hold off on FTE data work, training documents are posted online. FNTS user acceptance training is being scheduled
July 2014 (pdf) 
  • BPAS will go live August 8th, agencies should update SWIFT prior to hard close. Classroom training registration is posted online. CBS project is on schedule with development of database structure and forms. FNTS internal testing has begun, user testing will be scheduled shortly.

Stakeholder Event Materials, June 13, 2014 (pdf), PowerPoint version (pptx)

June 2014 (pdf)
May 2014 (pdf)
April 2014 (pdf)
March 2014 (pdf)
February 2014 (pdf)
January 2014 (pdf)
December 2013 (pdf)

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