Budget systems improvements

One Washington is currently involved with two efforts to make budget system improvements:

Budget Development System Modernization

OFM is partnering with Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) to replace the enterprise Budget Development System (BDS) deployed to all state agencies as the sole means of generating and submitting biennial and supplemental budget requests to OFM and the Legislature.

The Budget Systems Modernization project is an initiative under the umbrella of One Washington to develop an operating budget development tool using modern technology and functionality. The budget system is an enterprise system that:

  • supports current and evolving business processes,
  • provides a reliable method for agency budget submittals, and
  • meets enterprise and OFM business needs.

Work began in August 2016 so that the new web application will be available for the 2019-21 biennial budget development cycle. Fully functional deployment to all state agencies is planned for early June 2018.

Budget Line of Business Systems Modernization

OFM is partnering with WaTech to modernize the internal line of business applications used by OFM to manage the state budget process by leveraging LEAP-built applications.   This suite of 6 applications includes WinSum, BuildSum, Transportation Projects, Transportation Fund Balance, Fiscal Reports, and Groupings, which were implemented for the OFM Budget Division throughout 2016.

Currently, additional modifications to meet OFM business needs, new features, and custom reports are being added to these systems. The seventh and final application, Outlook, is planned to be implemented in summer 2017.

To finish this project, Phase 4 will address OFM supporting systems such as BudPub, RevSum, Fund Balance, Working Capital Reserve and the old version of WinSum.