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The Enterprise Budget & Planning System project was born out of a University-wide budget process assessment conducted in the fall of 2006. The assessment, called the Budget Process Review project, documented local business processes for both annual and long-range financial plans through interviews at 13 major schools and service units, and yielded the strong recommendation that the University implement an enterprise-wide budgeting system that would streamline its budgeting process and facilitate a more robust approach to financial planning.
During the Discovery Phase the EBPS project was tasked with the following:
After analyzing five leading software solutions, Hyperion System 9 Planning was selected to satisfy the University’s requirements.
The implementation focuses on replacing Excel and the University Fiscal Budget tool to ultimately reduce the effort spent by tub finance offices in the preparation, validation, and consolidation of local department budgets.
More specifically, the EBPS project seeks to provide:
The project builds a framework for implementing more advanced functionality specifically excluded from the scope of this project, including:
By design/charter, the EBPS will not include the capacity to record and track budgets for sponsored awards. While some schools started using EBPS for the FY10 budget cycle the Law School began using the tool with the FY11 budget cycle.
The FY12 Budget Memo
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