Throughout the month of February 2019, One Washington began orientation sessions for state employees who serve in the budget, human resource and payroll divisions of agencies. The orientation was developed in response to the November 2018 One Washington reset, which was based on stakeholder feedback and new information acquired from the enterprise systems marketplace.
One Washington has entered into an exciting new phase: First steps to solution procurement! On September 12, 2018 the Program hosted a kick-off session at the Helen Sommers Building and online. Over 300 finance, procurement and technical staff to participated in the kick-off. The kick-off was launched prior to the November 2018 Program reset. Now that budget, HR and payroll functions will be implemented with finance and procurement the Program will reach out to budget, HR and payroll stakeholders during 2019 to develop and review business capabilities.
The final edition of the One Washington Program Blueprint was released June 29, 2018. This document is the go-to resource to understand where the state is headed. At the time of publishing, no other state has implemented a complete Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning system across all of its core business domains – so Washington will be leading the curve.
A new system that will both streamline and modernize budget development and reporting operations for Washington state agencies and for state government as a whole was launched today.
The new Agency Budget System (ABS) is a collaborative project between the state’s Office of Financial Management (OFM), which manages the state’s budgeting processes, and Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), which lent about two dozen staff to the project through its inception in September 2016.
The project team is working diligently to replace the enterprise Budget Development System (BDS) with the new Agency Budget System (ABS). In case you missed it, One Washington held a statewide system preview event on Oct 27, 2017 to provide information about ABS. The first release is scheduled for early June, just in time for agencies to prepare 2019-21 budget requests. The new system streamlines several paper-based processes and establishes a new digital framework to submit and share biennial and supplemental budget requests. Features include: