Key questions to ask when replacing an end of life budgeting system

When budgeting software reaches the end of its product lifecycle this can be a challenge for the public sector organization who now needs to replace it.


Over the last few years, several budgeting software vendors have stopped supporting older systems. Examples include Oracle’s now defunct Public Sector Budgeting (PSB) system, Infor’s Lawson Budgeting and Planning, and most recently CGI’s Budget Reporting and Analysis Support System (AMS Advantage BRASS), which is scheduled to be decommissioned by the year 2020.


Before deciding on a new budget preparation and management software solution that could affect your organization’s efficiency, long-term productivity, and public perception, you should ask some probing questions to determine if the vendor is really a good fit with your organization.