Inability to Use Financial Management to Maintain the Focus on Service to Constituencies Today and in the Future

  • Managing future commitments it is too difficult.
  • You forecast anticipated expenses today.
  • Your forecasts tend to be accurate.
  • You report mechanisms to highlight future commitments.
  • You have a special commitment budget.
  • You have to commit to spending above your budget level.
  • There are steps for implementing corrections.
  • Your financial managers have all they need in order to generate and authorize requisitions.
  • They generally feel they are in control of budgets.
  • The continued availability of funding sources is uncertain.
  • You know about the confidence level of tax payers, voters, school officials, and elected officials in your financial management.
  • You been able to demonstrate responsible, conservative financial management to them?
  • Officials and constituents expressed about the likelihood of further funding for your work.
  • Budget cuts are likely.
  • You need to increase the visibility of your accomplishments.
  • You need to show that you can increase efficiencies and work more cost-effectively.
  • Constituents and officials review financial information.
  • You produce and disseminate the relevant reports.
  • You are able to report in a timely manner.
  • Financial management technology does not adjust to the way financial management in government works.
  • Your financial management system integrates with other applications.
  • Users find it easy to learn and operate.
  • You need to integrate financial management with the registration system in your school district or educational institution.
  • Your current system will accommodate larger numbers of users or transactions.
  • Your current technology adapts to changing regulations, an increased need for public disclosure, or other requirements.
  • You need more specificity in your reporting.
  • You have reporting tools with the required flexibility.
  • Your IT resources working completely on their own, they have partner expertise available to them.
  • Software solutions are specifically developed for government needs.

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