Four statewide budget information systems support the state’s primary budget processes: Appropriation Maintenance Application (AMA), Budget Planning & Analysis System (BPAS), Capital Budget System (CBS) and Fiscal Note Tracking System (FNTS).
The executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Minnesota state government use these systems to prepare operating budgets, capital budgets and fiscal notes. Local units of government also use CBS to submit their capital budget requests to the governor and legislature.
The four statewide budget systems are managed by Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Budget Operations Unit and are independent, web-based application systems accessed through the Statewide Administrative Portal. The four systems are secure systems; access to BPAS, CBS, and FNTS requires submission of the statewide budget systems authorization form; access to AMA is linked to security for the statewide accounting system SWIFT.