Assisting Governments In Budgeting Based on Their Policy & Programmatic Priorities

Synergy’s State Budgeting System is an off-the-shelf solution with a capability to be scaled and tailored on any government’s needs and requirements.
Manage a Collaborative, Outcome-Focused Budgeting Process
Enable Distributed & Continuous Planning
Collaborate More Effectively
Centralize Reporting onto a Single Platform

Organize Budget Processes

1

Define the Framework

Define the framework of national goals and formulate measurement tools for them

2

Identify the Operational Baseline

Identify the operational baseline, i.e. minimal level of expenses required to continue day-to-day operations of state and local governments

3

Estimate Revenues

Estimate revenues both from domestic & international sources. Set budget allowances for the budgetary units

4

Formulate the National Budget

Formulate the national budget through a collection of development and recurrent expenditure requirements from budgetary units

5

Approve Budget

Approve new initiative requests at a budgetary unit level. Approve budget at all levels of government hierarchy, including consultations with line ministries, approval by Cabinet, Parliament, President, etc.

Budget Planning

Synergy’s Budgeting solution provides a central platform for budget planning, revisions and negotiations between the Ministry of Finance and line Ministries. Customized tools enable the system’s authorized users to link of line items and projects to policy priorities across multiple years in accordance with an MTEF or similar policy framework.

The system automates distribution and adjustment of budgetary allocations fully tracks budget revisions, such as the supplementary and complementary budgets, and allows a wide range of analyses of gaps and overlaps to ensure well-informed and coherent planning in line with national priorities and development strategies.

pfm-diagram

Budget Execution

SBS provides a wide-range of critical tools to empower the Government to effectively monitor the budget execution process, including registering allotments, registering new requests, and transferring funds.

It contains development budget information on all external assistance and public investment projects that are to be either financed or co-financed from the budget.

SBS can be integrated with Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) for exchange of accounting data and payment information. SBS can be used to define ``drivers`` that could impact the budget, such as the price of oil, exchange rates, rate of inflation, and can ``carry forward`` unused funds to next year's budget.

Analyzing & Presenting Budget Data

Spend your time analyzing data rather than compiling it. Easily assemble actionable data from anywhere in the system for analysis.

SBS’ analytical tools make it simple to search and query budget information by budget account, ministry, region, type of expenditure, program, project and activity. Users can create sophisticated and user-friendly reports, charts, and GIS maps to support informed decision-making relevant to budget activity.

The system also provides a dynamic interface for presenting under- or over-budgeting, variances between line ministry requests, and ceilings set by the Government.

analyzing budget data