CB (Capital Budget) Tracking Tool

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Howard County, Md., MD

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About the Program

Category: Information Technology (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Bureau of Facilities within the Department of Public Works has successfully expanded our self-developed project management tool to add a Capital Budget Planning and Tracking Tool (CB Tool). The Capital budget planning process is a critical component to any successful project, and this new tool has been designed to streamline the budget process and ensure that projects are well-planned and tracked throughout the life of a project. This tool projects budgets over a 7-year period. The new system utilizes the Microsoft Office 365 platform and is fully integrated with our current project management tool, which is now widely used and easily adaptable to all Bureau staff. Utilizing the Microsoft office 365 platform saves money (no added software needed) and is easy to learn, regardless of technical expertise.