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About FI$Cal

The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) began as a business transformation project in 2005, and was formalized with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2007 by the State Controller, the State Treasurer, and the Directors of the Departments of Finance and General Services.

FI$Cal is one of the largest and most dynamic information technology (IT) undertakings in the history of the state. FI$Cal enables the State of California to combine accounting, budgeting, cash management, and procurement operations into a single financial management system. This eliminates the need for hundreds of independent legacy systems and state-entity-specific applications that support the state’s internal financial management operations. FI$Cal provides more standardization, transparency, discipline, effectiveness, and efficiency for the state’s crucial business processes. FI$Cal employs a robust change management program with extensive training and outreach activities to ensure the system’s successful implementation.

When completely implemented, more than 160 state entities and 15,000 end users will conduct the financial business of California with the FI$Cal system.

In July 2016, FI$Cal was formally recognized as a new State of California department. The department is working toward full management and operation of its FI$Cal system.



Historical milestones, projected targets

Project Leadership

FI$Cal Leadership Biographies


Our vision for the project

Core Values

FI$Cal's Core Values


Join the FI$Cal team

Critical Success Factors

Factors that are crucial to FI$Cal's success

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides governance for the FI$Cal Project



Customer Impact Committee

The Customer Impact Committee serves in support of the FI$Cal Project

Governor's Budget

Annual Governor's budget for the State of California

CA Public Records Act

Guideline for access to public records

FI$Cal Project Charter

Vision, background, responsibilities

Business Objectives

To achieve the Project vision of implementing a statewide ERP to be used by the four partner agencies and departments, the Project developed objectives that outline what benefits an ERP system can provide.