Financial ReportingSoftware used by local educational agencies in preparing budgets, interim reports, and year-end financial reports to the California Department of Education.
SACS2017 Budget Software
On this page you will find links to the Standardized Account Code Structure (SACS) SACS2017 software and to any known problems and fixes. The SACS2017 software contains the components necessary to prepare the 2017–18 budget reports. We anticipate releasing the SACS2017ALL software in early July. At the bottom of this page, there is also a link to the prior year software.
THERE ARE KNOWN PRINTING ISSUES RELATING TO WINDOWS 7. See the SACS2017 Software: Known Problems/Fixes page for the problem description, workaround, and possible fix.
Before beginning the download, identify (or create) a clean subdirectory into which you will download the sacs2017setup.exe zipped file. Right-click on the sacs2017setup.exe link above, select "save link as" (or "save target as" or "copy to folder"), then select the subdirectory into which the sacs2017setup.exe file will be downloaded.
Once the file has been downloaded, use Windows Explorer to find the sacs2017setup.exe file, then double-click on the file and follow the prompts to install the software.
When the SACS software is installed on your computer, the financial reporting calendars and the SACS Software User Guide will be automatically copied into your C:\SACS2017\Calendars and Manuals subdirectory. To find the financial reporting calendars and the SACS2017 Software User Guide, use Windows Explorer and navigate to your C:\SACS2017\Calendars and Manuals subdirectory. In addition, to help make the software easier to use, the SACS Software User Guide is accessible from the Help menu and also from within the forms and processes in the software by pressing F1.
Please refer either to the "What's New" section of the SACS2017 Software User Guide or to the readme .docx file installed with the software for a summary of the changes made to the SACS2017 budget forms and process. Also, be sure to check "SACS2017 Software: Known Problems/Fixes" below for any updates subsequent to the SACS2017 software release.
Need to Update Your Validation Tables?
The sacs2017setup.exe file (above) contains the most current validation tables at the time the software was released, dated April 6, 2017. Any subsequent validation table updates will need to be downloaded and added to the software.
The Validation Tables page contains software update instructions.
SACS2017 Software: Known Problems/Fixes
The sacs2017setup.exe file (above) will not include fixes made subsequent to the SACS2017 software release. If any problems are found, we will list them on the SACS2017 Software: Known Problems/Fixes page and provide any revised files or workaround instructions. All revised files will need to be applied separately after the software is installed.
SACS2017 Budget Software Release Letter
Financial Reporting and Fiscal Oversight Calendars
The sacs2017setup.exe file (above) also downloads these calendars to your C:\SACS2017\Calendars and Manuals subdirectory.
You may need to refer to the SACS2016ALL Software, which was used to prepare the 2016–17 budget and interim reports and the 2015–16 unaudited actual reports.
Prior Year Software
You may refer to this SACS Software page for prior years' SACS Software installation files.
For assistance with the SACS software or the Charter School Alternative Form, districts should call their county office of education, and charter schools should call their authorizing agency. County offices may contact us using the contact information in the Questions Section of this page.