Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Financial Reporting-SACS2020 Budget Software

Software used by local educational agencies to prepare budget financial reports to the California Department of Education.

SACS2020 Budget Software

The Standardized Account Code Structure SACS2020 software contains the components necessary to prepare the 2020–21 budget reports. Be sure to check SACS2020 Software: Known Problems/Fixes below for any update files.

SACS2020 Software Installation File (sacs2020setup.exe) (EXE; 70MB)

THERE ARE KNOWN SOFTWARE ISSUES RELATING TO WINDOWS 7/8/10. See the SACS2020 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 sacs2020setup.exe file. Right-click on the sacs2020setup.exe link above, select "save link as" (or "save target as" or "copy to folder"), then select the subdirectory into which the sacs2020setup.exe file will be downloaded.

Once the file has been downloaded, use Windows Explorer to find the sacs2020setup.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:\SACS2020\Calendars and Manuals subdirectory. To find the financial reporting calendars and the SACS2020 Software User Guide, use Windows Explorer and navigate to your C:\SACS2020\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.

What's New?

Please refer either to the "What's New" section of the SACS2020 Software User Guide or to the readme.docx file installed with the software for a summary of the changes made to the SACS2020 budget forms. Also, be sure to check "SACS2020 Software: Known Problems/Fixes" below for any updates subsequent to the SACS2020 software release.

Need to Update Your Validation Tables?

The sacs2020setup.exe file (above) contains the most current validation tables at the time the software was released, dated April 17, 2020. Any subsequent validation table updates will need to be downloaded and added to the software. The Validation Tables page contains software update instructions.

SACS2020 Software: Known Problems/Fixes

The sacs2020setup.exe file (above) will not include fixes made subsequent to the SACS2020 software release. If any problems are found, we will list them on the SACS2020 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.

SACS2020 Software Release Letter

2020 Standardized Account Code Structure Software - Budget Release Letter

Financial Reporting and Fiscal Oversight Calendars

County Office of Education (COE) Calendar 2020
COE Oversight Calendar 2020
District Calendar 2020
Summary Calendar 2020

The sacs2020setup.exe file (above) also downloads these calendars to your C:\SACS2020\Calendars and Manuals subdirectory.

Prior Year Software

You may refer to this SACS Software page for prior years' SACS Software installation files.

Need Assistance?

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.

Questions:   Financial Accountability & Information Services | | 916-322-1770
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 31, 2020