PBCS Resources/Frequently Asked Questions
We have complied some of the frequently asked questions related to PBCS. If you find you have more questions please contact:
|Saket Bihari, PBCS Budget Lead
|Christyanna Dawson, Project Manager
PBCS stands for Planning Budgeting Cloud Service. This is the planning and budgeting tool used to build budgets. PBCS is not for transactions, but for budget development. All of your transactions will continue to be in ctcLink.
Currently the data will be refreshed at the beginning of the budget development cycle in January, for Finance and Workforce. Only Finance data will be updated monthly. Please look on the announcement page for the exact date of data.
You will notice on the Home Page when you log into PBCS for all PBCS related messages.
Currently this is limited to 10 people per school. After all of the schools are online we can reevaluate the need and the costs for adding additional licenses.
You can update this information directly in PBCS; however the workforce data in PBCS will not be updated in ctcLink.
If you find that data is incorrect in Workforce, you will need to update this information in ctcLink, the HCM pillar.
An Enhancement or change in PBCS that is global will need an Enhancement Request form. For more information about the Enhancement request process please see the Enhancement Request Process and Form QRG
It is important to note that schools need to have data in ctcLink before implementation can begin.
Below is the list of current schools that have implemented the PBCS tool or are in the process of implementation.
Deployed February 12, 2021
- Tacoma Community College
- Spokane Community College
- Spokane Falls Community College
- State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
- Clark College
- Lower Columbia College
- Olympic College
- Pierce College
- Cascadia College
Deployed January 10, 2022
- Highline College
- Edmonds College
- Centralia College
- Wenatchee Valley College
Deployed January 17, 2023
- Bellevue College
- Everett College
- Grays Harbor College
- Big Bend Community College
- Bellingham Technical College (Expenses only)
- Green River College
- Skagit Valley College
- Big Bend College
Deployment January 8, 2024
- Bellingham Technical College (PBCS WorkForce)
- Walla Walla College
- South Puget Sound Community College
|Anticipated Start Date/Deployment Date
Final Deployment Group (Shoreline, Yakima, Columbia Basin, Lake Washington Tech, Renton Tech, Bates Tech, and Clover Park, Seattle Colleges, and Whatcom)
|January 2024/ January 2025