Mr. Beal founded Beal Budgeting with the simple goal of helping government and education organizations optimize their allocation of scarce resources. Beal Budgeting was a natural evolution from Jason Beal’s previous experience including consulting over 80 large government and education organizations at all levels of government on how to improve their budgeting with better budget formulation, reporting and budget book publishing solutions.
At Beal Budgeting, Mr. Beal has advised numerous governments and education organizations on selection and deployment of budgeting, performance, management, and business intelligence applications. His client list includes:
In addition to his role at Beal Solutions, Mr. Beal makes time to teach public sector information systems to graduate students in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Most recently, Mr. Beal served as SAP’s first Vice President for Public Sector Budgeting Solutions. At SAP, Mr. Beal built the business case for, secured development funding, and was a lead designer of SAP’s Public Budget Formulation (PBF) software. For his contribution to PBF, Mr. Beal is often referred to as the, “Father of SAP PBF.” After leading the design of PBF, he took PBF to market securing 14 clients in first 9 months of availability including Amtrak, the State of South Carolina, the State of Louisiana, Fairfax County, City of San Diego, City of Toronto and the University of Cincinnati. He advised early PBF adopters such as City of San Diego, State of Louisiana, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in support of their PBF implementation efforts.
Prior to SAP, Mr. Beal was a Principal and Director of Consulting at CGI (formerly AMS) where he led the BRASS public sector budgeting system program. At CGI, he secured over 40 BRASS clients and led the first statewide BRASS implementation at Commonwealth of Kentucky, which was recently recognized as the national leader in budget transparency (by a U.S. PIRG Education Fund Study). He also helped implement BRASS at the State of Missouri, the City and County of Denver, the University of Utah and Franklin County, Ohio. Prior to leaving CGI, he contributed to the design of CGI’s web-based Performance Budgeting solution, which replaced BRASS, and then served as Project Manager and Functional Lead during blueprinting for the first K-12 Performance Budgeting implementation School District of Philadelphia.
Mr. Beal’s public sector experience includes serving at the City of Indianapolis under Stephen Goldsmith, who was named Governing Magazine National Public Official of the Year, as Assistant Administrator for Finance. Prior to Indianapolis, he served as a Policy and Budget Analyst at the University of Louisville and as Assistant to the Director of Public Works at the City of Ferguson, Missouri.
Mr. Beal holds a Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) in Policy Analysis and a B.S. in Public Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington where he was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honorary society for public administration students. He is a SAP-Certified Integrator for the SAP Public Sector ERP. He also served in the Army Reserves and as an advisor to former Congressman David McIntosh.
Mr. Beal’s Previous and current clients include: Australian Federal Government, Province of Manitoba, US Department of Agriculture, Amtrak, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), the State of Iowa, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the State of Louisiana, the State of Missouri, State of Oklahoma, the State of South Carolina, State of West Virginia, the City of Anne Arbor (MI), the City County of Denver (CO), the City of Fort Worth (TX), the City of Gainesville (FL), the City and County of Honolulu (HI), the City of Memphis (TN), the City of Modesto (CA), the City of Portland (OR), the City of Richmond (VA), the City of San Antonio (TX), the City of San Diego (CA), the City of Toronto (ON), the City of Tucson (AZ), Columbus Consolidated Government (GA), Cumberland County (NC), Cuyahoga County (OH), Fairfax County (VA), Franklin County (OH), Fort Bend County (TX), Fulton County (GA), New Hanover County (NC), Ocean County (NJ), Orange County (FL), Palm Beach County (FL), Salt Lake County (UT), Tarrant County (TX), Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, New York State Thruway, South Florida Water Management District, Southwest Florida Water Management District, St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Westchester Medical Center, Aldine Independent School District (TX), Anne Arundel County Schools (MD), Fairfax County Schools (VA), Prince William County Schools (VA), School District of Philadelphia (PA), Los Angeles Community College District, University of Cincinnati, Texas State University and University of Utah.
“Jason's extensive experience in public sector budgeting allowed him to provide invaluable guidance and insight to assist the City of San Diego in improving its budget process...”
Former PBF functional lead with the City of San Diego