The SBAS5 software is designed to be used by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) and Regional Secretariats (RSs) for requesting their 5-year budgets. The output of the software is exported to MOF where is is aggregated in another system called SBAS5 Macro.Once a Vote is selected, its sub-votes will appear together with MKUKUTA goals and cluster strategies for that Vote for reference. The software is designed to be self-explanatory, with on-screen instructions. After the budget request is finalized, it is sent on flash disk or CD or by email to MOF Policy Analysis Department.

SBAS5 is used by Central Government , MDAs and RSs in Tanzania