Topic: General Posts

Subject: Budget Software Tool
Eileen Rocchio
Member: 2008
Posts:1
Submitted on 01-20-10 1:31 pm
Message:
Can anyone recommend a stand alone budget and forecasting software tool that is not Excel? Also, I am aware of a product called Budget Maestro by Centage. Does anyone have experience with this tool?

Thanks in advance for your help!

 
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Mark Freeman
Member: 2008
Posts: 5

Subject: Re:Budget Software Tool

Submitted on 01-26-10 10:59 pm.
Message:
Budget Maestro is a big improvement over Excel worksheets. I started using it in 2008. I don't like the support because it is all centralized at Centage HQ. They don't authorize local experts. For some things, I would much prefer to have a local human being come to my office than to get help via telephone or email. For the price, it is a good value.
 
Bob Burns
Member: 2000
Posts: 3

Subject: Re:Budget Software Tool

Submitted on 02-04-10 2:51 pm.
Message:
I went to a seminar on Adaptive Plannings software and found it to be very robust yet with an Excel feel to it. I also thought it somewhat inexpensive at $50 per month per seat. I know a couple of people who are using it and loving it. Their website has some demo's on it you might want to check out. It intergrates with your software as well as ADP.

Good Luck,

Bob Burns
 
Hugh Glazer
Member: 2000
Posts: 69

Subject: Re:Budget Software Tool

Submitted on 02-06-10 3:13 pm.
Message:
Around 18 months ago I conducted a review of budget software tools for a client. We looked at 5-6 systems.
All have very interesting features and a range of costs.
If you have an organization with a degree of complexity, these systems are a must to reduce the "clerical" error factors in a spreadsheet model.
Adaptive Planning was the best fit for my client. At the time is was also the least expensive. AP has since changed its pricing model.

Hugh Glazer
Boston
 
Nancy Ordway
Member: 2009
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:Budget Software Tool

Submitted on 02-12-10 6:16 pm.
Message:
I've used Budget Maestro for several years. Once you get it set up right it's very easy to use and you can easily produce multiple scenarios in minutes.
 
Mike Foos
Member: 2008
Posts: 5

Subject: Re:Budget Software Tool

Submitted on 02-24-10 10:35 am.
Message:
I am using a product called Alight. Go to www.alightplanning.com.

It imports easily from most financial systems and it allows for mulitple scenarios per budget period and different time frames. The reporting is fairly basis but the data can be exported to excel. I would be happy to talk to you about it in more detail if you are interested. My email address is mfoos@b2bcfo.com.

 
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