XLerant Rated Highest Among 20 BPM Vendors for Ease-Of-Use for Sixth Consecutive Year in the 2021 Pulse of Performance Management Survey
June 2021 – Top-ranked budgeting, forecasting and management reporting solution is rated outstanding in overall satisfaction, budget planning/functionality, customer support, and more… This is the sixth consecutive year that XLerant’s BudgetPak software received the top rank for Ease-of-Use… Read More

XLerant’s BudgetPak Receives Perfect 5.0 Score in Ease-of-Use for the Fifth Consecutive Year in 2020 Pulse of Performance Management Survey

July 2020 – Top-ranked budgeting, forecasting and management reporting solution is rated outstanding in overall satisfaction and finance self-sufficiency by customers. This is the fifth consecutive year that XLerant’s BudgetPak software was top-ranked with the only perfect score for Ease-of-Use… Read More

XLerant Further Augments BudgetPak’s Top-Ranked Budgeting & Planning Functionality

Jan 2020 – Customer-centric development process delivers new BudgetPak features tailored to the real-world needs of finance teams using collaborative budgeting models.  XLerant is pleased to announce a new product release with customer-driven enhancements designed to make the complex process of collaborative budgeting… Read More

June 2019 –  2019 Pulse of Performance Management Survey also rates BudgetPak highest in Overall Satisfaction, Customer Support, and Ease of Use.  XLerant, the only vendor to receive perfect (5 of 5) scores in the survey, was honored with three perfect scores… Read More

BudgetPak Top 10 Best Budgeting Software for 2019

January 2019 –  Software World ranks BudgetPak from XLerant a Top 10 Best Budgeting Software for 2019.  XLerant is pleased to announce BudgetPak software has been top-ten-ranked for purpose-built budgeting, forecasting and management recording solutions, according to the Software World 2019 industry review.  … Read More

2018 XLerant User Conference: Employee Engagement, Collaborative Budgeting and Practical Forecasting Are Top-of-Mind

Oct. 18, 2018 –  Finance executives from across the United States and Canada converged in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 1-3, 2018. Despite the wide range of industries represented – including primary and higher education; real estate and property management; non-profit and social services; technology and insurance – conference attendees found common interests … Read More

July 12, 2018 –  XLerant tops 14 other BPM software providers in multiple categories  XLerant is pleased to announce that their purpose-built solution has been the top-ranked for ease-of-use for the third year in a row, according to results from the 2018 BPM Pulse of Performance Management Survey.  … Read More

April 17, 2018 XLerant Acquisition to Drive Market Growth for Leading Provider of Budgeting Software  XLerant, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based budgeting, forecasting and reporting software solutions, is pleased to announce that substantially all of its assets have been acquired by Jonas Software USA LLC, an affiliate of Gary Jonas Computing Ltd. … Read More

February 19, 2018 CPA Practice Advisor gives XLerant’s BudgetPak software 5 stars… BudgetPak’s real strength is in its budgeting capabilities, designed to assist users in creating a comprehensive budget.  Users can choose to create a new budget or new forecast, or do both tasks simultaneously.

November 21, 2017  –  Palm Beach Atlantic University’s  budget administrator talks about why she moved to BudgetPak. The software “literally saves me weeks that used to be spent on data entry,” says Anne Ilcus, and that allows more time for analysis. Read More

October 17, 2017Custom P&L reports give finance professionals newfound ability to hone in on the budgetary details that matter most.  XLerant is pleased to announce the launch of BudgetPak software’s configurable reporting capabilities, giving finance professionals the freedom and flexibility to create custom Profit-and-Loss (P&L)/Statement of Activities reports that meet the specific budgetary needs of their organization.

August 23, 2017 – Consultative evaluation of current budgeting process provides finance teams with comprehensive documentation and cost-justification. “We are committed to budgeting success for higher education institutions,” says Joanne Brunn, CEO of XLerant, “And we believe the first step to success is ensuring a good fit between the software vendor and the institution’s unique budgeting requirements – the Budgeting XLerator program makes that first step possible.” 

June 22, 2017 – With top scores in Ease-of-Use, Overall Customer Satisfaction, and Financial Self-Sufficiency, XLerant’s BudgetPak software was recognized as an industry-leading budgeting, forecasting and management reporting solution. “Not only is Ease-of-Use a top priority for finance teams in the software selection process, it is also critical to the ultimate success of any BPM system,” said Craig Schiff, President and CEO of BPM Partners. “XLerant’s solution is unique – and highly effective – at guiding users through the budgeting process… 

May 4, 2017 – Execs identify employee engagement and collaborative budgeting as key cross-industry trends.
“The conversations with other users provided critical insight into dealing effectively with our business units and effectively scoping out our future. The personal attention from XLerant’s top executives was unprecedented – their receptiveness to our ideas and suggestions was refreshing,” Karen D’Anjolell, Enterprise Reporting Administrator, NJM Insurance Group, said. Read More


January 5, 2017 – XLerant is pleased to share its recently featured AFP Exchange article, which uncovers the benefits of engaging employees across an organization in budgeting, including tips for planning a successful multi-participant budgeting strategy.“I believe the key to a truly strategic budgeting process requires engaging department heads across the organization—they are the fiscal frontline. By including staff and faculty in budgeting, we benefit from their innovative thinking and creative ways to cut costs or reallocate funds to accelerate the strategic plan.” 

November 9, 2016 –New functionalities give BudgetPak users convenient control over detailed transaction reporting and long-term financial planning. BudgetPak assists organizations that employ multi-participant and collaborative budgeting models by engaging and increasing ownership among non-financial department heads and budgeting managers. The latest BudgetPak features further XLerant’s mission, with… Read More

October 11, 2016 –In Harmony: Collaborative Strategic Budgeting for Fiscal Stability. “Building and executing a budget is much more than a financial process; it requires deliberate work to create a culture of open communication among leadership, all individuals with budget authority, and the various departments. These interchanges keep the conversation going throughout the fiscal year.” Read More

July 28, 2016 – Innovative product developments further strengthen XLerant’s position as the nation’s leading budget software vendor with unmatched ease-of-use.  XLerant’s award-winning software offers additional features designed to maximize time savings and cost controls, while improving communication and efficiencies for finance teams and budget managers. Read More

June 8, 2016 – Company’s cloudbased budgeting solution, with customer-centric design, engages financial professionals and end-users.  XLerant received an overall customer satisfaction rating of 4.80 and an end-user ease-of-use rating of 5.00 on a 5.00 scale – the highest scores received by any vendor in the survey. Read More

Chief Executive Magazine Features XLerant CEO on Strategic Budgeting  June 7, 2016 – XLerant is thrilled to share CEO Joanne Brunn’s recently featured Chief Executive Magazine article, which offers helpful insights and practical tips for successful strategic budgeting.  “Companies spend hours evaluating opportunities and challenges, establishing key objectives, and developing the right tactics to meet them. And yet budgeting –the detailed allocation of the organization’s most valuable resources against those objectives – often remains an entirely separate, once-a-year event.” 

March 31, 2016 – CEO Joanne Brunn: “The budget needs to be a numerical expression of the strategic plan — and that requires engagement, communication, and collaboration.”  CFO Tech Outlook’s annual award recognizes the best cost and time saving solutions available in the business performance management market today.

February 24, 2016 – CEO Joanne Brunn: “Familiarity and ease-of-use are not one in the same; Attributes company’s year of accelerated growth to demand across industries for cloud-based budgeting solutions that challenge the traditional ‘row and column’ model.”The company had a record year in 2015, with year-over-billings up 45 percent from 2014.  Most notably, subscriptions sales increased dramatically by 200 percent in Q4.

October 19, 2015 – CEO Joanne Brunn to lead Webinar: “Ease of Use, the Key to Engaging and Retaining all Users, Begins by Moving from Excel-based Spreadsheets to a Collaborative Budgeting Solution.” Craig Schiff, President and CEO of BPM Partners, will be featured guest speaker.

September 21, 2015 –CEO Joanne Brunn leads business officer roundtable at CCBO Annual International Conference.  “We are honored to have the opportunity to facilitate such a timely discussion at CCBO’s Annual Conference,” said Brunn. “Community college leaders face unique budgeting challenges. At XLerant, we believe that a collaborative budgeting strategy – one that includes thoughtful input from many participants – can better help community colleges meet their goals.”

August 3, 2015 – Brunn brings a strong background in human sciences to XLerant and has held a wide range of leadership roles since joining the company in 2010.Most recently, she served as the company’s executive vice president of client services and product development where she focused on growing the client services organization and developing a solution custom-fit to client needs.

July 14, 2015Annual report ranks XLerant as outstanding in customer satisfaction, user experience and ease of use. XLerant, Inc. the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud-based budgeting software and developer of BudgetPak, today announced that it was named the “One to Watch” in the 2015 BPM Pulse report produced by BPM Partners, the leading independent authority on business performance management.

June 23, 2015 – Cloud-based budgeting software company selected by CIO Review as one of the 20 most promising tech solutions in the nation.Following an analysis of more than 300 corporate finance technology companies, CIO Review selected XLerant as a leader at the forefront of tackling real-world problems in areas such as finance management, budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis.

October 31, 2014 – XLerant has been chosen as one of the nation’s “20 Most Promising Tech Solutions & Service Providers for the Education Sector” by CIO Review magazine.

July 07, 2014 – XLerant Inc., announces the signing of eight new higher education customers.  Located from coast to coast, these institutions selected XLerant’s BudgetPak solution to replace their manual and time-intensive Excel-based budgeting processes. “XLerant is pleased to partner with these esteemed higher education customers,” said Ted Dacko, CEO of XLerant.

Sept 23, 2013 – XLerant Inc., announced today that CEO Ted Dacko will present at CCBO’s Annual International Conference, a premier event for leaders in Community College institutions. Dacko will be presenting a Monday morning educational session —entitled “Why Cloud-based Budgeting is Perfect for Community Colleges.”

Aug 19, 2013 – XLerant Inc., announced today that CEO Ted Dacko will present at Proformative’s CFO Dimensions 2013, the premier conference for chief financial officers and corporate finance leaders. The company has been invited to lead a session as one of five presenters in the event’s “Finance Technology” track.

June 19, 2013 – XLerant Inc., announces the commercial release of its SaaS cloud-based budgeting product, BudgetPak. The product offers the full functionality of the prior client/server version but can be run either in the cloud or internally on a customer’s server.

September 11, 2012 XLerant Inc., the leading provider of budgeting software, has announced that The Dallas Cowboys have selected BudgetPakTM to manage the organization’s budgeting and forecasting needs.

July 31, 2012 – XLerant Inc. has announced that the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut has selected BudgetPak™ to manage its budgeting and forecasting needs. The University of Saint Joseph joins Quinnipiac University as Connecticut-based colleges that have upgraded their budgeting software to XLerant’s BudgetPak software.

May 1, 2012 – XLerant, provider of budget preparation software, announces 148% growth in first quarter 2012. Software adds turbotax-like ease and efficiency to corporate budgeting process.

January 24, 2012 – Leader in budget preparation software to expand North American presence.  XLerant, Inc., a provider of budget preparation software for mid-sized and large organizations, today announced the close of a $3 million Series B round of financing. Chrysalis Ventures led the round alongside existing investors, including Connecticut Innovations.

January 18, 2012 – XLerant’s BudgetPak allows colleges, universities to link budget with strategy while weathering mounting economic pressure. XLerant, a leader in powerful budget preparation software, has signed five new clients in the higher education marketplace.

September 14, 2011 XLerant combines the best of their powerful and flexible budgeting application with the most popular spreadsheet. The company has woven Excel seamlessly inside its popular and powerful budget preparation application to utilize the power and flexibility of both products.

August 2, 2011 – XLerant, Inc., a leading provider of budgeting software for mid-sized organizations, today named a new leadership team. Jim Perakis, former Chairman and CEO of Hyperion, was named Chairman of the Board, Ted Dacko, formerly CEO of HealthMedia, was named CEO, Sal Arena joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Joanne Brunn, PhD, became Vice President of Client Services.

June 30, 2011 – BudgetPak named Editor’s Choice by Accounting-Payroll-Software.Org as the #1 pick in the Budgeting and Planning Software sector. There were five software packages reviewed. and XLerant’s BudgetPak claimed the top stop.  “This honor is congruous with our market position of energizing a culture of budget accountability,”  says Ted Dacko, CEO.

June 1, 2011 – A review of XLerant’s BudgetPak from a prestigious third party source. XLerant, Inc., is better suited for organizations where user knowledge drives the budget creation process, as opposed to a centralized financial model or complex equations driving it.

December 13, 2011 – Two-thirds of U.S. college and university budget directors give their Excel-driven budget process a ‘C’ grade or lower. A survey by XLerant, Inc., shows that while mounting economic pressures make budgeting and planning more critical than ever, most collegiate budget leaders say their process falls short.

November 3, 2010 – Connecticut Innovations (CI), today announced that it has made a follow-on investment of $500,000 in software solutions company XLerant Inc. of Stamford, CT, through its Eli Whitney Fund.  CI’s investment is part of a funding round also involving individual investors. “Connecticut Innovations’ investment will support our ability to build our team and expand to address the huge demand from mid-sized companies looking for a solution to the complexity of the budget process,” said XLerant CEO William Wilcoxson.

October 20, 2009 – XLerant, Inc., was named Editor’s Choice by Accounting-Payroll-Software.Org for Budgeting and Planning Software. There were five software packages reviewed, and XLerant’s BudgetPak claimed the top spot. “We’re flattered and honored” said Lawrence Serven, XLerant’s Co-Founder, “this is recognition of a lot of hard work by our development staff and their amazing thought leadership in this area.”

November 1, 2008 – American Productivity & Quality Center.APQC Best Practices in Planning Podcast. Founded in 1977, APQC is a member-based nonprofit that provides benchmarking and best-practice research for approximately 500 organizations worldwide in all industries.

September 19, 2008 – XLerant was recognized as one of 100 technology “Companies to Watch” for 2008 at the second annual Innovation Pipeline Awards and Technology Showcase in front of over 350 guests at the Dolce Innovation Center.  Matthew Nemerson, the CTC President and CEO, notes “we look at hundreds of new ideas and start-ups every year and the companies recognized here are the ones we feel are not only the most exciting but have a real chance to become fast growing new firms.”

November 22, 2007 – The Connecticut Technology Council has presented its Innovation in Financial Services Software award to XLerant, a developer of software addressing corporate financial procedures.  Software created by a Stamford company to ease the budgeting process for businesses of all sizes is starting to garner accolades.

March/April Issue 2005 – Journal of Accountancy & Finance  XLerant co-founder Lawrence Serven, authors a thoughtful piece on transforming planning from a mechanical exercise to a value-added process that helps make forecast results happen.