Oct 18, 2018 – Annual conference for users of XLerant’s budgeting and planning software – BudgetPak, highlights common interests of financial leaders from across North America.

XLerant, a leading provider of cloud-based budgeting, forecasting, and management reporting solutions, is pleased to announce the successful culmination of the organization’s annual conference for users of XLerant’s premier software: BudgetPak.

Finance executives from across the United States and Canada converged in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 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 – the conference attendees found common interests in employee engagement, collaborative budgeting, practical approaches for forecasting and long-term projections.
The event provided XLerant customers with a peer-to-peer forum to analyze and discuss budgeting methodologies – including Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) and Responsibility Center Management (RCM) – as well as to compare best practices for engaging employees in a collaborative approach for a more informed and accurate budgeting and forecasting process.

“Having networking time with finance leaders and peers from other industries gave us insight and perspective on shared challenges,” said Courtney Bonnell, Director of Budgeting and Planning at A. T. Still University. “At the end of the day – we’re all working to advance engagement, collaboration and transparency in the budgeting process.”

Latonya Harrison, Financial Analysis Manager at the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, agreed and added: “It was especially helpful listening to the ways other organizations are using BudgetPak. It was one of the best conferences I have ever attended.”

“We were thrilled to host this event and have the opportunity to facilitate rich conversations about a variety of timely topics,” said Joanne Brunn, CEO of XLerant. “Our mission is to enable finance leaders to engage a broad array of managers and staff so that the budgeting process is successful. The conference gave us a great opportunity to help our clients get more out of their investment, to talk with them about how BudgetPak helps them achieve their mission – and to gather feedback and ideas for our own ongoing quality improvement and product enhancements.”

About XLerant:

XLerant provides cloud-based budgeting, forecasting and reporting solutions designed with easy to use interfaces that make a complex process accessible for finance teams and budget managers alike. XLerant’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions serve small to mid-size enterprises who value collaborative environments as an effective way to engage employees and achieve their strategic objectives. The company’s premier product, BudgetPak, has been recognized for outstanding usability, quick implementation, and exceptional support. XLerant is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jonas Software USA, LLC.