Decentralized Budgeting Meets Headcount Planning

AFP Exchange Magazine explores best practices for headcount planning and key considerations for employing a decentralized approach and engaging department heads in the process. Featuring XLerant customers A.T. Still University and NJM Insurance Group.

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Multiplayer Game: Making Multi-participant Budgeting Work

When it comes to budgeting, CFOs and finance staff are clearly the experts. That said, many organizations engage a variety of employees and departments in the process. This AFP Exchange Magazine article presents finance teams with best practices and strategies for successful multi-participant budgeting.

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In Harmony: Collaborative Strategic Budgeting for Fiscal Stability

Featuring case studies and interviews with XLerant customers – this Business Officer Magazine article provides financial leaders with a cross-industry look at how three higher education institutions are innovating to achieve a forward-thinking culture, and tying their budgets to the strategic plan.

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Mission Driven: Budgeting Success in Nonprofits & Associations

For mission-driven nonprofits, the path to sustainability is not an easy one. Many of the challenges in the nonprofit sector are unique, requiring innovative strategies and solutions while navigating a lot of complexity. This white paper breaks it down to key issues that can have a significant impact. 

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Employee Engagement as a Business Strategy

This eBook explores a new way to look at an old-standard: how a collaborative budgeting process (one in which employees are empowered to make, and be held accountable, for important decisions) can be a valuable business strategy for fostering a culture of innovation and employee engagement.

 

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Decision Point: When Is the Right Time to Leave Excel?

Includes key questions and checklists to help determine if it’s the right time for your organization to leave Excel for budgeting, and criteria for reviewing alternative solutions. Case examples from teams who have made the switch, how they justified the investment, and the outcomes they have achieved.

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When Budgeting is a Team Sport…

5 Winning Strategies for Multi-participant Budgeting. A well-executed collaborative budgeting process has been proven to return a more accurate budget with increased ownership from participants. Download this eBook for the top tips for a successful (painless) implementation!

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Avoiding the Potential Pitfalls of Collaborative Budgeting

The benefits of a collaborative budgeting approach (more accurate numbers and forecasts, a culture of teamwork and accountability…) far outweigh the challenges. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t potential pitfalls! This eBook addresses key issues for the practical application of “collaborative” budgeting.

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Sizing Up Zero-Based Budgeting

A closer look at this promising alternative to traditional fiscal planning. Zero-based budgeting (ZBB) can be a game changer for companies and institutions looking for sustainability or innovative ways to achieve a competitive edge.  Examine the pros and cons of this approach to determine if ZBB is right for you!

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The Finance Executive’s Guide to Ease-of-use

Ease-of-use – how usable and accessible a system is, and how well it functions for all users – can have a significant impact on everything from initial implementation to the long-term success of any new software. Download this guide for everything a finance executive needs to know about ease-of-use.

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