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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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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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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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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Innovation Case Study at A.T. Still: Zero-based Budgeting & RCM

Guest speakers: Courtney Bonnell and Tonya Grimm from A.T. Still University share their journey toward budgeting innovation – moving from Excel spreadsheets to an integrated, strategic process utilizing both zero-based budgeting (ZBB) and responsibility center management (RCM).

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The Art of Forecasting: A Pragmatic Case Study

The annual budget process is cumbersome enough for many organizations – revising the budget over the year and making adjustments to align to plan can be asking too much. Learn how Dan Brent, CPA, Associate VP of Finance, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, tackled this problem.

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Higher Ed is Budgeting Outside the Box

This University Business article features XLerant customer: Anne Ilcus, Budget Administrator at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and explores higher education institutions using technology to “up” their financial planning and budgeting game.

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Community College Roundtable: Mission Critical Budgeting

Liz Murphy, CEO from CampusWorks, Inc. facilitates a discussion exploring budgeting challenges and successes in community colleges – featuring Stacy Buckingham — John A. Logan College; Donna Farlow — Union County College; and Steve Miller — San Juan College.

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