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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CFO Panel Discussion: What is Budget Accountability?

A distinguished panel of CFOs share best practices and discuss how they transformed budgeting into a valued added process – building a culture of budget accountability; with: Howard Buxbaum, Drew University; Jill Larsen, Baptist General Convention of Texas; Linda Roth, Long Term Care Partners.

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Mission Critical Budgeting for All Businesses

Brad Bertsch — Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company and John Ter Louw — Georgia Municipal Association explore cross-industry budgeting best practices including: engaging department heads and senior management, balancing control & flexibility, and budgeting to fund strategic initiatives.

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Planning to Win: The Best Way to Predict the Future

In this Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance article, 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.

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