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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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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Why Budgeting Should Be a Strategic Planning Imperative

This article in Chief Executive Magazine reviews the top 5 reasons for incorporating budgeting into the strategic plan – including tips for success in engaging employees and increasing ownership in the process.

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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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The Keys to Successful Distributed Budgeting

Budgeting can be a challenge, whether you’re a company with 20, 75 or even 200 budgeting participants. As with most things, the more people you engage in the process the more complicated, time-consuming, and error-prone the experience can be. But it doesn’t have to be!

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