Justification, Documentation & Transparency: Our (not-so-secret) recipe for aligning budget to strategy.

We believe a budget should be a numerical expression of an organization’s strategic plan… And that successfully engaging department managers in the budgeting process is possibly the single, most important element in achieving a budget that is accurate and aligned to your key strategic objectives.  However, when your budgeting process engages multiple participants across the…    Read More

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When the Employee Suggestion Box Meets Budgeting…

Remember the employee suggestion box? There might still be some relics mounted on a wall somewhere with a stack of paper and pencils nearby.   Can you imagine being the person responsible for translating all of those anonymous, one-to-two sentence thoughts into actionable organizational improvements? Today of course, technology is lending a hand.  A quick search…    Read More

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Top 5 Benefits of Multi-participant Budgeting

Group projects. A uniquely painful experiment that many of us try to avoid at all cost… Two-way communication between team members is often a challenge. Someone (or several “someones”) are perpetually behind and need to be coaxed along. There’s always formatting variations in the final document (no matter how clearly you established guidelines up front)….    Read More

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Budgeting Persona: Finding the “Right-Fit”

As a software company we’re constantly striving to find that “right-fit” – something that builds in all the important complexities of budgeting yet seems effortless and simple. In order to make a software solution that truly excels in usability – we have to match the needs, style, and thought-processes of our customer’s organizational and budgeting…    Read More

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