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Budgeting 101

You have to do budgets – sometimes annually, sometimes weekly. You know the department heads rely heavily on budgets so they know their allowable spending for the year. You have used Excel for years, but Excel simply was not made for intense budgeting. There has to be an easier way.

Look no further than the accounting software from Sage and then – if needed – one of its many add-ons for budgeting. Sage 100cloud, Sage Intacct, and Sage Enterprise Management (formerly Sage X3) all have simple budget processes built-in (multiple budgets per account, the ability to change a budget based on a percentage, actual versus budget reports, etc.). But what happens when you need budgets by department? By location? By employee? By manager? By room?

That’s why Sage 100cloud offers Sage Budgeting, a complete budgeting add-on (one user is included); Sage Intacct offers its best-in-class partners such as Adaptive insights and App Computing, and Sage Enterprise Management (formerly known as Sage X3) offers Sage Budgeting and Planning as its integrated solution. Take a look at just some of the many features from a strong budgeting platform:

  • Excel-like rows and columns
  • Upload and download from the accounting software
  • Cloud-based or on-premise Version control
  • Automatic Reports and Charts Extensive formulas and calculations

Need Budgeting?  We have choices!

A giant leap beyond spreadsheets, Budget Maestro Advanced Planning helps you efficiently monitor and manage the financial health of your business:

  • Flexible multi-view capability for budgeting and reporting by customer, product, location, division, manager, channel, etc.
  • Easy-to-use unit, monetary and percentage ‘drivers’ throughout your planning model
  • Multi-Entity Balance Sheet & Cash flow reporting
  • Multi-dimensional reporting with roll-ups
  • Revealing what-if scenarios
  • Tight alignment with your Chart of Accounts for accurate variance analysis
  • Integrated Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow reporting

Rather than replacing existing vender consultant services, which provide valuable product knowledge, ACI Consulting supports your business and enhances your ability to produce successful ERP implementation projects.

For lower upfront costs and easy 24/7 access, web-based software may be the answer.

Budget Maestro is available in client server and SaaS (software-as-a-service) platforms. With identical functionality to the on-premise version, Budget Maestro’s online budgeting and planning software edition offers you a flexible solution with less up-front costs.

Access from around the world, around the clock

Available on a subscription basis and accessible anywhere 24/7, Budget Maestro Cloud Edition’s online budgeting software provides easy access from home, outlying locations, or on the road.

  • Lower entry cost to take advantage of all Budget Maestro budgeting software features
  • Fast implementation with no software to load
  • No need for IT department involvement

Flexible, secure solution
You can easily upload any budget and actual data from a local copy of Microsoft Excel. All reports can be exported to Excel, printed, or saved as a PDF file. The back-end servers are located in multiple redundant secure facilities offering full physical, power and environmental security.

Both editions are designed for productivity, confidence and insight into your financial operations:

  • Formula-free technology
  • Extensive built-in business & financial intelligence
  • Integrated Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow reporting
  • 100% accurate GAAP-compliant calculations
  • Powerful what-if capabilities
  • Automatic consolidation of multiple units, locations, products, etc.
  • Fast, flexible reports and financial statements
  • Full functionality with little to no IT involvement
  • Greater ownership of financial performance by all managers
  • Easily adapts to your structure and reporting requirements
  • Wizards, menus, and drop-down options guide you throughout the budgeting, planning and reporting process.

Discover in JUST 30 minutes if this is the year to automate your budget process and if Budget Maestro is the best budgeting, planning and reporting solution for your organization.

Click to view a Product Demo of Budget Maestro – Please list ACI Consulting as the “Preferred Reseller” or call (714) 282-0378 for more information

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