Budgeting: Technology, Trends, Software Selection, and Implementation / Edition 1

Budgeting: Technology, Trends, Software Selection, and Implementation / Edition 1

by Nils H. Rasmussen, Christopher J. Eichorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471392073

ISBN-13: 9780471392071

Pub. Date: 10/02/2000

Publisher: Wiley

For years, companies have perceived their budgets simply as a mandatory estimate of the upcoming year's revenues and expenses. In the contemporary corporate world, however, this attitude is quickly changing as the marketplace becomes more competitive and more global. To maintain their cutting edge, strong corporations are constantly striving to increase their

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Overview

For years, companies have perceived their budgets simply as a mandatory estimate of the upcoming year's revenues and expenses. In the contemporary corporate world, however, this attitude is quickly changing as the marketplace becomes more competitive and more global. To maintain their cutting edge, strong corporations are constantly striving to increase their accuracy in predicting future operations and related resource requirements. As a result, the importance of the budgeting and planning process has increased dramatically for today's corporations and markedly changed the traditional roles of spreadsheets, legacy budget systems, and software created in-house.

This indispensable book provides CFOs, controllers, budgeting managers, and anyone involved in the budget planning process with an in-depth examination of modern budgeting and technology, including how to select the correct software and ensure that implementation takes place smoothly.

From the basics of what corporations should look for and how to mine the vast field of vendors to find it, to achieving a streamlined, competitive, and highly effective budget planning process, Budgeting:

  • Discusses how the Web is becoming a delivery vehicle and a platform for most budgeting systems
  • Shows how to evaluate and select budgeting software
  • Provides interviews with managers at leading companies who have successfully created internal processes and implemented budgeting software solutions
  • Lists and categorizes major budgeting software products and vendors
  • Provides a comprehensive list of Request for Proposal questions
  • Provides popular ratios used in connection with budgeting and analysis

Ensure your company's future with upgraded budget planning practices and routines'and ensure a successful, competitive, and profitable new millennium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471392071
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/02/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

BUDGETING AND FORECASTING OVERVIEW.

Budgeting Today: Overview and Trends.

Budgeting Processes and Approaches.

Budgeting Methods.

Popular Budgeting Reports and Ratios.

BUDGETING SOFTWARE: TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND FUNCTIONALITY.

Technology Trends.

Functionality Offered by Modern Budgeting Software.

What Will Future Budgeting Software Offer?

Budgeting Software Buyer's Guide.

Using Excel as a Budgeting Tool.

SOFTWARE EVALUATION AND SELECTION.

Selecting a System.

Software Evaluation: Factors to Consider.

The New Alternative: Outsourcing.

SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION.

Systems Implementation: Project Planning.

Detailed Implementation.

INTERVIEWS.

Interviews.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.

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