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For years, companies have perceived their budgets simply as amandatory estimate of the upcoming year's revenues and expenses. Inthe contemporary corporate world, however, this attitude is quicklychanging as the marketplace becomes more competitive and moreglobal. To maintain their cutting edge, strong corporations areconstantly striving to increase their accuracy in predicting futureoperations and related resource requirements. As a result, theimportance of the budgeting and planning process has increaseddramatically for today's corporations and markedly changed thetraditional roles of spreadsheets, legacy budget systems, andsoftware created in-house.
This indispensable book provides CFOs, controllers, budgetingmanagers, and anyone involved in the budget planning process withan in-depth examination of modern budgeting and technology,including how to select the correct software and ensure thatimplementation takes place smoothly.
From the basics of what corporations should look for and how tomine the vast field of vendors to find it, to achieving astreamlined, competitive, and highly effective budget planningprocess, Budgeting:
Ensure your company's future with upgraded budget planningpractices and routines'and ensure a successful, competitive, andprofitable new millennium.
BUDGETING AND FORECASTING OVERVIEW.
Budgeting Today: Overview and Trends.
Budgeting Processes and Approaches.
Popular Budgeting Reports and Ratios.
BUDGETING SOFTWARE: TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND FUNCTIONALITY.
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.
Systems Implementation: Project Planning.