Natick, Mass., July 1, 2008 – Centage Corporation, a leading provider of integrated budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting solutions for small to mid-market organizations, today introduced a new version of its Business Performance Management (BPM ) solution Budget Maestro® Version 5.9 and enhancements to the Budget Maestro Dashboard Kit 2.0. The new version Budget Maestro 5.9 is updated to the latest Microsoft technology platforms including Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, SQL Server 2005 database and expanded graphical management reporting capabilities. Version 5.9 is also backwards compatible with all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and SQL Server.
Budget Maestro V 5.9 now takes advantage of the latest security enhancement from Microsoft Windows Vista. Budget Maestro’s ability to hold financial data for benchmarking and full reporting capabilities make it increasingly critical for managers to protect their data against malicious viruses and common security vulnerabilities. Security inherent in a client server application, like Budget Maestro, running behind the corporate firewall on Microsoft Operating Systems continues to be the preferred architecture for the small to mid-sized business (SMB) market.
Microsoft SQL 2005 support gives Budget Maestro better error handling and recovery and more efficient execution of concurrent queries. Support for SQL 2005 translates into a significant performance boost for the larger companies deploying Budget Maestro enterprise-wide.
“Budget Maestro 5.9 is yet another example of Centage’s 10 plus year commitment to industry standard Microsoft technology” says Director of Engineering Bob Botzer. “Our customers have demanded we take advantage of the security offered by Windows Vista and we will continue to leverage the latest technologies Microsoft has to offer to protect the data of our clients.”
The Dashboard Kit 2.0 gives users instant access to financial and operational key performance indicators (KPIs) on their desktops to help them measure and manage the company’s performance against its established goals. Along with some three dozen customizable reports long offered in Budget Maestro, users can now take advantage of dynamic graphical reports out-of-the-box in the dashboard templates including monthly, year-to-date, quarterly, annual, and % of sales reports. Dashboard reports include income statement reports by product lines, divisions, locations, etc. as well as balance sheet, and cash flow KPIs to identify trends and exploit opportunities as well as spot problems and take corrective action.
Product tours and information, including free webinars, are available at www.centage.com/. Budget Maestro and the Dashboard Kit are available directly from Centage Corporation and through Centage authorized resellers.