Centage Corporation and Steve Player Host Webinar on Controlling Personnel Costs

Natick, MA – May 22, 2014 –Centage™ Corporation, a leading provider of budgeting and forecasting software (Budget Maestro™) for small and medium sized businesses, will host the second installment of a new four part webinar series featuring noted author and Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) North America, Steve Player.  Entitled, “Best Ways to Plan and Control Personnel Costs in the Budgeting and Forecasting Process,” the webinar on will be conducted on May 29th at 2:00 p.m. ET and discuss best practices for how to effectively consider salary and related costs during the budgeting and forecasting process – especially in light of the Affordable Care Act.

Quick links:

  • “Best Ways to Plan and Control Personnel Costs in the Budgeting and Forecasting Process”
  • Thursday, May 29th at 2:00 p.m. EDT/11:00 a.m. PDT
  • Click here to register  (all registrations will receive a link to a recording of the event)

Most companies find people costs to be one of their most significant cost elements. Yet many organizations struggle with how to effectively consider salary and related costs during the budgeting and forecasting process. The webinar will review common mistakes often made in budgeting and planning for personnel costs and address how to overcome such issues. Key questions include:

  • What are the cash flow implications when comparing your hiring plan and its associated costs with actual start dates?
  • How long does it take to get new resources trained and productive?
  • While the recent Affordable Care Act increases benefit costs, what strategic shifts changes could your organization make to realize cost savings?
  • What are the best ways to plan and control personnel costs?
  • How can you help focus managers on planning what they can control?

The featured presenter will be Steve Player, Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) North America.  He is also the co-author (with Steve Morlidge) of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting (Wiley, 2010) and the co-author (with Jeremy Hope) of Beyond Performance Management (Harvard Business School Press, 2012). Steve’s work has recently been featured in CFO Magazine, Entrepreneur, and theJournal of Accountancy.

About Centage

Centage Corporation’s Planning Maestro is a cloud platform for modern planning and analytics that transforms how companies budget, forecast and report performance. Centage delivers sophisticated financial intelligence that can be implemented quickly and scale with the needs of today’s dynamic businesses. With a direct line-of-sight into the organization’s financial health, Centage clients can react quickly to market changes, take intelligent risks, and capitalize on new opportunities. Centage serves over 10,000 users worldwide. Visit Centage.com, follow on LinkedIn, or visit the Centage Blog for the latest insights.

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