Centage Corporation Reveals the Transformative Power of “Smart Budgets” at First Annual Budget Maestro User Conference
Industry Luminaries and Senior Financial Professionals Share Best Practices and Discuss the Future of Financial Analysis and Reporting
Natick, MA – July 5, 2017 – Centage Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based budgeting and forecasting software for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), recently held its inaugural Budget Maestro User Conference in Boston. Senior financial professionals from all over the world learned firsthand about the power of “Smart Budgets.” Centage’s Budget Maestro is the first solution to fully support this emerging industry trend that is transforming how finance leaders budget, forecast, analyze and report.
Featured speakers included Red Sox Chief Financial Officer Tim Zue and the “Father” of the electronic spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin. In addition, Budget Maestro customers from a variety of industries took the stage to share how the solution has become essential to their business.
“Within a week after implementation, Budget Maestro and Analytics Maestro became my ‘go-to’ tool for actuals reporting, budgeting and forecasting. Today, it would be difficult to run my business without it,” stated David Hensley, vice president of finance at PDI Corporation.
Centage executives detailed their vision for the product, highlighting the new version of the software, Budget Maestro 9, and the company’s commitment to addressing the demand for better financial intelligence through Smart Budgets. Product demonstrations showed how Smart Budgets are easy to build and change by the people who need them most. They also let all budget owners work together and provide up-to-the-minute financials without any reliance on IT.
In advance of the conference, the first Centage Advisory Council meeting was held. Select customers came together with Centage executives to exchange ideas, discuss best practices and offer product feedback
Check out a highlight video from the conference here.
Andy Esser, controller at Dakota Supply Group noted, “This was the best conference I have attended–by far. I have many take-aways that I will implement to drive insight and value into my business.”
“Centage is committed to leading the industry in delivering Smart Budgets and providing smarter, more streamlined technology to the SMB market as this new trend represents a profound improvement in planning systems,” said Barry Clapp, president and chief executive officer of Centage Corporation. “We felt our first ever user conference was the perfect backdrop to share our efforts with such a receptive group. I can’t thank them enough for joining us for the event, sharing their ideas and feedback. It shows that their commitment and love for Budget Maestro and the future of Smart Budgets is just as strong as ours—it was truly a great experience.”
Centage Corporation’s Planning Maestro is a cloud-native platform for intelligent planning and analytics that transforms how companies budget, forecast and report performance. Centage delivers sophisticated financial intelligence that can be implemented quickly and at an affordable price to small and medium-sized companies. 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 Twitter, or visit the Centage Blog for the latest insights.
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