Centage Corporation to Host Best Practices Webinar for Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting

Natick, MA – May 16, 2013 – Centage™ Corporation, a leading provider of budgeting and forecasting software (Budget Maestro), will host a best practices webinar featuring Nick Castellina, Research Analyst in the Aberdeen’s Group Business Planning and Execution practice, to explore how Best-in-Class companies are removing the hurdles in their financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. Attendees will gain a first-hand view into results from an Aberdeen Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting survey of nearly 200 companies to learn more about how today’s top performers are reducing the time it takes to create forecasts, while driving greater accuracy to fuel better decision-making and increased profits.

Webinar details:

  • Aberdeen Group presents: Future Trends on Budgeting and Forecasting for 2013
  • Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Click here to register

Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting are important for defining an organization’s goals and providing a roadmap for how to achieve them. However, these processes can become extremely detailed and time consuming. In fact, 25% of respondents to Aberdeen’s Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting survey indicate that their current budgeting and forecasting processes are too long and resource intensive. Successful organizations understand that the longer it takes to complete a forecast, the more likely it will be based on outdated business conditions. And while enabling accuracy in these processes is essential for business success, best in class organizations also make them as painless as possible. For example, according to the survey, 71% of best in class organizations use budget templates to communicate and manage input, making it as easy as possible to complete forecasts.

In this webinar, Nick will provide attendees key tips for:

  • Involving all key stakeholders in the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process.
  • Providing visibility to decision-makers so that they can alter forecasts on the fly through easier access to data.
  • Utilizing “what if” scenarios to provide more informed forecasts and build contingency plans.
  • Selecting technology that will enable accuracy and agility.

About Centage

Centage Corporation’s Planning Maestro is a cloud 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 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 Twitter, or visit the Centage Blog for the latest insights.

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