Natick, MA – July 24, 2013 – Centage, a leading provider of automated budgeting and forecasting software (Budget Maestro™) for small and medium sized businesses, today announced the company’s newly formalized partner program has driven record breaking bottom line results. Designed to help solution providers and technology vendors take advantage of the increased demand for budgeting and forecasting solutions, Centage has seen a 200 percent increase in partner sales in the first half of 2013 alone. By leveraging a network of new resources dedicated to partners and value added resellers, organizations like Blytheco and SYSPRO can increase revenues and deliver even more value to their clients by enhancing their existing offerings with superior financial management solutions.
According to industry research, financial budgeting and planning is a top concern for financial executives today. In fact, 25% of respondents to Aberdeen’s Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting survey note that their current budgeting and forecasting processes are too long and too resource intensive. Unlike Excel spreadsheets or formula based budgeting and forecasting applications, Budget Maestro offers a sophisticated, but easy-to-use driver based approach to budgeting, forecasting and reporting. As a result end users can accurately analyze financial information, improve plan turnaround cycles, and make informed decisions with greater confidence.
“Budgets are critical for effectively managing your business and keeping your teams accountable for business results and expectations. Our customers are looking for a better way to create, revise and manage budgets. As their businesses grow, so too has their requirement for more sophisticated budgeting solutions. They’ve outgrown spreadsheets and other formulas based tools and are looking for a more accurate, sophisticated and automated way to forecast their business and their cash flow,” Stephen Blythe, CEO of Blytheco.
Under the new program structure with dedicated Centage resources, partners will be able to offer existing clients additional value by expanding their budgeting and forecasting capabilities while meeting the demand for technical implementation services and ongoing software support. In addition, Centage will offer partners extensive training capabilities, technical expertise, and wealth of demand generation materials including how-to-videos, recorded product demonstrations, targeted collateral and white papers, along with a customized and easy to use deal registration process. Collectively this provides partners such as Microsoft, Blytheco, SYSPRO, SAGE, and Altico Advisors the opportunity to further strengthen customer relationships and at the same time bolster revenue opportunities.
“CFOs and their teams of financial professionals are under intense pressure to create dynamic budgets, deliver accurate and timely financial information, and monitor progress toward goals for management,” said Barry Clapp, President & COO of Centage Corporation. “By incorporating the Budget Maestro family of solutions into their existing offerings, our partners can offer their clients easy-to-use financial management solutions that enable unprecedented insight into business performance. As a result they can support better, more strategic decision making.”