QuickBooks® Connects to Budgeting/Forecasting Software with New Product from Centage

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NATICK, Mass., May 2, 2007 – Small and mid-market businesses using QuickBooks® financial software for accounting now have easy connectivity to Budget Maestro®, a leading budgeting and forecasting solution, Centage Corporation announced today.

Centage, an Intuit Developer Network Member, has introduced Link Maestro™ for QuickBooks, a data integration tool that provides fast and easy transfer of critical financial information from QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise Products, 2005 to 2007 editions, into its Budget Maestro® solution.

The automatic exchange of financial information streamlines data analysis, improves accuracy by eliminating manual data transfer, and speeds the monthly analysis of key metrics like budget to actual results. Budget Maestro supports the full business management cycle of budget development, comparing actual results to plan, re-forecasting, contingency and what-if scenario planning, as well as virtually unlimited financial and management report generation.

“Growing businesses need to focus on serving customers by automating the tasks related to effectively managing their resources, personnel and cash. They shouldn’t have to worry about the integrity of their financial analysis on cash flow and other key metrics,” said Centage president and CEO Kamran Sassoon. “With QuickBooks and Budget Maestro integration, they can trust the integrity of their financial reports and focus their energies where they are most needed,” he said.

Link Maestro and Budget Maestro are available directly from Centage Corporation and through Centage authorized resellers.

About Centage Corporation
Centage Corporation is a leading provider of integrated budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. It provides sophisticated yet easy-to-use Business Performance Management (BPM) software solutions that enable small and midsize companies to make better financial decisions by improving the efficiency and accuracy of their budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis.

The company’s premier BPM solution, Budget Maestro®, features built-in financial and business logic that frees companies from budgeting with spreadsheets, allowing users to produce accurate budgets and what-if scenarios without risking complex formula errors and bad workbook links. Users can generate integrated financial statements, income statements, balance sheets and cash flow reports, as well as unlimited analytical and managerial reports, all in real-time. Thousands of licenses of Budget Maestro have been sold worldwide since 1996. This scalable solution easily interfaces with many G/L and ERP applications and implements in days – usually with no IT involvement and little training.

About Centage

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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