The Centage team understands the key financial and managerial challenges in your business and we are committed to helping you meet them. Included on this page are links to white papers, eBooks, and articles on budgeting and planning topics relevant to your business.
Transitioning from Spreadsheets to Specialized Budgeting and Forecasting Software – A Practical Guide for Businesses of All Sizes
The scenario is familiar to many FP&A professionals; “I was trying to apply sophisticated best practices using spreadsheets. The plan became unwieldy and my team was forced to spend an inordinate amount of time manually reconciling data from multiple sources.” In this eBook we detail the benefits delivered by a new generation of applications. We also propose a practical road map to a budgeting and planning solution that enables more collaboration, control, accuracy and compliance.
Financial Reporting & Analytics: The Path to Better Business Intelligence
Better insights through robust reporting and analytics will give everyone across your organization the ability to make better, more confident decisions to keep your business on track all year long. This eBook examines the challenges and opportunities of using robust reporting and analytics as well as what to look for in a self-service analytics tool.
Measuring the Impact of Better Cash Flow Management
Cash is the lifeblood of your organization, but accurate cash flow reports don’t come easy. This eBook examines the challenges and opportunities of improving your ability to forecast cash flow statements with the existing budgeting tools on the market.
How Financial Forecasting Increases Efficiency for Your Business
This eBook will discuss how technology and data go hand in hand to create a highly detailed forecast to keep your business on track.
Workforce Planning in an Era of Growth
This eBook will discuss factors you should consider for a more effective workforce plan.
Why Spreadsheet Budget Models Frustrate the CEO & Board of Directors
This eBook will shed some light on the process of preparing a budget model that delivers financial intelligence all year long.
5 Questions Every CFO Asks Each Budget Season
This eBook covers five must-ask questions that come up each budget season.
The CFO Guide to Budgeting: 10 Key Elements Companies Should Look For
A mid-sized business needs the same financial performance control and measurement capabilities as a large corporation, but in a solution that’s affordable, easy to implement and scalable. This guide simplifies the search by helping CFOs understand the 10 must-have characteristics of today’s best financial performance management solutions.
The Transition from Spreadsheet Budgets to a Packaged Application: A Practical Guide for Businesses of all Sizes
This white paper details the problems inherent in spreadsheet-based budgeting as well as the advantages of packaged applications. It also proposes a road map to start the transition of your budgeting from a spreadsheet platform to an enterprise packaged application. The goal is to help you deploy a budgeting solution that fosters more collaboration while ensuring more control, accountability, and budget compliance.
Risk and Reward: Using Spreadsheets for Budgeting and Forecasting
Most businesses use spreadsheets for budgeting and forecasting. While it does provide a valuable service to finance executives for one-off spreadsheet creation, the creation of balance sheets, forecasts and profit and loss statements that flow from an organization’s general ledger must be immediate and 100% accurate. This white paper discusses the issues with spreadsheet-centric budgeting and the business advantages of application software built and optimized for budget and forecast creation, management and long-term financial planning. In this white paper:
• How Excel falls short
• Real-Life examples
• Benefits of Forecast and Budgeting software
• Checklist for moving to Forecast and Budgeting software
Measuring the Impact of Better Cashflow Management
Learn about tools and techniques for improving cash flow management, reporting, analysis and planning, and how better cash flow capabilities will help you weather sluggish economic conditions.
Centage/IOMA Budgeting Survey: Benchmarks & Issues
How are other financial professionals dealing with the issues you face? This Report offers you an inside peek into what more than 200 financial executives are thinking and doing to improve their budgeting processes and bottom lines.
Discover the Power of Automating Your Budget
A Purpose-Built Approach to Business Performance Management
Financial planning can be an inefficient drain on an organization. Old technology makes budgeting, forecasting and reporting difficult and error prone in a market that already inflicts enough uncertainty in daily operations. However, SMBs have better options than spreadsheets; it’s simply a matter of choosing a more streamlined, powerful purpose-built application instead of accepting the old one-size-fits-all standby. Download this white paper to learn about stress-free technology for success in today’s market.