Finally, This Year and the Budget Round (?) Is Over
This year has been quite different, to say the least, and it’s finally coming to an end. So too is this year’s budget, and you can now likely breathe a sigh of relief after a budget process that I dare say has been more demanding than usual. This year, you’ve probably had to make and update more forecasts than usual to get a clear and updated overview to see how your company is performing (or maybe to see if you’ll be able to make it through this difficult time at all).
If you use Excel to make your budget and forecast, you’ve probably spent endless hours copying and pasting reference data into all of your Excel files, not to mention the time you probably spent putting together a consolidated version by, again, copying and pasting data from all the different Excel sheets. As the icing on the cake, you’ve probably also spent a lot of time on mile-long email threads where you’ve had to ask yourself if “version 7.1” or “version 7.1 – new” is the latest one.
Simplify & Streamline the Process
When we now look forward to a new year with new possibilities, make sure to avoid the time-consuming and manual work you’ve had to put up with this year. With the help of a modern planning platform, you can streamline your processes so that you can focus on the most important and value-adding aspects of your business. Surely, it would have been more fun to be able to have a constantly updated forecast based on the latest outcome, rather than having to spend time on copying and pasting data in Excel?
How To Pick A System for Budgeting
Regardless of which system you choose it’s important to remember that the platform needs to be user friendly and customizable for your business and your needs. And of course, the platform must be able to evolve and grow together with your company. If you need more tips, we list important features in our blog post How to pick the right system for budget forecast and planning.
What Does A System for Budgeting Cost?
Most people today know that there are better and more modern alternatives for managing the budget process, that offers more control and a better outlook – and the cost doesn’t need to be a problem.
Since we here at Planacy are very transparent with our price model you can use it as a benchmark in your decision-making process. Simply make a price inquiry here and we’ll send the price and more information directly to your email.