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5 Reasons Why Nonprofit Organizations Can Benefit from Using True Sky

Non-profit organizations play a crucial role in addressing social, environmental, and community needs. To maximize their impact, these organizations must efficiently manage their finances, streamline operations, and maintain transparency. True Sky is a powerful financial performance management solution that can transform the way nonprofit organizations operate. In this blog post,…

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True Sky Version 2023 Now Available

True Sky Version 2023 is now available!  This version includes improvements for end users, administrators, and template designers – see below for some specific examples. If you’re interested in learning more, please reach out to someone on the True Sky team or info@truesky.com. End Users “Toast” notification to provide information…

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Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Excel for Budgeting

You’re in the majority if your company uses Excel to manage the budgeting process. Gartner studies have found that 60-80% of companies of all sizes use Excel as their primary budgeting tool. It really is no surprise – Excel is one of the most powerful tools in the CFO’s toolbox….

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Has Your Organization Outgrown Excel?

There is no getting around it – Microsoft Excel can be a great tool for budgeting and forecasting, but it has its limitations. Often, that can look like less security, lengthy formatting time, inaccurate data, difficulty merging spreadsheets, etc.​ Here are some signs you may have outgrown Excel:​ You rely on…

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Communication is Important Especially In a Budget

Good communication is paramount to collaborating on workbooks. If you want something done a certain way, you need to give your users careful instructions.​ Essentially, think about the spreadsheet from the perspective of your least technical user, and create it for them.​ Some best practices:​  Put instructions on the page. Even…

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Simplify your Budgeting Process with Design

When you are designing a template or entry form, you want it to be easy to use. And that starts with the initial impression. In general: Do not show 1,000 columns or 1,000 rows in a spreadsheet. Hide fields and use filters to simplify the workbook. In the right templates,…

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