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3 Essential Elements of a Budget

A successful budget must bring together three major pillars – people, data and process. Gaps in any of these areas will decrease the accuracy of the final budget numbers. The People This element is pretty self-explanatory – you cannot create a budget without the people! You should always consider the…

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News Release

4 Reasons You Need to Budget

Let’s state the obvious, budgeting isn’t sexy, nor is it fun. It’s an ongoing process, and companies need to do it on an annual basis. If you’ve ever stopped to ask yourself, why am I doing this budget report, then this article is for you… 1. “Because we have to” So…

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Excel Tips

Combine Data From Multiple Cells to One

We’re getting back to basics with Excel- the tool we all love and hate. How do you combine data from multiple cells into one cell? Select the desired cell you want the combined data to appear in Enter in =[First Cell]&&[Second Cell] If necessary, add any additional characters to separate…

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True Sky How-to's

Pivoted line item detail template

In our first post in the Detail Budgeting series, we noted that a common issue among budgeters was an inability, in traditional budgeting systems, to enter enough explanatory detail.  True Sky Budgeting and Planning provides a number of solutions to this issue, including how Line Item Detail can be used…

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Excel Tips

Quickly add numbers in Excel

We’re getting back to basics with Excel- the tool we all love and hate. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting different Microsoft Excel tips and tricks that will hopefully make your life easier. How do I quickly sum up a row of numbers? 1. Select the cell where…

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True Sky How-to's

Detail Budgeting -Standard Templates

In our first post in the Detail Budgeting series, we noted that a common issue among budgeters was an inability, in traditional budgeting systems, to enter enough explanatory detail.  True Sky, Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, provides a number of solutions to this issue. This post will examine the Standard Data…

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True Sky How-to's

Detail Budgeting | Line Item Details

There are many challenges that face Budget or Forecast system implementers, but one of the biggest challenges is acceptance by the end-user (those that actually enter the budgeting numbers).  The budgeting process itself is often viewed as an onerous part of the role of managers or administrators. No matter what…

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True Sky How-to's

Detail Budgeting | Line Item Detail Template

In our first post in the Detail Budgeting series, we noted that a common issue among budgeters was an inability, in traditional budgeting systems, to enter enough explanatory detail.  True Sky, Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, provides a number of solutions to this issue, including how Line Item Detail can be used…

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