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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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Here’s Why You Need a Budgeting Software Solution

Tell us if this sounds familiar: you set a goal of finalizing your budget within eight weeks. But seven of those eight weeks are spent collecting data and inputting numbers into a spreadsheet, tracking changes from other staff, merging documents, catching small errors, and generally giving you one large, administrative headache.​ By…

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