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Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
Enterprise planning@budgeting, forecasting, and reporting@is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However

aggregate level forecasting  as headcount and compensation. Aggregate accounts. The budget does not need to reflect the same level of detail as that in the general ledger. Even if the GL has 15 different travel accounts, managers can often plan in one.   Timeliness and Reliability Many companies have an inefficient and inflexible planning process, at the center of which is the annual budget. Time-consuming distribution and consolidation processes practically guarantee that plan data is out-of-date and irrelevant before it is even pu

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