Centage Corporation to Host Webinar Series Featuring Author and Beyond Budgeting Roundtable Program Director Steve Player

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First Session will Address Industry Adoption of Rolling Forecasts

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In today’s uncertain market conditions, meaningful budget assumptions have a very short shelf life so finance teams are replacing annual budgets with a series of rolling forecasts.

Centage™ Corporation, a leading provider of budgeting and forecasting software (Budget Maestro™), will host a webinar series featuring noted author and program director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) North America, Steve Player. The first session will take place on Tuesday, March 12th, highlighting why organizations of all sizes are moving to rolling forecasts. During this presentation, Mr. Player will join Centage executives in discussing the need for organizations to improve financial planning and control.

Webinar details:

  •     Part 1 of 4, “Understanding Why Organizations of All Sizes Are Moving to Rolling Forecasts”
  •     Date: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
  •     Time: 11:30 a.m. ET/ 8:30 a.m. PT
  •     Register here: http://bit.ly/13aKYuS

In today’s uncertain market conditions, meaningful budget assumptions have a very short shelf life. Recent research by Business Finance magazine and APQC has found that the majority of budgets have targets that become obsolete before mid-year. Fortunately finance teams are finding ways to become more effective by replacing annual budgets with a series of rolling forecasts that match up budgets with incoming actuals.

This first webinar session will cover:

  •     The biggest factors motivating organizations of all sizes to move to rolling forecasts
  •     The seven reasons why small to mid-sized business have an even stronger case for change
  •     How to get started with rolling forecasts
  •     Case examples from small to mid-sized companies that are already changing

Guest speaker Steve Player is the Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) North America. He is also the co-author (with Steve Morlidge) of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting (Wiley, 2010) and the co-author (with Jeremy Hope) of Beyond Performance Management (Harvard Business School Press, 2012).

For more information follow us on Twitter @Centage or visit our blog http://centage.com/Blog/.

About Beyond Budgeting Roundtable
The BBRT is an international shared learning network of member organizations with a common interest in transforming their performance management models to enable sustained, superior performance. BBRT helps organizations learn from world-wide best practice studies and encourages them to share information, past successes and implementation experiences to move beyond command and control.

About Centage
Centage Corporation is the world leader in automated, budgeting and planning software solutions for small to medium-sized organizations. Since 2001, thousands of managers at all levels have utilized the Budget Maestro family of solutions to streamline their budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidation, performance analysis, and reporting processes. The company is privately held and headquartered in Natick, MA. To learn more visit our web site http://www.centage.com, connect with us on Twitter @Centage, or visit our new and improved company blog http://centage.com/Blog/ for the latest insights on budgeting and forecasting strategies.

Centage and Budget Maestro are registered trademarks of Centage.

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