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This Fall's trend is definitely “Budgeting”

Posted by Diana Budreau on Sep 23, 2011 1:00:00 PM

We all have to do it! We have to plan it, we have to review it, and we have to work with it and many of us dread it – yes it is budgeting. It is ironic because we budget in every aspect of our lives from personal spending (a daughter’s wedding or a vacation) to how we will spend, what we will spend, and how we will justify that spend in our professional lives. Budgeting can be incredibly complex, time consuming and if you still run a manual process – then consolidating everything together can be frustrating and prone to error. So, stepping up to this budgeting challenge; Altus now has several offerings to help.

At Altus we have heard our clients tell us they would like an easier, more collaborative budgeting process. They do not want isolated spreadsheets, but consistency and accurate consolidation. Organizations want to respond more quickly to change and they want their budgeting to be more naturally part of daily business – rather than a difficult annual process. They also want critical information more readily available at all times to key staff and executive.

To address our clients requests we now offer two solutions, both are exceptional products and offer unique functionality that is ideal for Public Sector. These solutions are already in extensive use amongst School Boards, Government and Not for Profits and they easily integrate into your Dynamics solution. Our first offering – Questica TeamBudget will meet all of our clients’ needs from simple to complex budgets with “what if” scenarios, through multiple changes and to all the reporting requirements you may have. Our second offering Prophix takes budgeting a step further and wraps this up into a robust performance management solution, offering analytics, interactive dashboards and scorecards. This solution is targeted to our larger clients with the most complex of needs.

To add to all this, Altus recognized that as much as we can offer solutions for you – we are in fact a critical portion of your annual budget. So, this month the first of our budgeting planning packages was sent to clients with December and January year-ends. This package informs you of your annual costs for maintenance, support, attending Alliance, and if you are road-mapping and have your 5 year plan completed – then your anticipated annual investment and all related information will be provided as well. The package also provides insight into current market trends and information on the latest releases, so upgrade costs can also be considered.

For information on Questica TeamBudget, visit

For information on Prophix Complete Performance Management Solution, visit

If you are already working on your organizations budget and would like to receive your Altus Budget Package now, please email

Please contact your Client Success Team at any time for information on these products or for any budgeting assistance you require.

Posted by: Diana Budreau, Client Success Director

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This Post Was Written By Diana Budreau
Diana has spent her career ensuring that clients using Microsoft ERP and HRP solutions are using their systems to their fullest potential and satisfaction. She has been recognized by Microsoft for her knowledge and commitment to clients and in building strong client relationships. When she isn’t working, she spends her time planning fundraising events for her local Nova Vita Women's Shelter.
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