Planning & Budgeting: What Users Want

May 2002
Financial Executive;May2002, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p11
Academic Journal
The article mentions data from a survey of financial managers which was conducted by Comshare Inc. concerning criteria used to select financial planning and budgeting systems. The survey found that 64 percent of Comshare customers favor easy access to budget data and 61 percent chose integration capabilities in these systems. Other significant criteria were a central database where budget actuals could be compared with forecasts, integration of the general ledgers and budget system, and rapid turnaround time for budgets. An advantage that Oracle Corp. has over Microsoft Corp. is mentioned.


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