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Advanced’s innovative budgeting and forecasting solution is shortlisted for Software Product of the Year

Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider, is a finalist in the Software Product of the Year category in the British Accountancy Awards 2012. Advanced’s budgeting and forecasting solution, Collaborative Planning, has been shortlisted for the award and winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Old Billingsgate, London on 21 November, 2012.

The British Accountancy Awards, run by Accountancy Age magazine, recognise excellence in accounting, with categories covering all sizes of firms. The Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts including financial directors and chief executives from leading UK organisations.

Collaborative Planning has seen a 35% growth in the last year alone. The web-based solution integrates with all major financial management systems and is specifically designed for firms which are in need of accurate and real-time information about their spend and anticipated spend, so that they can budget and plan effectively.

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions (Public Sector & Enterprise) says, “This achievement puts the spotlight on the excellence of our budgeting and forecasting software, which has seen significant growth in the last 12 months.”

Collaborative Planning enables real-time access to spending data which is key for keeping organisations’ spend and anticipated spend under tight control, especially in today’s economic conditions.”

Kirstie Morey, Systems Accountant, Broxbourne Borough Council is just one of many customers to have benefitted from the solution. Morey says, “Advanced’s Collaborative Planning system creates the foundation for delivering our planned £500,000 cost savings. With accurate and real-time financial information to hand, we will be able to make better informed financial decisions and ensure greater control over spend.”

Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.