Advanced’s budgeting and forecasting solution shortlisted for Client Software Product of the Year
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced), a market leading business applications and services provider, has made the shortlist in the Client Software Product of the Year category in the British Accountancy Awards 2013. Advanced’s budgeting and forecasting solution, Collaborative Planning, has been shortlisted for the award and winners will be announced at an event on 20 November at The Pavilion at the Tower, London.
Run by Accountancy Age magazine, the Awards recognise professional excellence in accounting, with categories covering all sizes of business. The judging panel, made up of industry experts including financial directors and chief executives, will select the winner.
The latest version of Collaborative Planning was released by Advanced last autumn and has since seen 21% growth. The web-based solution integrates with all major financial management systems and is specifically designed for firms in need of accurate and real-time information about their spend and anticipated spend, allowing them to budget and plan more effectively.
Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions, says, “This latest award nomination for Collaborative Planning comes after another year of remarkable growth for the solution. The growing popularity of the software is a clear testament of its power to help organisations plan and budget, and we’re proud to have been shortlisted.”
Mersey Care NHS Trust is one of many customers to have benefitted from Collaborative Planning.
Steve Donald, Income Accountant, at Mersey Care NHS Trust, says: “Since implementation, we have managed to cut our budget setting process from four months to one month, which has exceeded all of our expectations. Now we can trust the information that we come out with and can do the same calculation thousands of times, and still come up with the same answer. This reliability has helped us to no end and has reduced the stress on the finance team significantly, freeing up time to complete other tasks.”
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.