Set smart business budgets to help teams manage their spending and stick to what was planned. Budgeting tools and automation create good spending habits, and help the company reach its financial goals.
Modern business budgeting tools
Turn your budget plan into reality
Choose a budgeting solution that keeps teams within clear limits, without hassle or headaches.
Centralize team budgets
Stop relying on separate Excel sheets. Business budgeting software keeps all budgets in one platform, so managers can control all team spending easily, employees can stay on track, and finance has a complete overview.
Use smart approval workflows
Managers need control and visibility, while their teams need to spend efficiently. The best budgeting software includes approval workflows which let managers make informed decisions quickly. Employees create a purchase order in seconds, and managers can approve or deny the request from anywhere, just as quickly.
Check progress instantly
The ability to see how much has been spent is crucial to track budgets. Usually, this is harder than you'd hope. Budget management software is updated in real time to show what has been spent, by whom, and why. This lets you maintain a proactive budgeting process, rather than waiting until you're over-budget to make changes.
No more need to manually update spreadsheets. Budgeting software is connected to your credit cards and expense claims, and budgets are updated in real time. You have smarter expense tracking and instant financial reporting, and can automate all data entry.
Create fast financial reports
Your budgeting solution shows you in real time how well your teams stick to their assigned budgets. Don't wait until the end of the month to measure results. Give managers strategic spending advice, and provide clear updates to executives and investors any time they need it.
Integrate with accounting tools
Business budgeting software is designed to save you time and effort. Which means integrations are key. Connect your budgets with accounting software solutions like Xero or Quickbooks Online, as well as SaaS ERP tools like Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, and SAP.
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Budgeting software FAQs
We’ve answered the most common questions that you can start using Spendesk like a pro.
How does this help with financial planning?
Budgets are usually a direct result of a company's forecasting process. Financial planning teams set out the cash flow expectations for the coming quarter or year, with the amount of revenue and spending required to hit certain goals. To reliably reach those goals, you need a budget.
Unlike with personal finance, companies struggle to monitor the cash flow in and out of their bank accounts. Budgeting tools help streamline this process by presenting what's been spent in simple, accessible dashboards.
This keeps the company in line with forecasting by ensuring that those budgets are followed.
Can we use budgeting templates?
The best budgeting software gives you complete control over how you build your budgets and can be customized. But most often, team budgets are set out in familiar ways following certain patterns.
Your budgeting solution will set out a team structure in a template form, and you just need to fill in the specifics. For this reason, it's very user-friendly to get started, and very hard to make mistakes.
Which businesses need a budgeting solution?
Businesses of all sizes can use budgeting software to help manage cash flow, collaborate better, and keep the company financially secure. Small businesses love that it helps their teams move quickly. More established businesses enjoy the extra visibility over spending, and the amount of time saved on juggling Excel sheets.
What financial data and reporting is available?
Budgets make good financial management easier, especially as part of a full spend management process. You have company cards, invoices, and expense claims all connected through one central platform. You'll see how each of these interacts with the team budgets set out during forecasting, in real time.
Specific financial data available in graphs and charts includes: actual company spend versus budgeted spend, highest-spending teams and individuals, the vendors receiving the most payments from your company, the number of outstanding subscription and invoice payments, and the number of payments missing receipts. This is all highly actionable information to make corporate performance and money management more effective.
Are budgeting tools easy to use?
Ease of use is critical to good business tools. If teams can't adopt them easily, they'll never become part of your corporate processes. And the best budgeting software is designed with this in mind. These tools should have simple functionality, great mobile apps (for iOS and Android), and workflows that are adaptive to your company structure.
For example, 98% of customers say that switching to Spendesk is easy. And they recommend its highly responsive customer support.
What are some examples of budgeting software?
Well-known budgeting solutions include Mint, YNAB, and Quicken. These are great examples of personal finance software with excellent budgeting features.
For companies, we recommend using Spendesk Budgets as part of a simple but robust spend management system.