Planning and Budgeting for the Agile Enterprise

A driver-based budgeting toolkit


  • Richard Barrett

Planning and budgeting is one of the hottest topics in accounting; global spending on budgeting software is booming and is predicted to continue to grow throughout this decade. It's big business. This book focuses on 'Driver-Based' budgeting (ie using external and internal non-financial drivers to predict live item expenses). The book shows the benefits that Driver-Based Budgeting brings and as such is a 'tool kit for change'. Case studies and worked examples are used throughout to ensure understanding, as well as checklists on implementation issues.
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•Management Accountants responsible for the planning and budgeting process inside their organisation.•Financial Directors, Chief Financial Officers intent on implementing world class finance functions inside their organisations.•Students and management accountants studying for their professional examinations with bodies such as CIMA in the UK and the CPA* in the USA NOTE:ALG Software would market the book using its extensive database of these targets in both the UK and USA.


Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8327-2

Table of Contents

Summary;Foreword; The deadlock with planning and budgeting today; Driver-Based Budgeting; Business Benefits of driver-based budgeting; Budgeting for shared services; ROI and benefits of driver-based budgeting;Five steps for success in implementing driver-based budgeting;Steps to Better Sales Forecasting;Pre-requisites for implementation;Integrating Driver- Based Budgeting with other Performance Management Solutions; Summary and Conclusions.