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  • Great ease of use
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What is BudgetPak?

BudgetPak by XLerant is a cloud-based Accounting solution that offers stand-alone Budgeting and Forecasting, as well as integrated Financial Reporting. It’s suited for midsize to large organizations in a variety of industries including Property Management, Education, Insurance and more. XLerant’s Budgeting capabilities can be customized to an organization’s unique needs, and self-service reporting allows users to produce their own reports and send them to Excel, PDF, or directly to print. The Forecasting functionality allows finance teams to share high-level or detailed forecasts with their employees, and users can make adjustments based on constraints setup up by management. XLerant’s Financial Reporting tool offers real time, bi-directional linkage with Excel in ... read more

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  • icon"The ability to quickly and easily roll up the budgets will be a huge time saver."
  • icon"Easy to configure to your company's needs and powerful in that it always enables you to know where your end-users are in their process and provide real-time updates and snapshots to senior management."
  • icon"The product meets all of our needs: it's fully customizable and there are are several reporting options. Forecasting, and creating several budget scenarios is important to us."
  • icon"Unfortunately, we have some complicated travel calculations for budgeting that still have to be done out of the system. But we are able to attach our worksheets in BudgetPak for reference."
  • icon"Can be done off-hours, but in an international company with users all over the world, this can be inconvenient."
  • icon"While this is happening, no other end users are able to see or work on their budgets since system is under maintenance."

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How much does BudgetPak cost?

Annual subscription includes all modules (budgeting, forecasting, reporting) and full customer support. One time implementation fee includes all training from dedicated, in-house XLerant staff of professional accountants. Contact XLerant info@xlerant.com for detailed pricing information.

Starting price

$10,000.00 

Free trial

Not Available

Free version

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Which features does BudgetPak offer?

Core features:

"What If" ScenariosAccess Controls/PermissionsAccounting IntegrationActivity DashboardAd hoc ReportingAlerts/NotificationsAPIAsset Lifecycle ManagementBudget ControlBudgeting/ForecastingShow more features +

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for functionality.

How easy is BudgetPak to use and deploy?

BudgetPak supports multiple deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Windows, Windows, Mac.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about BudgetPak

4.74/5 out of 23 Reviews

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Anonymous

Company size: 51-200 employees

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2018

Focused on the Budget Owner

Working with the XLerant team has been great. They were very patient with us in the decision process and have been very helpful in getting set up as well. Great team.

Pros

BudgetPak was built with the end user (Budget Holder) in mind. The budget process is a simple step by step process made so that "non-finance" people can easily put their annual plan together. Then, as the finance team, you can use that data to run forecasts and long term projections as often as you need. There are also easy Excel integrations for the finance team to use to pull data or upload data directly to the cloud database.

Cons

I haven't used the software for very long, but I am concerned about the "refresh" or initialization times. But it isn't something that would've pushed me away from the product per se as most other options I saw would require the same thing.

Lynda

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2020

Easy to Use / Top-notch Support

Xlerant customer service and support are excellent. If any questions arise, we ask and they promptly respond. There is ongoing training offered in the form of a support site, webinars and newsletters. BudgetPak is robust and well-written. Our users are mostly non-financial people and they've found it easy to use. We made the right choice.

Pros

The integration was seamless. The implementation team at Xlerant was organized, responsive, and knowledgable. The product is easy to use for both our admins and end-users. The product meets all of our needs: it's fully customizable and there are are several reporting options. Forecasting, and creating several budget scenarios is important to us. BudgetPak met those requirements too.

Cons

Nothing to report here. I honestly can't think of any cons.

Reasons for choosing BudgetPak

Price and favorable reviews from current users.

Reasons for switching to BudgetPak

Our previous software was not cloud-based, was un-supported and over 10 years old.

Kathy

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2018

BudgetPak Beginner

I am attempting to have our College use BudgetPak in the place of budgeting with jut Excel.

Pros

The choice of menus allows users to work with whatever best fits them.

Cons

Terms unique to this software are not translated to the new user. If you are not the one who set up the software, the terms are undefined.

Clint

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2018

Incredibly useful for establishing dynamic & inclusive ("bottom up" budgeting process

Inclusive budgeting process and much enhanced ability to forecast and deliver needed reports.

Pros

End user experience is easy and intuitive. I especially love the ability to establish monthly budgets which provides a much greater probability for accurate year-end forecasts. The numerous ad hoc reports and MyExcel features are also dynamic and incredibly useful.

Cons

While Xlerant offers wonderful and ready customer service, we still found the installation process very time consuming and quite challenging. Also, you need a person dedicated to the continued administration of this software.

Response from XLerant

We're glad to hear your end-user experience has been so positive! While our normal implementation process is an average of 8 weeks, on occasion the process can take longer - especially when, as in this case, we are working through supporting the development of new budgeting processes simultaneous with the new software set-up. For the majority of our clients, system administrators may spend a few hours a month to load in new data. During the budget season there is additional work in the system preparation, oversight of the budget process and approval cycles - however, administrators report significantly less time spent than with Excel-based budgeting.

Replied August 2019

Catherine

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Insurance

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

October 2018

Cathy's review

We are a large property/casualty insurance company with 23 departments. Departments are more aware of what they are spending and are looking for ways to control their costs. End users have spoken very highly and favorably of the product. They are fully engaged and more accountable with their own budgets and feel more involved in the overall budgeting process for the company.

Pros

BudgetPak is a cloud based software, user friendly and easy to use for the non-financial user.

Cons

As Administrators, when you make changes in your company configuration, the Validation and Initialization process can take at least 1 hour or more to run. While this is happening, no other end users are able to see or work on their budgets since system is under maintenance.

Response from XLerant

Thanks for the kind review Catherine! We are happy to report that as of our most recent software release the NJM validation/initialization has been reduced to just ten minutes!

Replied August 2019

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