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The Good, The Bad, and the Revolutionary of Word, Excel, and your CAFR

When you prepare your Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), you probably rely on two primary pieces of software: Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. You use Microsoft Excel to produce the numbers and spreadsheet portions of the CAFR, and you use Microsoft Word to produce the words and narrative portions.  Both serve as dynamic tools and […]

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How Microsoft Forecaster Makes Budgeting and Planning ZOOM

If budgeting spreadsheets are a pain in your neck, then you should take a look at Microsoft Forecaster.  Forecaster software, with its templates and familiar spreadsheet style, is so simple that even non-techy and non-finance-y employees can use it to successfully plan and collaborate on budgets.  Forecaster lives up to its name by easily allowing […]

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Can You Find New Opportunities in Microsoft FRx?

Microsoft FRx has been around the block a few times. This financial reporting and analysis software sprung out of its namesake, FRx Software Corporation, way back in 1991. Just to put that birthday in perspective, here are a few other things that happened in 1991: After the Internet became available for unrestricted commercial use, the […]

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