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    Tuesday
    Dec272016

    A Budgeting Break for Small (and Big) Governments

    With less people and money, small towns are prone to making big and expensive errors. One company wants to change that.
    BY  DECEMBER 27, 2016

    Small towns and districts know all too well about limited resources. Their departments are made up of just a few employees; they have almost no support staff; and they can't afford fancy software that might help speed things along.

    For finance directors, this makes budgeting a difficult and time-consuming task. In most less-populated places, the process is stuck in the 20th century: Budgets are created on Microsoft Excel, and directors are expected to consolidate versions between different departments.

    At best, it’s arduous work. At worst, it leaves a lot of opportunities for errors.

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