Balancing the Books

Centage Corp.'s data integration tool provides data link to business performance management solution for Best Software

Houston, TX — April 29, 2004 — Centage Corp., a provider of integrated budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting solutions for mid-market organizations, announced the release of a data integration tool called LinkMaestro for Best Software's MAS 90/MAS 200 accounting and business management software packages.

LinkMaestro was created for MAS 90/200 to automate routine processes, including the transfer of the general ledger accounts and trial balances from MAS 90/MAS 200 into Budget Maestro, according to Centage.

The company said business can use Budget Maestro to import and export data from a variety of financial applications, accounting packages and customized spreadsheets, in order to integrate planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis processes into a single solution that helps managers make more informed decisions. The product supports the business management cycle of budget development, comparing actual results to plan, re-forecasting, contingency and what-if scenario planning, and financial and management report generation.

"Providing tools that make it easier for the finance team to produce relevant and reliable reports in a timely fashion so that management can react to the information faster is the value-add our solutions provide," said Centage Corp. President and CEO Kamran Sassoon.