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University's Web Budgeting Saves Costs and Improves Forecasts

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Executive Summary

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia's leading teaching and research facilities. As the university expanded, its finance team struggled to gather sufficiently comprehensive budget data from individual faculties and schools. In February 2008, UNSW implemented the CALUMO Performance Management suite, which is built on Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) technologies. The open architecture solution enabled UNSW to devise a range of Microsoft Office Excel and web-based forms that adapted to different staff skill levels. The finance team acquired more detailed information faster and was able to generate specialist, one-off reports. In addition, finance staff could easily interrogate financial data to identify exactly where individual faculty programs were exceeding their budget.

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