Software with a budget excel interface facilitates the use of excel where and if necessary without many of the disadvantages inherent in budget excel spreadsheets
When a budget excel interface is useful
Usually one types the amounts directly into the budget per period in Visual Cash Focus. However, there may be times when you want to derive amounts from calculations you’d like to do in Excel. Should the desire arise its extremely simple to link the budget of an account to an Excel spreadsheet for the calculations and then import the results back into the Visual Cash Focus budget per period for that account.
Button clicks allow you to toggle between the two applications. One takes you directly to the relevant existing spreadsheet entry or creates one with the appropriate template to the account you are on e.g. if the budget is Price per unit, it creates the appropriate Price and Unit columns in the spreadsheet. The other automatically deposits the relevant data into its correct place in the budget.
If you are an avid Excel fan but need the advantages of non spreadsheet based budgeting and forecasting with Visual Cash Focus you have the best of both worlds with the spreadsheet as supporting schedules to the budgeting forecasting software