What is the HISTORICAL DATA menu?


The HISTORICAL DATA menu allows you to import the historical accounting data of a company in BUDGETO. You can import as many years of historical data as you want. To ensure that you import reliable and truthful information, it is strongly recommended that you obtain this information from an accounting software.



Why import HISTORICAL DATA in BUDGETO?


1. To identify the existing assets and liabilities of your business.


When creating a budget for an existing business, you must enter your most recent balance sheet in BUDGETO. This step is necessary so that we are able to perform all the calculations arising from the existence of these assets and liabilities.


For example, if you have an existing debt, BUDGETO must have all the information relating to this debt in order to perform the following calculations:


1- The interest expense to be recognized in the results;

2- Principal and interest payments to be recognized in the cash budget;

3- The balance of the unpaid debt to be carried over to the balance sheet.


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2. To create a financial projection for an ongoing fiscal year


BUDGETO can be used to prepare budgets on an annual basis and/or to prepare financial projections during the year. The HISTORICAL DATA menu lets you enter your historical results monthly, allowing you to start building a budget at any giving time during a fiscal year.


For example, if your fiscal year is from April to March of each year, you can start a budget in October for the remaining months of your ongoing fiscal year:


1- Enter your results in the HISTORICAL DATA menu from April to September;
2- Start planning your financial projections in October.


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3. To update your financial projection monthly


When entering your past results monthly, Budgeto automatically updates your budget and provides you with a clear vision of your future cash flow situation. Based on your real results, you can review and update your budget in the manner that you wish. Therefore, it will reflect exactly what happened in the past and what should happen in the future.