Budgeting

Total Control Over Your Budgeting Process

Simplified

Budgeting

A part of Affinity’s specially-designed, healthcare-centric software solutions, Affinity Budgeting was built from the ground up to simplify, streamline, and thoughtfully automate your organization’s budgeting requirements.

Features unique to the Affinity Budgeting system:

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Multiple assumption and budget sets on-line

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Extensive modeling capabilities

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Budget revenue by individual charge item by user define financial classes and patient types

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Budget deductions based on the charge item mix

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Accounts can be budgeted as fixed, variable or a combination and varied on up to nine different factors per department

Affinity Budgeting was designed to simplify the budgeting process while still offering a detailed working strategic budget.
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Flexible and easy to use

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Supports multiple budget scenarios

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Allow the user to budget by employee, position and account

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Detailed help with a single F1 key press

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999 monthly budget spread tables are available

Introduction

Budgeting

The Affinity Budgeting system is flexible and helps you create a budget quickly and easily using industry-standard best practices. A salary budget can be generated by employee, position, or account. If employee is used, it will roll up into position then into account.

The flexibility is also there to budget certain salary items like regular, sick, vacation, etc. at the employee level while budgeting for shift diff, call, etc at the position level.

No Nonsense

Budgeting

The non-salary accounts can be budgeted by account by detail item. For instance, a maintenance contact account can be detailed by contract or a supply account can be detailed by item. Each detailed item can also be spread monthly using a different table and be defined as fixed, variable or a combination.

A capital budget can be created with monthly depreciation spread and depreciation posted to the appropriate account. An approved check mark defines what is actually in the budget and what is item on your wish list

Flexible

Dataset Customization

Not every organization fits neatly into 12 month fiscal years and standard FTE hours, but regardless of whether or not your organization fits, Affinity Budgeting has you covered. Completely customize datasets per your organization’s needs, whether typical or non-standard, and make confident decisions hassle-free.

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Define hours per full-time employee and number of periods per fiscal year

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Choose from a variety of default export file types, and export files to email addresses

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Import data from various file types or directly from other Affinity applications

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Budget in anywhere from 1 to 13 periods

Proactive

Data Modeling

Data Modeling for Proactive Budgeting or “What If” Analysis

Affinity Budgeting’s modeling features allow you to modify large amounts of data quickly and easily to forecast change impact and associated pros and cons.

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Define and modify assumptions to evaluate the impact of facility changes such as inflation, new service, equipment purchases, pay raises, union contracts, etc

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Anticipate and review average revenue realizations

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Project charge item price and volume changes

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Make percentage changes by account standards, procedure volumes, charges, allocations, or revenue realizations

Utilities

Out of Box

Working with your organization’s data requires soundly-designed, flexible utilities: data auditing, import/export, and more. Affinity Budgeting comes loaded with powerful and practical utilities to ensure your organizational needs are taken care of.

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Import assumptions between datasets

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Import and export costing data with simple mouse clicks

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Import GL and payroll data from any system using designated spreadsheets

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Maintain users; add, modify, or remove users and passwords effortlessly

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Create reports for facility reconciliation

Flexible

Budgeting

Flexible budgeting is the process of adjusting budget amounts based on volume and intensity of services. All variable budgeted accounts will be adjusted for changes in statistics. Monthly volumes and statistics are downloaded each month and reports are provided by account and department for the current period and year to date.

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In-depth reporting by department, manager, reporting group, or facility

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Actual GL balances can be pulled directly from the Affinity GL

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Current period and year-to-date variance are produced including efficiency and rate variances for all labor accounts

Detailed

Reporting

Whether you are small, large, or anything in between, your organization needs detailed reports to ensure continued smooth day-to-day operation. Like all Affinity software suites, Affinity Budgeting contains an impressive selection of built-in reports based on organizational best practices.

Expert

Assistance

Expert and Complete Implementation Assistance

Expert consulting assists you through the entire implementation process, including one-on–one training of the budget staff.

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Summary reports ensure important budgeting totals are ready for review for upper management

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Departmental reports make managing department budgeting a breeze

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Multiple budget reports compare up to 3 budget scenarios

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All files can be output to a report or spreadsheet

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Flexible budgeting reports provide data by account and department

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All reports can be reviewed on-screen, printed, or exported to a variety of file types (Excel, Lotus, PDF, HTML, etc.)

TESTIMONIALS

What People Are Saying

Affinity Decision Support’s drill-down is definitely our favorite feature. It allows for financial management decentralization and cuts down on telephone calls to AP and payroll offices

Katja Waldman

Director of Finance,

Executive and senior level managers consistently find the drill-down functionality in Affinity Decision Support useful and valuable, in some cases, on a daily basis. Affinity Decision Support’s reporting capabilities are the best available on the market.

Masood Peracha

Consultant

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