It was May 2007 and Rod came into the room and said he wanted a budget in Xero – now. Michelle (the product manager) said, “we don’t have time to build it for the next release”. Craig (the pragmatist) said, “no one uses a budget anyway”. Phil (the design-guru) said, “that’s way too many fields on one page – it’ll never fly”. Andrew (the developer) said, “it’ll take me three days”.
Since then, we’ve made a number of small improvements to the budget, but we know its time for an overhaul. With all the great things we’ve got planned for this year – its likely we’ll only be able to make small enhancements in the short term. But I’m keen to hear from those who use it (and those who don’t) about what you would like.
Don’t think 1999 budgets in a spreadsheet. Think 2010 budgets on the web….