What every CEO Needs from their Finance Team

Seven Things Every CEO Needs from Their Finance Team: A Blueprint for Success As a CEO or founder of a small to medium-sized business, you bear the full weight of the business on your shoulders.  You alone are acutely aware of the myriad of responsibilities that you own. From steering the company’s strategic vision to managing operations and ensuring customer satisfaction, your role is multifaceted and demanding. You are Chief of Sales, Marketing, Operations [...]

The Impact of Staffing Shortages in Finance on SMB Growth

In the world of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) the pace is frenetic, change is constant and productivity demands are increasing.  CEOs, CFOs and other leaders are crucial in steering the ship towards success. Despite their competing demands, they set the priorities and goals for the entire organization and develop the plan to achieve them. However, one of the biggest challenges faced by these leaders today is the persistent issue of staffing shortages, particularly [...]

David vs. Goliath: The Hidden Strengths of SMB Finance Teams

As any business leader knows, the finance function plays a crucial role in managing resources, driving growth, and ensuring sustainability, no matter what the size of your organization. But the way a finance function operates and what it can deliver to the business can vary significantly between large companies and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – yet the need might be identical. In this blog post, we’ll delve into four key differences in finance [...]

Catalyst has been named Back-to-Back as a High Performer in G2’s Summer Report Grid!

G2 announced that Catalyst® has been listed in their 2023 Summer Report Grid Report – for the second time in a row! Catalyst® achieved High Performer on the Grid Report by receiving positive reviews from verified users in the forecast and budgeting, financial analysis, and corporate performance management categories. The biggest asset of the Catalyst® software, from my point of view, is our ability to understand the results. It gives [...]

Unlocking the Power of Data: How Catalyst Can Revolutionize Business Operations and Insights

As businesses grow, they often face the challenge of having inconsistent data across different systems and platforms, which can lead to confusion, errors, and missed opportunities. In fact, studies show that 84% of businesses struggle with data inconsistencies (Forbes). Catalyst is a platform that offers a range of tools and services to help businesses manage their data and streamline their operations. One of Catalyst's key strengths is its ability to act as a single source [...]

G2 announced that Catalyst has been listed in their 2023 Spring Report Grid Report

"The biggest advantage Catalyst gives in terms of budgeting is the ability to filter and build reports that include Budget and Actual totals very easily. So, as we move on throughout the year, we can see how much we're selling to a particular customer or customer segment vs. what we planned that year" - Jack Coleman, EBM Software, Sr. Analyst. Learn more about what users have to say [...]

Powering Ahead: Catalyst Named High Performer in G2’s 2023 Spring Reports!

G2 announced that Catalyst has been listed in their 2023 Spring Report Grid Report. Catalyst achieved High Performer on the Grid Report by receiving positive reviews from verified users in the forecast and budgeting and corporate performance management categories. "The biggest advantage Catalyst gives in terms of budgeting is the ability to filter and build reports that include Budget and Actual totals very easily. So, as we move on [...]

Future in Finance is Female – Interview with Kelly Moran

Female CFOs occupy over 16% of the total CFO seats today. This is up from 6.3% in 2004. At EBM Software, we believe we need more. Together we can empower the next generation to increase financial literacy and support the growth of women in c-suite positions. We spoke with Kelly Moran, CFO, consultant, and business owner, to discuss female presence in finance positions, the latest trends in finance, and her take on what is [...]

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