TORONTO, September 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate performance management solutions, today announced the launch of the Clarity Systems Limited Edition guide to Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting for Dummies(R). This newly released instructional book is for readers looking to quickly understand the risks of using spreadsheets for enterprise budgeting, planning and forecasting and the major benefits of moving to software applications that leverage Microsoft Excel as the user interface.

Spreadsheets were never designed to be a platform for repetitive, collaborative company-wide processes such as budgeting, planning and forecasting. Companies should look to leverage a single, web-based and Excel-compatible software solution that utilizes their existing databases and financial models, said Mark Nashman, President CTO, Clarity Systems.

This reference document helps CFOs who are looking to improve their budgeting, planning and forecasting processes. The four chapters in the book examine the concepts behind each of these processes, evaluate the use of spreadsheets for these tasks, and present the elements of the ideal software solution. The solution guide concludes with checklists to use when evaluating potential software solutions. Copies of the book are available online by visiting

About Clarity Systems

Clarity Systems delivers software solutions to the Office of Finance. Our software helps large and mid-market organizations around the world improve their budgeting, planning, forecasting, consolidation, scorecarding, modeling and management reporting processes, and also automates their external reporting processes to support the production of regulatory and statutory reports. Our unified applications help CFOs reduce risk while simultaneously improving operational efficiency. For more information, please visit our website at or call us at +1-877-410-5070.

For further information: Press and Analysts Contact: Lindsay Hodgins, Clarity Systems Limited, +1-416-845-8298,

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CONTACT: For further information: Press and Analysts Contact: LindsayHodgins, Clarity Systems Limited, +1-416-845-8298,