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CRGroup Unveils Rapidstart Budgeting Software

CRGroup Announces Reseller Agreement to Deliver Rapidstart Budgeting Software to North American SMBs

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup) rounds out its budgeting systems offering with Rapidstart™ budgeting software to help North American SMBs automate business budgeting, planning, and forecasting.

Ottawa, ON (Feb 1, 2018): Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup), a member of the Microsoft® Partner Network and Ottawa-based provider of business systems and services, today announced a new reseller alliance with Singapore’s Maxiplan®, which allows CRGroup to deliver Rapidstart™ budgeting software to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across North America, including users and resellers of Microsoft Dynamics.

“The demand for simple and affordable budgeting software continues to grow, as more businesses realize the benefits of eliminating manual, spreadsheet-based budgeting and employing more accurate models and strategic analysis for business financial planning,” said Dr. Vijay Jog, CEO of CRGroup. “This is especially true for small and medium-sized businesses who are feeling the strains of legacy budgeting processes.”

Rapidstart provides SMBs with a highly affordable web-based software tool designed to automate and streamline all company budgeting and planning. Starting at $3,150 US/year*, Rapidstart includes out-of-the-box functionality for annual budgets, profit & loss projections, cash-flow analysis, rolling forecasts, balance sheet projections, and capital expenditures. It also includes modules for revenue & inventory planning and employee payroll and sophisticated functionality to handle multiple currencies, approval workflows, reporting & dashboards, and team collaboration/sharing.

Rapidstart is an ideal system for smaller companies with fewer resources available for setting up and deploying software. Offering a wizard-based approach that guides users through the budget model creation process from start to finish, Rapidstart allows businesses to import their current chart of accounts, map their data, and set up their entire budgeting process in days and not weeks.

This new offering completes CRGroup’s budgeting solution set, which already includes leading budgeting and corporate performance management systems for medium to large businesses, Board™ and Workday Adaptive Planning™, both recognized by Gartner®.

“We evaluated many budgeting tools that would fulfill the needs of SMBs while offering an affordable price point and Rapidstart has exceeded our expectations,” said Donna Paoletti, CRGroup’s Team Lead for Rapidstart. “This alliance reflects CRGroup’s commitment to offering clients a full selection of best-of-breed budgeting tools and business systems. As a member of the Microsoft partner network where many clients using Dynamics GP have less than 250 employees and simply cannot commit to a larger implementation project, Rapidstart allows us to serve them with an extremely affordable solution.”

“We are delighted to partner with CRGroup who brings considerable expertise across the whole budgeting and financial management area,” said Gregory Parsons, Maxiplan CEO. “Having worked with a broad range of clients across North America for almost 30 years, CRGroup has developed a unique and innovative approach. With a mission to deliver practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions that exceed expectations and achieve breakthrough business performance for its clients, we look forward to working with them.”

As part of the offering, CRGroup has developed a data integration option to allow businesses to synchronize data from existing business systems to Rapidstart, including a data connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Businesses looking to learn more can contact CRGroup at or can join CRGroup for a live webinar on February 14th at 1 PM ET. Those interested in attending can register here:

*pricing is based on 5 standard user licenses and 1 power user license. Additional standard licenses can be added for $500/USD/year and power user licenses for $650/USD/year. Pricing does not include optional setup and training service packages that start at $3,000USD. See full pricing options at   

About Rapidstart

Developed by Maxiplan technology, Rapidstart addresses the need for cost-effective Financial Performance Management and delivers a world-class solution to diverse organizations around the world. Rapidstart provides a fast and easy way to automatically create a complete budgeting, forecasting, and reporting solution to suit specific business needs. It replaces existing spreadsheet nightmares with a centralized, access anywhere, collaborative multidimensional planning solution – with instant consolidation. Maxiplan has a development center and a regional support center in Singapore. With offices in Australia, Singapore and the UK, and a network of partners throughout the Asia Pacific Region and North America.


For additional information:

Natalie Trudel, Marketing Manager – CRGroup | | 613.232.4295 x 252