Cofferer allows for the definition of your project clients which is used to the clients' hierarchy. This information will be used when defining the projects that will be included in the budget. You can define your clients' multi-level structure if you wish to define project down to the individual teams, departments or divisions of your client. Cofferer allows for the definition of projects that will be included in the budget. You can specify whether the project will launch which allows you to allow you to switch projects in and out of the budget to observe the effect of project deferral on your budget.
Cofferer allows for the definition of the costs that will be driven by projects the budget year. This way you can define all costs that will be incurred as a result of capital projects. Project costs incurred by each account on your chart of accounts can be defined. These costs can also be classified by the cost type (Capital vs Operating). Cofferer allows for the definition of the forecast operating expenses excluding the effects of capital projects. You can start with the expenses incurred last year excluding any expenses driven by capital projects. You can then specify the amount you expect the expense to increase this year as a result of the identified factor. For example, in the Inflation column, you input the expected increase from inflation. You can also specify the proportion of the expense that is discretionary. You can save multiple versions of the current draft budget for later reference prior to making modifications. Cofferer can then display and compare the budget in summary and graphical representations.