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The Budgeting module provides the ultimate in convenience when preparing budget data. MAIS Budgeting offers you the ability to budget with traditional Line Item budgeting. Activity-based budgeting, together with an activity or project-based General Ledger and Work Management, present a powerful tool for measuring the cost of each service provided to the community. Temple also offers a 10-year budgeting and strategic planning module.


  • Up to 10 budget cycles are provided, keeping a full record of each phase of the budget process and budget revisions. Security provides restricted access at each stage of the budget process. Each budget cycle can be a Work in Progress or Frozen
  • Municipalities can mix and match budgeting methods—choosing line item budgeting for some areas and activity-based budgeting for other
  • By copying from one budget cycle to another, users can reduce time spent in their budgeting process, using any existing budget in the system as the starting point for their work.
  • A broad range of budget reports show variances in dollars and percentages, comparisons with prior years, budget to actual, and multiple budget phase/revision comparisons.
  • Reports can also be generated with the Progress Report Builder and saved as regular menu items for quick, custom reports
  • Department heads can input their budget from their remote locations
  • Line item budgeting provides the ability to enter and print detailed budget information with text—eliminating the need to keep spreadsheets with budget detail.
  • Increase or decrease budget line items in the copy process by applying percentage changes to ranges of accounts or masked ranges of accounts. Overwrite or “add to“ existing data.
  • Activity-based budgeting uses automatic look-ups to payroll and overhead rates, vehicle charge rates, and inventory costs to aid the user in budgeting for activities.
  • Managers can identify the costs to complete one unit—clean one manhole, for example. Multiplying the cost by the number of units to be accomplished in the budget year quickly provides justification for budget amounts.
  • This method enables managers to quickly update council about the effects of service to the community in the face of budget cuts or increases.
  • Activity-based budgeting allows managers to be pro-active in reviewing ongoing costs compared to budget—enabling identification of what part of the cost—labour, overhead, equipment, supplies or other expenses have gone astray. Management is then empowered with powerful knowledge for taking action to correct the activities. Also see Work Management.
  • 10-Year Budgeting
  • Strategic planning module provides ability to record descriptions, goals, objectives and considerations
  • Master browser shows previous 3 years actual, previous 3 years budgets and 10 years of future budget figures for each line item
  • Provides for unlimited lines of detail per line item
  • Allows creation of general ledger line items for future use. Imports any ”new“ accounts into chart of accounts when budget is copied to current year work plans.